Open Text Gets Closer to Microsoft Strategy and Development Teams with New Office in Redmond



    Opens New Location at Microsoft Partner Solution Center

    New Content Services Announced This Week Deepen Microsoft, Open Text Ties

    LIVELINKUP 2007, ORLANDO, FL, Oct. 25 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation
(NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX: OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management
(ECM), announced today that it is opening a new office in Microsoft's Partner
Solution Center in Redmond, Washington, as part of its continued leadership in
developing content management applications and services that extend Microsoft
technology.
    The new location at Microsoft headquarters allows Open Text to work more
closely with Microsoft, providing the opportunity to better align product
strategy and direction very early in the product development cycle. Open
Text's solutions team also gains access to a wide range of Microsoft
facilities including the Performance Lab, training facilities, and an
executive briefing center.
    "Adding a location in Redmond is an important milestone as we continue to
further refine our go-to-market strategy with Microsoft," said Jens Rabe, Vice
President, Microsoft Line of Business at Open Text. "Our relationship with
Microsoft is founded on customers' need for complementary ECM solutions that
blend the strengths of Microsoft and Open Text, bringing the power of
Microsoft's productivity tools and ubiquitous presence on the desktop,
together with our ECM solutions and vertical-market expertise. We look forward
to the opportunity to deepen our relationship with Microsoft and develop
exciting new capabilities that will extend the value of business content for
our customers." How Open Text and Microsoft work together was the subject of a
podcast released today by the companies. The podcast is available here:
http://www.opentext.com/news/podcasts.html.
    "Open Text and Microsoft have a long history of working together on
powerful ECM solutions," said David Appel, Senior Product Manager in the
Platform Strategy Group at Microsoft Corp. "Their presence at Microsoft's
Partner Solution Center will further strengthen our strategic alliance
bringing increased value to our mutual customers."
    Open Text's leadership in developing solutions that extend Microsoft
technology was further punctuated this week with the introduction of Open Text
Content Services. The new services take a unique, repository-agnostic approach
to ECM, allowing customers to extend the value they derive from Microsoft and
Open Text investments.
    Open Text Enterprise Connect, one of the three new content services
announced this week, enables information workers to access and interact with
all their business content, applications, and processes from within their
familiar desktop applications, including the Microsoft Office system,
Microsoft Explorer and Microsoft Outlook. Because applications appear as
natural extensions of the Microsoft environment, Enterprise Connect can boost
user adoption of content-centric applications, while reducing the need for
training.
    The content services add to a long list of new capabilities Open Text has
been announcing this year for the Microsoft platform. Earlier this year, Open
Text was first-to-market with a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)-certified
records management solution for the Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
release (http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1835), and introduced
Regulated Documents for Office SharePoint Server 2007
(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1840), which provides document
management capabilities to life sciences companies that meet U.S. Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) requirements. In August, Open Text and Microsoft
announced plans to deliver solutions to law firms, combining Office SharePoint
Server 2007 with Open Text's specialized legal industry solutions. The
companies just released a joint white paper titled The Next Generation in
Legal Matter Centricity which discusses ECM issues for law firms. The white
paper is available here:
http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-industry/sol-ind-legal.htm.

    Open Text is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and last year was named
the 2006 Microsoft Global ISV Partner of the Year. For more information on the
Microsoft and Open Text relationship, go to
http://www.opentext.com/2/strategic-partners/part-strat-microsoft.htm or
http://www.microsoft.com/isv/opentext/default.aspx. For more information on
Open Text's energy industry solutions, go to:
http://www.opentext.com/2/sol-industry/sol-energy-home.htm

    LiveLinkUp 2007

    Open Text's LiveLinkUp 2007 conference is being held this year at the JW
Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida. For more information, go to:
http://livelinkup.opentext.com/orlando/2007/

    About Open Text

    Open Text, an enterprise software company and leader in enterprise
content management, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of
their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting
46,000 customers and millions of users in 114 countries. Working with our
customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help
organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity,
automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve
competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Michele Stevenson, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 ext.2594, mstevens@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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