Open Text's Enterprise Library Services Certified for Windows Server 2008



    Certification Demonstrates Continued Leadership in Supporting Latest
    Microsoft Technologies

    CHICAGO, July 17 /CNW/ - Open Text(TM) Corporation (NASDAQ:   OTEX, TSX:
OTC), a global leader in enterprise content management (ECM), today announced
that its Enterprise Library Services offering has received the Certified for
Windows Server 2008 designation. The announcement demonstrates Open Text's
continued leadership as an early supporter of the latest Microsoft
technologies.
    Released in October
(http://www.opentext.com/news/pr.html?id=1951), Enterprise Library
Services provide the foundation for a single, trusted repository that delivers
integrated records management, metadata management, archive and search
capabilities for all business content in an organization including content
stored in Office SharePoint Server sites, SAP applications, file systems,
email and Open Text content repositories. With Enterprise Library Services,
content can be managed, archived and stored consistently across the entire
organization, based on a lifecycle defined by records retention and
disposition rules and the value of the content to the organization.
    "Once again, Open Text demonstrates they are a leading innovator of
Microsoft technologies and ECM solutions," said Eric Jewett, Group Product
Manager at Microsoft. "With Certified for Windows Server 2008, Open Text
customers can be assured that Enterprise Library Services has been tested to
perform in mission critical environments, meeting the highest standards of
security, reliability and availability; and delivering a superior user
experience."
    "We are pleased to earn Windows Server 2008 certification for our
Enterprise Library Services solution and to meet customer demand for a
comprehensive ECM offering on Windows Server 2008," said Jens Rabe, Vice
President, Microsoft Solutions Group at Open Text. "This certification
continues our global legacy and commitment to deliver leading ECM solutions
based on Microsoft technologies."

    Open Text and Microsoft Relationship

    Open Text has been a leader in offering innovative ECM solutions that
extend the Microsoft platform and the latest Microsoft products, including
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007. A Microsoft Gold Certified Partner,
Open Text was recently named a finalist for the Microsoft 2008 Global ISV Line
of Business Partner of the Year Award and won the ISV Partner of the Year
Award in 2006.
    For SharePoint, Open Text offers integrated records management and
archiving, content lifecycle management, a development framework for case
management applications and specialized vertical market solutions. Other
solutions for Microsoft include powerful email management capabilities; and
Open Text Enterprise Connect, which lets users create customized views of
content from multiple systems, such as SAP or Oracle, in Microsoft Outlook.
Open Text recently opened a new office in Microsoft's Partner Solution Center
in Redmond, WA., to further its relationship with Microsoft and to better
align product strategy and direction. For more information on Open Text and
Microsoft, go to: www.opentext.com/microsoft-partner.

    About Open Text

    Open Text, a Canadian 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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    of 1995

    This news release may contain forward-looking statements relating to the
success of any of the Company's strategic initiatives, the Company's growth
and profitability prospects, the benefits of the Company's products to be
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    Copyright (C) 2008 by Open Text Corporation. LIVELINK ECM and OPEN TEXT
are trademarks or registered trademarks of Open Text Corporation in the United
States of America, Canada, the European Union and/or other countries. This
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property of Open Text Corporation or other respective owners.





For further information:

For further information: Richard Maganini, Open Text Corporation, (847)
267-9330 ext.4266, rmaganin@opentext.com; Stephanie Dodge Fazio, Open Text
Corporation, (519) 888-7111 x2429, sdodge@opentext.com; Brian Edwards,
McKenzie Worldwide, (503) 577-4583, briane@mckenzieworldwide.com


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