Microsoft plans to announce on February 26 the formation of a new group designed to focus on the needs of joint Microsoft and Oracle customers. According to Microsoft estimates, there are thousands of customers who use both Oracle and Microsoft technologies.
The newly minted "Microsoft Technology Consortium for Oracle Applications Users," will have three goals, according to the Softies:
* Ensure that customer voice and the needs of the community are organized and shared with both Microsoft and Oracle
* Facilitate an ongoing dialog among the large community of customers that depend on our products and technology
* Provide our customers the guidance and best practices they need to be successful
Microsoft plans to kick off the formation via a LiveMeeting Web conference that will be hosted by Dewey Forrester, director of Microsoft's Oracle Strategy and Partner Team. Microsoft plans to use the meeting to cover a handful of key topics, including "customer investments, concerns about products/roadmaps and formation/structure of the Technology Consortium."