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 November 02, 2000
EnCompass Globalization Wins Microsoft Contract

 EnCompass Globalization, a premier provider of localization and international operations services for U.S. companies, today announced the signing of a contract with Microsoft, Inc. ("Microsoft"), the world's leading business and personal software company. The contract is associated with localization of Visual Studio components and represents an extension of ongoing relationships between EnCompass and Microsoft.

EnCompass has long been one of Microsoft's preferred globalization partners due to its solid history providing high quality software, Web site, and e-business localization services, and its extensive experience working with international markets. This new contract will involve localization of a component of Visual Studio products into eight languages including: Japanese, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean, French, Italian, German, and Spanish.

"Quality is paramount as we develop, deliver, and support our products for Microsoft customers around the world," said Patrick Gelle, localization manager of the Microsoft Visual Studio group. "Working with EnCompass will help us provide the high quality solutions our customers have grown to expect from Microsoft."

"EnCompass has enjoyed a relationship with various Microsoft development groups since our founding in 1991," said Jim Ladd, president and CEO of EnCompass. "Being chosen to work with the Microsoft team on their core technologies is a testament to the quality we deliver to our customers. We are gratified that they have again selected our team of professionals."