Microsoft Buys Into MyPlant.com
The Web site serves as a resource for plant managers, engineers and operational staff seeking advanced solutions to help them solve plant problems and improve operational performance.
The hub, which was launched in July 1999, includes an online community of industry consultants, software providers, equipment providers, academic professionals and engineering service firms.
MyPlant.com will use MSN's network of Internet services, and Microsoft.com communities will be linked to resources found on MyPlant.com.
Microsoft business-to-business associates, such as VerticalNet Inc., will provide content and tools that will enable MyPlant.com customers to trade, buy and sell services directly from the Web site.