Arc Launches OurNewNeighborhood.org - Incorporating Microsoft and Joomla Technology

Joomla and Content Management Leader Announces Open Source Solutions for Microsoft and Joomla Content Management System (CMS)

Chicago, IL, July 18, 2011 -- Arc Technology Group, a leader in content management announces the release of OurNewNeighborhood.org, which delivers custom open source extensions to the Joomla community for integrating Microsoft services. OurNewNeighborhood.org is a proof-of-concept Joomla site running on Microsoft Windows, SQL Server with Reporting Services and IIS.

OurNewNeighborhood.org is built on an open source content management system, Joomla, and integrates Microsoft services including Live ID, Bing Video, Bing News, Bing Search, Bing Maps and SQL Server Reporting Services. Arc created and released to the open source community free extensions that enable interoperability for Joomla and Microsoft services and are available via OurNewNeighborhood.org.

“With the release of OurNewNeighborhood.org we look to extend the world’s most popular open source CMS to the Microsoft platform,” said Robert Jacobi, President of Arc Technology Group. “The site demonstrates to Microsoft users that the most effective CMS can be easily deployed and integrated on their existing infrastructure with current staff and resources. It’s very exciting to leverage all of these technologies which will improve the customer experience, reduce costs and promote adoption of open source and Microsoft together.”

“Microsoft is excited about this new site and Arc’s contribution of extensions back to the Joomla community which assist interoperability with Microsoft technologies.” said Grace Francisco, Microsoft Senior Business Development Manager. “We have also featured Arc’s contribution on Microsoft’s Joomla website to increase awareness to the broader community.” Additional details can be found at www.microsoft.com/web/joomla.

Ryan Ozimek, President of Open Source Matters, said, “this is a great example of leveraging Joomla to integrate powerful services like Microsoft’s technologies into websites to provide a rich user experience.”

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

About Open Source Matters

Open Source Matters, Inc. (OSM) is a not-for-profit formed under United States and New York state law that provides organizational, legal, and financial support for the Joomla! open-source project. OSM has been incorporated as a New York not-for-profit to ensure the Joomla project and future projects continue to exist beyond the participation of individual volunteers.

About Arc Technology Group

Arc Technology Group is a leader in content management solutions specializing in Joomla, assisting companies ranging in size from Fortune 50 to entrepreneurs in managing content to reduce costs, increase revenue and accelerate workflow. Our approach integrates strategy and technology to help customers succeed. For more information, visit www.arctg.com.

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