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October 12, 2010 09:30 ET

Avanade Announces New Mobile Application for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft® Selects Avanade® as One of the First Global Systems Integration Partners to Showcase an Application on New Windows® Phone 7 Operating System

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  Avanade, a business technology services provider, today announced Train Travel, a new mobile application built for UK National Rail Enquiries on Windows Phone 7. The Train Travel application provides commuters with an easy way to find the best station routes and train information.

Every day, UK National Rail Enquiries serves 1.3 million passenger enquiries. Train Travel leverages Windows Phone 7's Silverlight™ and Live Tile capabilities to provide users with an intuitive interface that makes their travel easier. Travelers will be able to plan trips in advance, check live station departures and receive real-time notifications of service disruption or delays to their journey.

"We're in the business of providing people with the most up-to-date information to help get them from A to B as quickly and easily as possible," said Chris Scoggins, chief executive of National Rail Enquiries. "We are pleased to work with Avanade and to help ever greater numbers of people benefit from high quality rail information services."

"The Train Travel application is just one more example of how Avanade is innovating on Microsoft technologies and successfully delivering mobile solutions to our enterprise customers," said Aziz Virani, executive vice president, Global Technologies and Solutions at Avanade. "Avanade has delivered enterprise mobile solutions on the Microsoft platform for 10 years and as these platforms have evolved so too have our capabilities."

Avanade's focus has been on mobile solutions for the field workers on rugged or durable devices based on the Windows Phone platform. The company is now also meeting the increasing demand to deliver solutions for businesses and consumers with a richer user experience and intuitive interfaces that are less transactional, but still integrate with back office systems such as customer relationship management (CRM) and cloud services such as those used by National Rail.

"Mobility is changing the face of how customers communicate and consume information," said Charlie Kindel, general manager, mobile developer ecosystem at Microsoft. "Microsoft and Avanade's successful partnership on this advanced mobile solution has demonstrated our collective capability to deliver real business value to both enterprise customers and consumers on a global level." 

As a premier global partner, Avanade will continue to work with the Microsoft product development team to deliver mobile applications to its customers. The Train Travel application is just one step in building momentum in the mobile industry, and will be part of a set of showcase applications built for Windows Phone 7. Additional details on the application can be found at www.avanade.com/mobility or on the Microsoft online market place at http://marketplace.windowsphone.com/.

About Avanade
Avanade provides business technology services that connect insight, innovation and expertise in Microsoft technologies to help customers realize results. Avanade's services and solutions help improve performance, productivity and sales for organizations in all industries. The company applies Microsoft expertise from its global network of consultants, drawing on the right mix of onshore, offshore and nearshore skills, which together are designed to help deliver results faster, at lower cost and with less risk. Avanade, which is majority owned by Accenture, was founded in 2000 by Accenture and Microsoft Corporation and serves customers in more than 24 countries worldwide with more than 10,000 professionals. Additional information can be found at www.avanade.com.

About Windows® Phone 7
Windows® Phone 7 is a different kind of phone designed to bring together what you care about most. It's a phone that finds information and presents it at the right time, making it glanceable. A phone that organizes what you love so finding those things is easier and faster. Windows Phone 7 simplifies basic every-day tasks -- like managing email or taking and sharing pictures -- so you can do more in fewer steps. With Windows Phone 7, the things that matter most like people, such as games, music and video, photos and office productivity are organized through integrated experiences known as Hubs and fueled by the rich experiences of Xbox LIVE ®, Zune®, Bing™, and Office. Microsoft Windows Phone7 and Marketplace are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

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