Microsoft announced today the availability of Word97 and Excel97 for the Digital Alpha. These products are available together in a special version specifically designed for Digital's high-end workstations and servers.

"We are pleased to be able to extend Microsoft desktop applications to the Windows NT and Alpha platform," said Dennis Tevlin, director of the desktop applications division at Microsoft. "The built-in intelligence of Word 97 and Excel 97 will help Alpha workstation users make the most of the Web and get their work done faster. It's important that we make this powerful set of tools available to a broad range of customers.