Microsoft picks Aruba for WLAN

Microsoft has tapped Aruba Networks to install next-generation wireless LANs on its corporate campuses. The deal calls for Aruba to deliver 5,000 ultra-thin wireless access points for deployment in 277 Microsoft buildings, replacing over 5,000 Cisco Aironet access points. Upon completion, the wireless network will support over 25,000 users in more than 60 countries. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Microsoft says it chose Aruba's equipment because it will enable it to centrally control and secure wireless users and devices anywhere. Aruba also will work with Microsoft to ensure that future software products from Microsoft operate easily over wireless networks.

For more on Microsoft's WLAN project:
- read this Network World article