The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today named Microsoft the Official Software and HD Web Content Provider of the Democratic National Convention, which will be held this August in Denver.

Microsoft will outfit the DNCC's convention website with HD video coverage of the convention. It will also support the convention's electronic voting system for delegates, providing "up-to-the-minute" vote totals to the Office of the Secretary of the Democratic National Committee, according to the DNCC, and Microsoft software will organize the credentialing process for the convention.

The convention's delegate tracking system will also fall under Microsoft's purview. The DNCC says Microsoft softeare will help "gather and manage a multitude of information about Convention participants."

Microsoft served as Official Software Provider for the 2004 Democratic convention in Boston.