Interwoven, Inc.has opened a UK office. Interwoven Ltd’s team, led by David Ogidi, managing director northern Europe, will direct the company’s business in the UK and Europe. Ogidi has held senior positions at companies including Sqribe Technologies, MapInfo and Hewlett-Packard. www.interwoven.com
The Bulldog Group Inc., Oracle Corporation, and Sun Microsystems Inc. announced Content BOSS, an integrated enterprise content management solution that enables media-rich organizations to reduce marketing and production costs. Content BOSS combines Bulldog’s enterprise content management software and services, Oracle8i with Oracle interMedia, and Sun’s servers and network storage. The Content BOSS agreement aligns marketing and sales efforts of the three companies, including joint sales training programs, events and marketing initiatives. Future Content BOSS plans include technical integration development and support for future releases of Bulldog and Oracle on Sun platforms. In addition, a Sun Microsystems Finance program will enable content companies and other media-rich organizations to implement a digital asset management strategy. Customers will be able to finance any combination of Content BOSS software, hardware and services from Sun and Bulldog through a single source. www.bulldog.com, www.oracle.com, www.sun.com.
OASIS announced major enhancements to XML.org, the open, vendor-neutral industry portal for XML. New XML schemas from DataChannel and the HR-XML Consortium have been submitted to XML.org. Other content upgrades include the addition of the XML.org Specifications Catalog (xml.org/xmlorg_catalog.htm), a comprehensive list of XML specifications currently under development including links for more information. The site also incorporates the XML.org Specification Submission Form to encourage and enable organizations to share their XML specifications with the community at large. DataChannel’s submission to XML.org is the Portal Markup Language (PML), which is designed to support inter-portal communication by providing an XML-based description of portal-related data and metadata. PML incorporates the basics of vocabularies such as Dublin Core, Directory Services Markup and WebDAV and will continue to closely track applicable standards of relevance to this arena. The HR-XML Consortium submitted three XML schemas to XML.org, all designed to enable a new generation of web-based workforce management and recruiting services. www.oasis-open.org
Keyfile Corporation announced it will support the Microsoft BizTalk Framework with an XML workflow schema that can be embedded with online forms, transactions and other XML documents. The schema defines the business logic for receiving, handling and processing the XML document as part of an e-commerce transaction. It is available in the library section of biztalk.org. www.keyfile.com
FileNET Corp. announced it has integrated a new Panagon Dashboard portal environment as a key part of its new Panagon IDM Desktop 3.0 Integrated Document Management software. Panagon Dashboard provides direct IDM application interfaces so that users can view repository documents and manage FileNET content within Microsoft Outlook. Once users have installed IDM Desktop 3.0 they can immediately customize their Outlook navigation bar, pull-down menus and mouse controls to directly access Panagon 2000 functionality within Microsoft Outlook. It will ship in the 4th qtr, 1999. www.filenet.com
Inprise Corporation announced the shipment and availability of Borland Delphi 5, the latest version of its rapid application development tool for Windows. Delphi 5 is designed to simplify the integration of Windows and browser clients, Web servers, middleware and back-end database systems. This new version includes support for HTML 4 and XML. Delphi 5 is available in three versions — Delphi 5 Enterprise, Delphi 5 Professional, and Delphi 5 Standard. All versions of Delphi 5 are currently available from Inprise and major software distribution channels. Delphi 5 Enterprise has an estimated street price of $2,499 for new users. Delphi 5 Professional has an ESP of $799. Delphi 5 Standard has an ESP of $99.95. Current owners of any Borland Client/Server or Enterprise product can purchase Delphi 5 Enterprise for an ESP of $1,699. Current owners of any Borland Professional product can purchase Delphi 5 Enterprise for an ESP of $2,199. Current owners of other Borland development tools products can purchase Delphi 5 Professional for an ESP of $249.95. Current owners of competing products, like Visual Basic or PowerBuilder, can purchase Delphi 5 Professional for an ESP of $299.95. These prices are in US dollars and apply only in the United States. International customers should contact their local Inprise office, distributor or representative. www.inprise.com
SoftQuad Software introduced HoTMetaL PRO 6.0. Key new features include enhanced FTP capabilities, automated synchronised site updates and remote file editing which will ensure that professional developers can update sites quickly and easily. HoTMetaL PRO 6.0 will be available from September 23 1999 for tine Windows 95/98 and NT 4.0. Requirements: Pentium 75 processor, 16Mb of RAM, 256 colour/SVGA display with minimum 640 x 480 resolution, CD-ROM drive. www.softquad.com
NetObjects, Inc. announced the new NetObjects Authoring Server Suite 2000. NetObjects Authoring Server Suite 2000 brings together collaboration, control, rapid design, Web site administration and management, and openness and connectivity. NetObjects Authoring Server 2000 will be available in September 1999, direct from NetObjects and authorized resellers. Pricing for NetObjects Authoring Server 2000 will begin at $1,985 for a 2 client and 2 concurrent user system. www.netobjects.com