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Day: June 27, 2000

Microsoft & Interwoven Announce Content Express for Microsoft Commerce Server 2000

Microsoft Corp. and Interwoven Inc. announced the beta release of Content Express for Microsoft Commerce Server 2000. Microsoft and Interwoven worked together on Content Express, which is designed to enable business users to easily create and manage content for e-commerce solutions built using Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 and the Microsoft Windows DNA 2000 platform. In a related announcement, Microsoft Commerce Server 2000 beta release was announced today. Content Express software provides business users with easy-to-use content management functionality and is integrated with the Commerce Server Business Desk management application. Business users can enter and modify content on the fly and kick-off predefined workflow approvals. Content Express also provides companies with the ability to perform whole site versioning and rollback. Together, Content Express and Commerce Server 2000 enable organizations to significantly reduce both time and costs for Web-site development and management. Businesses that adopt Content Express and need to further scale their Web operations will be able to upgrade to Interwoven TeamSite, Interwoven’s enterprise-class content-management solution. TeamSite provides scalability by enabling the following: empowering technical developers in addition to business contributors; managing sophisticated Web operations including complex workflows; and integrating diverse Web assets such as application code, XML and streaming video and audio. Interwoven TeamSite is available for the Windows 2000 and Windows NT operating systems. www.interwoven.com, www.microsoft.com

Oracle Announces Oracle8i Release 3

Oracle Corp. announced the pending availability of Oracle8i Release 3, the third generation of their Internet database. The new release will incorporate the latest Java and XML technologies as well as advanced, triple Data Encryption Standard (Triple DES). The combination of Oracle8i Release 3, Oracle Internet Application Server 8i (Oracle iAS) and Oracle Internet Developer Suite comprise the next generation of the Oracle Internet Platform, Oracle’s complete platform for Internet computing. The Oracle Internet Platform-including virtually all the technology software needed to become an e-business-is available today. With Oracle8i Release 3, Oracle has added: Common Java and XML Services between Oracle8i Release 3 and Oracle Internet Application Server 8i; Oracle8i (JVM) Java Virtual Machine capabilities across server tiers including common EJB support for Entity Beans. Java Servlets and JavaServer Pages; Java 2 Enterprise Edition APIs includes Java Messaging Services (Java JMS), Java Transaction Services (JTS) and JDBC. Oracle8i JVM Accelerator provides native compiled Java code for greatly enhanced Java performance. XML SQL Utility makes reading and writing XML documents in their native formats easier than ever before. Oracle8i Release 3 also allows relational data to be searched, queried and retained in its original XML format. Oracle plans to make Oracle8i Release 3 available in Summer 2000. At that time, Oracle8i Release, both Standard and Enterprise Edition, will come bundled with business-to-business workflow and standard management packs free-of-charge. These former options to the database were previously priced and sold separately. www.oracle.com

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