Inxight Software, Inc. announced Inxight VizServer 1.5, an enterprise solution that offers customers a method for visualizing and exploring large information collections. The product simplifies and speeds access to relevant information. VizServer is for information-intensive applications in the areas of research and development, channel and customer management, government and law enforcement. Inxight VizServer provides both Inxight Star Tree and Inxight Table Lens. The new version offers XML connectivity to Inxight MetaText Server (IMS), an enterprise solution for structuring textual data for improved access and use. The integrated product offers Web wizards for connecting visualizations to databases, metadata repositories and document and content management systems. Inxight VizServer 1.5 is available immediately. www.inxight.com
Microsoft Corp. announced the product strategy for the next version of SharePoint Products and Technologies. The next version utilizes the application server technologies in Windows .NET Server to deliver a portal and collaboration framework based on Microsoft .NET. The version will also deliver information aggregation, advanced search capabilities and mainstream enterprise application integration, provided via integration with Microsoft BizTalk Server. Additional improvements include single sign-on, personalization and integration with Microsoft Content Management Server. SharePoint technology will natively support XML Web services. www.microsoft.com
Ipedo, Inc. introduced Ipedo Web Express, a framework developers can use to leverage XML in their Web sites and portals. Ipedo Web Express is a server-side software environment that uses XML content and stylesheets to dynamically publish Web content. Easily integrated with existing infrastructures, it allows Web developers to use unstructured XML content in their Web applications. Features include: XML Pipelining for multi-step processing via XSL and code combinations; Tag libraries for JSP and ASP; and links to XML queries. Ipedo Web Express is built on XML, XSL and XQuery, Sun’s Java XML processing and J2EE specifications and Microsoft’s .Net framework. It is compatible with applications built using the Apache Cocoon XML publishing framework. Ipedo also launched its Ipedo Developer Network (IDN). Ipedo Web Express is available now for Windows 2000, Windows NT, Sun Solaris and Red Hat Linux. An evaluation version can be downloaded free. www.ipedo.com/developer
Convera announced that it has integrated its RetrievalWare search and retrieval technology with Vignette V6 Content Suite. RetrievalWare can index, search, categorize and profile Vignette-managed content. In addition, developers of Vignette-based applications will now be able to integrate RetrievalWare into their applications. Users are able to perform more comprehensive searches that encompass not just Vignette-managed content, but a broader set of enterprise sources, including data warehouses, databases, groupware systems, e-mail files, presentations, videos and other multimedia files.