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Day: March 9, 2003 (Page 1 of 2)

IXIASOFT releases XMP-enabled TEXTML Server 2.3

IXIASOFT announced the general availability of TEXTML Server 2.3, the latest version of its native XML database. IXIASOFT unveiled features that enhance the performance and flexibility of TEXTML Server, including support for Adobe’s XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) framework, improved support for Namespaces, and a new WebDAV Server. Introduced by Adobe, the XMP framework enhances workflows so that content can be applied between print, Web, eBooks and other media. Adobe XMP is available as an open-source license and uses a W3C based RDF syntax, it provides an XML-based metadata framework for embedding metadata within application files. With its support of XMP, TEXTML Server 2.3 enables the extraction and indexing of metadata embedded inside images, PDFs or any other binary format. Since the metadata is embedded in a file, the information remains with the file throughout its life, facilitating the exchange of metadata between applications. XMP was designed to be extensible and provides the means for customizing metadata based on specific requirements. IXIASOFT has also added improved support for Namespaces, enabling the use of Namespace validation as part of the index definition process. www.ixiasoft.com

TRADOS Announces TM Server

TRADOS Incorporated announced that it would release, in late April, TRADOS TM Server, their next-generation Translation Memory technology. TRADOS TM Server is a central translation memory database server that can be accessed simultaneously by hundreds of translators and enables corporations to maintain extremely large translation memory databases. TRADOS TM Server processes tasks on translation memories with tens of thousands or millions of translation units equally fast, whether there are 2, 20 or 200 users accessing the database simultaneously. Microsoft SQL Server and Oracle database back-ends are supported on both Windows and Unix. TRADOS TM Server can be integrated into all common document and content management systems, including Documentum, Tridion, Astoria, Vignette and Interwoven. It can also be used to power custom workflow applications, translation portals, etc. TRADOS TM Server will be available for commercial deployment late April 2003. www.trados.com

ZyLAB Adds XML Support

ZyLAB announced that it has enhanced its ZyIMAGE data storage and records management & archival product suite by incorporating XML as the data format to store scanned and electronic documents. A key driver to incorporating XML data formats is to help ZyLAB customers better adhere to corporate governance legislation such as Sarbanes Oxley, which is designed to ensure organizations have clear policies, proper records management systems, and adequate audit trails for its enterprise-wide information. www.zylab.com

Factiva Services to be Integrated into Microsoft Office 2003

Factiva and Microsoft, Inc. announced a relationship that will deliver news and business information from Factiva into the Microsoft Office 2003 suite. Factiva’s first solution for Office 2003, Factiva News Search, will allow information workers to conduct research on Factiva’s 8,000 sources directly from a report or presentation they’re creating. For example, while drafting a competitive brief in Word 2003, competitive intelligence professionals can use Factiva News Search to quickly look up industry trends from newspapers, journals, and newswires from around the world and insert that research into their document. Factiva News Search will be integrated into the Research Task Pane of all Microsoft Office 2003 applications, including Word 2003, Excel 2003, Access 2003, Outlook 2003, and PowerPoint 2003. Factiva News Search is currently available as part of the Microsoft Office 2003 Beta 2 trial. Factiva’s investment in a platform based on XML and Web services enabled its integration with the Microsoft Office 2003 system. While evaluating beta test feedback, Factiva and Microsoft will also be researching customer solutions that can be built on top of the Office 2003 System. www.factiva.com

Microsoft Releases “Office System” Beta 2

Microsoft Corp. began distributing a half-million copies of the beta 2 version of the new Microsoft Office System to customers and partners worldwide. Seven Office System products are provided in the beta evaluation kit, including beta 2 versions of the new Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Access), the two new Office System additions, Microsoft Office InfoPath, Microsoft Office OneNote, as well as Microsoft Office FrontPage, Microsoft Office Publisher, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server “2.0,”. The products were developed with four key design goals in mind: information intelligence, process management, effective teaming, and personal impact. The release of the Microsoft Office System to beta 2 testing enables Microsoft business partners to build information worker solutions that incorporate collaboration and portal capabilities and improved desktop tools. Business partners also can begin testing the new information and research services they will be able to offer as Web services. Microsoft Office System products are scheduled for release in mid-2003. Pricing and availability are unavailable. www.microsoft.com

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