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Day: April 6, 2003 (Page 1 of 2)

Altova Releases XMLSPY 5 Release 4

Altova Inc. announced the availability of XMLSPY 5 Release 4. Altova has enhanced numerous features in its XML Development Environment. XMLSPY 5 and AUTHENTIC 5 now support Delta-V, an extension to the WebDAV protocol which enables check-in/check-out functionality when used in conjunction with a WebDAV server. The Stylesheet Designer now includes support for direct usage of global templates, support for conditional statements in Stylesheet Designer, as well as support for PDF Header/Footer/Cover pages. The XMLSPY code generator now supports output code which uses Xerces (a popular XML parser), Standard Template Library (STL), and additional support of XML Schema simple types in Java/C# code generation. XMLSPY 5 Release 4 is available immediately for free trial download. Existing XMLSPY 5 customers who have purchased a support and maintenance plan are eligible for a free upgrade. Altova’s AUTHENTIC 5 is available under a free software license.

Document Sciences’ xPression Adds New Web Services, BEA WebLogic Support

Document Sciences Corporation announced the release of xPression version 1.2. The latest version of xPression adds support for BEA WebLogic 7.0, and two new Web Services that allow organizations to extend the content processing capabilities of their existing enterprise applications. XPressions new Web Services, a Document Requestor and Document Distributor, allow Content Management, CRM, Portal and Business Application applications to call on xPression’s capabilities from within an existing workflow to request or distribute xPression-created documents. XPression is compatible with Windows 2000, Solaris, AIX, and HP/UX platforms. Support for z/OS will be added later this year. xPression is Unicode compatible and can support XML in any dialect. It integrates with Oracle, DB2, and SQL Server. Xpression’s Upgrade Utility allows companies currently using Document Sciences’ Autograph DLS product to migrate their applications to the xPression environment.

Convera & Intelliseek Partner

Convera and Intelliseek announced a partnership designed to extend distribution and bring greater functionality to their current product offerings. Under the agreement, Convera will add new federated search capability to its product line by offering Intelliseek’s Enterprise Search Server (ESS) solution as an optional component of Convera’s RetrievalWare search and categorization platform. Intelliseek will become a reseller of Converas RetrievalWare product to add indexing and search of internal content to Intelliseeks product line. Intelliseek’s ESS solution is pre-configured for over 1,000 different Internet and legacy search engines. Customers can purchase an optional Agent Development Kit featuring a point-and-click interface to create new adaptors for additional sources.,

Ektron Announces CMS300 2.5

Ektron Annouunced CMS300 version 2.5 with new Web Services features. Additional enhancements include Oracle support and new editing functionality from eWebEditPro+XML. Ektron CMS 300 version 2.5 will ship on April 18, 2003. Beyond new Oracle support, CMS300 version 2.5 adds automatic image upload when pasting from Microsoft Word, commenting features for collaboration, search and replace in WYSIWYG and HTML mode, and other editor enhancements.

Context Media Teams with Sun to Deliver Universal Access to Enterprise Content

Context Media, Inc. announced the integration of the Context Media Interchange Suite with Sun Microsystems’ Sun ONE Portal Server 6. Additionally, Context Media announced that it has joined the iForce Content Network, a Sun Microsystems’ initiative that provides the tools, resources and services for ISV, SI and reseller partners to build, deploy and market content and knowledge management solutions on the Sun platform. Interchange Suite and the Sun One Portal Server utilize Web services in order to provide secure access and management of all forms of enterprise content, including rich media, text files, and structured data. The combination of the solutions allows businesses to aggregate digital content stored in multiple repositories and systems around an enterprise and present it to users through a single interface. The Sun ONE Portal Server serves as the primary interface and presentation layer through which individual users access and view the content. The Sun ONE Directory Server provides users a security solution through user, policy, identity management and single sign-on capabilities.

Vignette Announces Integrated Content Management & Portal Applications

Vignette Corp. announced the integration of its Vignette Content Management Suites, Vignette Portal Suites and other capabilities into the Vignette Application Suites. Vignette Application Suites provide an integrated suite of applications and software services that combine at graduated levels content management, enterprise information integration, collaboration, portal management, business intelligence and business process management. All of these capabilities can be managed through an integrated console. These suites unify content management, portals, information integration, collaboration and business processes for the creation and management of mission-critical enterprise Web applications while delivering highly personalized and targeted enterprise information. Vignette Application Group Suite and Vignette Application Business Suite are currently available. Licensing costs for Vignette Suites begin at $125,000.

Sun Launches iForce Content Network with Over 30 Partners

Sun Microsystems Inc. announced the iForce Content Network, a new partner-based initiative designed to bring together resources from Sun and an extensive community of partners to help customers manage content complexity in the enterprise. The iForce Content Network, with more than 30 partner members, provides revenue generating opportunities which include demand-generation programs and support from a growing number of community members such as Agari Mediaware, Inc., Artesia Technologies, Autonomy, ContextMedia, Day Software, Inc., Documentum, Engage Inc., FatWire Software, FileNet, GAUSS Interprise, Interwoven, Intraspect, Open Text, Pinnacor, Pixion, RealNetworks, Stellent, Streamserve, ThoughtWeb, Inc., Verity, Vignette, Xerox, and others. All participating partners can enjoy a portfolio of benefits offered through Sun’s iForce Initiative, including iForce Solution Centers, iForce go-to-market programs, and early access to Sun’s technologies. The iForce Content Network is currently available at

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