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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.

Adobe Announces XML Architecture

Adobe Systems Incorporated announced an XML architecture for document creation, collaboration and process management across the enterprise. The new XML architecture provides a framework for extending business processes inside and outside the firewall. Key components include intelligent forms, process automation, data integration, security and publishing for archiving and printing. The architecture will be supported across Adobe’s client and server solutions. It will take advantage of XML for integration and bring continuity to business processes by presenting XML data in PDF for sharing, viewing and interacting through Acrobat 6.0 software or Adobe Reader. The architecture also enables dynamic rendering of PDF documents from XML for publishing or archiving with XMP meta data for search and retrieval. All XML tools work directly with Adobe’s XML architecture which supports Namespaces, XSLT, XPath, XML Schema and XML Digital Signatures. Over the coming months, Adobe will deliver a new tool for designing XML and PDF templates and forms; make the XML architecture specification publicly available and deliver an XML toolkit for developers.

Adobe Expands Acrobat 6.0 Product Line

Adobe Systems Incorporated introduced the Adobe Acrobat 6.0 product line, a major upgrade and expansion of the company’s software application and a component of its solutions for integrating documents into business processes. The new Acrobat 6.0 family — Acrobat 6.0 Professional, Acrobat 6.0 Standard and Acrobat Elements — offers different levels of functionality to address specific customer needs. The most comprehensive product, Acrobat 6.0 Professional, helps business, creative and engineering professionals who work with complex, graphically rich layouts to improve the process of document exchange, review and archive. Acrobat 6.0 Standard enables workgroups to simplify document reviews using intuitive tools and a new, task-based interface. Acrobat Elements is a volume-license-only product that allows enterprises to place inexpensive Adobe PDF creation capability on every desktop, enabling reliable document distribution. The company also announced Adobe Reader 6.0 software (expected to be available in by the end of May 2003), an upgrade and re-naming of the free Acrobat Reader. Information about the availability of other language versions of the Acrobat 6.0 product line, pricing, upgrade and support policies, is available at

iManage & Interwoven Announce Availability of Collaborative Document Management

iManage, Inc. and Interwoven, Inc. announced the general availability of their joint Collaborative Document Management (CDM) solution. This new integration provides enterprises with a comprehensive solution that addresses the overall collaborative document lifecycle for the extended enterprise: from sharing among teams, to more structured document development and approval cycles, to fully automated and secure document publishing and dissemination. Interwoven CDM powered by iManage WorkSite MP is available immediately at an entry retail price of $50,000.,

Documentum Announces Records Management Solution for Email

Documentum announced Documentum Records Services for Email. This new solution is available as a standalone offering or as a component of the Documentum Records Management Edition. Documentum Records Services for Email enables companies to automatically monitor, index, archive, search, audit, retrieve and dispose of incoming, outgoing and internal email messages and attachments, according to company policies. Documentum Records Services for Email helps organizations meet business requirements for retaining and monitoring email as well as regulatory standards and requirements, without affecting end user experience. Combining enterprise-wide rules, auto-categorization and content filtering, records of emails and attachments can be scanned for critical topics or keywords, intercepted and quarantined for further review, if questionable content is discovered. Email and attachments can also be automatically archived in easily accessible, non- rewriteable, non-erasable formats for specified periods.

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

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.

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.

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