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Day: July 28, 2003

Merant a Partner in Microsoft’s VSIP Program

Merant announced its status as a premier partner in Microsoft’s enhanced Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program. By integrating its enterprise change management product line with Visual Studio .NET 2003, Merant enables developers to leverage the common user interface to automate and control development processes and asset change practices. The program is designed to help vendors more easily integrate their products with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. By incorporating the versioning, configuration management and issue management capabilities of its products into Visual Studio .NET 2003, Merant boosts the capabilities of developers. Merant’s support for VSIP will help ensure that Merant’s products will be tightly integrated with Visual Studio .NET as Microsoft evolves the product. Merant will soon introduce a new version of Dimensions, which will feature even tighter integration with Visual Studio .NET 2003 as well as support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000. www.merant.com

Documentum & Sun Extend Alliance

Documentum and Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced that the two companies increased the level of commitment in their respective alliance programs. Key products of the Documentum 5 ECM platform have been certified to the Sun ONE Application Server, and the two companies have agreed to extend availability of Documentum Portlets for the Sun ONE Portal Server. The Sun ONE-certified products of the Documentum 5 ECM platform include Webtop and the components provided by the Documentum Web Development Kit (WDK). Webtop is an interface that allows users to access the Documentum repository and content management services from a standard browser. The Web Development Kit is a framework for rapid development of content-rich web applications. WDK is a developer’s toolkit that contains a library of more than 170 reusable, pre-built components and controls that perform common Documentum content management functions. Documentum has certified all of these components and controls on the Sun ONE Application Server with a certification schedule for other Documentum products, including Documentum Administrator, Web Publisher and Digital Asset Manager forthcoming. www.sun.com/sunone, www.documentum.com

Actuate Announces Acquisition of Nimble

Actuate Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisition of Nimble Technology. Nimble Technology provides Enterprise Information Integration (EII) solutions. Its data integration platform utilizes XQuery to simplify the task of data integration when building web services and applications such as enterprise information portals and business intelligence systems. By incorporating Nimble’s open, XML-based data integration technology into the platform, Actuate’s customers will find it easier to design Information Applications that provide an integrated view of their business. The incorporation of Nimble’s capabilities will also enable the Information Application Platform to integrate readily with a broad range of XML-enabled systems. www.actuate.com

Soholaunch Releases Single Page Web Publishing Tool

Soholaunch.com, Inc. announced the release of a client editable, single Web page publishing tool targeted to hosting companies offering domain name registration. This new Soholaunch technology allows hosting companies to offer domain name registrant clients control to actually edit the content on that single page. The client editable, single page system is designed to engage a hosting company’s client from their very first purchase. When installed on the hosting companies servers this system is tied to the billing system and makes these pages available automatically. Soholaunch is a stand-alone, thin-client application that creates and manages database-driven Web sites through an “drag-and-drop” browser interface. Once installed on a Web server and directed to a database, the Soholaunch editing software is accessed and operated entirely over the Internet. The program, which supports name-based or IP environments, is written in PHP, utilizes a mySQL database, and is compatible with both Linux and Microsoft NT. www.soholaunch.com