Alfa-XP Web Software Company announced Microportals.NET, a “portal-on-demand” Web application hosting service that offers everything needed to design and operate microportal solutions in real-time, in a reliable secure environment totally controlled by the user. It is built on the latest Microsoft .NET technologies and on XML. This service is intended for users whose needs have out grown basic, simplistic Web hosting but who cannot afford high-priced content management or collaboration suites. Users can open an account and create their own microportal in a matter of minutes. Templates and wizards are provided to guide users in customization. Administration tools are made for business users, and allow for intranet or extranet setup and user management, including defining access rights for various user groups (roles), folders, pages and even individual content objects within a particular Web page. accounts include a gallery of XML-compliant, reusable WebSnippets that can be customized. Additional galleries are available for workflow management, Web syndication, group collaboration, data collection, transformation and warehousing, analysis and reporting (data mining), business process modeling, and e-commerce. Pricing starts at $20 per month for a personal edition and ranges to $25,000 per year for a 250-license enterprise edition. www.microportals.net

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