Extensis, Inc. announced the upcoming release of Portfolio 7 Server, a digital asset management (DAM) solution that enables workgroups to organize, retrieve, repurpose, and distribute digital files. Workgroups can build sites that include built-in file searching, collection baskets, low-resolution previews and batch-download capabilities. Advanced users can access and edit the underlying NetPublish templates to create fully customized websites. Portfolio Server offers optimized connection modules for Microsoft SQL Server available now, and Oracle and MySQL engines available in July 2004. Portfolio also supports the ability to read information stored using metadata storage conventions such as IPTC, EXIF, and Adobe’s RDF-based XMP metadata standard. Portfolio can also embed IPTC and XMP metadata directly back into JPEG, TIFF, and Adobe Photoshop PSD files. Portfolio 7 Server for Windows will be available in April followed by a Mac version in May. Portfolio Server’s estimated street price is $3,499.95USD. NetPublish Server licenses can be purchased for an estimated street price of $1999.95USD. SQL Connect for MSDE is available for $4,499.95. SQL Connect for Oracle 8i/9i/10 is available for $7,499.95. SQL Connect for MS-SQL is available for $7,499.95. SQL Connect for Oracle and MySQL will be shipping in July 2004. http://www.extensis.com

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