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Day: April 14, 2004

Open Text Launches Online Community for Government Customers

Open TextCorporation introduced an online community of practice for government customers, giving them an always-open forum to share ideas and best practices for applying Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software in government. The community, which is based on Livelink, allows Open Text to use its own technology and expertise in collaboration to establish closer relationships with customers. Open Text hosts the forum in a Livelink community workspace which provides collaboration tools, such as a Weblog and community polls, so members can share opinions and ideas. Using the browser interface or e-mail, community members can share documents, articles, presentations, URLs, media files and other materials of interest to members. The community contains information on new technology, training and user adoption, government IT standards and requirements, government technology events and webinars, and Livelink product updates. Other tools allow users to rate content shared in the forum and receive e-mail alerts when new information is added to the site. www.opentext.com/government

Modulo Announces Partnership with IXIASOFT

Modulo Systems and IXIASOFT announced a new VAR partnership to provide an XML archive and retrieval system to the publishing market by embedding IXIASOFT’s TEXTML Server at the heart of Modulo’s solutions. TEXTML Server will provide its native XML database and indexing technology as an archive repository and search engine within Modulo’s suite of products. As part of the partnership, Modulo will also provide custom development services for clients wanting to leverage IXIASOFT’s XML technology. www.modulosystems.com, www.ixiasoft.com

Microsoft Announces Availability of XML Schema for Visio 2003

Microsoft Corp.announced the addition of the XML schema used by Microsoft Office Visio 2003, DataDiagramML, to the Microsoft Open and Royalty-Free Office 2003 XML reference schema program announced in November 2003. Through the Microsoft documentation and a royalty-free license, customers and partners can take advantage of the XML schema in its diagramming and data visualization tool. The availability of the Visio schema provides a complete and W3C-compliant description of the Visio XML file format, enabling organizations to access information captured in their Visio diagrams and use it with other XML-enabled applications, such as CRM and ERP systems, as part of their business processes. Customers and partners interested in obtaining documentation on the DataDiagramML schema can download it, as part Microsoft’s royalty-free licensing program, from the Microsoft Office Developer Center on MSDN. www.microsoft.com