Open Text Corporation (TSX:OTC)(NASDAQ:OTEX) said it has committed to offering Open Text’s Artesia Digital Asset Management (DAM) solution for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 database platform. To facilitate deployment of the combined solution, Microsoft has developed the SQL Server Migration Accelerator (SSMA) tool, software that accelerates the migration of back-end data to the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 platform. The SSMA tool reduces the cost and time required for analysis, migration and follow-up testing, streamlining the transition of customers’ DAM solutions to the SQL Server platform. The Open Text Artesia Digital Media Group helps customers address the growing competitive and regulatory pressures to improve the management of digital media content. This group also leads Open Text’s horizontal strategy for digital media as a key component of ECM, and champions the unique ECM requirements of media companies worldwide. Open Text anticipates an accelerated initial rollout of solutions in calendar Q1, 2006.