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New Product Announcements: June 27, 2003

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Microsoft® SQL ServerTM Accelerator for Business Intelligence

Microsoft Corp. announced the availability of version 1.2 of Microsoft SQL Server Accelerator for Business Intelligence (Accelerator for BI). Accelerator for BI is a rapid application development tool to automate the process of building the infrastructure of an analytical application. The SQL Server Accelerator for Business Intelligence is available for download today at no additional cost to licensed SQL Server 2000 users.


WebSphere Software Development Toolkit for Web Services (WSDK v5.0.1)


The WSDK V5.0.1 is a convenient "one stop" package for developers to create, test and deploy Java Web services in a development environment. Supporting the latest specifications for Web services including WS-Security, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI, WSDK V5.0.1 enables you to build and test Web services that can be extended and integrated using IBM WebSphere Studio V5, and deployed on industry-leading IBM WebSphere Application Server V5.

WASP 4.6


WASP 4.6 offers enhanced security with support for OASIS WS-Security, SOAP 1.2 and provides improved support for Java Web services APIs.

OnlineBiz PRO 6.0

Erete Software

OnlineBiz PRO 6.0 is the only solution to utilize MVC (model-view-controller) for its architecture's design pattern, allowing you to develop robust, sophisticated e-commerce sites with unequalled simplicity. Thanks to this premium architecture, you can fully integrate your web site with back-end applications to deliver rich, seamless web experiences and transactions. You can easily maintain, customize and modify your site, enhancing productivity and freeing your time. And OnlineBiz PRO 6.0 is fully scalable, ensuring your site always meets your business needs.

Web Services


The Mind Electric

TME GLUE 4.1 provides a high-performance, compact implementation of all the core web services standards. The new release adds features and support for a real-time management console, SOAP 1.2, DIME, Document-Literal, IDE Plug-ins, WSDL Faults, WS-security and WS-routing, and UDDI Server.

ASP.NET Web Matrix


The update includes Microsoft Access database support, several design time enhancements, and other new features suggested by the community. In addition to using Microsoft Visual Basic. .NET and C#, developers can now build applications using J#.

SOAP 1.2

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) released SOAP Version 1.2 as a recommendation, making it an official standard.

SOAP Version 1.2 is designed to provide a secure exchange of XML-based data between computers. It is a lightweight protocol intended for exchanging structured information in a decentralized, distributed environment such as the Web.


Windows Mobile 2003 Software for Pocket PCs


This new version of Microsoft. Windows Mobile software enhances the Pocket PC software experience by including support for easy access to wireless networks, a powerful digital media experience, and support for developers building Microsoft .NET services and applications.

SALT profile for the World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C) Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

SALT Forum

SVG allows developers to easily render graphics on displays of varying size and resolution and features a lightweight design that reduces computational requirements - making it particularly attractive to manufacturers of cell phones, PDAs and other portable devices. SVG with SALT can be used to provide speech "hot spots" within a graphic or provide spoken commands for scrolling and zooming the display. It can also be used to embed descriptive services for the visually impaired directly within a graphic, streamlining the workflow process.

Seven.Five for UMTS (Universal Mobile Telephone System)


Seven.Five for UMTS provides the world's first drive-test tool that combines an integrated tri-band RF scanning receiver with complete voice, data and video Quality of Service (QoS) tests. These fully-integrated features make Seven.Five for UMTS the only drive-test tool that can measure QoS from the perspective of the wireless subscriber while providing the root cause for any QoS problems.
Pricing for Seven.Five for UMTS starts at around $15,000. Availability is six to eight weeks from receipt of order.


Expo Walkthrough


Expo Walkthrough, InstallShield's new visual communication tool, gives you all the functionality you need to easily create and distribute a Flash-animated guided Walkthrough of your product in minutes. Create a Walkthrough whenever you need to concisely communicate about software products and applications for the purposes of planning, testing, documentation, training, support, sales, or marketing.

If you have a new tool that the development community should know about, feel free to send your announcement to editor@developer.com.

This article was originally published on June 27, 2003

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