TechEd 2002: Microsoft Extends XML Web Services Support Into Every Facet of the .NET Enterprise Server Family

NEW ORLEANS, April 10, 2002 — Delivering on its vision to provide a complete XML Web services platform, Microsoft Corp. today announced the Exchange 2000 Server XML Web Services Toolkit for Microsoft® .NET, and beta releases of SQL Server (TM) 2000 Notification Services and SQL Server 2000 Windows®
CE Edition (SQL Server CE) version 2.0 to further enable developers to push XML Web services into every corner of the .NET Platform.

Exchange 2000 Server XML Web Services Toolkit for Microsoft .NET

The Exchange 2000 Server XML Web Services Toolkit for Microsoft .NET, available now, provides the tools and resources developers need to bring contextual collaboration to .NET-based applications using Exchange 2000. Visual Studio®
.NET developers can tap the rich data and services of Exchange, such as calendaring and scheduling, contacts, workflow and messaging to add to the context of a larger solution. The toolkit provides sample code, white papers, how-to videos and a self-paced training course to accelerate the design and development of XML Web services. Exchange partners and customers such as Econium, divine inc., eOptimize Inc., the University of Illinois and Oregon State University have built and put into production better business solutions with XML Web services and are realizing lower development costs, increased employee productivity and new revenue opportunities.

SQL Server 2000 Notification Services and SQL Server CE Version 2.0

Reinforcing its vision to provide information any time, any place and on any device, Microsoft also today announced SQL Server 2000 Notification Services and SQL Server CE version 2.0. Notification Services is the premier platform for developing and deploying rich notification applications. Taking advantage of the key capabilities of the .NET Framework and the scalability of SQL Server 2000, Notification Services provides an easy-to-use programming model and a highly scalable server engine for generating and formatting notifications based on personal subscriptions.

SQL Server CE is the compact database for rapidly developing applications that extend enterprise data management capabilities to devices. Version 2.0 integrates with the .NET Compact Framework through Smart Device Extensions for Visual Studio .NET, providing application users, developers and database administrators with a highly flexible, easy-to-use platform for mobile applications. SQL Server 2000 with SQL Server CE version 2.0 provides an end-to-end solution that enables companies to use smart devices in new ways to enhance their business.

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