Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0 Now Available; Includes New ActiveX Support for Intranet, Internet Applications

PHOENIX, Oct. 28, 1996 — At the FoxPro Developers Conference here today, Microsoft Corp. announcedthat the Visual FoxPro
™database management system version 5.0 is now available from resellers. Microsoft® Visual FoxPro 5.0, Professional Edition is ideal for building relational database applications with the greatest power and speed for a LAN, WAN, intranet or the Internet. Visual FoxPro 5.0 adds interoperability for ActiveX
technology and extends the potential for rapid application development (RAD), including support for ActiveX Controls and ActiveX remote automation servers. In addition, Visual FoxPro 5.0 provides enhanced performance, improved connectivity to support mobile and Internet users, and an enhanced development environment with integrated source-code control.

“We are very excited about the new and improved support for ActiveX Controls in Microsoft Visual FoxPro 5.0,”
said Bob Wolf, president and CEO of Sheridan Software Systems Inc., a leading vendor of ActiveX Controls.
“We can now look forward to seeing ActiveX-based components such as our Calendar Widgets opened up to a bigger marketplace than ever before, which translates right to our bottom line.”

“SBT is pleased to announce that we will be upgrading our Professional Accounting Series from FoxPro® 2.6 to Visual FoxPro 5.0,”
said Robert Davies, CEO of SBT Internet Systems.
“Microsoft’s commitment to Visual FoxPro is evident based on the quality of and features in this new release. As the world’s largest provider of source-code accounting software, SBT is focused on delivering the technology and tools that make our customers successful. Visual FoxPro 5.0 is the right product for this market.” “We really need a high-powered development environment that is designed specifically for data-centric applications – exactly where Visual FoxPro shines,”
said Brian Jones, program manager at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
“The full support in Visual FoxPro 5.0 for a very fast data engine, its ability to work efficiently with both remote and local data, its support for ActiveX Controls and OLE Automation, and an optimized language for working with data sets have made it our development environment of choice.”

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