SAGA SOFTWARE’s Sagavista Will Support Microsoft Windows DNA

REDMOND, Wash., and RESTON, Va., May 10, 1999 — Microsoft Corp. and SAGA SOFTWARE Inc. (SAGA™ ) today announced that SAGA’s enterprise integration solution, Sagavista™ , will support the Microsoft® Windows® Distributed interNet Applications (Windows DNA) architecture, the distributed application development model for the Windows platform. By embracing Windows DNA, Sagavista, which is now in development, will enable intelligent enterprise-scale integration between the Windows NT® operating system, OS/390, UNIX and packaged applications.

“We are excited to work with an enterprise-class software provider like SAGA in its roll-out of Sagavista,”
said Jigish Avalani, group manager of Windows DNA marketing at Microsoft.
“Using the rich set of integrated services that Windows DNA includes, SAGA can design and build robust enterprise integration solutions that are inherent to the Windows platform.”

“SAGA is committed to working with best-of-breed vendors like Microsoft to deliver more functionality to our customers,”
said Timothy L. Hill, vice president, Marketing and International Operations at SAGA.
“By supporting Microsoft’s Windows DNA, Sagavista frees developers from the burden of building the infrastructure required for distributed applications so they can focus on delivering value-added applications and solid business solutions.”

“Integration is the key to the successful deployment of enterprise-scale mission-critical systems,”
said Andre Yee, vice president of R & D for SAGA.
“The value of SAGA’s support for Window DNA is in its ability to integrate Microsoft environments, as well as mainframe or UNIX environments, while using the Windows platform. In addition to supporting Windows DNA, Sagavista will be ready for Windows 2000, correctly installing and running on Windows 2000.”

The heart of this announcement is that Sagavista services, such as transformation, converters and filters, will be enabled as in-process server components based on COM+. This will enable these services to be accessible to any development tool that recognizes COM servers and to run in application server packages under Microsoft Transaction Server technology on Windows NT 4.0 and COM+ on Windows 2000. Sagavista also uses many other Windows NT Server services, such as the System Event Log and Registry, for integrated management and administration.

Sagavista will provide today’s global and rapidly changing businesses with increased data sharing among connected applications and data sources in the enterprise. The company will also provide intelligent content-based routing, dynamic rules processing, and data transformation coupled with a broad suite of agent adapters for mission-critical environments. Sagavista will be available in the third quarter 1999.

About Windows DNA

Windows DNA is the distributed application development model for the Windows platform. It specifies how to develop robust, scalable, distributed applications using the Windows platform, extend existing data and external applications to support the Internet, and support a wide range of client devices maximizing the reach of an application. The Windows DNA architecture enables ISVs and organizations to solve industry-specific challenges, while

lowering costs associated with deploying and managing information technology systems. More information on Windows DNA is available at http://www.microsoft.com/dna/ .

About SAGA SOFTWARE

SAGA SOFTWARE (NYSE
“AGS”
), based in Reston, Virginia, provides enterprise systems software and a full suite of enterprise integration solutions that support billions of mainframe transactions daily for some of the world’s largest organizations. SAGA’s suite of mission-critical products and associated professional services take customers from the heart of the enterprise to the desktop, freeing their information and leveraging their IT investment. SAGA’s parent company is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AGS. For further information, please visit the company’s Web site at http://www.sagasoftware.com/ .

About Microsoft

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq
“MSFT”
) is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.

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