Bottom Line: Companies Are Saving Money By Deploying Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition

REDMOND, Wash., April 26, 2001 — The bottom line for survival in today’s economy is maximizing automation for streamlined processes. To achieve this, businesses today demand a different kind of database solution. By deploying Microsoft® SQL Server™ 2000 Windows® CE Edition, leading companies such as Nabisco Inc., Creeden & Associates and Rubicon Technologies have optimized business processes, lowered transaction costs and reduced overall administrative costs by extending the benefits of a world-class database to their mobile work force. More details about these successes can be found at .

Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Windows CE Edition (SQL Server CE) is the compact database for rapidly developing applications that extend enterprise data management capabilities to devices. SQL Server CE has the familiarity of SQL Server, with tools, APIs and SQL grammar that minimize development time. In addition, the SQL Server CE engine exposes an essential set of relational database features — including an optimizing query processor, support for transactions and assorted data types — while maintaining a compact footprint that preserves precious system resources. Remote data access and merge replication, which work over HTTP and support encryption, ensure that data from enterprise SQL Server databases is reliably delivered and that this data can be manipulated offline and synchronized later to the server. This functionality makes SQL Server CE ideal for mobile and wireless scenarios.

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