Microsoft Announces Management Solution For BizTalk Server 2000 Applications

REDMOND, Wash., July 24, 2001 — Microsoft Corp. today announced the availability of Xtremesoft AppMetrics® for BizTalk™
Server. Developed under a joint technology agreement between Microsoft and Xtremesoft Inc., the product provides application management capabilities for solutions built using BizTalk Server 2000.

“Microsoft BizTalk Server 2000, which is based on XML and SOAP, unites enterprise application integration, business-to-business integration and business process automation technology to allow companies to easily orchestrate XML Web services and rapidly build dynamic business processes that span applications, platforms and businesses,” said Michael Risse, general manager for the Microsoft® .NET Enterprise Solutions Group at Microsoft.
“Xtremesoft has created a solution that optimizes the power of BizTalk Server 2000, allowing customers to manage, track and analyze data collected from the server’s business processes, messages and activities. Xtremesoft’s powerful solution provides additional information and needed analysis for enterprises that have developed and deployed applications built using BizTalk Server 2000.”

“We view this as a natural step in the evolution of our existing products for MTS and COM+ as well as continued expansion of our relationship with Microsoft,”
said Michael Dexter-Smith, president and CEO of Xtremesoft.
“We enable enterprises to deploy highly scalable applications built using BizTalk Server 2000 with the operations management and business analytics capabilities they require, today. We also completed similar work for Microsoft on Application Center 2000, and recently announced that we will be integrating our entire family of products with Microsoft Operations Manager 2000.”

Pricing and Availability

Xtremesoft AppMetrics for BizTalk Server has been available since June 1, 2001. Details about pricing can be obtained by contacting Xtremesoft at (781) 937-3800 or sales@xtremesoft.com, and general information about Xtremesoft is available on its Web site at http://www.xtremesoft.com/ .

About Xtremesoft

Xtremesoft is the leading provider of software solutions that allow organizations to derive business intelligence from their MTS, COM+ and BizTalk Server 2000 (.NET) applications. Xtremesoft AppMetrics solutions make these applications more reliable and efficient by improving control and uptime, reducing outages and bottlenecks, and by increasing their ROI and improving customer metrics. Xtremesoft solutions are the de facto market standard and are in use today by Merrill Lynch, Skandia Banken, ADP, American Family Insurance, IDG, Schwan’s Sales Enterprises and GMAC, among others. Contact Xtremesoft at (781) 937-3800 or visit http://www.xtremesoft.com/ for more information.

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