AppsCo to Support SQL Server 2000
- By Scott Bekker
Everybody and his brother has declared support plans for Windows 2000, but
AppsCo Software Inc. is leaping out to announce it will fully support SQL
Server 2000, which doesn’t enter Beta 2 testing until at least April.
AppsCo (www.appsco.com), a provider of data
warehouse and analytic application development solutions for Microsoft SQL
Server 7.0, said today that its AppsMart development environment will provide
full support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000.
The announcement comes a day before the start of the four-day Microsoft
Windows DNA Readiness Conference, for which AppsCo is the principle sponsor. The
ISVs, solution providers, developers, architects, consultants, and customers
attending the event in Denver all must sign Microsoft’s notoriously strict
The conference will focus on SQL Server 2000 with keynotes from Microsoft SQL
Server vice president Paul Flessner and Microsoft Developer Marketing vice
president Tod Nielson. Training sessions will heavily favor SQL Server, with
other sessions dedicated to the other elements of the Windows DNA 2000 platform
-- Application Center 2000, BizTalk
Server 2000, Commerce Server 2000, COM+, Host Integration Server 2000, the
Visual Studio development system and Windows 2000.
AppsMart includes features for star schema design and deployment, automatic
population of the data mart with sample data and OLAP Services cubes, data
transformation services (DTS), as well as Microsoft Office 2000 reports and
AppsMart also features integration with Microsoft Repository, a component of
SQL Server that provides life-cycle management services to store and share
software components along with their descriptive information. AppsMart's integration
with Microsoft Repository allows it to be integrated with other business
intelligence and OLAP tools to provide high-end analytics and data mining over
and above those capabilities provided in Microsoft Office 2000. -- Isaac
Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.