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SQL Server 2000 Ships to Early Adopters

Microsoft Corp. announced that following the release of SQL Server 2000 to manufacturing, over 100 enterprise customers will be going live on SQL Server 2000 over the next three months as part of a Rapid Deployment Program supported by Microsoft.

Additionally, Microsoft (www.microsoft.com) revealed that a select group of customers has been in production on SQL Server 2000 for up to six months as part of an Early Adopter Program.

These customer applications will be among the many featured in the Enterprise 2000 launch on September 26, which will unveil the first customer successes built on the .NET platform.

SQL Server 2000, the first .NET enterprise sever product, is the data management and analysis backbone for the coming wave of .NET applications and services. It is designed to deliver Web-enabled applications for e-commerce, data warehousing, and lines of business that are scalable and reliable.

A comprehensive set of features in SQL Server 2000 will support organizations in Web-enabling of existing systems as well as building new applications. Integrated XML support allows database and application developers to easily store XML in the database or retrieve data in XML format, enabling fast application-to-application integration and Web site flexibility. Additional self-management and tuning, improved programmability, and data center management capabilities will help organizations to deliver e-commerce applications. - Isaac Slepner

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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