ProClarity to Showcase SQL Server 2005 Migration at Microsoft Tech Ed Conference

Company Will Highlight Best Practices for Adoption of New Microsoft Business Intelligence Platform

‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, 28 June 2005 – ProClarity Corporation, a leading innovator of business intelligence (BI) technology for the enterprise, today announced it will showcase ProClarity for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 at the Microsoft Tech Ed Conference on July 5th to 8th in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (RAI Exhibition Center). On 7th July ProClarity will provide a valuable breakout session highlighting best practices for migration to the highly anticipated new Microsoft BI platform. Tech Ed is Microsoft’s largest annual conference for providing IT professionals and developers with technical training, information and resources to build, deploy and manage solutions with currently shipping and near-term Microsoft technologies.

"It’s our goal to share the best practices involved in the migration to SQL Server 2005 and how to best utilize ProClarity to take advantage of this new technology," said Jan van Dijk, product manager at ProClarity. "New SQL Server 2005 features will allow BI developers to build breakthrough analytic applications that will increase the speed and quality of decision making across the organization."

ProClarity is a participant in Microsoft’s Project REAL, a key initiative of which is to provide quality information regarding the migration to SQL Server 2005 through real-world examples.

"ProClarity has a great deal of expertise in both SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services and SQL Server Analysis Services 2005," said Len Wyatt, group program manager at Microsoft Corp. "Through our combined involvement in Project REAL, ProClarity is sharing that information to help customers make a smooth transition."

ProClarity 6, now available, supports the key new enhancements in SQL Server 2005 and the company will continue to deliver superior functionality with each subsequent ProClarity release.

More information regarding ProClarity integration with the Microsoft platform and migration to SQL Server 2005 can be found at the ProClarity booth, #D25 in Hall 11 in the Microsoft Office System Zone, or online.

"Barnes & Noble is using ProClarity 6 integrated with the Microsoft platform to migrate to SQL Server 2005 and take full advantage of the new advanced BI capabilities," said Lou Ann Leary for Barnes & Noble, an early adopter of SQL Server 2005 technology. "The combination of ProClarity and Microsoft solutions has provided us with a sound and cost-effective BI solution, and we anticipate a strong final release of SQL Server 2005."

SQL Server 2005 is Microsoft’s next-generation data management and analysis software designed to deliver increased scalability, availability and security to enterprise data and analytical applications while making them easier to create, deploy and manage. ProClarity continues to be the innovator and market-leading vendor of third-party products on the Microsoft platform, which is rapidly becoming a standard in BI applications.

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