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InstallShield releases InstallShield Professional - Windows Installer Edition 2.0

Squish those bugs! InstallShield Software Corporation has released another setup authoring offering: A new version of its installation-authoring software for Windows Installer setups.

InstallShield Professional � Windows Installer Edition 2.0. is like a roach motel in your operating system. It has powerful debugging and validation capabilities, advanced source code control integration and ease-of-use enhancements.

Some of the key features include an MSI Debugger, InstallScript functions, a Dynamic Scanning Wizard and new capabilities for large-scale development environments.

InstallShield Professional - Windows Installer Edition 2.0 is available right now from InstallShield and through a network of authorized resellers and distributors worldwide.

Compaq ships Identix BioLogon Windows 2000 for desktop and notebook products

Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Identix has announced that Compaq has begun shipping BioLogon Windows 2000 for Compaq desktop and notebook product lines.

Biologon Windows 2000 puts an even stronger deadbolt lock on the robust security in Windows 2000 Professional.

It uses new Windows 2000 security features to extend user and administrative security over applications, files, buttons, features, encryption options for documents and e-mail, and network access.

BioLogon Windows 2000 extends the ActiveDirectory schema to provide a secure solution seamlessly integrated into Microsoft's latest operating system.

Identix plans to ship BioLogon Windows 2000 in polyglot versions at the end of December 2000. The English version is already out there.

WebTrends and Knosys Leverage Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services

WebTrends Corporation says it has integrated with Microsoft and Knosys to broaden the CommerceTrends OLAP.

The CommerceTrends OLAP manager leverages the scalable data analysis capabilities of Microsoft's SQL Server 2000 Analysis Services with Knosys' visualization software.

Through this integration, e-business managers get deeper, multidimensional analysis that makes for better decision making.

Business managers will be able to evaluate integrated Web visitor and customer data captured by the CommerceTrends Visitor Relationship Management platform and analyze it with the CommerceTrends OLAP Manager.

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