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Xtremesoft Announces Beta Release of AppMetrics® for BizTalk Server

New Version Supports Microsoft BizTalk Server 2002 and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM)

Woburn, Massachusetts: February 6, 2002 - Xtremesoft, Inc. today announced the beta release of its latest version 2.0 of AppMetrics for BizTalk Server. This release showcases support for BizTalk Server 2002 and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM), and features Xtremesoft's new Suspended Document Manager and RapidResponseSM Engine.

The Suspended Document Manager (SDM) shows the administrator the status of all suspended documents, individually the most time consuming administrative task associated with BizTalk. It provides full control through a comprehensive web interface; giving administrators drill down visibility into all suspended documents, through the use of multiple analysis views, including: a Trading Partner View, a Suspension State View, and a Document and Interchange View. Moreover, these views feature multiple attribute filtering, and allow you to easily act upon groups of suspended documents. Used in conjunction with the RapidResponse engine, it can automatically manage the suspended document queue.

The RapidResponse Engine utilizes BizTalk Server 2002, itself, to automate processing of document exceptions and errors that occur in normal, day-to-day operations. Because the handlers are implemented, using BizTalk Server 2002 Orchestration, they can be easily customized to match the specific needs of a customer's unique application. The engine is highly scalable and supports long duration queued requests and responses, enabling robust event handlers to be built. The Document Transmission Failure event handler, for instance, features automatic polling of a trading partner followed by automatic document resubmission when the channel is recovered.

"Organizations throughout the world are building business applications using BizTalk Server, and AppMetrics for BizTalk is an enterprise solution geared explicitly for managing these large scale, mission critical applications," said Michael Dexter-Smith, President and CEO of Xtremesoft. "Our latest product complements BizTalk Server 2002 and Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) perfectly, and adds powerful features every administrator requires."

The beta is available now with final release expected in the second quarter. For a complete feature and function reference with side-by-side analysis of the management and monitoring features found in BizTalk Server 2002 and its Microsoft Operations Manager management pack; or to request entry into the beta program, go to: www.xtremesoft.com/beta for more information.

About AppMetrics for BizTalk Server 2002
AppMetrics for BizTalk Server 2002 complements BizTalk Server by helping organizations successfully manage their BizTalk Server applications and servers. This application monitoring system tracks the business processes, messages, and activities running within BizTalk Server systems. Applications managers and system administrators can monitor the day-to-day health of BizTalk Server deployments, and receive notification of problems before their customers or trading partners are affected. Furthermore, whether beginning a pilot or fully deployed, AppMetrics for BizTalk Server's production reporting and analysis system enables you to collect the information you need to develop and verify service level agreements (SLAs) and perform capacity planning.

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 our website at www.xtremesoft.com for more information.


David Vins
Director, Marketing Communications
Xtremesoft, Inc.
+1 (781) 759-1234

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