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Alpha Software Releases New Version of Award Winning DOS Database Program Alpha Four.



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BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 8, 2001

Customer demand for quick and productive DOS databases remains strong

Alpha Software Inc., a veteran database developer with a tradition of empowering users, today announced the release of Alpha Four See Alpha Five.  Version 7, the latest incarnation incarnation, the assumption of human form by a god, an idea common in religion. In early times the idea was expressed in the belief that certain living men, often kings or priests, were divine incarnations.  of its award winning DOS database program.

With the introduction of Version 7, Alpha Software continues to build on the legacy of its Alpha Four brand. Users familiar with Alpha's development philosophy will recognize the program's logical and intuitive menu structure, along with its extensive help system.

In addition to the robust features found in previous versions of Alpha Four (including fully relational sets, an applications generator to guide users through the creation of custom applications, power scripts, full network-ready architecture with automatic file and record locking A first-come, first-served technique for managing data in a multiuser environment. The first user to access the file or record prevents, or locks out, other users from accessing it. After the file or record is updated, it is unlocked and available. , a WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Pronounced "wiz-ee-wig." It refers to displaying text and graphics on screen the same as they will print on paper or display on a Web page.  report writer, an extensive array of field rules and lookups for speedier and more accurate data entry, mail merge Printing customized form letters. A common feature of a word processor, it uses a letter and a name and address list. In the letter, Dear A: Thank you for ordering B from our C store..., A, B and C are merge points into which data are inserted from the list.  capabilities with form letters and mailing labels and field statistics), Version 7 has improvements in overall performance and will work with the latest operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap.  from Microsoft, including Windows 2000 and Windows XP The previous client version of Windows. XP was a major upgrade to the client version of Windows 2000 with numerous changes to the user interface. XP improved support for gaming, digital photography, instant messaging, wireless networking and sharing connections to the Internet. . Alpha Four Version 7 also gives users the option of using Windows printer drivers, resulting in major improvements in ease-of-printing.

"We are very excited to be able to offer this new version of Alpha Four. Our users have been asking for these new features, and we are happy to continue to support them with Version 7," stated Richard Rabins, co-chairman, Alpha Software. "Alpha has been in the database business for almost 20 years, and both the industry and our company have gone through many changes. One thing that hasn't changed though, is our commitment to our product and our customers. When we developed Alpha Four, our goal was to provide users with a full-featured database that that was easy to use. With Version 7, we have stayed true to that goal, while delivering a high quality and innovative product that delivers 'real world' information management solutions."

About Alpha Software

Alpha Software, Inc. builds cutting-edge database software that enables users to build breakthrough applications and solve database management problems easily, efficiently and rapidly.

The company's award-winning flagship Windows database, Alpha Five An application development and database management system (DBMS) for Windows from Alpha Software, Inc., Burlington, MA (www.alphasoftware.com). Noted for its ease of use and rapid application building, Alpha Five provides high-level, predefined scripts for creating desktop and Web-based , combines sophisticated database management and application building capabilities with an extremely straight-forward and intuitive user interface. In the coming year, Alpha Five will be upgraded to work with the web, becoming a full client-server database development environment.

With over one million units sold, Alpha Software products continue to set the standard of excellence for database usability.
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