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DATABASE MANAGEMENT/ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM SUPPORTS MSDE.

MetaCommunications, Inc., Iowa City, Iowa, has introduced its latest software release package which includes a major upgrade of MetaConsole, MetaCommunications' database management and administration program. The new version of MetaConsole facilitates and centralizes Virtual Ticket / Job Manager database management by allowing administrators to create database maintenance plans, restore databases, manage SQL Server settings and manage SQL Server Agent jobs through a single graphical interface.

The release package upgrade also adds support for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Desktop Edition (MSDE). MSDE is a no cost embedded subset of Microsoft SQL Server technology that provides local or remote database services for MetaComunications products. It is optimal for entry-level MetaCommunications system installations and can be easily scaled by upgrading to the full version of Microsoft SQL Server. More information on MSDE is available from Microsoft's web site: http://www.microsoft.com/sql/msde/default.asp.

"We're excited about offering our customers the choice of using MSDE with our products as an entry-level option. MSDE is a solid, robust and scalable solution for those who want to start small, but retain the flexibility of scaling to an enterprise-class solution such as Microsoft SQL Server. MSDE is based on the same data engine as SQL Server, so those who choose to install MSDE can upgrade to SQL Server later if their needs demand, without changing their data configuration," said Robert T. Long, executive vice president of MetaCommunications.

MetaConsole is available directly from MetaCommunications or through certified partners worldwide. This upgrade is available free of charge to customers with MetaCommunications' Software Assurance and Support program.

About MetaCommunications

MetaCommunications is a leading software developer of workgroup and enterprise business management and workflow solutions for the graphic arts industry. MetaCommunications flagship products include Virtual Ticket 5.5 and Job Manager 3.5. These cross-platform products are customizable and scalable from five-user workgroups to hundreds of users in an enterprise environment. MetaCommunications has more than 500 installations of its software worldwide, helping some of the world's top creative agencies, corporate marketing groups, printing and prepress firms, and publishers work more efficiently and profitably. MetaCommunications was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Iowa City, Iowa.

For more information, visit http://www.meta-comm.com or call 319/337-8599 ext. 186.
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