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 REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq: MSFT) today announced it has acquired One Tree Software, a privately held company based in Raleigh, N.C. The company produces SourceSafe, a source-code-control tool for advanced, team software development. SourceSafe provides a unique, project-oriented approach to source-code control that promotes code reuse and supports Microsoft's vision of component-based software development.
 Source-code control is a critical facet of professional software development for individuals or teams of any size. Source-code-control tools assist developers by preventing accidental code loss and allowing backtracking to previous versions, branching, merging, and managing of multiple releases. SourceSafe provides this robust version-management and configuration-management functionality along with security and audit- trail capabilities.
 The acquisition of One Tree strengthens Microsoft's development tools strategy by providing a source-code-control solution that can be used as a central development manager by developers using Microsoft(R) tools.
 "Microsoft development tools are now being used predominantly by professional developers who are demanding more support for team-based development," said Roger Heinen, senior vice president of development tools at Microsoft. "Through SourceSafe, we are clearly addressing the needs of professional developers."
 "This announcement is the best possible news for our product and our customers," said Brian Harry, president and head of development at One Tree Software. "By integrating SourceSafe into the Microsoft development tools product line, Microsoft will make SourceSafe a better product for current and future customers."
 Pricing and Availability
 Microsoft SourceSafe is scheduled to be available in December 1994. As a result of the acquisition, SourceSafe will be available for approximately $499.
 Microsoft SourceSafe supports the MS-DOS(R), Windows(TM) and Windows NT(TM) operating systems and the Macintosh(R) development environment. In 1995, Microsoft plans to enhance SourceSafe to include support for the Windows 95 operating system, as well as a high level of integration with the Visual Basic(R) programming system, the Visual C++(TM) development system, the FoxPro(R) database management system, and other Microsoft development tools.
 Migration From Microsoft Delta
 Microsoft SourceSafe will provide a path to the future for users of Delta, Microsoft's current source-code-control tool. In 1995, Microsoft will offer a copy of SourceSafe at no charge (other than a nominal freight charge) to all licensed users of Delta. In addition, a migration utility will be provided to allow easy migration of Delta projects to SourceSafe. Microsoft will discontinue sales of Delta as of Dec. 31, 1994; however, support for Delta will be continued through Dec. 31, 1995.
 Founded in 1992, One Tree Software provides easy-to-use tools to automate software development. One Tree's core development team will remain with Microsoft.
 Founded in 1975, Microsoft is the worldwide leader in software for personal computers. The company offers a wide range of products and services for business and personal use, each designed with the mission of making it easier and more enjoyable for people to take advantage of the full power of personal computing every day.
 NOTE: Microsoft, MS-DOS, Visual Basic and FoxPro are registered trademarks and Windows, Windows NT and Visual C++ are trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Press Only: Frank Kane of Waggener Edstrom, 503-245-0905; or Ken Felder of One Tree Software, 919-821-2300; or Customer Ordering and Information, Microsoft SourceSafe: 800-397-2323/

CO: Microsoft Corp.; One Tree Software ST: Washington, North Carolina IN: CPR SU: TNM

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