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Securely Deliver Documents
Omtool announced Genidocs 1.2, a new version of secure email software that now features Microsoft Office XP support, a server-to-server message gateway, and improved authentication. The Secure Message Relay feature automates steps at the server level so that users who frequently exchange high volumes of sensitive documents can send and receive secure email. Users can choose to send a Genidocs email message with the file attachments in their original formats rather than converting them to PDF or ZIP format, to preserve digital signatures. The software also features Web-based message creation and delivery tracking, SQL Server and Microsoft Access support, and the ability for secure email recipients to register their own user names, passwords, and hints so that passwords aren't sent through email.
Genidocs 1.2 core message processing uses a SQL Server 2000 database by default. Genidocs Advanced Server costs $17,500 for 50 seats, and Genidocs Server costs $5,595 for 50 seats. Contact Omtool at 603-898-8900 or http://www.omtool.com.
Compare SQL Server Schemas
F.D. Russ & Associates announced SQLSchemaCheck 2.0, software that can compare any SQL Server, user database, or subsection schema to another SQL Server schema. SQLSchemaCheck reports incorrect table column order, missing tables, mismatched data types, lengths, and other table properties. The software can also report scripts that don't match or are missing. The software lets you browse various user objects on two SQL Servers. SQLSchemaCheck features a folder for triggers so you don't have to go through each table to work with triggers.
SQLSchemaCheck 2.0 supports SQL Server 2000, 7.0, and 6.5 and costs $55 for a single-user license. Contact F.D. Russ & Associates at 352-454-8192 or http://fdruss.no-ip.com/consult.
Manage Objects in Your Database
myLittleTools.net announced myLittleAdmin for SQL Server and Microsoft Access, a Web-based database-administration tool that uses Active Server Pages (ASP). The software lets you manage stored procedures, views, triggers, rules, and default objects. You can fully manage your databases even when you can't use Enterprise Manager. You can use the software to execute any SQL command, including stored procedures. You can also build an SQL command by using a wizard. The software is provided in ASP or VBScript source-code format.
myLittleAdmin supports SQL Server 2000 and 7.0 and costs approximately $180 for a single-site license. Contact myLittleTools.net at email@example.com or http://www.mylittletools.net.
Make the Most of Visual Studio .NET
FMS announced five new developer products designed for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET. Total .NET XRef ($199) lets you instantly generate a complete cross-reference of your C# and Visual Basic .NET code. You can highlight a class, variable, method, member, property, or any other code element you've defined, and Total .NET XRef builds a list of all references to that item. Total .NET Analyzer ($499) scans .NET applications to detect more than 50 potential errors and problems before you deploy your applications. Total .NET SourceBook ($299) provides a collection of ready-to-use source code and features hundreds of ready-to-use code snippets, classes, how-tos, and articles. Total .NET Renamer ($199) lets you perform exact find-and-replace operations on your C# and Visual Basic .NET source code. Total SQL Statistics ($999) analyzes data from SQL Server and provides a range of statistical analyses for .NET applications.
Total SQL Statistics supports SQL Server 2000 and 7.0, and the other developer products support Visual Studio .NET. Contact FMS at 703-356-4700, 866-367-7801, or http://www
Graphically Edit XML Schemas
Altova announced the XML Spy 4.3 Suite, a line of developer tools for advanced XML application development. The suite consists of the XML Spy 4.3 Integrated Development Environment (IDE), the XML Spy 4.3 Extensible Style Language Transformations (XSLT) Designer, and the XML Spy 4.3 Document Editor. The suite supports graphical editing of XML schemas, which bridge the gap between XML and relational data by creating XML views of relational data. Once XML Spy knows which schema or Document Type Definition (DTD) your document is associated with, an integrated validating parser extracts all relevant information about the content model to provide you with constant background information while you're editing your file.
The XML Spy 4.3 Suite supports SQL Server 2000. Pricing starts at $399 for a single-user license. Contact Altova at 978-816-1600 or http://www.xmlspy.com.
Manage Patches Across Multiple Servers
Shavlik Technologies announced Shavlik EnterpriseInspector and Shavlik HFNetChkPro AdminSuite, software that helps you scan for network vulnerabilities and maintain current software-patch updates. Shavlik EnterpriseInspector remotely inspects for vulnerabilities in SQL Server 2000 and 7.0; Microsoft IIS; Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition (WTS); Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE); and domain controllers (DCs). Shavlik HFNetChkPro AdminSuite lets you scan the network to learn which systems aren't properly protected. The software then lists available patch updates for vulnerable systems.
Shavlik EnterpriseInspector costs $3124 for as many as 50 PCs. Shavlik HFNetChkPro AdminSuite costs $1124 for as many as 50 PCs. Both products run on Windows XP, Windows 2000, and NT systems. Contact Shavlik Technologies at 651-426-6624, 800-690-6911, or http://www.shavlik.com.
Protect Your Database
Incepto announced SQLUP! 1.1, disaster-protection software for SQL Server databases. The software clusters the databases on local or remote servers over a LAN or WAN so that you don't need a shared storage device. The software automatically synchronizes the clustered databases in realtime, continuously monitors the database update level, and directs traffic to databases that are available to service application requests. You can maintain database availability and consistency, even in the case of media failure, server crash, or site failure.
SQLUP! 1.1 supports SQL Server 2000. Pricing is based on the system architecture and the number of clustered servers and databases. Contact Incepto at 866-462-3786 or http://www.incepto.com.