DEVELOPMENT TOOL
Extend Visual Studio 2005 Controls

Infragistics announced NetAdvantage 2005 3.0 for Visual Studio 2005, a presentation-layer toolset for your Windows Forms, ASP.NET, and Tablet PC applications.This release enhances the functionality of Visual Studio 2005 by including WinEditors that extend the columns in the Windows Forms grid to give you improved data-input capabilities. NetAdvantage is also Extensible HyperText Markup Language (XHTML) compliant and will simplify deployment of your ASP.NET applications. In addition, new DataBinding, ASP.NET theming, and Smart Tags provide tighter integration with Visual Studio 2005. For more information, contact Infragistics at 800-231-8588, sales@infragistics.com, or http://www.infragistics.com.

BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE
Simplify and Centralize SQL Calculations

AppFusion announced a new component for its business intelligence (BI) and collaboration platform, Advanced Modeling, which lets you treat relational data as multidimensional arrays so that you can easily perform complex SQL calculations. Advanced Modeling eliminates the need for complex SQL JOIN and UNION statements and lets you perform hierarchical or customized financial modeling, time-series analyses, and iterative calculations. In addition, the product lets you manage all the calculations within the BI and Collaboration Dashboard. For more information about Advanced Modeling, contact AppFusion at 858-587-2574 or http://www.appfusion.com.

MIGRATION TOOL
Migrate Multiple Databases to Your SQL Server Environment

Ispirer Systems released SQLWays 3.9, a data-migration solution for SQL Server 2005. The product uses a wizard-driven UI to automatically convert data, schema, and business logic from Oracle, IBM DB2, IBM Informix, Sybase, PostgreSQL, and MySQL to your SQL Server environment. SQLWays provides advanced capabilities for data-type conversion, either globally for all tables, or locally for individual tables.The new release also resolves reserved word and identifier conflicts and provides improvements for its stored-procedure and trigger conversion. For more information about SQLWays, contact Ispirer Systems at 877-734-7638, ispirer@ispirer .com, or http://www.ispirer.com.

PERFORMANCE-MONITORING TOOL
Manage Your SQL Server Infrastructure

Idera announced SQL diagnostic manager (SQLdm) 4.0, a real-time performance-monitoring and diagnostic solution. A notable improvement for this release is the metrics repository, which looks at your SQL Servers, then stores performance and availability data in a central repository. The metrics repository also lets you create custom reports to perform trend analysis, capacity planning, data comparison, data correlation,and forecasting. SQLdm also includes predefined reports, sample reports, and custom report guides to enhance your reporting ability. Other updates include an enhanced Web console and SNMP alerting. Pricing for Idera SQLdm is $1295 per SQL Server instance. For more information, contact Idera at 713-523-4433, 877-464-3372, or http://www.idera.com.