This week at Fawcette TechnicalPublications' VSLive! San Francisco, Ektron Inc., will unveil a content management solution developed in a "native" .NET Framework-based environment. Ektron CMS400.NET, built on the Microsoft .NET Framework, is an evolutionary step in content management solutions that delivers advanced security, scalability, and interoperability to mid-sized enterprises. The Microsoft .NET Framework helps businesses deliver value to their customers, partners and employees. It enables IT professionals to connect their organizations more effectively than ever before and exchange information via Web services. "Ektron continues to build content management solutions that offer easy integration and use for developers, administrators and business users," said Bill Rogers, CEO, Ektron, Inc. "Additionally, we continue to develop CMS solutions based on Microsoft's technology roadmap - in this case, the .NET Framework. Ektron's strategy is to bring content management solutions to the masses. Many organizations are upgrading their technology platform and transitioning to Microsoft Windows Server System and the .NET Framework," added Rogers. "CMS400.NET addresses the growing need for a .NET Framework- based content management solution." CMS400.NET makes it easier to integrate applications and share information via Web services and helps turn a Web site into a true Web-based application. And it enables developers to create richer and more robust applications for Web site users. "Microsoft is pleased Ektron has built its solution on the .NET Framework," said Richard Burte, product manager in the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "Together with the .NET Framework, CMS400 helps bring advanced security, scalability and interoperability to our mutual customers." Ektron CMS400.NET delivers the following benefits: * Streamlines deployment of content management applications * Lowers integration costs * Offers tight integration with Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 * Enhances security with a "managed code" approach * Supports content sharing across applications and devices CMS400.NET's enhanced Web services API allows users to extend their Web sites and intranets by integrating content from another device or locations. Ektron CMS400.NET delivers all the business benefits that organizations need from a Web content management solution. It includes Ektron's WYSIWYG editor, eWebEditPro+XML, which lets business users author XML forms and easily capture and structure XML and XHTML documents and data; content check- in/check-out, workflow, approval process, content history and additional content management functionality. About Ektron Inc. Ektron provides Web content management software and editor tools that make it easy for anyone to author, manage and publish HTML and XML content for Web sites, intranets and Web applications. Our browser-based solutions, used in more than 10,500 integrations worldwide, include the Ektron CMS family, the eWebEditPro and eWebEditPro+XML editors and WebImageFX, our easy-to-use image editor. Ektron is redefining Web content management with highly affordable solutions that integrate easily, are flexible and grow with any organization. Founded in 1998, Ektron is based in Amherst, NH, and has offices in Europe. Learn more about Ektron at http://www.ektron.com.