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FMS Partners with Microsoft SQL Server Team to Deliver Access to SQL Server Migration Services

Vienna, VA - FMS announced today that it has partnered with the national Microsoft SQL Server marketing group to provide consulting services for customers interested in migrating Access database applications to SQL Server. The Microsoft SQL Server team, based in Redmond, WA, sought an experienced software development firm to partner with on a services effort aimed at Microsoft Access users who need to 'upsize' or migrate their Access applications to SQL Server. Under the arrangement, FMS is providing the services, technical content, and developing a specific web site where firms can sign up for the program.

“FMS has a great history of successfully migrating Access applications over to SQL Server,” said Adam Carroll, SQL Server Product Manager at Microsoft. “We knew we wanted a partner with a strong reputation for these service deliveries, so FMS was a natural choice for us."

Dan Haught, FMS's Executive Vice President said "This is a terrific opportunity to combine our Developer Tools Products team with our Professional Solutions Group's practical field experience and offer their collective expertise to those firms struggling with this issue. In just the past six months, we've seen some very large clients with thousands of Access databases face the question of which Access applications to move to SQL Server. We came up with a strategy for these companies to economically manage the process, and we're happy to share it."

FMS has written several whitepapers on the topic of Database Evolution, and has a unique combination of software and services to help firms manage their desktop data assets. The services will include up to two free hours of consultation with FMS team members, an invitation to attend a free seminar at Microsoft's Reston, VA office, coupons for web-cast training sessions, and a dedicated web site for additional information ( The program is initially targeted to mid to large companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, and it is scheduled to begin on May 2, 2003.

About FMS

Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held software firm located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. FMS offers award-winning packaged commercial software products and custom software consulting services. Consulting services are offered to clients locally and across the country. Clients include Fortune 500 firms, government agencies, financial institutions, healthcare providers, smaller businesses, and non-profit organizations. Committed to innovation and quality, FMS solutions are developed by an in-house team of experts including several Microsoft MVPs, published authors, and conference speakers. FMS is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a Microsoft Independent Software Vender (MSDN ISV), an Intel Early Access Program member, a member of the Association for Competitive Technology and a member of Visual Studio .NET Integration Program (VSIP).