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Press Release

FMS Ships Total .NET Developer Suite for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003

VIENNA, VA — February 11, 2003 – FMS announces its plan to ship Total .NET Developer Suite with the upcoming release of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. The Total .NET Developer Suite includes three productivity enhancing products for Microsoft Visual Studio .NET developers: Total .NET Analyzer, Total .NET SourceBook, and Total .NET XRef. All three products are seamlessly integrated with the Microsoft Visual Studio .NET Integrated Development Environment (IDE) and available to developers while they program.

Total .NET Analyzer

Total .NET Analyzer makes it easy to adopt “best programming practices” for Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET code. Instantly scan Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 application code to detect over 130 potential programming errors and issues. Improve performance, avoid cross-platform compatibility problems, find unused and legacy code, and much more. Total .NET Analyzer helps developers learn better programming techniques, which enables them to fix problems before applications are deployed.

Total .NET SourceBook

Total .NET SourceBook is the next generation of the award winning Total Visual SourceBook, one of the most popular professional source code libraries for Visual Basic developers. Through Total .NET SourceBook developers have access to tens of thousands of lines of code in both Visual C# .NET and Visual Basic .NET available for immediate insertion into Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 applications, royalty-free. The source code library provides an interactive way for developer teams to share their programming practices. A wide range of documented source code, tips and tricks enables developers to create applications for the Windows .NET Framework faster and with fewer errors. Developers can also add their code, tips, and snippets into the repository. New techniques can also be acquired through the CodeBase Web service. Multi-user ready, Total .NET SourceBook allows an entire development team to share their code and knowledge in a controlled and easily searched environment.

Total .NET XRef

With Total .NET XRef, developers can instantly generate a complete cross-reference of their code to all the parts of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003. This provides a vehicle to know how the code really works by finding all the uses of classes, variables, properties, and methods. Developers can navigate through all references and debug with ease as well as perform real-time impact analysis to see which objects a code change truly affects.

"With the upcoming release of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, Microsoft provides a compelling update to the industry’s best development environment," said Dan Haught, FMS Executive Vice President. "Microsoft has enhanced the performance, reliability, and security. With our Total .NET Developer Suite, developers can get-up-to-speed quickly, manage their code better, and take advantage of the new capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003."

"FMS is providing Visual Studio .NET 2003 developers with an essential resource," said David Lazar, director for the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "Development teams using the Total .NET Developer Suite will experience greater productivity by identifying application development issues before deployment."

Product Information

The Total .NET Developer Suite is now available for $999 per developer.

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Trial versions are available for all three products in the Total .NET Developer Suite. Products are available directly from FMS, most software resellers, and international distributors.

About FMS

Founded in 1986, FMS is a privately held software firm located in Tysons Corner, Virginia. FMS is the world’s leading developer of products for Microsoft Access, and a top vendor of products for SQL Server, Visual Studio .NET and Visual Basic communities. With tens of thousands of customers in over 100 countries, FMS customers are comprised from a variety of public and private organizations including 90 of the Fortune 100. Committed to innovation and quality, all FMS products are developed by an in-house team of experts including several Microsoft MVPs, published authors, and frequent quest speakers. FMS is a Microsoft Certified Partner, a Microsoft Independent Software Vender (MSDN ISV), member of the Association for Competitive Technology and a member of Visual Studio .NET Integration Program (VSIP).

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