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Advanced Software Dev. Programs for DMS

Nov.1, 2005

FileHold Systems to produce a new generation on Microsoft centric software products. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; FileHold Systems, a developer of advanced document and record management software has announced today that it has been selected to participate in elite software development programs sponsored by Microsoft. The Microsoft programs; “Touchdown” and “Ascend” are designed to help Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) take full advantage of Microsoft resources in developing and bringing new products to market.

The Microsoft invitation describes the Ascend program; ”It is a comprehensive, technical program designed to enable your development staff to leverage the innovations in the Windows Server Longhorn Application Platform to build your next generation of enterprise business applications.”

The Touchdown and Ascend programs are designed to assist early adopters of Microsoft new technology platforms in their product development activities. For each of these programs participating Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) are committing to releasing products based on the respective technologies during or shortly after the official Microsoft product release and launch campaigns. FileHold Systems has embarked upon a software development program to build a Microsoft technology centric document, record and content management solution that addresses the needs of small and medium sized business and department of large companies. The new product called FileHold is based purely on Microsoft technologies and built using only Microsoft development tools.

FileHold Systems is one of approximately 300 worldwide companies who were selected to participate in the elite Windows Server “Longhorn” Ascend Program. As a participant, the company will receive technical training, guidance, support and up-to-the-minute product information from the Microsoft Longhorn Development Team.

Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Jacek Lipowski stated “the FileHold Systems Product Road Map is fully aligned with the Microsoft program requirements and we are committed to releasing products that harmonize and compliment the Microsoft product plans. For example FileHold’06, which is 100% based on Microsoft platforms and developed using Visual Studio 2005 and .NET 2.0 technologies, will be released ahead of the timelines required by the Touchdown for Visual Studio 2005 program.”

About FileHold Systems

FileHold Systems is a privately owned company that was formed for the purpose of developing document management software, a modern Microsoft based document and record management software solution that incorporates powerful, but easy to use, interfaces with bulletproof security and document storage capabilities. FileHold empowers the workers of mid sized businesses, departments of large companies and various levels of Government to create share and collaborate electronically on all of their important documents while maintaining tight version control and managed workflow.