BRIEF: Altiris To Support VS 2005/SQL Server 2005

Life cycle management tool vendor Altiris says it will support Visual Studio 2005 Team System and SQL Server 2005 in its future products.

Altiris will provide advanced application development capabilities to enhance Visual Studio 2005, an extensible IT lifecycle management infrastructure built on .NET Framework 2.0, and a configuration management database in SQL Server 2005.

“The Altiris connector technology and Visual Studio 2005 Team System will allow development, test and IT administration teams to simplify end-to-end application development for increased business agility,” officials said in a statement released at the Microsoft TechEd 2005 conference in Orlando, Fla.

Additionally, Altiris will provide security audit and compliance solutions for SQL Server 2005 as well as capabilities for advanced analysis of applications built on the .NET Framework 2.0, the company said.

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