NCompass Resolution 2.1 Integrates with Microsoft Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition

Innovative Web Content Publishing Solution Speeds Deployment of Corporate Web Applications

June 28, 1999 - Vancouver, BC - NCompass Labs Inc., a leading provider of Web content publishing solutions, today announced that NCompass ResolutionTM Version 2.1 provides tight integration with Microsoft? Site Server 3.0 Commerce Edition. The integration of these two technologies speeds Web application deployment and lowers Web site maintenance costs for corporations. NCompass Resolution 2.1 also includes support for Microsoft SQL Server? 7.0 and permits multilingual Web site creation.

Resolution 2.1 security has been integrated with Site Server's LDAP Membership Services to provide user authentication and allows customers to control access to the Resolution site content without requiring changes to their existing security setup. Resolution subscribers can perform fully authenticated searches for content based upon personalized subscription rights to the system. This technology integration speeds deployment time by leveraging existing investments in Microsoft Site Server. Resolution customers have the option of using either the Windows NTTM Directory Services or Site Server Membership Services.

"Microsoft Site Server and SQL Server 7 are cornerstones of Microsoft's backend Web platform," said Michael Pinckney, e-commerce marketing manager at Microsoft. "We are pleased to see NCompass Labs solve real business problems for our customers while allowing them to leverage their existing investments in Microsoft technology."

"Customers need products to speed the deployment of sophisticated Web applications," said Doug Wiggin, vice president of marketing at NCompass Labs. "The enhancement of Resolution's integration with existing IT infrastructure demonstrates our continued commitment to develop powerful Web content publishing solutions with low-cost deployment and minimal maintenance requirements.

Unicode Multilingual Support
NCompass Resolution has been internationalized to allow the design, authoring and publication of Web sites in any of the world's major languages, including those requiring double-byte character sets. The use of Unicode as the underlying data storage mechanism makes Resolution suitable for any national language environment.

Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 Support
NCompass Resolution is designed to take full advantage of Microsoft SQL Server's enhanced feature set including tighter integration with Microsoft Windows NT Server, extensive internationalization support, distributed transaction services and dynamic memory management resulting in smoother and more robust performance and considerably easier configuration of the system.

Oracle 8 Support
NCompass Resolution has been extended to support the Oracle 8 database, which can reside on either a Microsoft Windows NT or UNIX platform and be fully accessible from either platform by the Resolution Server.

Pricing and Availability
Resolution 2.1 will be generally available on July 12, 1999. Pricing starts at $39,000.

About NCompass Resolution
NCompass Resolution is the first Web content publishing application to fully integrate site design, content authoring, workflow publishing, and site management resulting in effective and rapidly deployed Intranet, Extranet and Internet Web applications. Based on open standards and interoperable with industry-leading Web tools, Resolution facilitates Web design and management for Web developers and designers, while allowing corporate authors to easily contribute content without relying on technical resources. By providing end-to-end management of Web content, Resolution solves the fundamental problems that limit the value of most Web applications unreliable content, poor design and inflexible structure and ensures that sites can adapt quickly to changes in technology, business requirements, and audience interests.

About NCompass Labs
Founded in 1996, NCompass Labs Inc. is a leading developer of Web content publishing solutions. NCompass Resolution enables enterprises to realize a significant cost and time advantage in the development and on-going management of Web-based applications. NCompass Labs was the first to bring Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) OLE technology to the Internet with the ActiveX Plug-in for Netscape (NASDAQ: NSCP), which remains the industry standard for ActiveX Netscape integration. NCompass Labs is based in Vancouver, BC, with offices in San Francisco, CA, Toronto, ON, Fairfax, VA, and Seattle, WA. For more information about NCompass Labs and its products, visit