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Ready-to-Run Software Signs Agreement With Microsoft To Continue Support for FrontPage® Server Extensions on non-Windows Platforms

Chelmsford, MA. – November 26, 2001 -- Ready-to-Run Software (RTR) today announced that it has signed an agreement with Microsoft Corp. to provide ongoing engineering, maintenance and related support services for the Microsoft® FrontPageServer Extensions within non-Windows configurations. These platforms include Sun® Solaris®, Red Hat® Linux®, Hewlett-Packard® HP-UX, Compaq® Alpha Unix.

"We are pleased to work with RTR on maintaining and supporting the Microsoft® FrontPage™ Server Extensions on non-Windows configurations" said Giovanni Mezgec, Lead Product Manager at Microsoft Corp. "The new functionality available in FrontPage 2002 coupled with RTR’s quality of service, cross platform knowledge and expertise will ensure a great experience for customers using FrontPage 2002 on any server platform."

"RTR welcomes the opportunity to continue our relationship with Microsoft in providing support for the FrontPage Server Extensions," said Jeff Moskow, CEO of Ready-to-Run Software. "This agreement represents a significant milestone in that RTR has been the company selected to be solely responsible for the non-Windows FrontPage Server Extensions for the past six years. Clearly, over the years, FrontPage has become the leading application for website publication and management. The server extensions offer advanced features without having to write or maintain server-side code making the job of publication much easier. Certainly, given the current growth of web servers and the Internet, the tools and technology provided by FrontPage and associated extensions are vital in today’s market."

About Microsoft FrontPage 2002

FrontPage is the world’s leading web publishing and site management tool. With the latest release, FrontPage version 2002, Microsoft provides the best value in its category with integrated features for web site creation, web site reporting and management, instant team web sites with the SharePoint Team Services Web solution, e-commerce and graphics editing built-in. As part of the Microsoft Office family of products, it shares familiar features making it easy to learn and become productive. For more information about FrontPage, visit

About Ready-to-Run Software

Ready-to-Run Software is the industry leader in software porting and cross-platform services helping companies migrate and support their solutions across various platforms, operating systems, architectures and technologies. Operating since 1991, RTR clients include companies such as IBM Corporation, Microsoft, 3M Corporation, Sun Microsystems, America Online, Agilent, Alcatel, TRW, and SpeechWorks International.

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