SANTA CLARA, Calif. (September 30, 2004) Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq: MVSN) today, with development support from partner Microsoft, delivered a special edition of AdminStudio which integrates with Microsoft Systems Management Server (SMS) 2003 and will be available for download from Microsoft.com. AdminStudio SMS Edition provides Microsoft SMS 2003 customers with a suite of solutions that automates the complex process of preparing reliable application and patch packages for deployment across an enterprise.
"The tight integration between AdminStudio SMS Edition and SMS 2003 will bring great value to SMS 2003 customers by enabling quick, easy and efficient pre-deployment packaging," said David Hamilton, director of the Windows and Enterprise Management Division at Microsoft. "We are delighted to partner with Macrovision to extend the value of SMS 2003."
SMS 2003 is an industry standard for change and configuration management for the Microsoft platform, enabling organizations to provide relevant software and updates to users quickly and cost-effectively. AdminStudio SMS Edition complements the powerful features of SMS 2003 with pre-deployment software packaging solutions that address a variety of common enterprise challenges. For example, AdminStudio SMS Edition helps enterprises more quickly and efficiently migrate to Windows XP from legacy systems by automating complex conversions and packaging processes to ensure reliable deployment. Leveraging the capabilities of AdminStudio, SMS 2003 customers realize increased efficiencies, improved reliability and greater productivity.
"AdminStudio SMS Edition demonstrates Macrovision's commitment to offering a standardized, independent software packaging solution that integrates with leading distribution systems," said Lynn Sweetwood, vice president for enterprise solutions at Macrovision. "As a founding member of the SMS Alliance, we are looking forward to helping SMS customers maximize the value of their applications, increase productivity and simplify how they prepare software for distribution."
AdminStudio SMS Edition, which includes software packaging and customization tools, also features a web-based SMS 2003 console that enables systems administrators to prepare, publish and distribute applications through their SMS 2003 system without returning to the original SMS 2003 console.
Application packaging is a key component of Macrovision's Software Value ManagementÂ™ solutions, which include software installation, updating, licensing, entitlement management, end user management, and usage optimization.
Pricing and Availability
AdminStudio SMS Edition is available at no charge on September 30 for all evaluators and customers of Microsoft Systems Management Server 2003 from Microsoft's web site www.microsoft.com/smserver/default.asp. Users of AdminStudio SMS Edition can expand upon the functionality included in this free version by upgrading to AdminStudio Professional Edition.
Additional information on the complete AdminStudio product line, as well as training classes and professional services is available from www.macrovision.com or by calling 800-809-5659.
Macrovision Corporation (Nasdaq: MVSN) is the market leader in electronic licensing, installation, and digital rights management ("DRM") technologies. Macrovision's Software Technologies Group markets the FLEXnet universal licensing platform and the InstallShield suite of software installation, repackaging and update solutions, which are deployed on more than 500 million desktops worldwide. Over 50,000 software publishers and hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies use Macrovision technologies for Software Value ManagementÂ™ (SVM). SVM solutions bridge the gap between pricing and packaging software on the developer side, and purchasing and managing that software on the enterprise side. Macrovision holds more than 700 software licensing, DRM and content protection patents worldwide. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices worldwide. More information about Macrovision and Software Value Management solutions can be found at www.macrovision.com.
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