Microsoft y Business Objects Software Ltd. han anunciado la renovación de su contrato de distribución de Crystal Reports. Con este acuerdo, Crystal Reports, la solución de reporting de Business Objects, se integrará con la nueva versión de Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2005.
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REDMOND, Wash., and SAN JOSE, Calif., March 24 — Microsoft Corp. and Business Objects Software Ltd. today announced the two companies have renewed their distribution agreement for Crystal Reports. With this agreement, Crystal Reports, the award-winning reporting solution from Business Objects, will ship with the next version of Microsoft Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2005.
«We are excited to reach this milestone in the development of Visual Studio 2005,» said David Lazar, director in the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft. «Crystal Reports has been an important part of our product offering for more than 10 years, and by providing Crystal Reports, we enable customers to protect their investment in existing projects and build new ones with the technology that works best for them.»
This special edition of Crystal Reports enables developers to create interactive reports for enterprise Web and smart client applications without leaving the Visual Studio environment. Users can design and share interactive reports over the Internet, thereby enabling enterprise customers and business partners to host reports inside their own applications. As a result, organizations using Visual Studio, or applications created with Visual Studio, can more easily track, understand and manage their business to improve enterprise performance.
«Crystal Reports has long provided developers with a fast and productive way to create and integrate presentation-quality, interactive reports that scale to meet the demands of end users,» said Tim Huckaby, CEO and co-founder of InterKnowlogy LLC, a professional services organization specializing in solutions for the Microsoft platform. «I am pleased to see Business Objects and Microsoft continuing their close relationship, enabling users to take advantage of the industry-leading solution within Visual Studio.»
Designed for anyone who enjoys the creative challenge of software development, Microsoft Visual Studio offers a productive, multilanguage development environment for building a broad range of solutions on the Microsoft platform. Visual Studio 2005 will offer comprehensive tools that are integrated, reliable and easier to use. As an open development environment, Visual Studio 2005 will provide developers with an opportunity to create interactive reports using the reporting solution that best fits their needs.
«Developers who use Microsoft technologies have had a long relationship with Crystal Reports, dating back to the introduction of Visual Basic,» said Bill Gibson, senior vice president of partners and alliances at Business Objects. «Business Objects is committed to continuing its history of delivering integrated solutions that help companies expand the use of business intelligence within their organization and maximize the return on their IT investments.»