Oracle to Demonstrate Tight Integration Between Oracle® Database 10g and Microsoft .NET at VSLive! San Francisco

REDWOOD SHORES, Calif., Jan. 30 /-- Oracle (NASDAQ:ORCL) today announced it will demonstrate the tight integration between Microsoft .NET and Oracle® Database 10g, including its latest support for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and ADO .NET 2.0, at the VSLive! Conference at Moscone West Conference Center in San Francisco, Jan. 29 - Feb. 2.

Conference sponsor Oracle will feature Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET, a free plug-in that enables developers to use Visual Studio 2005 to develop and deploy .NET Framework-based applications with Oracle Database 10g. The new plug-in will feature an integrated PL/SQL Debugger enabling PL/SQL developers to debug PL/SQL stored procedures and functions from within Visual Studio. Oracle's support of Visual Studio 2005 helps increase developers productivity for building .NET applications and enables customers to take advantage of the performance, reliability, scalability and security of Oracle Database 10g.

Attendees can view demonstrations and meet with Oracle experts to learn more about deploying Oracle on Windows at booth #800. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to try Oracle's free, entry-level database, Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE), on their laptops or pick up a CD of the software. Overall, Oracle will showcase the following products and services:
o Oracle Database XE;
o Oracle Data Provider for .NET for ADO .NET;
o Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET; and,
o Oracle Fusion Middleware.

Oracle senior director of product management Mark Townsend will deliver a keynote presentation at VSLive! in Moscone West on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 11:45 a.m. PST. Townsend's keynote, "Deploying Oracle Database 10g on the Windows Platform," will underscore Oracle's commitment to Windows and .NET and detail how customers can take full advantage of Oracle Database 10g.

Long-standing Oracle Commitment to Windows Platform

Since 1985, Oracle has helped thousands of customers build mission-critical database systems on the Microsoft platform. Oracle is a Premier partner in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program, and as a result offers tight integration between Oracle Database and Visual Studio .NET and Windows Server 2003. Today, Oracle offers Oracle Database for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Server 2003. Additionally, Windows customers can take advantage of Oracle Real Application Clusters which allow them to turn a cluster of low-cost, industry standard servers running Windows into a highly available, scalable and secure platform for running database and packaged applications.

To learn more about Oracle products for Windows, visit the Windows Technology Center on the Oracle Technology Network at To learn more about Oracle products for .NET, visit the .NET Developer Center on the Oracle Technology Network at


Oracle is expected to offer a downloadable production versions of Oracle Database XE, Oracle Developer Tools for Visual Studio .NET with support for Visual Studio 2005, and Oracle Data Provider for .NET with support for ADO.NET 2.0 by the end of its fiscal year, May 31, 2006.

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