/n software Releases the First Public Beta of IPWorks Version 6.0 for the Microsoft .NET Framework and Announces Support for Visual Studio Whidbey

A comprehensive suite of Internet communications components packed full of new features including RSS, WebDav, DNS, SNMP V3 and more!

Los Angeles, CA, October 26, 2003 - /n software inc. (www.nsoftware.com) - a leading provider of professional Internet development tools and components, released the first public beta of IPWorks Version 6.0, the first major upgrade of the award winning IPWorks Internet Toolkit in nearly two and a half years. The much anticipated IPWorks V6 release is packed with an incredible array of new components and additional functionality. Every component in the IPWorks suite has been upgraded with powerful new productivity enhancing features and supports Visual Studio .NET 2003 and the Microsoft .NET Framework. /n software inc. will support the upcoming Visual Studio "Whidbey" with a full array of development tools and components.

The current IPWorks V6 public beta consists of 40 fully-managed, enterprise-class components targeting the Microsoft .NET Framework. This release includes support for previous and current versions of Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework as well as full integration with the upcoming Microsoft Visual Studio "Whidbey."

IPWorks contains everything a software developer needs to rapidly integrate advanced networking communications with new or existing applications. This release is packed full of new features and functionality which simplify complex Internet communications solutions to a few lines of code. The new components in IPWorks Version 6.0 include:

  • RSS - Used for creating, modifying, and retrieving RSS feeds.
  • WebDAV - A WebDAV client component for distributed web authoring, versioning, and collaboration.
  • IPMonitor - Network Monitor packet capturing and protocol analysis component. Easy to use event based interface for monitoring local networks.
  • DNS - A full-featured DNS component supporting every major DNS record format.
  • SNMPAgent & SNMPMgr - New SNMP Agent and SNMP manager components, now with support for SNMP Version 3 and secure network management
  • ... and more!

In addition to the powerful new components, IPWorks V6 contains scores of new productivity enhancing features. Major new component features include new network adapter management capabilities (critical for building connected wireless applications), advanced support for new protocol version and protocol extensions, increased performance optimization during data transfers, and more´┐Ż Every component in version 6 has been upgraded with new simplified interfaces, expanded help documentation, and additional sample applications designed to decrease learning time and increase overall developer productivity.

"The features in IPWorks enable developers to rapidly integrate advanced networking communications with new or existing applications," said John Montgomery, director of the Developer and Platform Evangelism Division at Microsoft Corp. "Microsoft is excited to see /n software provide such a broad range of productivity enhancing features for Visual Studio 'Whidbey' and the .NET Framework."

Currently the IPWorks V6 public beta is only available for the Microsoft .NET Framework. Over the next few weeks new releases of IPWorks Version 6 will be available targeting the entire array of component technologies supported by the previous version of IPWorks.

For more information and to learn about the new features included in IPWorks V6, visit the /n software web page online at www.nsoftware.com/IPWorksV6/

Initially introduced in 1995, IPWorks is actively used by most Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies, as well as thousands of independent software developers worldwide. The product eliminates much of the complexity of developing connected applications, by providing easy-to-use programmable components that facilitate tasks such as sending email, transferring files, browsing the Web, consuming XML Web services, etc.

About /n software
/n software is the market leader in software components for Communications and Security development. Founded in 1994, /n software (pronounced 'n software') is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. You can reach the company via email at info@nsoftware.com, on the World Wide Web at www.nsoftware.com, or by calling US: (800) 225-4190 or International: (919) 544-7070.


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