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WRQ Is Member of Microsoft BizTalk Server Partner Programme

LONDON, March 3, 2004 — WRQ, Inc. today announced the general availability of WRQ Verastream’s legacy interface for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004. WRQ Verastream’s complete interoperability with BizTalk Server 2004 enables developers to access Verastream’s legacy components entirely within the Microsoft environment.

Leveraging WRQ’s service-oriented approach to legacy integration, customers using BizTalk Server and WRQ Verastream® can create reusable services that completely abstract host functionality from the technical and operational details of the originating systems.

WRQ Verastream expands the reach of Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 by providing a non-invasive, bi-directional, real-time connection to host systems (such as IBM OS 390, AS/400, HP e3000, VT, OpenVMS, etc.). Verastream eliminates any host programming and allows BizTalk Server developers to encapsulate and reuse legacy application functionality within the BizTalk Orchestration environment.

“WRQ is pleased to be part of the launch of BizTalk Server 2004, especially at a time when enterprise demands for new business processes and initiatives require companies to tap into valuable host assets,” said Ron Grevink, director of integration strategy for WRQ Europe. “We have committed our resources to ensure that Verastream contains all the functionality developers need to seamlessly interoperate with Microsoft’s BizTalk Server. WRQ Verastream’s close alignment with BizTalk Server 2004 ensures that both developers and BizTalk Server administrators can be more productive to meet enterprise demands for new business initiatives.”

Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, part of the Microsoft Windows Server System, provides foundational technologies — including business-process orchestration, single sign-on capability and human-based workflow and Web services support — that enable customers to build tailored e-business solutions to connect people with information and processes. Built on the Microsoft .NET Framework and integrated into the Microsoft Office System and Visual Studio .NET, BizTalk Server 2004 addresses the unique needs of information technology professionals, information workers and developers to help increase efficiency and productivity.

“WRQ Verastream allows customers to develop a fully integrated solution with BizTalk Server 2004,” said Eric Swift, director of E-Business Servers at Microsoft Corp. “WRQ Verastream and Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 empower companies to capitalise on new opportunities and build the next generation of tailored e-business solutions that span corporate boundaries and improve business agility.”

The Verastream interface for BizTalk Server 2004 has successfully completed the requirements for the BizTalk Server 2004 Certification Programme. This programme, conducted by Unisys at Unisys' Microsoft Innovation Centre, is a premier classification of quality assurance gained through in-depth review of a vendor’s architecture and compliance with core programming paradigms for enterprise-scale computing. The Unisys Microsoft Innovation Centre is a joint initiative between Unisys and Microsoft, offering a structured development, testing and validation environment for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 solutions.

For more information on WRQ Verastream’s legacy interface for Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004, visit Registered users may download a demo version of the interface at

Developers and customers can find BizTalk Server 2004 at More information about members of the BizTalk Server Partner Programme can be found at


About WRQ
WRQ® builds software for accessing and integrating legacy applications. WRQ Reflection® software provides a broad range of terminal-emulation and PC X server solutions. WRQ Verastream® integration server provides a single platform for reusing legacy logic and data in web applications, CRM applications, or portals. Our products help companies get the most from their hosts today as they advance their long-term IT strategy.

Established in 1981, WRQ is one of the largest privately held software companies in the U.S. It has over six million users worldwide and the highest customer-support rating in the industry. Four out of five Fortune 500 companies rely on WRQ daily. Learn more at

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