June 07, 2005 12:00 ET

A First! Oracle and Microsoft to Co-Present at Oracle Development Tools User Group Conference

WILMINGTON, NC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 7, 2005 -- Oracle Development Tools User Group (ODTUG) announced that Oracle and Microsoft will co-present at its annual conference, ODTUG Now! 2005, June 18-22, in New Orleans. Corporate clashes between Oracle and Microsoft have in the past made a joint presentation out of the question. However, two major changes have occurred: 1) ODTUG recently expanded its technical coverage to include non-Oracle third-party products and tools that develop applications for use with Oracle databases, thereby opening opportunities for companies such as Microsoft to present at the ODTUG conference, and 2) Oracle and Microsoft have entered into a partnership that allows Oracle developer tools to work with and within a Microsoft Visual Studio .Net environment.

David Anstey, president of ODTUG, describes the changing development environment like this: "The space in which ODTUG members operate has grown exponentially more complex. There are hundreds of tools, methods, and technologies out there, and the development environment is more heterogeneous and complicated than ever." He adds, "It is essential that we provide our members with education and training on a variety of development tools at our conference."

ODTUG Now! 2005 Conference Chair Bruce A. Bergman believes, "Our five-day event, featuring more than 100 technical presentations, Hands-On Training, Best Practices in Software Architecture Symposium, and expert panels, promises to be the best training, networking, and information-sharing event the Oracle development community has ever had." He adds, "The fact that participants will return home with a CD of Oracle's Designer Developer Kit (DDK), a CD of the latest Beta version of Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, and a CD of the Conference Proceedings actually doubles the value of the conference."

ODTUG is an independent, not-for-profit, worldwide organization dedicated to enhancing "Oracle-centric" professionalism as well as methodology, software process management, analysis and modeling, data warehousing, business process design, and web development skills. ODTUG sponsors the world's most widely used electronic mailing lists for development tools. Members consistently report that the web site (, the highly regarded ODTUG Technical Journal, and the annual conference are exceptional benefits.

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