PITTSBURGH, April 20 /PRNewswire/ --

- ComponentOne DataGrid, Chart, and Maps for SharePoint are Now Available

Earlier this year, ComponentOne, a leading component vendor in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner Program, announced the Community Technology Preview (CTP) release of three Web Parts for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. The industry's reaction was outstanding and today ComponentOne announced the general availability of these Web Parts, DataGrid, Chart, and Maps for SharePoint, based on the success of the CTP program.

Administrators can install one or all three of our Web Parts and end-users may begin using them immediately, without having to write a single line of code, said Dan Beall, product manager at ComponentOne. After running a simple install program, authorized users will be able to add rich, interactive, high performance Office SharePoint Server 2007 list or Microsoft SQL Server data views. Each of the Web Parts, individually priced at US$500.00, furnishes dynamic data views, business intelligence, and rich data visualization right out of the box.

Microsoft is pleased with how ComponentOne has found a way to make its Web Parts easy for administrators to incorporate into their sites, plus easy for administrators and end-users to configure and use, said Joe Marini, Director, Platform Tools Ecosystem at Microsoft Corp. ComponentOne's features and efficiency help provide Microsoft customers with an easier solution when using Microsoft products, like Office SharePoint Server 2007 or SQL Server.

Others are sharing similar sentiments. Stephen P. Seidel, developer, SharePoint administrator at Dawn Foods commented, It is clearly the most polished Web Part for Microsoft Virtual Earth on the market. Chris Pendleton, Virtual Earth technical evangelist at Microsoft commented on his blog http://blogs.msdn.com/virtualearth, What's also nice is that regardless of using a list or database, the designer will be populated with the respective field types so you can select what information you're interested in -- in true Office SharePoint Server 2007 fashion.

We responded to user demand and realized with our expertise in the Microsoft Silverlight arena we could harness the power of the Silverlight platform for our Web Parts, said Beall. Given that ComponentOne's Web Parts are built on Silverlight, it gives them superior interactivity, design, and performance.

Beall pointed out that the product consists of actual Web parts, right out of the box, as opposed to ASP.NET or Silverlight controls, which require a development effort to make them work in the Office SharePoint Server 2007 environment and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0. He also shared that ComponentOne's Web Parts can access SQL Server data as well as information stored in Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services 3.0.

ComponentOne DataGrid(TM) for SharePoint

ComponentOne DataGrid for SharePoint offers features for exploring and navigating Office SharePoint Server 2007, Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, and SQL Server data including: a built-in filter bar, scrolling, master-detail relationships, grouping and sorting.

ComponentOne Chart(TM) for SharePoint

With ComponentOne Chart for SharePoint you can render data how you want to see it. They offer an assortment of popular, built-in chart types. You have control of the chart axes and legend, and any user with the appropriate permissions can select from predefined views or define their own.

ComponentOne Maps(TM) for SharePoint

ComponentOne Maps for SharePoint uses Microsoft Virtual Earth and supports multi-mode, deep-zoom mapping in SharePoint. Maps for SharePoint allows users to add data points to the maps and associate detail data to those points. It pinpoints coordinates, pans, and zooms. Using the on-board designer, the map type, zoom factor, location, and more may be changed.

Availability and Pricing

To begin using these great new Web Parts in your Office SharePoint Server 2007 or Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 sites today, visit www.componentone.com to download all three Web Parts. ComponentOne provides both online and telephone purchase options www.componentone.com, +1-412-681-4343 or +1-800-858-2739.

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ComponentOne has continued leadership in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner Program and has been a premiere partner of Microsoft for more than 20 years. ComponentOne's flagship product, ComponentOne Studio Enterprise, is the industry's broadest and most complete suite of development components for developing all layers of Windows, Web, and Windows Mobile applications. With the most powerful components designed for the .NET Framework, Studio Enterprise delivers the tools developers need to produce next-generation UIs for Windows and the Web. Studio Enterprise allows developers to create rich user experiences with ASP.NET AJAX-enabled Web interfaces, enterprise-level .NET Windows Forms applications, as well as newly emerging WPF and Silverlight technologies with less code and in less time. ComponentOne is also the provider of Doc-To-Help and DemoWorks. ComponentOne is a privately held company headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information on ComponentOne or its products, visit http://www.componentone.com/.

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Eve Turzillo of ComponentOne, +1-412-681-4343, press@componentone.com; NOTE TO EDITORS: For additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact Communications Manager, Eve Turzillo.