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Windward Reports Now Supporting WordML, SpreadsheetML, and .XLS Formats

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Windward Studios Announces Windward Reports 3.1

Now Supporting WordML, .XLS and SpreadsheetML File Formats

Boulder, Colo., March 1, 2005�Windward Studios�, a leader in enterprise report generation, today announced the public availability of Windward Reports� 3.1. With the new release, Windward Studios provides support for Microsoft��s new XML formats, WordML and SpreadsheetML, and the standard .XLS format.

Windward 3.1�s �Word out� function writes reports in WordML, the Microsoft XML format for Word 2003. Word 2003 can read and write the WordML format to provide a fully formatted Word document. With 3.1, anyone who needs a report formatted in WordML can quickly lay out, identify input data for, and generate a report.

Windward 3.1�s �Excel out� function now provides two new file formats for use in Excel: SpreadsheetML, which is the Microsoft XML format for Excel, and the standard .XLS format.

Windward continues to lead the way in enterprise reporting by providing support for Microsoft�s new XML formats.

About Windward Reports
Launched in 2002, Windward Reports is the only full-featured, robust J2EE/.NET reporting engine to use Microsoft Word as a layout tool, putting report-design and -generation power in the hands of the end user, technical or non-technical. Any Word user can easily and securely create reports with almost no learning curve. Also unique, Windward Reports implements in hours, offers affordable use-based pricing, and offers �prompt, fantastic� technical support via a 24/7 support forum and support contracts.

Windward Reports works by merging any XML, SQL or custom data source�or any combination thereof�with a Microsoft Word report template. It feeds data into the template to create a what-you-see-is-what-you-get report that can be generated in PDF, .RTF, HTML, WordML, .XLS, SpreadsheetML, .TXT, or multipart-MIME-email format. Available as a Java library, Windward Reports runs as a standalone application or in an enterprise computing environment.

Windward Reports developer and production systems are available for purchase or free trial at www.windwardreports.com (7MB download).

Windward Reports� user group spans 65 countries and all continents except Antarctica. User applications include financial statements, inventory reports, product-usage reports, purchase orders, invoices, training certificates, timesheets, and licenses. Other applications include reporting to meet requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, Patriot Act, HIPAA, Health Level Seven, Gramm-Leach-Blailey, Basel II, and other U.S. and international acts and accords affecting financial services, real estate, government, and insurance industries and the consultants and integrators serving them.

About Windward Studios
Windward Studios was formed in 1995 to develop innovative software products for both enterprise and individual customers. It has headquarters in Boulder, Colo. Windward Studios can be reached at www.windwardstudios.com.

Media Contact:Vincent Dipas
Public Relations for Windward Studios
vincent@windward.netWindward Studios
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