Microsoft Corp. will include a specially tailored version of Seagate Software Inc.'s Crystal Reports 4.5 World Wide Web site traffic analysis tool in the next release of its Internet Information Server.
IIS 3.0, scheduled to be launched next week at Internet World in New York, will come bundled with Seagate's Crystal Report Designer and Crystal Report Engine, which enable users to create graphical reports on site traffic, officials for the two companies said today.
The tools also allow application developers to publish SQL Server and Microsoft Access database information to HTML pages via Active Server pages, Microsoft officials said.
The bundled offering is targeted at both smaller companies and high-volume Internet service providers, said Andrew Handford, strategic relations manager at Seagate, in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The package also will include a set of six preset Web log analysis reports that can be customized by users.
The deal follows an announcement last month that Seagate will develop an ActiveX server component within Crystal Reports for Microsoft's Active Server Platform.
Seagate is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Seagate Technology Inc. Microsoft is based in Redmond, Wash.