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Aras Joins Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Early Access Program

Aras is Selected for Strategic ISV Program forWindows Server 2008 Enablement

LAWRENCE, MASS. - May 31, 2007 - Aras Corporation, leading Microsoft enterprise open source software solution provider, today announced that the company has joined the Early Access Program [EAP] for Windows Server 2008 Longhorn. Aras is the only enterprise Product Lifecycle Management solution in the Windows Server 2008 EAP.

The EAP is intended to support a limited number of strategic independent software vendors [ISVs] that are committed to enabling their solutions on the Windows Server 2008 platform and intend to become Certified for Windows Server 2008. Along with access to Windows Server 2008 code the EAP provides technical specifications, compatibility requirements, development information, automated self-testing tools, and direct assistance to support the solution provider's enablement process.

"Aras understands the significant advancement that is occurring in Windows Server 2008, and we recognize that it will be the enterprise platform of choice for corporate customers," said Peter Schroer, President of Aras Corporation. "We feel that it is important for our enterprise solutions for PLM to be ready for the latest Microsoft platform technologies. By doing so we will be continuing to enable open innovation for the corporate community which something no other PLM provider can deliver."

About Aras Corporation
Aras® Corporation is the leader in providing Microsoft enterprise open source software solutions to companies that want the control and flexibility of open source and have Microsoft skill sets and infrastructure. Aras delivers the Aras Innovator® suite of solutions providing an alternative to conventional enterprise applications. The Aras Innovator application framework technology is a next generation model-based, service-oriented architecture [SOA] in Microsoft .NET with unmatched flexibility enabling companies to deploy quickly and adapt easily while maintaining upgradeability. Customers include Rolls-Royce, Freudenberg, Ingersoll Rand and ACCO Brands. Aras is privately held and headquartered in Lawrence, Mass. For additional information visit