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Intraware Selected by Bluestone Software as Primary Web-Based Channel Provider for XML Suite

Special Introductory Promotion Offered through April 30, 1999

ORINDA, Calif. and MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. - (March 29, 1999) - Intraware, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRA - news), a full-service web-based software management services company, and Bluestone® Software, Inc., the leader in Enterprise Interaction Management, today announced the companies have expanded their existing partnership, whereby Intraware will provide primary web-based software services for Bluestone XML Suite™, comprising Bluestone XML-Server™, Bluestone Visual-XML™, and XwingML™.

Being first to market with a dynamic XML server, Bluestone developed Bluestone XML Suite to enable developers to quickly and easily create and deploy e-commerce, electronic data interchange, application integration, and supply chain management applications. To introduce the product suite to its member base, Intraware is offering a special introductory price of $995 per single license until April 30, 1999. The offer includes Bluestone XML-Server, a free copy of Bluestone XML-Server Interactive Distance Learning, Bluestone Visual-XML Database Publishing Wizard, XML Editor, Java Code Editor, SQL Editor, and DTD Editor. The introductory offer also includes a coupon that will be redeemable for a full copy of Bluestone Visual-XML that will be generally available in May, 1999. Beginning May 1, Bluestone XML Suite will be priced at $2,995 for Bluestone XML-Server and $99 for Bluestone Visual-XML.

As a result of today's announcement, Bluestone will leverage Intraware's web-based product research, electronic software purchase and delivery, and software management services to streamline customers' technology assessment efforts and accelerate product sales. At the same time, Intraware will benefit from today's partnership by expanding the number of products carried through its Web Development product category with the addition of Bluestone's leading-edge XML products.

"Bluestone is one of the key players defining the XML movement -- which is why today's partnership is so important to Intraware," said Peter Jackson, president and CEO of Intraware. "By adding the Bluestone XML Suite to intraware.shop's Web Development product category, we're offering the growing worldwide developer community another breakthrough technology through our unique online software procurement and delivery services."

"Because of the considerable interest our XML suite has generated this year, it's become clear that the XML development community is growing to global proportions," added John Capobianco, senior vice president of marketing at Bluestone. "In order to reach this fast growing worldwide market, we have chosen a channel and software management partner who can help the development community to quickly and easily evaluate, purchase, and update our product line from anywhere in the world, any time of day. Intraware is uniquely qualified to meet these requirements."

Bluestone's XwingML, and commercial Bluestone XML-Server products are available immediately through intraware.shop. The Bluestone Visual-XML developer toolkit will be available in May. Customers that download the freeware XwingML platform automatically qualify for all Intraware Standard Membership benefits

Bluestone XML Suite

Bluestone XML-Server is the first generally available dynamic XML server, defined as the middle-tier link that integrates legacy and new age data sources with XML documents. Companies that want to take advantage of business-to-business and application-to-application communication will find the Bluestone XML-Server to be a very cost-effective way to expand or replace their EDI implementations.

Bluestone Visual-XML is a developer toolkit that helps companies build XML-based applications. It automatically generates document type definitions (DTDs) and XML documents based on data sources and binds XML documents to data sources, all through graphical drag and drop programming that generates pure Java and pure XML code.

Bluestone's XwingML is a public domain contribution from Bluestone labs that accelerates the learning curve for early adoptors of XML/Java tools. It is an innovative development platform for merging XML and Java code, and allows users to create, in common English, XML documents that generate Java graphical user interfaces without the user writing Java code.

Intraware Services

Customers will be able to research, interactively demonstrate, purchase and electronically download the entire Bluestone XML Suite from the intraware.shop service. In addition, the Intraware SubscribNet service offers customers proactive software update management, on-demand software downloads, and license renewals available via a personalized, password protected Website. Each of these services is available to IT professionals worldwide on a 24 x 7 basis.

About Bluestone

Bluestone Software, Inc. is the independent leader in Enterprise Interaction Management -- the controlled exchange of enterprise information. The company enables enterprises to seamlessly integrate their business applications into a Web-centric environment and to smoothly and reliably manage information interactions. Bluestone's Sapphire/Web is recognized as one of the most powerful, secure, and manageable Web application framework in the world. Bluestone XML Suite includes the industry's first dynamic XML server and an approachable and easy-to-use developer's toolkit. These leadership products form the core of Bluestone's XML/Java strategy to help companies quickly and easily integrate legacy and new age applications within their organizations, as well as more efficiently exchange data with the external world. Bluestone has formed strategic partnerships with leading software companies, such as Computer Associates, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Informix, Microsoft, Open Market, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, and others. Major accounts include Dreyfus Corporation, Eli Lilly, MCI, Reliance National, Conexant, and Time, Inc. Bluestone Software, Inc. is located at 1000 Briggs Road, Mount Laurel, New Jersey 08054, phone 609-727-4600. The company's Website can be found at http://www.bluestone.com.

About Intraware

Intraware, Inc. is a leading provider of Internet-based business software and services for information technology professionals and business software vendors worldwide. Intraware acts as an objective resource by helping its corporate customers research, evaluate, purchase, and maintain business software online. Intraware's core service offerings include Intraware IT Knowledge Center, intraware.shop, and Intraware SubscribNet. Intraware IT Knowledge Center is a dynamic Website that contains interactive information services and third party content that help information technology professionals research and evaluate business software products. Intraware.shop is both an online purchasing and electronic delivery service for business software as well as a forum for software vendors to market and sell their products. Intraware SubscribNet is a Web-based software update delivery and management service that enables information technology professionals to stay current on their enterprise software. Intraware also offers its SubscribNet service to business software vendors as a way to increase customer satisfaction and decrease product and support costs.

These services also enable Intraware's partners, including Netscape Communications [NASDAQ: NSCP], Informix [NASDAQ: IFMX], Sun Microsystems [NASDAQ: SUNW], Infoseek [NASDAQ: SEEK], Oblix, Bluestone Software, Open Text [NASDAQ: OTEXF], and RealNetworks [NASDAQ: RNWK], to more effectively and efficiently sell and maintain their products. Intraware is a publicly held company with headquarters in Orinda, California, and sales/engineering offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Cleveland, Boston, Dallas, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Mountain View, California. Intraware's main address is 25 Orinda Way, Orinda, California 94563; (925) 253-4500; FAX (925) 253-4599. http://www.intraware.com.

"Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995": The statements contained in this release which are not historical facts may contain forward looking statements such as the potential growth of the XML development community. Actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in any forward looking statements as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the risk that our industry is highly competitive, that we are dependent on market acceptance of electronic software delivery, as well as the uncertainties detailed in the Company's Registration Statement on Form S-1 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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© 1999 Intraware, Inc. IT Knowledge Center, Intraware Compariscope, Intraware Radarscope, intraware.shop, and Intraware SubscribNet are among the service marks and trademarks of Intraware, Inc.

Bluestone and Sapphire/Web are registered trademarks, and Bluestone XML Suite, Bluestone XML-Server, Bluestone Visual-XML, and XwingML are trademarks of Bluestone Software, Inc.

All other product names, service marks, and trademarks mentioned herein are trademarks of their respective owners.


Fiona Hughes (for Intraware)
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Susan D'Elia
Bluestone, Software