MicroStrategy hosts online event to launch next generation business intelligence technology

Webcast to Demonstrate New Features of MicroStrategy 8

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 3, 2005 -- MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq: MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of business intelligence software, today announced that it will offer an online launch event on February 10, 2005, to demonstrate the exciting new features and capabilities available from MicroStrategy 8. On Monday, January 31, 2005, MicroStrategy unveiled MicroStrategy 8, its latest innovation in BI technology. MicroStrategy's new release integrates enterprise reporting, analysis and continuous performance monitoring into one BI platform and empowers end-users with a comprehensive range of easy-to-use capabilities for improved business decision-making.

MicroStrategy 8 provides streamlined functionality and more than 2,000 enhancements that enable all levels of business users to access more of their enterprise data. With a scalable architecture and a single metadata, users can easily navigate between reporting, analysis and monitoring without using multiple BI tools or navigating dissimilar interfaces. MicroStrategy 8 also offers a redesigned, easy-to-use Web interface and expands the universe of data sources that business users can access for their reporting and analysis activity.

MicroStrategy 8 has already received positive reviews from customers, global partners and industry analysts. Nigel Pendse, author of The OLAP Survey 4 ( and The OLAP Report (, stated, "The OLAP Surveys have consistently found that MicroStrategy sites have the most users, and the highest level of Web- deployment. MicroStrategy 8 provides further improvements in the Web user interface and better source data connectivity while still providing the only fully integrated product set ideally suited for large scale, complex data analysis, highly formatted reporting, proactive exception reporting and advanced queries."

On February 10, the 90-minute Webcast will highlight the features and business benefits of MicroStrategy 8. MicroStrategy executives will provide an overview of the technology and discuss its innovative new capabilities. In addition, participants will hear what industry experts have to say about the technical achievements of MicroStrategy 8 and customers will share comments on how they plan to use MicroStrategy 8 to enhance their business performance. There will be six convenient times for participants around the globe to join the launch event.

In addition to the Webcast, MicroStrategy is planning a global city tour to over 60 locations in February. To register for the February 10th Webcast or the global city tour, visit the MicroStrategy website,

About MicroStrategy

Founded in 1989, MicroStrategy is a worldwide leader in the business intelligence software market. Leading Fortune 2000 companies are increasingly integrating MicroStrategy's business monitoring, reporting, and analysis software into their operations. The MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform(TM) distills vast amounts of data into vital insight to help drive cost-efficiency, revenue-generation, and productivity. Top companies are using MicroStrategy to cost-effectively empower thousands of employees, partners, and suppliers with the business insight they need to make better business decisions everyday.

MicroStrategy has over 2,800 enterprise-class customers, including Aventis, eBay, General Motors, Lowe's Companies, Pfizer, Sprint, Telecom Italia, U.S. Postal Service, Visa International, Wells Fargo, and Yahoo!. MicroStrategy also has relationships with over 300 systems integrators and application development and platform partners, including HP, IBM, PeopleSoft, Sun, and Teradata, a division of NCR. MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR. For more information or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software, visit MicroStrategy's Web site at

MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 7, MicroStrategy 8, MicroStrategy Business Intelligence Platform, MicroStrategy Report Services, and MicroStrategy 7i are either trademarks or registered trademarks of MicroStrategy Incorporated in the United States and certain other countries. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

This press release may include statements that may constitute "forward- looking statements," including its estimates of future business prospects or financial results and statements containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements inherently involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results of MicroStrategy Incorporated and its subsidiaries (collectively, the "Company") to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that could contribute to such differences include: the ability of the Company to implement and achieve widespread customer acceptance of its MicroStrategy 8 software on a timely basis; the Company's ability to recognize deferred revenue through delivery of products or satisfactory performance of services; continued acceptance of the Company's products in the marketplace; the timing of significant orders; delays in the Company's ability to develop or ship new products; market acceptance of new products; competitive factors; general economic conditions; currency fluctuations; and other risks detailed in the Company's registration statements and periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release.

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