MicroStrategy 7 Provides Enhanced Web-Based Query and Reporting

Full Range of Web-based Interfaces Offer Desktop-like Functionality

Through the Ease of Use of the Web



Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from MicroStrategy Incorporated

    VIENNA, Va., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq:   MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of
 business intelligence software, today announced that MicroStrategy 7(TM), its
 scalable business intelligence platform built for the Internet, now features a
 full range of Web-based interfaces specifically designed for query and
 reporting.  Companies can choose the interface that best fits their needs from
 three levels of functionality, from basic report interaction to the most
 advanced analysis.
     The interfaces offer desktop-like analytical functionality through the
 ease of use of the Web, with features similar to popular consumer Web sites
 such as Yahoo!.  They enable users to create and format reports, drill into
 corporate data, pivot columns and rows, perform advanced ad-hoc analysis with
 personal preferences and subscribe to reports on a scheduled basis.
     "MicroStrategy 7 makes it very simple for our merchants and inventory
 managers to quickly access reports through the Web," said Steve Stone, vice
 president of MIS operations for Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.
 "Easy-to-use, report-manipulation features such as drilling, pivoting and
 sorting help effectively manage in-stock levels and product selections for our
 stores."
     "MicroStrategy offers a full range of options over the Web," said Sid
 Banerjee, vice president, product marketing, at MicroStrategy Incorporated.
 "MicroStrategy 7 offers step-by-step guidance during ad-hoc analysis that
 allows even novice users to perform complex trend analysis and customer
 segmentation via the Web."
 
     MicroStrategy 7 provides three different levels of point-and-click web
 interfaces:
 
     * Web Viewer(TM), which allows users to subscribe to and view static
       reports.
 
     * Web Reporter(TM), which delivers enhanced data manipulation and report
       formatting for query and reporting over the Web.
 
     * Web Analyst(TM), which includes the full range of capabilities needed to
       perform query, reporting and advanced analysis through a Web interface,
       enabling report creation through advanced prompting.
 
     If interested in the web-based query and reporting of MicroStrategy 7,
 companies may attend MicroStrategy Partner Summit 2001 on May 8-10 in San
 Francisco, Calif.  To register or for more information, visit
 http://www.microstrategy.com/partnersummit .
 
     About MicroStrategy Incorporated
     MicroStrategy is a leading provider of business intelligence software for
 Global 5000 organizations.  Since 1990, the company has specialized in helping
 businesses transform their extensive operational data into actionable
 information.  MicroStrategy's business intelligence platform gives
 organizations solutions to their query, reporting, and advanced analytical
 needs, and distributes insight to users via Web, wireless, and voice.
     MicroStrategy 7(TM), the company's scalable business intelligence
 platform, is built specifically for the Internet era.  Its pure-Web
 architecture provides Web reporting, security, performance and standards that
 are critical for deployment over the Web.  Within intranets, the company's
 products provide employees with information to make better business decisions.
 In extranets, extended enterprises use MicroStrategy 7 to build stronger
 relationships by linking customers and suppliers via the Internet.
     MicroStrategy has approximately 1,100 enterprise-class customers including
 Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, AT&T Wireless Group, First Union
 Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline.  MicroStrategy also has relationships with
 over 200 systems integrators, application development and platform partners
 including IBM, PeopleSoft, Compaq, Informatica and JD Edwards.
     MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR.  For more
 information on the company, or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software,
 please visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com .
 
     MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 7, Web Viewer, Web Reporter and Web Analyst
 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 (the "Company") to differ materially
 from the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could contribute to such
 differences include: the possibility that the securities class action and
 shareholder derivative settlement agreements will not obtain court approval or
 that the other conditions to the settlements will not be satisfied; the
 Company's ability to secure financing for its current operations and long-term
 plans on acceptable terms; the ability of the Company to implement and achieve
 widespread customer acceptance of its MicroStrategy 7 software and
 Strategy.com network on a timely basis; adverse reaction by the Company's
 employees, investors, customers, vendors and lenders to the restatement of the
 Company's financial results or its future prospects; 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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    VIENNA, Va., April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ --
 MicroStrategy(R) Incorporated (Nasdaq:   MSTR), a leading worldwide provider of
 business intelligence software, today announced that MicroStrategy 7(TM), its
 scalable business intelligence platform built for the Internet, now features a
 full range of Web-based interfaces specifically designed for query and
 reporting.  Companies can choose the interface that best fits their needs from
 three levels of functionality, from basic report interaction to the most
 advanced analysis.
     The interfaces offer desktop-like analytical functionality through the
 ease of use of the Web, with features similar to popular consumer Web sites
 such as Yahoo!.  They enable users to create and format reports, drill into
 corporate data, pivot columns and rows, perform advanced ad-hoc analysis with
 personal preferences and subscribe to reports on a scheduled basis.
     "MicroStrategy 7 makes it very simple for our merchants and inventory
 managers to quickly access reports through the Web," said Steve Stone, vice
 president of MIS operations for Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse.
 "Easy-to-use, report-manipulation features such as drilling, pivoting and
 sorting help effectively manage in-stock levels and product selections for our
 stores."
     "MicroStrategy offers a full range of options over the Web," said Sid
 Banerjee, vice president, product marketing, at MicroStrategy Incorporated.
 "MicroStrategy 7 offers step-by-step guidance during ad-hoc analysis that
 allows even novice users to perform complex trend analysis and customer
 segmentation via the Web."
 
     MicroStrategy 7 provides three different levels of point-and-click web
 interfaces:
 
     * Web Viewer(TM), which allows users to subscribe to and view static
       reports.
 
     * Web Reporter(TM), which delivers enhanced data manipulation and report
       formatting for query and reporting over the Web.
 
     * Web Analyst(TM), which includes the full range of capabilities needed to
       perform query, reporting and advanced analysis through a Web interface,
       enabling report creation through advanced prompting.
 
     If interested in the web-based query and reporting of MicroStrategy 7,
 companies may attend MicroStrategy Partner Summit 2001 on May 8-10 in San
 Francisco, Calif.  To register or for more information, visit
 http://www.microstrategy.com/partnersummit .
 
     About MicroStrategy Incorporated
     MicroStrategy is a leading provider of business intelligence software for
 Global 5000 organizations.  Since 1990, the company has specialized in helping
 businesses transform their extensive operational data into actionable
 information.  MicroStrategy's business intelligence platform gives
 organizations solutions to their query, reporting, and advanced analytical
 needs, and distributes insight to users via Web, wireless, and voice.
     MicroStrategy 7(TM), the company's scalable business intelligence
 platform, is built specifically for the Internet era.  Its pure-Web
 architecture provides Web reporting, security, performance and standards that
 are critical for deployment over the Web.  Within intranets, the company's
 products provide employees with information to make better business decisions.
 In extranets, extended enterprises use MicroStrategy 7 to build stronger
 relationships by linking customers and suppliers via the Internet.
     MicroStrategy has approximately 1,100 enterprise-class customers including
 Lowe's Home Improvement Warehouse, AT&T Wireless Group, First Union
 Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline.  MicroStrategy also has relationships with
 over 200 systems integrators, application development and platform partners
 including IBM, PeopleSoft, Compaq, Informatica and JD Edwards.
     MicroStrategy is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol MSTR.  For more
 information on the company, or to purchase or demo MicroStrategy's software,
 please visit MicroStrategy's Web site at http://www.microstrategy.com .
 
     MicroStrategy, MicroStrategy 7, Web Viewer, Web Reporter and Web Analyst
 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 (the "Company") to differ materially
 from the forward-looking statements.  Factors that could contribute to such
 differences include: the possibility that the securities class action and
 shareholder derivative settlement agreements will not obtain court approval or
 that the other conditions to the settlements will not be satisfied; the
 Company's ability to secure financing for its current operations and long-term
 plans on acceptable terms; the ability of the Company to implement and achieve
 widespread customer acceptance of its MicroStrategy 7 software and
 Strategy.com network on a timely basis; adverse reaction by the Company's
 employees, investors, customers, vendors and lenders to the restatement of the
 Company's financial results or its future prospects; 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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