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As part of an effort to provide more comprehensive support and integration with .NET, Sybase has released a new development tool that works in any .NET environment.
If all goes according to plan with its innovative Dutch auction-style IPO, Google Inc. could shortly - under the symbol 'GOOG' - start trading on the Nasdaq. The search giant might price its shares within an hour of having its registration statement declared 'effective' by the NEC at 4...
Every now and again, a customer exchange reveals hidden insights into the popularity of SYS-CON's LinuxWorld Magazine. We can't resist sharing this one, if only because of the curious running reference to a certain other technology magazine.
Windows 'SP2' - the new XP Service Pack 2 - is 'the cod liver oil of software upgrades: nasty but good for you,' writes BusinessWeek's technology correspondent in his latest column, winning easily our Best i-Technology Quote of the Week Award.
Time, after another busy i-technology week gone by, for a brief round-up of some of the main stories that we carried across the various SYS-CON.com Web sites this week.
According to the CEO of a leading interoperability solutions company, .NET developers can henceforth write their programs once in .NET 'and have them work anywhere Java works.' That, anyway, is what Jim Stewart - of Michigan-based Stryon - claims.
Microsoft is providing support to its customers for using Web Services Policy Framework (WS-Policy Framework), in version 2.0 of its Web Services Enhancements (WSE) for Microsoft .NET. Earlier editions of WSE had no support for WS-Policy.
.NET Developer's Journal editor-in-chief, Derek Ferguson, has been named by Microsoft Corporation a '2004 Microsoft Most Valued Professional' (MVP). Each year, Microsoft awards MVP status to individuals who are active and credible experts in technical communities worldwide and who demo...
Microsoft, with the release of Web Part and Web services toolkits for its SharePoint Products, continues to advance interoperability of enterprise applications.
Austin, TX-based Tonic Software announced the release of the first application that can trace performance problems with .NET Web applications. Called WebLens, it is a forerunner in the field of .NET technology enhancement.
'With the proliferation of viruses and other broad threats on business and consumer desktops, I can think of no higher priority than trying to ensure the security of personal computers,' said Rob Enderle, principal analyst for the Enderle Group, yesterday as Microsoft released Windows ...
The Associated Press is reporting today that Microsoft yesterday was 'investigating reports of a possible Internet attack that could slow or shut down the software company's Web site.' It appears that computers infected with the MyDoom.O virus which slowed down Google and other search ...
Scans of port 443, which is used by SSL, have surged since July 15, say experts. A similar pattern was seen in April, shortly after exploit code was published for a critical security hole in Microsoft's implementation of SSL, and the concern now is that hackers may again be profiling t...
Blue-laser DVD technology will be something that 'Longhorn' - Microsoft's so-called 'next-generation OS' - jives with. High density DVDs are the wave of the future, Microsoft Japan says, and Longhorn will be up to the challenge of helping users take advantage of HD DVD-based content.
Microsoft's SQL Server 2005, its next-generation flagship database program, will support AMD's Opteron with Direct Connect Architecture.
The biggest announcement from JavaOne, according to Michael Yuan, was that Nokia is building a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) framework on smart mobile phones that could quickly change how an average technology user sees Web services.
Oak Grove Systems' latest business process engine (BPE), Reactor 6.0, is focused on meeting the needs of enterprise environments. Currently in beta, Reactor 6.0 now allows enterprises to automate processes that span .NET and Java applications, in addition to providing true enterprise ...
The management team of Comdex, which they are 'postponing' this year, says not to worry, that the show will be back in 2005. 'Wouldn't it be pretty to think so?' muses Roger Strukhoff. Meantime, he mourns today's announcement and looks back at the ups and downs of 'the one event that d...
One day after the postponement announcement of Comdex by its owners MediaLive International, the new rumor in the Valley - as delegates to the annual JavaOne conference start making their final travel preparations to arrive in San Francisco to attend this year's annual event next week ...
The chairman of Network Associates, George Samenuk, e-mailed everyone in his company yesterday about the rumor the company is shortly to be acquired by Microsoft. 'There is no truth to this rumor,' he wrote.
Microsoft has released the first service pack (SP1) for Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services. Reporting Services is an open and extensible reporting platform that can increase business insight by providing real-time information from any data source to any device.
The Anti-Spam Technical Alliance (ASTA), whose participants include Yahoo!, Microsoft, EarthLink, and America Online, today unveiled the result of more than a year of close collaboration by presenting a host of detailed best practices and technical recommendations for the entire indust...
Network Associates, the anti-virus house, is up for sale and virus-ridden Microsoft, which in just last few weeks has been promising to deliver a remedy, is the reported buyer, according to CRN, which heard the tale in the channel.
JNBridge, LLC, has announced the general availability of JNBridgePro 2.1, the latest release of the company's Java/.NET interoperability tool for software developers.
Microsoft has released the second release candidate of Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) with Advanced Security Technologies. Windows XP SP2 RC2 is another milestone in the development of SP2 and is intended to give software and hardware developers and IT professionals the opportunity to...
This week, for his invention of the Web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee received $1.2 million from the Finnish Technology Award Foundation. The amount represents the first ever Millennium Technology Prize, which recognizes technological innovations of lasting benefit to society. 'Tim Berners-Lee'...
eCollege, a provider of value-added information services to the post-secondary education market, is collaborating with Microsoft and HP in the development of a content management system to support enterprise-wide eLearning programs both online and on campus.
Parasoft has just released .TEST 1.6, a unit testing tool that automatically tests classes written on the Microsoft .NET Framework without requiring developers to write a single test scenario or stub.
ComponentOne has released ComponentOne DevKit for Visual Studio .NET and ComponentOne DevKit for Borland Delphi 8.
What do you do if you have nearly $60 million in cash reserves but don't have an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package in your portfolio? Why, you take a serious look at the world's third largest software company, that's what. And that's just what Microsoft did earlier this year, ...
IBM has announced software to automate identity management for .NET environments, expanding IBM Tivoli software's existing identity management support for Java and Windows environments.
Novell has put out the second beta of Mono, the open source implementation of the .NET Framework for Linux, Unix and Windows whose sponsorship it acquired when it bought Ximian.
Microsoft Corp.'s Connected Car Technology was named Best Telematics Solution at Telematics Update Awards 2004.
On Tuesday, May 25, at their Tech Ed conference in San Diego, California, Microsoft announced the release of a new product targeted at information workers called the Microsoft Office Information Bridge Framework. This technology is intended to greatly improve the efficiency and cost-e...
Telelogic has announced its intent to support Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System, a set of extensible lifecycle tools that helps software teams collaborate to reduce the complexity of delivering modern service-oriented solutions.
At the Microsoft Tech-Ed 2004 Conference, Andrew Lees, corporate vice president for Server and Tools Marketing at Microsoft Corp., introduced the Windows Server System Common Engineering Roadmap, Microsoft's long-term plan for delivering common services across Windows Server System pro...
At this week's Microsoft Conference, eBay and Borland Software Corporation announced a new relationship that will provide Borland developers with access to tools and resources for creating Web services applications for the eBay and PayPal platforms and communities.
DataDirect Technologies has just introduced DataDirect Connect for .NET release 2.1, a full suite of 100 percent managed code .NET Framework data providers to support all versions of every major database.
In an agreement that will help software developers build Oracle applications on the Microsoft Windows platform, Oracle will participate in the Microsoft Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program.
A feature that's been anticipated for use in Microsoft's Longhorn now appears in a patent application from Apple. Apple has filed a patent for 'Graduated visual and manipulative translucency for Windows.'


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