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Microsoft Releases Exchange 2007 To Manufacturing

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: Traveling Light
2. Today's Top Story
    - Microsoft Releases Exchange 2007 To Manufacturing
3. Breaking News
    - Internet Video Revenue Expected To Top $7 Billion In Four Years
    - Senate Passage Of Phone Records Privacy Bill Likely
    - A Third Of Jailed Journalists Web-Based, Numbers Increasing
    - IBM Mashup Tool + AccuWeather Data = New Applications
    - Sony Blu-Ray Gets 'General Dislike' Among Web Posters
    - Spam 2.0 Tactics Will Boomerang, Symantec Predicts
    - Microsoft Seeks Ad-Targeting Patent for DVRs
    - 'Laptop Lag' Hinders Getting Work Done On The Road
    - Pirates Spoof Vista's Enterprise Activation
    - The MacWorld Rumor Mill: No Phones, Maybe iTV
    - Oracle Bids For Larger Stake In Indian Software Vendor i-Flex
    - Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Seymour Papert In Coma In Hanoi
4. In Depth: Personal Tech
    - Return Of The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
    - Windows Media Player Sports Critical Bug
    - Looking For Love? Consumer Reports Tests 5 Online Dating Sites
    - Google VP Calls for Personal Health URLs
    - OMG! Teens Use IM More Than E-Mail :)
5. Voice Of Authority
    - You May Not Run Vista, But Your PC Actually Might
6. White Papers
    - Global Sourcing — A Competitive Advantage
7. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
8. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

Quote Of The Day:
"Men have become the tools of their tools." — Henry David Thoreau


1. Editor's Note: Traveling Light

Recently, a MetaFacts study stated that most mobile PCs are used at two locations rather than all around town. The reason? Lack of Internet connections and, according to principal analyst Dan Ness, "the weight and hassle of carrying around a notebook."

You said it.

I like having a notebook with me. I'm a writer, a Web surfer, an e-mail addict, and a constant note-taker — and I take notes a lot faster when I can type them. However, dragging around my six-pound ThinkPad (more when you add the power brick) is not something I can do casually — unless I plan to spend the next few weeks popping painkillers for an aching back.

I've tried other solutions. Way back in the early days of PCs, I was the proud owner of a Gateway Handbook, a very early DOS ultraportable that weighed less than three pounds. Later, I carried around a Psion Revo, a European PDA that came with a surprisingly usable keyboard.

After Psion dropped support for its PDAs, I gave up on the idea of a take-it-everywhere PC. However, I've started making plans for January's Las Vegas CES, one of the only trade shows left that can be described as "huge," and I'm going to need a blogging tool. Should I start looking into some of the really small ultraportables now out there, such as the 14-ounce OQO or Sony's 1.2-pound Vaio UX280P? Or should I investigate the lighter three-pound-plus notebooks like Gateway's E-100M or Lenovo's ThinkPad X60s? The former work nicely as lightweight additions to existing computer setups — the latter offer more bang for the buck, and don't require separate keyboards for normal typing.

What do you do if you want to surf or scribe on the go? Are ultraportables a practical computer subgenre or something that most serious users leave alone? Let me know at my blog post.

Barbara Krasnoff
bkrasnoff@cmp.com
www.informationweek.com


2. Today's Top Story

Microsoft Releases Exchange 2007 To Manufacturing
The new version includes enhancements for mobile users, integration with Microsoft's own Antigen for Exchange antivirus software, and new policy compliance tools.


3. Breaking News

Internet Video Revenue Expected To Top $7 Billion In Four Years
Next year, about 85% of revenue will be from ads attached to video. By 2010, services for renting and downloading TV shows and movies are forecast to account for nearly 40% of total revenue.

Senate Passage Of Phone Records Privacy Bill Likely
Buying, selling, or obtaining phone records without a customer's permission could become a felony if no one in the U.S. Senate objects to a bill that lawmakers have put on a fast track for passage.

A Third Of Jailed Journalists Web-Based, Numbers Increasing
Authoritarian countries trying to control information on the Web have driven a record increase in the number of journalists jailed.

IBM Mashup Tool + AccuWeather Data = New Applications
AccuWeather will build a set of software components that work with IBM's QEDWiki tool to create a variety of services.

Sony Blu-Ray Gets 'General Dislike' Among Web Posters
Early adopters more frequently praise rival HD DVD, while panning Sony's high-definition format

Spam 2.0 Tactics Will Boomerang, Symantec Predicts
We may be seeing desperation moves on the part of spammers to get their messages through improved defenses, if only by overloading anti-spam protections.

Microsoft Seeks Ad-Targeting Patent for DVRs
The system, which serves ads based on targeting criteria, involves a DVR, an advertising data store, and software to manage ad presentation.

'Laptop Lag' Hinders Getting Work Done On The Road
A new study shows that mobile professionals say they could get more work done if they could access and manipulate e-mail attachments on their handheld devices.

Pirates Spoof Vista's Enterprise Activation
The software spoofs a Key Management Service server, one of the two technologies that Microsoft debuted last month that let businesses activate a large number of copies of Windows Vista.

The MacWorld Rumor Mill: No Phones, Maybe iTV
CIBC World Markets analyst Ittai Kidron speculates the phone won't be announced until after the Jan. 9-12 event in San Francisco.

Oracle Bids For Larger Stake In Indian Software Vendor i-Flex
Oracle already owns 55% of i-flex and is looking to own more of an offshore vendor that has been one of the bigger beneficiaries of the outsourcing boom.

Artificial Intelligence Pioneer Seymour Papert In Coma In Hanoi
Papert, a key figure in the One Laptop Per Child program, was in Hanoi to deliver the keynote address at an academic meeting. He was injured when he was struck by a motorbike.

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4. In Depth: Personal Tech

Return Of The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide
You need gifts? We've got gifts! We bring you 80 of the hottest, weirdest, and most exciting tech gadgets to give (or get) this holiday season.

Windows Media Player Sports Critical Bug
The vulnerability in Media Player 9 and 10 will let a malicious .asx-formatted playlist, if opened by an unsuspecting user, compromise the machine.

Looking For Love? Consumer Reports Tests 5 Online Dating Sites
Try each site before you make a commitment. Use its freebies before you pay. Go on the site, check it out, and fool around with it. Make sure you're comfortable with the way it works.

Google VP Calls For Personal Health URLs
Adam Bosworth pushes the Internet as a way to speed and coordinate delivery of health care.

OMG! Teens Use IM More Than E-Mail :)
Some 36% of teen girls said they can't imagine life without IM, while just 23% of boys felt the same way.


5. Voice Of Authority

You May Not Run Vista, But Your PC Actually Might
The headline is back: More Than Half Of All Business PCs Can't Run Vista, Survey Says. It's a story that's taken on a life of its own. David DeJean thinks it's more scare-mongering than truth-telling.


6. White Papers

Global Sourcing — A Competitive Advantage
How to manage the cyclical process of software product development by utilizing Global Resourcing Options to address competence management and portfolio management in a multiproject environment.


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