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Articles by Paula Rooney
posted in May 2006
Beta 2 is due in September, and RHEL 5 will ship in December.
The Dogtail and Autobuild automated certification and testing tools will be offered to customers as part of Fedora initially, but could become a commercial value-added service in the future, Red Hat's CEO said at a conference this week.
A Microsoft-sponsored survey found that less than 50% of U.S. adults are hip to the latest technology buzzwords, and even fewer can say what VoIP, RSS, or tagging means.
Much like Microsoft's popular Small Business Server, Centro will offer customers an integrated suite of servers, including the Longhorn server, Exchange 2007, and ISA 2004, unified by a common management console.
Microsoft plans to release of the first beta of its virtualization hypervisor, code-named Viridian, later this year.
Microsoft will accelerate delivery of its Viridian tool and debut its Carmine management platform this week. Microsoft is also in talks to buy vendor Softricity.
The PowerLine initiative is a prepaid, subscriptions-based Windows service designed for emerging markets.
In addition to its purchase of Softricity, Microsoft is expected to announce plans next week to accelerate the delivery of its homegrown virtualization hypervisor code-named "Viridian." It will also formally debut plans for a virtualization management platform code-named "Carmine."
The deal will enable Microsoft to provide improved remote access, content inspection, and more granular access control for corporate applications accessed from remote locations and devices.
Microsoft's CEO hinted to attendees at his annual CEO Summit that the company would "crush" Google in much the same way it did Netscape. Microsoft's counterattack includes plans for a broad enterprise information management platform, anchored by search and Web services.
The patch, released this week, eliminates a default privilege allowing users with full access to a mailbox to send mail as if they were the owner of that mailbox.
Microsoft plans to continue running the service of its latest acquisition, AssetMetrix, for the next six to nine months as it mulls product and service options for its new software asset management (SAM) offering.
Terms of the deal for Reflectent Software weren't disclosed.
Microsoft is piloting an opt-in notification service for its Windows Genuine Advantage online verification program in the U.S., which may make it mandatory for users to get Automatic Update or Windows Update Rights.
The software will support virtualization technology from
Intel and AMD early next year.