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posted in August 2007
Service Pack 1, due in the first quarter of 2008, will come with across-the-board improvements, but few new features.
Parlano was spun off from Swiss bank UBS with MindAlign, which is used most notably in the financial services industry by five of the top seven global banks.
Windows Server 2008 is now in Beta 3 and feature complete, but Microsoft is delaying it because "it needs a little more time to bake," the company said.
Performance, compatibility, and reliability have been among the biggest complaints of Windows Vista users, and the service pack will focus on those three major trouble areas.
Without a fix, users would have had to turn off anything that would ping Microsoft's WGA servers for validation, including updates and patches, until the issue got resolved.
In December, the DNI will launch A-Space, a portal that will eventually include everything from wikis, blogs, and social networking; built using SOA.
The Flash Player upgrade, now in beta testing, will support higher quality audio and video via standard H.264 video and High Efficiency AAC audio.
Zoho Tuesday released a version of Writer that can view documents when users are offline, as well as when they are online.
Customer demand for interoperability and increasing interests in similar product areas are driving collaboration between the two companies.
This week, Microsoft announced some updates to Windows Live Hotmail, including 5 Gbytes of free storage. Meanwhile, Windows Live SkyDrive has a relatively measly 500 Mbytes of storage. Why isn't Microsoft's online storage integrated?
Despite aggressive plans for Vista rollouts before the operating system was released, one analyst found many companies are pushing those plans back.
Facebook released a version of its site for the iPhone today, attempting (like so many others) to capitalize on the success of Apple's sleek new mobile device.
Partners take note: The Army has been involved with as many as 35 alpha and beta tests at once, all to make sure vendors fit its needs once things hit production.
The preview includes increased support for Windows Server 2008 along with the No.1-requested feature, standby continuous replication.
Earlier this week, I wrote about a survey that finds Apache falling and Microsoft rising in the Web server race. Not so fast. Another recent survey lends itself to a much muddier picture.
Call it the code name shuffle. Microsoft's long-rumored online storage offering has been in beta for a little while, but it's changed names so many times it's hard to keep up. Originally code-named Live Drive, it became Live Folders and today got its final name, Windows Live SkyDrive.
What do these three all have in common? They've all leaked to the Internet before they were even released to the public. It seems that's getting to be standard fare.
The updates, which are available now only through Microsoft's download center, address performance and compatibility concerns with the operating system.
The company will release "accelerators" sometime in the second half of 2008 until Commerce Server 7 becomes available in 2010.
Netcraft's August 2007 survey of about 128 million Web sites shows a decline in market share for Apache to 48.4%, while Microsoft has risen to a 36.2% share of active Web sites.
Some new services are in the works, but there are other capabilities that Google seems wary of right now.
Give up your free will now. In the future, Google and other search engines will search you and dictate to you, not the other way around. Maybe.
The systems management company says Rocket intentionally stole CA's intellectual property for use in software to manage IBM DB2 relational databases.
The ad-funded version comes in the wake of customer and partner demand to make productivity apps more affordable.
Identification could come from biometric sensors, cameras, or more traditional login methods.