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Volume 1, Number 8 - March 27, 2002
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Microsoft Announces SP1 for .NET Framework, Visual J# .NET Beta 2
by Timothy Prickett Morgan


Microsoft has announced the first service pack for the .NET Framework, which is kind of a preview of the XML-based Web services technologies that Microsoft will weave into the "Whistler" Windows .NET Server operating systems later this year. The framework runs on Windows 2000, and the SP1 update addresses security concerns as well as bugs. Microsoft has also announced the second beta of its Visual J# .NET, a Java-like language that is one of many supported in the .NET architecture.

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IBM Wants To Eat Sun's Lunch With Linux Telco Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan


Market researchers Cahners In-Stat/MDR reckon that the market for ruggedized servers using DC power and adhering to other telecom and service provider standards is about a $4.5 billion business, and it is one that IBM's nemesis in the server market--Sun Microsystems--gets about a fifth of its revenues from. So it comes as no surprise that IBM has announced a ruggedized xSeries rack-mounted server that will eventually use a hardened version of Linux to attack that key Sun market.

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Red Hat Turns Minimal Profit in 2002, Restructuring Eats It--And Then Some
by Dan Burger


Commercial Linux distributor Red Hat, is feeling chipper coming out of its fiscal year 2002, a year marked by the company's transition from primarily selling Linux software at a retail level to becoming a provider of open source solutions to companies, particularly large enterprises. Given that the company's transition took place during a stormy economic and geo-political year, Red Hat's ability to remain essentially at a break-even point compared to the previous year is an indication of its current momentum.

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Kronos Acquires HR/Payroll Apps for Windows
by Alex Woodie


Kronos entered the market for payroll and human resources software last week by purchasing the source code for a Windows-based payroll and human resource application developed by Best Software. Kronos, which already controls more than 50 percent of the market for time and attendance software, decided to break into the midrange payroll and HR market because it sees no clear leader in that space and because its customers have been asking for the software for years.

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BindView Fights the Idea of Security as Accessory
by Alex Woodie


Security software vendor BindView last week acknowledged the development of a new solution that will address a range of issues affecting security in the enterprise. The Enterprise Security Solution, which the Houston, Texas, company announced at the InfoSec security conference in Orlando, Florida, bundles BindView services around BindView's existing software offerings. Officials say the solution's primary focus will be breaking the preconception of security as an accessory item and bringing it into the mainstream of IT organizations.

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Lakeview Developing Windows Version of MIMIX Clustering
by Alex Woodie


Lakeview Technology is adapting its MIMIX high availability software for OS/400 servers to run under Microsoft Windows and IBM's xSeries servers. The Oak Brook, Illinois, company is not yet ready to formally announce the availability of the software or discuss it in detail. However, the company's preliminary announcement makes it clear that MIMIX for Windows will be geared toward helping existing AS/400 and iSeries users provide more uptime for their Integrated xSeries Servers or external xSeries servers connected via the xSeries adapter cards.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Microsoft Announces SP1 for .NET Framework, Visual J# .NET Beta 2
IBM Wants To Eat Sun's Lunch With Linux Telco Servers
Red Hat Turns Minimal Profit in 2002, Restructuring Eats It--And Then Some
Kronos Acquires HR/Payroll Apps for Windows
BindView Fights the Idea of Security as Accessory
Lakeview Developing Windows Version of MIMIX Clustering
Reader Feedback and Insights
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Editor
Timothy Prickett Morgan

Managing Editor
Mari Barrett

Conributing Editors:
Dan Burger
Sinéad Carew
Joe Hertvik
Kristin Palitza
Alex Woodie

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