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Volume 5, Number 1 -- January 9, 2008
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Remembering Microsoft's 2007, and Looking Forward to 2008
by Alex Woodie

2007 was a year of change for Microsoft, but it didn't necessarily achieve all it wanted to. The launch of Windows Vista was arguably the biggest new product of the year, and, although 100 million people are now using it, Microsoft was expecting a lot more. This year, Microsoft once again has its hopes set high as it preps new releases of Windows Server and Dynamics CRM, and looks to set Windows Live on a solid footing. READ MORE >

Gates Predicts Computing Advances in Final CES Keynote
by Alex Woodie

In his final keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Sunday, Microsoft founder and chairman Bill Gates marveled at how far technology has come since his first CES keynote back in 1994, and then went on to sketch an optimistic picture of how he sees computers changing during the next 10 years. READ MORE >


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Servers Get Their First Power and Performance Benchmark
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

For the first 40 years of the systems and server market, price/performance was basically the only metric that mattered within a given class of machines. But in the 21st century, when power and cooling issues are thwarting the attempts of companies to continue adding computing capacity at the rates they did in years gone by, there will be a new metric that people will start to pay attention to: performance/watt. To that end, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation has just release its first benchmark that gauges the performance and power consumption of servers. READ MORE >


Worm Threat High with Security Holes Patched by Microsoft
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft issued two patches that address three vulnerabilities in Windows yesterday, a light start to the secure new year. However, the sole critical patch issued yesterday is a doozy: It fixes a flaw that could enable hackers to take complete control of computers, where the users' only offense was connecting them to the Internet. In other words, they're wormable. READ MORE >



 

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Microsoft Offers $1.2 Billion for Enterprise Search Company
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft this week announced plans to purchase Fast Search & Transfer, a Norwegian developer of enterprise search software. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Supermicro Preps for Quad-Socket Blade Push

• 2007 Was a Record Year for Data Breaches

• Which Geographies Use the Most Juice for Servers?

• Double-Take Buys CDP Software Firm

• Chip Makers Gang Up for Advanced Processes


 

Reader Feedback and Insights

We value your feedback and insights.  Feel free to send a letter to the editor.  Letters may be printed, unless otherwise specified, and edited for clarity or length. READ MORE >


 
Editor: Alex Woodie
Contributing Editors: Dan Burger, Joe Hertvik, Shannon O'Donnell,
Timothy Prickett Morgan, Victor Rozek, Kevin Vandever, Hesh Wiener
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Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
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The Four Hundred
A New Year, A New IBM Systems and Technology Group

Rocket Software Buys NetManage for $69 Million

Servers Get Their First Power and Performance Benchmark

Mad Dog 21/21: Motherboarding

IDC 2008: It's Post Disruption, the Aftermath of Webification

The Linux Beacon
Red Hat Taps New CEO As It Reports Solid Third Quarter

Supermicro Preps for Quad-Socket Blade Push

IDC 2008: It's Post Disruption, the Aftermath of Webification

Servers Get Their First Power and Performance Benchmark

A New Year, A New IBM Systems and Technology Group

Four Hundred Stuff
Vision Seeks to Simplify HA Options with 'Hybrid' Solutions

PowerTech i5/OS Security Conference Open to All

CCSS Adds System i Battery Monitoring to QSystem Monitor

Quadrant's Formtastic Keeps Closer Watch on Print Jobs

Help/Systems Buys International Distributor

Big Iron
Sine Nomine Shows Off Solaris on System z

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Use SQL User-Defined Functions to Avoid Data Repetition Problems

Stuff I Didn't Publish This Year

Admin Alert: Getting Started with Trial Capacity on Demand, Part 2

System i PTF Guide
January 5, 2008: Volume 10, Number 1

December 29, 2007: Volume 9, Number 52

December 22, 2007: Volume 9, Number 51

December 15, 2007: Volume 9, Number 50

December 8, 2007: Volume 9, Number 49

December 1, 2007: Volume 9, Number 48

The Unix Guardian
Sun Open Sources Sparc T2 Chip, Too

AMD Stalled by a Bug in Barcelona Opterons

IDC Says Server Buyers Weigh Economy and Power in Q3

As I See It: What's Past Is Prologue

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Remembering Microsoft's 2007, and Looking Forward to 2008

Gates Predicts Computing Advances in Final CES Keynote

Servers Get Their First Power and Performance Benchmark

Worm Threat High with Security Holes Patched by Microsoft

Microsoft Offers $1.2 Billion for Enterprise Search Company

But Wait, There's More:

Supermicro Preps for Quad-Socket Blade Push . . . 2007 Was a Record Year for Data Breaches . . . Which Geographies Use the Most Juice for Servers? . . . Double-Take Buys CDP Software Firm . . . Chip Makers Gang Up for Advanced Processes . . .


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