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Ballmer Casts a Pall on Vista Sales Expectations
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer isn't normally one to throw cold water on a good time. The man is the living, breathing epitome of excitability as it pertains to IT. That's why what he said to a group of financial analysts last week--that perhaps they were counting just a smidgen too much on Windows Vista to drive revenue growth over the next year--was so uncharacteristic and stunning. READ MORE >

Microsoft Posts Free Vista Deployment Tools
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft made it easier for larger businesses to make the move to Vista this week when it posted free downloads for six new tools for mass deployments of Windows Vista, including two tools for activating Vista licenses from Windows Server 2003. Although the tools come two-and-a-half months after the business availability of Windows Vista, Microsoft says they will be instrumental in helping with every stage of a migration to Vista, including assessment, planning, testing, and deployment. READ MORE >


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Alaska Air Takes Off to SCM with AccuRev
by Alex Woodie

For many years, Alaska Air used manual processes to prepare its source code for deployment. The processes worked, but were time consuming and didn't jibe with plans to speed up its application development processes and make it more nimble. After looking at more than a dozen software configuration management (SCM) tools, the airline settled on AccuRev's lifecycle management products to provide more order to its Windows development activities.READ MORE >


Accruent Fills a Gap in Real Estate Management
by Alex Woodie

Aside from salaries and related people costs, real estate typically accounts for the biggest expense on most companies' balance sheets. However, most ERP suites lack the capability to bring all the necessary elements together to get the most out of their investments in buildings and land, according to Accruent, a real estate performance management (RPM) software developer. Now Accruent says it's on the cusp of taking RPM to the next level thanks to the new graphics capabilities in Windows Vista. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

Microsoft Ships SQL Server 2005 SP2 . . . Microsoft Resolves Iowa Class Action Lawsuit . . . Another Zero-Day Flaw Found in Word . . . Virtuozzo Users Get Microsoft Support . . . Fujifilm Introduces Tape Cases for Secure Media Transport . . . Zend Upgrades Commercial Add-Ons for Its PHP Engine . . .


 

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The Four Hundred
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GST Says Buy Cheaper i5 Disk Controllers and Lots of Disks

Chip Makers Strut Their Stuff at ISSCC

Mad Dog 21/21: Paved With Good Intentions

The Linux Beacon
Chip Makers Strut Their Stuff at ISSCC

AMD Delivers Faster and Cooler Rev F Opteron Chips

Zend Upgrades Commercial Add-Ons for Its PHP Engine

As I See It: Measuring What Counts

Four Hundred Stuff
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Fujifilm Introduces Tape Cases for Secure Media Transport

Accruent Fills a Gap in Real Estate Management

Magic Puts Focus Back on eDeveloper with Giveaway, Contest

Big Iron
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Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
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The Long and Short of Setting Up Level 40 Security

What Happened to My Backup?

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The Unix Guardian
HP Adds Entry Itanium Servers, Finally Delivers HP-UX 11i v3

Unix Is Dead? It Isn't Even Sick. . .

Chip Makers Strut Their Stuff at ISSCC

As I See It: Measuring What Counts

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Ballmer Casts a Pall on Vista Sales Expectations

Microsoft Posts Free Vista Deployment Tools

Alaska Air Takes Off to SCM with AccuRev

Accruent Fills a Gap in Real Estate Management

But Wait, There's More:


Microsoft Ships SQL Server 2005 SP2 . . . Microsoft Resolves Iowa Class Action Lawsuit . . . Another Zero-Day Flaw Found in Word . . . Virtuozzo Users Get Microsoft Support . . . Fujifilm Introduces Tape Cases for Secure Media Transport . . . Zend Upgrades Commercial Add-Ons for Its PHP Engine . . .


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