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Volume 5, Number 17 -- April 30, 2008
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Operations Manager 2007 Goes Cross-Platform, Hooks Into Tivoli, OpenView
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft is going heterogeneous with its flagship systems management software, System Center Operations Manager 2007, the company announced yesterday from the Microsoft Management Summit 2008 conference in Las Vegas. With the Cross Platform Extensions, Ops Manager users will be able to monitor servers running Red Hat and SUSE Linux and HP-UX and Solaris Unixes, as well as Windows Servers. The company also announced Connectors, which connects Operations Manager to other major systems management products, and another beta of Virtual Machine Manager 2008. READ MORE >

Micro-Hoo: Where Does It Stand Now?
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft's Saturday deadline for Yahoo to willingly approach the discussion table came and went with nary a peep from either player, leaving industry tongues wagging about what comes next. One rumor has Microsoft commencing its hostile bid to acquire the unwilling Yahoo as early as today, while a tea leaf reading from Microsoft executive comments last week suggests the software giant is preparing to walk away from the deal. Meanwhile, it's business as usual for Yahoo, by all appearances. READ MORE >


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Record Revenues for Microsoft, But Forecast Downgraded
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft reported record revenue of $14.45 billion for its third quarter ended March 31, citing strong demand for its Windows Server and SQL Server products. But an 11 percent decline in operating income and weaker than expected guidance for the current quarter combined to make investors wary. READ MORE >


Message for Windows XP Fans Seeking to Save OS: Get Over It
by Alex Woodie

Polar bears. Lesser Pandas. The Northern Hairy-nosed Wombat. Windows XP. These are some of the world's endangered species teetering on the brink of extinction. But if a group of Windows XP enthusiasts has their way, Microsoft will be forced to give the operating system a reprieve and grant it eternal life. While the petition succeeds in highlighting some of the problems with Vista, it will fail for one simple reason: The IT industry is fueled by change. READ MORE >



 

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Beta of BizTalk Server R3 Expected Later This Year
by Alex Woodie

Later this year, Microsoft will deliver the first preview of the new release of its BizTalk Server middleware platform that supports Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008, SQL Server 2008, and the .NET Framework 3.5, with general availability during the first half of 2009, a Microsoft product manager said on his blog last week. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• Microsoft Claims Virtualization is Taking Off in Banks and Retail

• Microsoft Hands Out Half a Million for Green Computing

• SMB Is Going Global, and Collaboration Plays Big Role

• Gartner Says CRM and Security Software Markets Will Grow

• Virtual Server Sprawl Reeled In with Tideway Foundation 7.1


 

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,
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The Four Hundred
IBM's Power Systems Sales Plan and Various Gotchas

Power Systems Performance: First Up, SAP BI Data Mart

PowerVM: The i Hypervisor Is Not Hidden Anymore

As I See It: That Competitive Bug

IBM Chases HP and Sun Unix Shops with Power Rewards

The Linux Beacon
Cray and Intel Hook Up for Future Supercomputers

Red Hat Previews Fedora 9 Development Linux

Intel Profits Hit, AMD Books a Loss in Recent Quarters

As I See It: Goldilocks and the Zen of IT

Sun and Wind River Partner for Linux on Sparc T2 Chips

Four Hundred Stuff
Vision Moves Product and Business Plans Forward

CYBRA Goes for i's Funny Bone with 2K, the 2,000 Year Old Programmer

Virtual Server Sprawl Reeled In with Tideway Foundation 7.1

Aldon's Lifecycle Management Suite Ready for RDi

Varsity Debuts Preconfigured Shipping Software for JDE World

Big Iron
The DB2 Heresy

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
A Recycle Bin for the IFS (Sort Of)

Performance Advice from a Mysterious Friend, Part 6

What is INZSYS, and Why Should I Care?

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The Unix Guardian
IBM Chases HP and Sun Unix Shops with Power Returns

Intel Profits Hit, AMD Books a Loss in Recent Quarters

IBM's Q1 Driven by Mainframes, Unix, Services, and the Weak Dollar

The X Factor: Everybody Wants Citrix Systems?

IBM Expands VIP to All Systems for Precision Sales

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Operations Manager 2007 Goes Cross-Platform, Hooks Into Tivoli, OpenView

Micro-Hoo: Where Does It Stand Now?

Record Revenues for Microsoft, But Forecast Downgraded

Message for Windows XP Fans Seeking to Save OS: Get Over It

Beta of BizTalk Server R3 Expected Later This Year

But Wait, There's More:

Microsoft Claims Virtualization is Taking Off in Banks and Retail . . . Microsoft Hands Out Half a Million for Green Computing . . . SMB Is Going Global, and Collaboration Plays Big Role . . . Gartner Says CRM and Security Software Markets Will Grow . . . Virtual Server Sprawl Reeled In with Tideway Foundation 7.1 . . .


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