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Microsoft Reverses Course, Opens Office to ODF
by Alex Woodie

Bowing to pressure from European customers and regulators intent on utilizing Open Document Format (ODF), Microsoft last week announced it will include native support for ODF within Office, after all. The change comes as a departure from Microsoft's previous strategy, which required people to use separate translation tools if they wanted to open or save an ODF document. In addition to ODF, next year's Office 2007 update will support the XPS and PDF formats, as well. READ MORE >

Intel and Itanium Partners Gear Up for Quad-Core Tukwilas
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

It is always a bit slow news-wise around the Memorial Day holiday, and that was as good a reason as any for some of the key members of the Itanium Solutions Alliance to start talking up the future 'Tukwila' quad-core Itanium processors, which are expected to start shipping to server makers at the end of 2008 and to appear in servers in early 2009. Another good reason to talk up the Itanium is that competitive dual-core and quad-core chips, many of them running the data center workloads that Itanium was designed for, are already on the market, eating up mindshare. READ MORE >


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Hyper-V RC1 Released as Microsoft Shares Performance Data
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft last week delivered a second release candidate for Hyper-V, the new hypervisor that will enable Windows Server users to carve their boxes into numerous virtual machines. Hyper-V Release Candidate 1 (RC1) introduces some new features, such as support for Windows 2000 and an easier installation process. But it's Microsoft's experience in using Hyper-V to run some of its Web sites, and the early glimpse it provides into Hyper-V's performance characteristics, that is most interesting. READ MORE >


Paglo Aims to be the Google of IT Management
by Alex Woodie

Paglo Monday started the public beta of its new hosted IT management offering that's designed to help IT professionals do their jobs more efficiently by employing the Web's original breakthrough technology--search--to cross organizational boundaries to solve common IT problems. With a simple Web-based GUI, a blend of commercial open source and SaaS business models, and a successful private beta, Paglo just might live up to its billing as the Google of IT management. READ MORE >



 

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The Server Biz Enjoys the X64 Upgrade Cycle in Q1
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

There is a lot of vintage server iron out there in the world, and most of it could only be classified as energy efficient if the characterization was being done by a pathological liar. The same holds true for a lot of RISC/Unix iron. And with energy costs rising, companies wanting to scale their applications without paying for new data centers, and the desire to have systems that can better exploit virtualization, server makers enjoyed a pretty good first quarter for shipments and sales from January through March, according to statistics compiled by Gartner. READ MORE >


But Wait, There's More:

• That Windows-on-Power Rumor Surfaces Again

• The Server Biz Enjoys the X64 Upgrade Cycle in Q1

• Evans Data Ranks Integrated Development Environments

• Orphaned Account Risk Underestimated, Symark Says

• The IT Services Business Keeps On A-Growing


 

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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The Four Hundred
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The Server Biz Enjoys the X64 Upgrade Cycle in Q1

Evans Data Ranks Integrated Development Environments

As I See It: The Programmer as Artist

Reseller Mainline to Acquire Competitor Cornerstone

The Linux Beacon
Red Hat Continues Feature Expansion with RHEL 5.2

Novell Delivers Service Pack 2 for SUSE Linux

The Server Biz Enjoys the X64 Upgrade Cycle in Q1

As I See It: The Programmer as Artist

Global Sales Save HP's Financial Cookies in the Second Quarter

Four Hundred Stuff
Paglo Aims to be the Google of IT Management

RPG Programmer Avoids 'Learn Java or Flip Burgers' Pitfall

Lieberman Adds i OS Support to Password Program

KST Offers DataTrigger to Protect DB2/400 Files

Kisco Clamps Down on FTP Exposure with SafeNet/400

Big Iron
Reseller Mainline to Acquire Competitor Cornerstone

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
Use PCOMM Scripts to Dynamically Build a Spreadsheet, Part 2

Use SQL to Strip Out Tab Characters

Admin Alert: Monitoring the Monitors

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The Unix Guardian
Global Sales Save HP's Financial Cookies in the Second Quarter

NYSE Euronext Trades Mainframes and Unix for Linux and X64

Sun Updates VirtualBox with Native Solaris Support

HP Ships Insight Dynamics for Managing Physical and Virtual Machines

A Word Cloud of IBM Server Brand Names

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Microsoft Reverses Course, Opens Office to ODF

Intel and Itanium Partners Gear Up for Quad-Core Tukwilas

Hyper-V RC1 Released as Microsoft Shares Performance Data

Paglo Aims to be the Google of IT Management

The Server Biz Enjoys the X64 Upgrade Cycle in Q1

But Wait, There's More:

That Windows-on-Power Rumor Surfaces Again . . . The Server Biz Enjoys the X64 Upgrade Cycle in Q1 . . . Evans Data Ranks Integrated Development Environments . . . Orphaned Account Risk Underestimated, Symark Says . . . The IT Services Business Keeps On A-Growing . . .


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