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Volume 4, Number 33 -- September 5, 2007
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Microsoft Delays Windows Server 2008
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft won't be releasing the next version of Windows Server to manufacturing as soon as it had previously hoped, the software giant revealed last week. While details concerning the cause of the delay were not forthcoming, Microsoft did state that the delay is not expected to affect the a big launch event slated for the end of February, when it plans to launch Windows Server 2008 and new versions of SQL Server and Visual Studio. READ MORE >

Microsoft Preps Windows Vista SP1
by Alex Woodie

Testing has begun on Windows Vista service pack 1 (SP1), a new release of the client operating system that will pack together a range of updates and application compatibility and device driver improvements, Microsoft said last week. The first beta, which won't bring any new features, is expected to ship in the next few weeks, and will be available to the public. READ MORE >


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ISO Rejects Microsoft's Open XML as Standard
by Alex Woodie

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) rejected Microsoft's Open XML format as a new standard in a vote of its members this week. Microsoft, which had been seeking to fast-track the standardization of its new file format for Office 2007, raised the ire of some members of the international IT community, who accused the software giant of trying to influence the outcome of the vote by encouraging its business partners to participate in the ballot. Despite the setback, Microsoft expects Open XML to be ratified next year. READ MORE >


The Data Quality Inflection Point
by Alex Woodie

Got data quality issues? If you're like many businesses that have struggled with the exponential growth of data over the last few years, you have a fair share of bad data hiding across your servers. But that shouldn't relegate you to living in the gray world of questionable data, argues Arvind Parthasarathi, a senior director of solutions at data management tool vendor Informatica. In fact, we find ourselves currently at an inflection point that allows us to take control and turn the data quality problem around, Parthasarathi explains in this Q&A. READ MORE >



 

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But Wait, There's More:

Microsoft to Buy Enterprise Chat Provider Parlano . . . IDC Gives 2006 Report Cards for Data Warehousing Vendors . . . Expand Bolsters Network Acceleration Devices . . . AMD Sets SSE5 Spec, Brags of 'Extended' Virtualization Support . . . Dell Sees Some Financial Improvement in Fiscal Q2 . . . .NET Apps, WebSphere Portal, and Linux Servers in the Same Sandbox . . .


 

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 Explains Its Domino 8 on DB2/400 Spike

Consumers Create a Feedback Loop into IT

Aldon Works on Acquisitions to Build Out Biz

Mad Dog 21/21: Leverage

The Linux Beacon
Oracle Adds Features to Linux, Validates Configurations

Novell Almost Profits on Rising Linux, Stabilizing NetWare

Ubuntu Opens Up Development for LTS 8.04, Due in April 2008

Consumers Create a Feedback Loop into IT

Four Hundred Stuff
SugarCRM Delivers 'Landmark' Release

Automating Database Encryption Expands Linoma's Portfolio

Services a Priority at ASNA after Merger with BluePhoenix

The Data Quality Inflection Point

Big Iron
PSI Adopts NEC Itanium Servers for Mainframe Clones

Top Mainframe Stories From Around the Web

Chats, Webinars, Seminars, Shows, and Other Happenings

Four Hundred Guru
PHP: An Easy Yet Powerful Language Syntax

I Want My F15 Back!

Admin Alert: Magical & Mysterious iSeries Access CWB Programs

System i PTF Guide
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The Unix Guardian
AMD's Chip Roadmaps: Beyond Barcelona

Server Sales in Q2 Reach Heights Not Seen Since 2000

IBM Messes With System p 595 Prices, Tweaks Deals

The X Factor: Economic Recession Is the IT Innovator's Ally

Four Hundred Monitor
Four Hundred Monitor's
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Microsoft Delays Windows Server 2008

Microsoft Preps Windows Vista SP1

ISO Rejects Microsoft's Open XML as Standard

The Data Quality Inflection Point

But Wait, There's More:

Microsoft to Buy Enterprise Chat Provider Parlano . . . IDC Gives 2006 Report Cards for Data Warehousing Vendors . . . Expand Bolsters Network Acceleration Devices . . . AMD Sets SSE5 Spec, Brags of 'Extended' Virtualization Support . . . Dell Sees Some Financial Improvement in Fiscal Q2 . . . .NET Apps, WebSphere Portal, and Linux Servers in the Same Sandbox . . .


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