Volume 3, Number 36 -- October 18, 2006
Sponsored By

Are you managing your downtime effectively?


Managed Availability and Business Continuity center on the elimination of downtime or, at least, mitigating its impact on an organization.


Download Vision Solutions' white paper "Understanding Downtime" and explore common topics associated with downtime. Use the Annual Cost of Downtime Worksheet (included) to help calculate downtime costs relative to your business.


Download the white paper today at

Sponsored By

FREE Intel Server Spec Book.


FREE 86-page Server Spec Book. This new 86-page guide from World Data Products is the definitive resource on processor, memory and storage specifications for Dell PowerEdge, HP/Compaq ProLiant, and IBM xSeries servers.


A must for everyone involved in the design, installation and maintenance of servers.


To order click here or call 800-553-0592.

Microsoft to Distribute VHD Spec Under New OSP License
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft yesterday added one more item to its list of technologies that it's putting out into the open source world. By committing to distribute its Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) technology under its new Open Specification Promise (OSP) license, which it introduced last month as a way to foster the adoption of Web services specifications it developed, both customers and developers of virtualization software will benefit from increased interoperability and security, the software giant says. But some virtualization vendors wonder if Microsoft is doing as much as it could for interoperability.READ MORE >

Microsoft Abides by EC Requests on Vista
by Alex Woodie

Microsoft has adopted the recommendations of the European Commission on how Windows Vista should be developed to keep the operating system from shutting out competitors. The software giant says it will make changes in three key areas, including security, search, and the new XML Paper Specification (XPS) document standard, which will keep it in the good graces of the EC and keep the European launch of Windows Vista on track for next month. READ MORE >

Sponsored By

Stay on top of your game with MKS.


IT dashboards help you call the right plays, delivering real-time visibility, metrics and reporting across all of your System i5 and cross-platform development projects.


With Implementer and MKS Integrity for application lifecycle management,
you'll always know the score.


FREE White paper:
Metrics Matter - MKS Prescribes
Five Essential IT Metrics for Success

Sponsored By

There Must Be An Easier Way


There is! MIMIX takes the work and worry out of Windows data protection.


Stop wasting time and resources on
backup operations and difficult recovery procedures. MIMIX ha1 for Windows protects data easily and automatically, recovers your critical data in a snap.


Try MIMIX for free with your Windows applications today.

SA Customers Rewarded with New 'Desktop Optimization' Bundle
by Alex Woodie

Over the last couple of years, as Windows Vista and Windows Server "Longhorn" have run perpetually behind schedule, many large organizations that signed multi-year Software Assurance (SA) maintenance contracts with Microsoft have been wondering what they'll get. This week, Microsoft answered part of that question when it introduced the Desktop Optimization Bundle, a new bundle of tools designed to take the pain out of implementing and managing large Vista roll-outs. The bundle will be available only to SA customers, which will simultaneously reward existing customers and provide an incentive to future SA customers.READ MORE >

Sun Adds Rev F Opterons to More Galaxy Servers
by Timothy Prickett Morgan

Server maker and Opteron enthusiast Sun Microsystems continues to tweak its "Galaxy" line of Sun Fire Opteron-based servers so they can support the new "Santa Rosa" Rev F Opteron processors from Advanced Micro Devices. Sun launched the initial machines in its much-awaited Galaxy line in September 2005, and these servers, along with its "Niagara" Sparc T1-based T1000 and T2000 machines, have been instrumental in Sun's turnaround in the server market. READ MORE >



Sponsored By

Reliable service and affordable rates
for all of your business
computing needs.


* Network Design/Installation/Support
* Network Printing/Digital Print Migration
* Upgrades and Troubleshooting
* Training
* Graphic Design
* Virus Removal


Contact Wolf
Fax: 973-293-0100
Phone: 914-443-5534


But Wait, There's More:

Microsoft Buys Colloquis for Natural Language Technology . . . Microsoft Adds Support for Two SWIFT Standards . . . Sun to Deliver Self-Contained "Blackbox" Data Centers . . . AMR Research Says ERP Software Sales to Hit $29 Billion This Year . . . Devon IT Launches Thin Client Notebook PC . . . Counterpane Expands Managed Security Offering . . .



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
Publisher and Advertising Director: Jenny Thomas
Advertising Sales Representative: Kim Reed
Contact the Editors: To contact anyone on the IT Jungle Team
Go to our contacts page and send us a message.


Sponsored Links

Micro Focus:  Develop, extend and deploy applications with Server Express and Enterprise Server
OpenLogic:  Install, integrate, test, manage, and learn over 120 open source projects with BlueGlue
COMMON:  Join us at the Spring 2007 conference, April 29 - May 3, in Anaheim, California


Subscription Information:
You can unsubscribe, change your email address, or sign up for any of IT Jungle's free e-newsletters through our Web site at

Copyright © 1996-2008 Guild Companies, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Guild Companies, Inc., 50 Park Terrace East, Suite 8F, New York, NY 10034

Privacy Statement