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VMware Supports BEA's Effort To Virtualize Java Apps

At last week's VMworld, BEA and VMware announced their partnership on a project to allow BEA's Java applications to work within virtual environments created with VMware's tools.

With Launch Show on Road, Microsoft Seeks Early Adoptors

One week after Microsoft officially launched the 2008 versions of Windows Server, Visual Studio and SQL Server, the company has taken its show on the road.

Microsoft and Google Square Off for Long-Term SaaS Battle

Microsoft and Google both recently added to their in-the-clouds application offerings.

Report: Microsoft Readying New SaaS Push

According to blogger Nicholas Carr, Microsoft may be preparing to make a major Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) announcement soon, possibly at its Mix '08 conference this week in Las Vegas

Microsoft Launches Key 2008 Products in Los Angeles

Redmond officially rolls out Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008 in Los Angeles event.

Sun Plans Open Source Buying Spree, Completes MySQL Deal

Sun Microsystems today said it has completed its $1 billion acquisition of open source database vendor MySQL and will move aggressively to acquire other open source vendors.

Lattix 4.0 Management App Adds SQL Server Support

Lattix today is offering the latest version of its large-scale management and rearchitecting solution for service-oriented architectures and complex systems.

VMware Moves to Automation

One of the great things about virtualization is that it makes it incredibly easy to add a new server -- or 10, or 100 new servers.

.NET Developers Applaud Microsoft's Open Moves

While Microsoft's announcement yesterday that it will publish key APIs and share its communications protocols was met with skepticism by the European Commission and other critics, .NET developers we talked with welcomed the step that Redmond had defiantly resisted until now.

Study Highlights Use, Challenges, and Future of Virtualization

Although 54 percent of large enterprises around the globe rate management of their virtual server environment as a critical or high IT priority, fewer than half (45 percent) think their companies are doing it effectively, according to CA's global survey about virtualized environments released this week.

Microsoft Giving Away Visual Studio, SQL 2005, Expression to College Students

Microsoft Corp. to give away Visual Studio 2005 and 2008, SQL Server 2005, Windows Server Standard and other software to college students worldwide.

Microsoft Releases 'Feature Complete' SQL Server 2008 CTP

A fully baked beta release of Microsoft's SQL Server 2008 is now available for testing.

Alfresco Survey Polls Enterprise Stack Practices

The second Alfresco Open Source Barometer survey found a general trend toward the use of mixed open source and proprietary software in the enterprise.

Gates on Yahoo: 'You Need Scale'

Today at Microsoft's Office System Developer Conference (OSDC) in San Jose, Calif., Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates commented on what he thinks Yahoo got right -- and wrong -- just as Yahoo formally rejected the Redmond, Wash.-based company's initial offer.

Google, Microsoft, IBM, VeriSign and Yahoo Join OpenID Board

In a move that could help deliver single sign-on to the masses, Google, Microsoft, IBM, VeriSign and Yahoo have joined a consortium that backs a common federated identity specification.

A Marriage Made in the Midmarket

Essential Business Server makes its debut in the wake of the Windows 2008 launch wave. Watch the sales roll in.

Use of Live Customer Data in Application Testing Still Widespread

A survey released by Compuware Corporation and the Ponemon Institute shows "an overwhelming majority of organizations surveyed risk compromising critical information by using actual customer data for the development and testing of applications."

Microsoft Makes Case for Blockbuster Yahoo Deal

Microsoft today has made a surprise bid to acquire Yahoo Inc. for a $44.6 billion, a 62 percent premium over the company's closing share price Thursday.

Sybase Has 'Record' Year

Once left for dead, Sybase Inc. has shored up its key tools and mobile businesses, while it remains a factor in a database market dominated by Oracle, IBM and Microsoft.

Microsoft Launches New 'Code Gallery' for Developers

Microsoft recently unveiled a new site for developers to download and share Microsoft-related code samples.