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  • Gates On Ozzie: He's Always Been With Us
    Bill Gates said Ray Ozzie, who is charged with reinvigorating the software colossus' technology, is fitting in very well at Microsoft, according to a published report.
  • Service-oriented architecture play will include free code, tools for SMB partners; IBM to tout new sales incentives

    SOAs, Channel-Building To Take Center Stage At IBM PartnerWorld
    IBM plans to push service-oriented architecture enablement for midsize companies and foster partner profitability across the board at its annual PartnerWorld bash this week.
  • New: Discounted bundle of database/app server for SMBs.

    More Bargains From Oracle
    Company bundles database/app server for SMBs at a discount.
  • New Microsoft license SKU to debut April 1

    System Center Bundle On Tap
    As it gets set to detail its next round of System Center products for 2006, Microsoft will launch a new licensing offering called System Center Standard Server Management License (SML) and entry-level Microsoft Operations Management (MOM) 2005 License, sources said.
  • Riding The Ruby Rails In A New Direction
    Programmers who have taken up with Ruby on Rails speak about the development framework with the kind of fervor usually reserved for testifying about religious conversions.
  • But some key Mac software encountering performance issues on new machines

    Apple CFO: 1,000 Apps Running On Intel Mac Platform
    Apple CFO Peter Oppenheimer said Tuesday that more than 1,000 applications have been ported to the Intel-based Macintosh platform, but he admitted that some key software is experiencing performance challenges.
  • Application transfer tool to be offered as download for Vista

    Microsoft Acquires Apptimum
    With six versions of Windows Vista due out in late 2006, Microsoft is acquiring Apptimum and its Alohabob PC Relocator products to assist users in the application migration process.
  • Financial Management Still a Challenge, Senate Employee Says
    Even with a Line of Business devoted to the cause, federal agencies have a long way to go to get financial-management systems up to par, says David Salem, financial manager for the Office of the Sergeant at Arms in the U.S. Senate, at the Fose show.
  • Partners that identify, fulfill, develop accounts will all get their cut.

    IBM Software Partners To Get Deal Registration
    IBM Software will soon detail a deal registration program for partners that recommend, resell or implement its wares.
  • Licensing Matters
    What is crystal clear from our news package this week on Microsoft’s licensing moves is that it’s going to get more complex for partners trying to decide what is best for their clients.
  • SDK to enable third-party development of apps that build on Triton infrastructure.

    AOL Opens IM (A Bit) To Developers
    America Online is cracking open a bit of its instant messaging infrastructure so that ISVs and integrators can build on it.
  • Applying ComponentOne To .Net Data
    Most small component vendors only offer partial business solutions or superficial algorithms with fancy graphics. ComponentOne, however, offers a wide variety of components for every tier of the .Net and Win32 application stack.
  • ShadowRAM: March 6, 2006
    tkSun Microsystems' Scott "Scooter" McNealy threw a preemptory stink bomb at the Hewlett-Packard-Intel-Oracle Itanium lovefest as only he can do.