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  • Microsoft Judge OKs Antitrust Extension
    he federal judge overseeing the Microsoft antitrust agreement agreed to a two-year extension but questioned Department of Justice lawyers over their take on Internet Explorer 7.
  • Kicking The Microsoft Habit
    Tired of the cost and security concerns that result from using Microsoft products? Not to worry -- solid alternatives abound.
  • Schwartz: Sun Will Put More Resources In Channel
    Sun Microsystems CEO Jonathan Schwartz wants to step up Sun’s partnering efforts, but don't expect traditional VARs to be the prime beneficiaries. Other IT vendors and hosted service providers are becoming an increasingly important channel for Sun product sales, Schwartz said Wednesday at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo.
  • SAP Launches Public-Sector Industry Network
    SAP today announced a new initiative that unites systems integrators, customers and independent software vendors to co-develop public-sector solutions. Based on the company's NetWeaver integration and application platform, members of SAP's industry value network (IVN) for the public sector will focus initially on solutions that improve tax and revenue-management processes.
  • Gates: Rivals Can't Match Search Integration With Microsoft Platform, Services
    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates told CEOs Wednesday that the search features in Vista and Office, enterprise search capabilities in SharePoint Server 2007, SharePoint Server for Search 2007 for midmarket customers, Windows Live Search and a planned user-centric Service and Intelligent Answer service will deliver what rivals such as Google cannot -- integration.
  • SAP Buys Frictionless
    SAP plans to acquire Frictionless Commerce to expand its portfolio of supplier relationship management (SRM) software.
  • SAP Rolls Out mySAP Update, BI Accelerator Appliance
    SAP on Wednesday rolled out mySAP ERP 2005 with new interface that eases SAP access from Linux, Macintosh and Windows desktops. The software giant also unveiled a business-intelligence accelerator appliance.
  • AnyEdit 2.0 BETA 3
    AnyEdit IDE deserves the attention of those using open-source tools to write Windows apps.
  • CA’s CFO Leaving
    CA on Monday said CFO Robert Davis is leaving the company. He’s the third executve to exit CA in less than a month.
  • Channel Protests Phased Vista Access
    System builders are protesting Microsoft’s decision to withhold Windows Vista for release to the channel until January 2007 even as it provides business customers with access to the software Nov 1.
  • Margo Day to take on Western Region; Robert Deshaies to lead US Microsoft partners.

    Microsoft Shuffles US Partner Management
    Margo Day, Microsoft's top US partner executive, is stepping aside after five years as vice president of the US Partner Group to take a new job as a regional vice president effective July 1.
  • Database software solution provider partners with ISV-and reaps the monetary rewards

    Cach-ing In On Database Software Solutions
    With more than 1,250 customers nationwide, ISV NetSmart Technologies has built a $60 million business creating enterprise software solutions for the health and human services market using Cach post-relational database software from InterSystems.