CRN Applications and OS News

  • Good Sync Software Utility
    Those looking for a low-level backup utility may want to give Siber System's GoodSync software utility a twirl.
  • Partners question logic behind reassigning Margo Day

    VARs Ponder Microsoft Management Shakeup
    Margo Day’s departure as Microsoft’s U.S. channel chief—announced suddenly, just days before the company’s channel summit—raised questions from partners who don’t understand the management shakeup or what lies ahead.
  • Database company MySQL's plans for growth include expanding its partner network

    Open-Source Tech Focus: Information Flow
    Open source no longer means second rate, and many of the industry’s largest vendors and solution providers are showing their support by throwing their hats in the ring with open-source database maker MySQL.
  • A Workflow Tech Focus At AIIM
    With a potential boom in document and workflow technology in the offing, companies like Google, Microsoft and Kodak staked ground at last week’s AIIM/On Demand Expo to get the word out: They’re in the market, too.
  • Virtualization giant also plans new per-user pricing model

    VMware To Launch ESX3, VirtualCenter 2 In June
    VMware plans to announce imminent availability of its ESX Server 3 and VirtualCenter 2 platform, along with a new per-user pricing model during the first week of June.
  • Microsoft Opens Shared-Source Portal CodePlex
    Microsoft went live this week with the soft launch of a new community-focused Web site for hosting shared-source developer projects, called CodePlex. But the project is off to a rocky start, as Microsoft turned down calls for it to release the source code of the CodePlex portal itself.
  • 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.