CRN Applications and OS News

  • Ballmer's Brain
    One of the amazing things about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer’s recent strategy discussion with CRN, which is featured as part of our cover story this week, is what a clear, compelling vision the longtime channel advocate lays out for partners regarding Microsoft’s Software-as-a-Service strategy.
  • Is Microsoft Office 2007 Worthy Of All The Hype?
    With its release of Office 2007 Beta 2, Microsoft has overhauled all of the Office tools by restructuring its user interfaces, adding enterprise-integration capabilities and even adding new collaboration tools.
  • Vendor realizes better server revenue with product updates and improvements

    Sun Shining Brightly With Success Of Opteron Galaxy
    Market share data released by Gartner Dataquest last week indicates that Sun Microsystems is finding success with its Opteron-based Galaxy line of servers.
  • ShadowRAM: June 12, 2006
    Venture capitalists continue to seek opportunities on the LAMP stack. Many, including some ex-Microsofties, see more opportunity to make dough on that than on Microsoft's beloved integrated stack. Even Paul Maritz, one of Microsoft's past highest fliers, seems to have flown the Windows coop.
  • Company embroiled in Microsoft- vs. Linux-based desktop fracas

    Lenovo Squelches Doubt
    Desktop Linux is coming, but Lenovo executives are finding the technology to be an awkward dance partner after agreeing to a long-term relationship with Microsoft.
  • Just What Is Data?
    While I was preparing for a Netseminar a few weeks ago, it really hit me just how much unstructured information there is floating around.
  • IBM To Ship New DB2
    IBM said its new DB2 9 database, aka Viper, will ship next month on Linux, Windows and Unix platforms.
  • Official launch set for partner summit; general availability later this summer

    Microsoft Releases SBS 2003 R2 To Manufacturing
    Microsoft is releasing Windows Small Business Server 2003 R2 to manufacturing this week, with the product's official launch to come at Microsoft's partner summit in July and general availability expected later this summer. Linux rivals, though, are stepping up to the plate to fight for the SMB customers and partners.