CRN Applications and OS News


  • VARs Say PerformancePoint Will Add Muscle To BI Lineup
    Microsoft is preparing to dive deeper into the business-intelligence (BI) market next year with the planned release of its new Microsoft Office PerformancePoint Server 2007. Partners say integration with the rest of the Office stack will be Microsoft's biggest strength in that space.
  • FireStar Files Suit Against Red Hat
    FireStar Software's patent infringement suit against Red Hat is expected to take center stage on the legal front as SCO's copyright claims against IBM fade, according to one attorney.
  • Vendor's acquistion positions it as major competitor to Salesforce.com


    RightNow -- Right On Target
    RightNow Technology's $9 million buyout of Salesnet last May will bolster its effort to take on Salesforce.com, solution providers said.
  • Review: AMX's New Visual Architect Tool Eases Programming Pain
    AMX has made it easier for integrators to program home integration design tools with its release of Visual Architect, which will undoubtedly set new standards in this space. Visual Architect arrives with drag-and-drop capabilities, intuitive workflow functions, auto-connectivity for a wide variety of devices, and one of the simplest programming interfaces CRN Test Center engineers have seen in this type of tool.
  • Snapshot of an outstanding technology implementation


    If the Shoe Fits...
    Snapshot of an outstanding technology implementation
  • Orlando Ayala moves over to new emerging segments group; Reller, McCollum, O'Brien move up.


    Microsoft Reorgs Business Division, SMS&P Unit
    Ayala takes new role targeting emerging segments; partner chief Watson promoted; CRM development moves into Office group.
  • These integrated powerhouses from Acer, HP, Sony and Toshiba stand up to comparably configured desktops


    Review: New Media Center Notebooks Up The Ante
    The latest Media Center notebooks can more than hold their own against comparably configured desktops, while possessing sleeker designs and the promise of portability. The CRN Test Center reviewed notebooks from Acer, HP, Sony and Toshiba that are optimized for both digital media and business applications.
  • Microsoft Buys iView
    Microsoft said Tuesday it has acquired iView, a U.K.-based maker of digital asset management software.

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