CRN Applications and OS News


  • Briefs: April 3, 2006
    Lenovo Worldwide Channel Chief Mark Enzweiler is preparing to step down in the wake of a restructuring at the PC behemoth, sources said.
  • "Migrate to the Penguin" program to encourage Linux adoption


    IBM Expands Move2Lotus Program To Partners
    Hoping it gives its partners more ammunition it the collaboration battle with Microsoft, IBM has announced an expansion of its Move2Lotus program designed to encourage users to move off Windows-based Exchange and over to Linux-based Notes.
  • JBoss Opens Up Messaging, Web Servers
    JBoss adds messaging projects for service-oriented architecture in an effort to boost the company's JBoss Enterprise Middleware Suite into the enterprise market.
  • NSA Awards Harris $41.6 Milion For Secure WLAN
    Harris Corp. has been awarded a five-year, $41.6 million Indefinite Delivery Quantity contract by the National Security Agency (NSA) to supply its SecNet 54 secure wireless local-area network (SWLAN) product to the federal government and other approved customers.
  • Querying XML With Stylus Studio 2006
    DataDirect Technologies just announced its release of Stylus Studio 2006 Release 2. This XML tool is powerful and unlike its competitors, follows most XML development standards.
  • Company will weigh any price model changes carefully, Microsoft Business Division president says.


    Raikes On Pricing Models, Office 2007 Timing
    Microsoft Business Division president Jeff Raikes says price model changes will be weighed carefully, denies Office 'delay.'
  • Titan to lead attack against Salesforce.com


    Bill Gates To Talk 'Titan' Hostable CRM
    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates expected to talk Titan, hostable-CRM plans, during his Convergence '06 keynote Monday.
  • Claim conflict with Novell Consulting, say it's playing favorites


    Some Partners Question Novell's Channel Loyalty
    Some Novell Platinum partners say they are upset about conflict with Novell Consulting and favoritism they believe is being shown to a handful of partners.
  • Microsoft On Track With Team Foundation Server
    Microsoft's S. “Soma” Somasegar, vice president of the developer division, and Rick LaPlante, general manager of Visual Studio Team System, sat down recently with CRN Senior Editor Stacy Cowley to talk about Microsoft’s overhauled developer-tools philosophy and forthcoming projects like Atlas Tools. Below are edited highlights.
  • Software upgrades aim to tie VARs to vendor and to each other


    Autodesk Has Designs On Collaboration
    Collaborative capabilities are a common denominator across the latest set of software upgrades made last week by design software giant Autodesk. They are also core to the philosophy that ties Autodesk resellers, many of which have chosen to be largely exclusive to its products, both to the vendor and to each other.

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