CRN Applications and OS News

  • 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.
  • Vista: A Lost Horizon
    The Windows Vista delay that rocked the channel last week is just one more reason partners must look at offering a broad and diverse range of products and services from multiple vendors.
  • Hosted SharePoint infrastructure ideal for serving very small businesses, company says

    Microsoft Touts Office Live As Partner Platform
    Microsoft on Thursday will pitch its Office Live software services as a platform for SMB application development and deployment.
  • Oracle Says Apps Business Is Brisk
    Oracle’s applications sales are going just swimmingly, according to the company's brain trust. The software vendor said license revenue for applications jumped 77 percent, to $269 million, in its fiscal third quarter.
  • Code 11 to offer "Beagle" search engine and storage virtualization

    Novell Plans SUSE Linux 11 For 2008
    Novell offered a preview of features planned for its next version of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and desktop, expected in 2008.
  • Novell, SpikeSource Partner On LAMP Stack
    Novell has formed an alliance with SpikeSource to better integrate its Linux distribution with the LAMP stack and to help the two companies compete more effectively against Microsoft.

    Bill Gates QandA: Changes Around The Office
    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates sheds light on the company's Office strategy, touching on points such as a pumped-up Office SharePoint Serve, a new server-based version of Excel, blogging and enterprise data search.
  • Lenovo, CDW-G Score Big At State
    Lenovo is proving that it's not just a notebook company by providing the State Department with more than 16,000 desktops and related equipment in a massive refresh worth more than $13 million.
  • Content Management Made Easy With Xerox
    At first glance, DocuShare CPX's user interface is well organized, easy to learn and users can easily drag and drop folders from either Mac or Windows XP PC desktops.