CRN Applications and OS News


  • 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.
  • 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.

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