Sun's agreement with Google to incorporate the Google Toolbar into the Java[tm] Runtime Environment (JRE)  headlines this week's News section. Other topics making news include the OpenDocument format now available in StarOffice[tm] 8 ; Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and the new Solaris Trusted Extensions drive toward certification , among others.
Sun Storage also is garnering attention with Winter Corporation reporting Sun in the front rank of business intelligence data warehousing , along with an Illuminata analysis that finds Sun's acquisition of StorageTek moves the company into competition with EMC, HP, Hitachi and IBM . Enterprise Strategy Group overviews the Sun StorEdge[tm] 6920 , as Sun reprices this solution .
The Training section reports on the Sun Learning Connection ; a 10 percent deal on Sun certification programs  and new tutorials for the Sun Java[tm] Studio Creator 2 Early Access 2 .
Developers are invited to participate in guiding the future of the Java[tm] Development Kit . Membership benefits offered by the Sun Developer Network are reviewed . And, Mustang speeds new Java[tm]-technology splash screens .
NetBeans[tm] IDE 5.0 beta release introduces multiple new features, including omprehensive support for developing IDE modules and rich client applications . Additionally, two new NetBeans Add-on Packs for mobility and profiling are available for download .
Read how Sun's release of Open Web Single Sign-On (OpenSSO) technology is a boon to users, developers and Sun  in the FOSS section, which also covers the Enterprise Grid Alliance's free end-user forums  and why CTO of Sun Software Hal Stern says open source is a system, not a product .
In Partners, learn how the new Sun Grid Readiness program helps ISVs create business models and solutions  and how Sun solution providers can benefit from two new programs launched by Arrow's MOCA division .
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