Sunday, October 09, 2005

Vol 92 Issue 1: 3rd - 9th October, 2005

Sun's agreement with Google to incorporate the Google Toolbar into the Java[tm] Runtime Environment (JRE) [15246] headlines this week's News section. Other topics making news include the OpenDocument format now available in StarOffice[tm] 8 [15219]; Solaris[tm] 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) and the new Solaris Trusted Extensions drive toward certification [15221], among others.

Sun Storage also is garnering attention with Winter Corporation reporting Sun in the front rank of business intelligence data warehousing [15147], along with an Illuminata analysis that finds Sun's acquisition of StorageTek moves the company into competition with EMC, HP, Hitachi and IBM [15240]. Enterprise Strategy Group overviews the Sun StorEdge[tm] 6920 [15222], as Sun reprices this solution [15183].

The Training section reports on the Sun Learning Connection [15203]; a 10 percent deal on Sun certification programs [15225] and new tutorials for the Sun Java[tm] Studio Creator 2 Early Access 2 [15193].

Developers are invited to participate in guiding the future of the Java[tm] Development Kit [15209]. Membership benefits offered by the Sun Developer Network are reviewed [15210]. And, Mustang speeds new Java[tm]-technology splash screens [15242].

NetBeans[tm] IDE 5.0 beta release introduces multiple new features, including omprehensive support for developing IDE modules and rich client applications [15260]. Additionally, two new NetBeans Add-on Packs for mobility and profiling are available for download [15261].

Read how Sun's release of Open Web Single Sign-On (OpenSSO) technology is a boon to users, developers and Sun [15205] in the FOSS section, which also covers the Enterprise Grid Alliance's free end-user forums [15211] and why CTO of Sun Software Hal Stern says open source is a system, not a product [15201].

In Partners, learn how the new Sun Grid Readiness program helps ISVs create business models and solutions [15247] and how Sun solution providers can benefit from two new programs launched by Arrow's MOCA division [15259].

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