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  • Microsoft’s Mundie on Longhorn, PDC

    Microsoft Corp. this week officially started the process of driving interest in its next-version Windows client operating system, code-named Longhorn. The Redmond, Wash., software titan turned its attention to the developer community in the hopes that they will start building a wealth of new applications to run above the operating system. Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s chief…

  • IBM Smooths 64-Bit Route

    IBM’s first two-way Opteron-based server, the eServer 325, combines 64-bit computing power, an affordable price and a rack-optimized form factor. This provides an impressive server platform for 32-bit shops that are looking to migrate to 64-bit computing down the road. With a low entry price for the performance it offers, the eServer 325, which shipped…

  • Siebel Bolsters its Hosted CRM Offering

    Siebel Systems Inc., in its latest move to attract a broader customer base, plans to enhance its fledgling Siebel CRM OnDemand hosted services with technology it is acquiring with customer relationship management application service provider UpShot Corp. Siebel plans to merge the Mountain View, Calif., company, which it is purchasing for $70 million, with its…

  • Microsoft Opens Source Code Access to MVPs

    Microsoft will give its Most Valuable Professionals access to the more than 100 million aggregate lines of Windows source code., which includes all versions, service packs and betas of the Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 products. MVPs, who are chosen for having a “unique set of expertise and passion” around Microsoft technologies…

  • Longhorn: The Long and Short of It

    LOS ANGELES—Microsoft Corp. Group Vice President Jim Allchin whipped through a lot of slides and information during his nearly two-hour keynote here at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference on Monday. But by the end of his talk, we didn’t learn much more than we already knew about the ETA for Longhorn, which is currently expected…

  • Concord Preps VOIP Reporting Tools

    Concord Communications Inc., following what its officials claim was a large uptick in voice-over-IP deployments earlier this year, will announce next month its first support for monitoring and reporting on VOIP. The Marlboro, Mass. maker of performance reporting software will update its eHealth series of reporting tools to provide a version specific to reporting on…