It’s been a long time between drinks for users of Microsoft CRM but there’s finally a new version ready for release and it looks as though the wait may have been worthwhile.
Stories by Mark Evans
Jesper Johansson and Steve Riley probably have a future in comedy if their security roles at Microsoft ever wind up. Their sessions at TechEd were popular with punters who turned out in force to learn about the myths of security and to understand how they can make absolutely sure that their network is hackable. Delivered with a mix of visual gags and quips — the definition of a security expert: “(noun) a person who’s been quoted in the media” — their messages were nonetheless sobering to many.
The “sexiest” keynote demos at Tech Ed 2005 were without doubt the two Indigo demos introduced by Ari Bixhorn, Microsoft’s director of web services strategy.
The last puzzle in IBM’s software strategic direction became clearer at last month's Lotusphere in the US. Namely, where does the Lotus division fit in the overall IBM software strategic direction?
Notes to get free instant messenger capability
IBM claims its Linux business is growing at 65 per cent a year, close to double the Linux adoption rate estimated by market researcher IDC.
At IBM’s Developerworks Live conference a year ago, I had the sense that IBM’s software division was finally achieving what it had seemed to lack for a number of years.
IBM’s just-released Notes and Domino 6.0 are the first major releases since 1999, when release 5 came out. The new release follows a 12-month beta testing programme and includes so many changes it would take pages to detail them.
Increasing software and services revenue in Linux area
One of IBM’s most surprising recent successes has been, believe it or not, a game. But this is not just any game, it’s Robocode, a game that teaches you Java as you create robot tanks and send them out to battle.
Announcement on new low-cost web app server to come next week
Borland argues Linux being held back from mainstream by lack of RAD tools
If you're building Internet-enabled applications, I feel sorry for you. All of a sudden you're in a new world of "Internet time" projects. And at the same time there's an explosion of new Internet-related technologies and Internet-affected business requirements.
Big Blue, Lotus team up to tackle online commerce