Stories by John Fontana

Microsoft SharePoint popularity comes with issues

Microsoft's SharePoint Server 2007 may be taking off in the enterprise, but the software doesn't come without holes, warts and a variety of other issues that need to be addressed in any corporate deployment.

Sun upgrades ID Manager

Sun has released the next version of its provisioning software and integrated it with role management tools as it continues to push policy-based identity management.

Group management tool

Group-management vendor Imanami unveiled GroupID 5, a tool for managing distribution and security for groups in Windows at Microsoft's annual TechEd conference in Orlando, Florida recently. The software will be released later this year.

Microsoft releases virtual telescope

Microsoft has opened the view finder on its free WorldWide Telescope research project (reported on in Computerworld, April 14) allowing web users to peer into the deep recesses of space through a treasure trove of images.

Microsoft looks to expand management offerings

Microsoft has set its sights on becoming a dominant enterprise management vendor, but experts and users say it needs to define the scope of its goals, improve the platform, and prove it can be the caretaker of non-Windows systems.

Microsoft says XP SP3 complete, available imminently

<a href="">Microsoft</a> Monday completed work on Windows XP SP3. The company said the final code of the service pack has been released to manufacturing and now is working its way to OEMs and corporate customers. Access via Microsoft's Automatic Update feature will begin April 29.

Linux showing signs of solid growth: IDC study

Workloads running on Linux servers are shifting to become more business oriented, including databases and line-of-business applications, and the operating system appears headed for measurable growth over the next three years, according to a white paper released Tuesday by IDC.

Microsoft sweetens open source offer

Microsoft continued telling the open source interoperability story it began crafting last month by adding partnerships around support of document formats and user interface technology.

Mozilla adds 900 fixes and upgrades Firefox 3 beta

<a href=" ">Mozilla</a> Tuesday released the latest beta of Firefox 3, including some 900 bug fixes and highlighting for users that it is for testing purposes only.