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Stories by Paul Krill

  • Microsoft changes anti-spyware name in Vista OS preview

    Microsoft's December Community Technology Preview (CTP) for the Windows Vista client OS features a renamed version of the company's anti-spyware software. Announced on Monday, the December CTP, known as build 5270, will reach about 500,000 people through avenues such as the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and TechNet, according to the company.

  • Sun to offer enterprise developer tool for free

    Focusing on the familiar theme of developer productivity, Sun Microsystems on Wednesday is unveiling its Sun Java Studio Enterprise 8 development tool, featuring a visual UML modeling interface. The tool will be provided free to Sun Developer Network subscribers.

  • At long last, Visual Studio 2005 set to arrive

    Although disappointed by product delays, Visual Studio 2005 beta users are nonetheless pleased with the product's feature set, noting enhancements in areas such as ALM (application lifecycle management) and Web development.

  • BMC links batch systems to Web services, Java

    Seeking to enable multilayered transactional applications, BMC Software is introducing an addition to its Control-M product family that links batch-management systems to processes executed via Web services, messaging and Java applications.

  • Microsoft refines technology credentials program

    Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its three-tiered certification program for IT professionals and developers, with the intent of aligning credentials to specific job roles and the company's technology road map.

  • IBM buys DataPower in SOA power play

    Raising the stakes in the SOA arena, IBM on Tuesday is announcing its acquisition of XML network equipment maker DataPower, with the goal of helping companies improve performance and management of business processes in SOA environments.

  • Microsoft exec: Centro aims at midmarket needs

    Microsoft this week unveiled its Centro product plan, which is intended to make it easier to administer networks in midsize businesses. InfoWorld Editor at Large Paul Krill interviewed Steven VanRoekel, director of Midsize Business Solutions Strategy at Microsoft, about Centro.