<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/google/?tnav=_l320_t95_s">Google</a> is building a reseller program for its online suite of enterprise applications as it seeks to push its productivity tools and software-as-a-service model deeper into corporate computing.
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Novell Monday shipped GroupWise 8, adding interface and administrative upgrades to its messaging and calendaring platform.
Microsoft next week will distribute a pre-beta of Windows Server 2008 R2 to a select group of testers and highlight the software's virtualization capabilities, integration with Windows 7 and other features.
An infusion of social software is helping fuel an evolution of enterprise collaboration that will eventually give users more flexible and distributed tools for finding, organizing and sharing data, according to a conference of experts exploring the topic.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/finance/novell.html">Novell</a>, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/finance/sun.html">Sun</a> and <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/finance/oracle.html">Oracle</a> Monday have announced updates to their identity-management platforms that focus on monitoring access controls and strengthening authentication.
Microsoft and Novell have configured and optimised Novell's SUSE Linux Enterprise Server to run as a guest operating system on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V. The product is the first to include technology developed by both vendors at the Microsoft and Novell Interoperability Lab they opened just over a year ago in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Microsoft Friday said it has completed development on Small Business Server 2008 and that the software will hit its targeted ship date of Nov. 12.
Red Hat confirmed Friday that hackers compromised infrastructure servers belonging to the company and the Fedora Project, including systems used to sign Fedora packages.
Microsoft says it will spend another US$100 million to purchase certificates it will distribute to users who can cash them in for support on their Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Servers.
The number of hosted e-mail seats will grow by nearly 40% in the next four years, with small-to-midsize businesses contributing to a portion of the boost, according to a new study by The Radicati Group.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/news/financial/oracle.html">Oracle</a> Wednesday unveiled a suite of access <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/management.html">management</a> tools including a new <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/topics/servers-desktops.html">server</a> that provides controls to fine-tune user privileges.
Microsoft will ship Windows 7 sometime in or near Jan. 2010, according to a letter company senior vice president Bill Veghte sent to Microsoft customers Tuesday.
<a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/microsoft/">Microsoft</a> Wednesday said it would ship the next beta of <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/community/node/25774">Internet Explorer 8</a> in August and detailed a number of new features to help ease companies' deployment and management of the browser.
Companies should think twice about skipping Windows Vista and should get started sooner rather than later on updating their client desktops to the latest Microsoft operating system, according to an independent report issued by Forrester Research.
IBM this week acquired Encentuate and will add that company's single-sign-on technology to its Tivoli line of identity-management and access-management products.