John Fontana

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Microsoft rounds out voice assault

Release 2 of Office Communications Server includes trunking via session initiation protocol. Why an analyst does not see OCS as an immediate threat to Cisco.

Microsoft-Nortel partnership under microscope

Nortel's decision to file for bankruptcy protection makes it harder for its Innovative Communications Alliance with Microsoft to get things done, according to industry analysts. They also fear that competitors will try to steal the Canadian company's VoIP customers

Microsoft, Novell tie-up yields identity technology

The fruits of 18 months of interoperability lab work now allows Access Manager to provide non-Active Directory users with single sign-on to Windows-based Web applications

Novell, Sun, Oracle crank out identity and access wares

Novell, Sun and Oracle this week announced that there are changes to their identity management platforms that centre on monitoring access controls and strengthening authentication

TriCipher ID management service simplifies identity sharing

Hosted service allows companies to share ID credentials securely across corporate boundaries...

Microsoft lays out SQL Server road map

The software giant hopes to redefine business intelligence and data warehousing with its strategy for SQL Server and a range of add-ons

Project releases version 2.0 of open source .Net

The Mono Project releases the long-awaited version 2.0 of the open source implementation of the .Net Framework this week. Application developers can use the Mono Migration Analyzer feature for their .Net-to-Linux migrations

VMM by year’s end, Microsoft says

Responding to customer complaints, Redmond will also offer its Virtual Machine Manager as a standalone product separate from the System Center suite

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