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OpenSolaris Announcements: Xen Project, Wireless UBS, XEN and Other Projects
ON Build Updated, README Notes included
The latest releases and news from the OpenSolaris community includes a new build of ON, a new project called PEF, Packet Event Framework, a follow-on to FireEngine, and the Xen project, an open-source hypervisor. Also find wireless USB support on OpenSolaris.
Creating Highly Available Database Solutions: Oracle RAC and Sun Cluster 3.x Software Book
Case Study of Banks and Benchmark Shows RSM Improving Performance
In a Sun BluePrints paperback book titled "Creating Highly Available Database Solutions: Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC) and Sun Cluster 3.x Software" authors Kristien Hens and Michael Loebmann describe the technology behind the RAC and Sun software and explain how to determine if this high-availability solution is the right choice for a particular IT environment.
Maintain Your Solaris OS with the Sun Update Connection
Remotely Deploy Updates to Connected Systems
Keep your Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) updated easily with the Sun Update Connection. The Sun Update Connection offers various levels of knowledge-based software update services, some of which are free to all Solaris users while others are available to Service Plan customers. There are two programs available, the Hosted program and the System program.
Online Training Offered for Sun Fire T2000 Server
Brings Users Up to Speed Quickly on This Platform
Sun Educational Services has assembled a training package enabling users to appreciate the maximum benefit in the operation of their Sun Fire T2000 servers, whose Chip Multithreading Technology (CMT) makes it the ideal platform for online transactions and web services. The Sun Fire T2000 server delivers top levels of compute density and price performance by overcoming datacenter real estate, power consumption and cooling constraints.
Sun Blade 8000 Modular System 1.0 Product Download Available
Latest Version of Firmware and Software
A free distribution for the Sun Blade 8000 server offers the latest version of firmware and software supporting the Sun Blade 8000 Modular System, including the Sun Blade X8400 Server Module.
Application Readiness Service for Sun Fire Servers Offered
Provides Fast Application Production, System and Security Help

The Application Readiness Service for Sun Fire Servers (ARS) is an offering of Sun Professional Services that assists customers to realize fast application production, minimize risk of technical problems and identify system, storage and security parameters that can affect availability and service level objectives. ARS provides the mission-critical services to smoothly design, configure, implement and test the Sun Fire server to the point of application loading.

Top Ten Articles for Last 4 Issues
Vol 101 Issue 2, 3 and 4; Vol 102 Issue 1

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last four issues. The top articles from the last issue - Vol 102, Issue 1 - were:

  • BrandZ: Enables non-Native Zones in Solaris Zones [16788]
  • Two Paperback Titles on Lightweight Directory Access Protocol [16803]
  • CoolThreads Express Pass Promotion on Sun Fire T1000 Server [16802]
  • How to Maximize Application Performance on CMT Architectures [16786]
  • Sun Federal Appoints New Executives: Vass and Robbins [16817]
  • Tony Blair Visits CA to Discuss Biotechnology Industry [16818]
  • Veritas Storage Foundation Enhancements [16752]
  • 1000th Sun StorageTek SL8500 Tape Library Delivered [16799]
  • Sun Developer Service Plans for Java Platform, Standard Edition [16779]
  • MVM: Multitasking VM Implementation and Gaming [16768]
    Publishing JSR 168 Portlets as Remote Portlets with WSRP
    Make Remote Portlets More Versatile
    This tip explains how to publish a local Java Specification Request (JSR) 168 portlet as a remote portlet with Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) in Sun Java System Portal Server 7. Your portal can then consume or display other remote portlets and become much more versatile.
    Swing Tips from a Sun Swing Team Member's Book
    For Enterprise and Client-side Java Programming
    Josh Marinacci of the Swing Toolkit Team at Sun and Chris Adamson, editor for O'Reilly's Java web sites, provide hacks (tips) in their O'Reilly book, "Swing Hacks". The book is for enterprise developers who are working with Java technology to build enterprise applications. Topics in the book include tables, trees, sliders, spinners, progress bars, internal frames and text components.
    Education and Research
    Three-tier Solaris Service Plan Announced
    Special Offer for Global Education, Research Customers

    Sun has announced a three-tier Solaris Service Plan for its customers on non-Sun platforms and those electing to forgo hardware support but who use the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). Special pricing is available on the Basic Tier for the Global Education and Research market.

    Sun is Principal IT Infrastructure Provider to South Korean Education Project
    System Serves All Elementary, Middle, Secondary Schools
    Samsung SDS to benchmark the products at the Sun Solution Center. The Ministry of Education accepted the Sun proposal over proposals from IBM and HP because of the performance and value of the Sun servers, as well as the proven stability and security of the Solaris 10 OS. Sun products and services represent about 70 percent of the project’s IT budget, making Sun the major IT supplier for NEIS.
    Get the Most out of Your StarOffice Purchases for Your School
    Free Tutorials and Guides for Educational Institutions
    It's back-to-school time, and those of you who have already installed your hardware and software upgrades over the summer may be interested in what resources are available to keep you going. For example, not only is the the StarOffice software package available at no cost to educational institutions, but the Sun Microsystems Foundation Inc., has developed the free StarOffice 8 Office Suite Tutorial for Kids and StarOffice 8 Office Suite Guides to enable novice and intermediate users make effective use of the features in StarOffice 8 software.
    Migrate Your JBuilder Projects to NetBeans IDE and Protect Your Investments
    Get Developer Assistance at No Charge and a Discounted Migration Workshop for a Limited Time
    Protect your investment in existing JBuilder projects with the NetBeans IDE. Sun is offering a special workshop to help development teams migrate existing JBuilder projects to NetBeans. Sign up before November 30, 2006, to get a discount. Sun Developer Expert Assistance is also available at no charge but only until October 14, 2006.
    Migration Guide: How to Import a JBuilder Project into NetBeans IDE
    Tips and Steps for Complex or Simple Projects
    To help developers migrate existing projects from JBuilder to NetBeans IDE, Sun has a migration guide available online. The guide covers what you need to know to start NetBeans IDE, import your JBuilder projects into NetBeans IDE and continue work on your projects. The Migration Guide lists steps and links for more information.
    Financial Services
    STS Deploys Sun Fire Servers in Jordan Kuwait Bank
    CoolThreads Technology and Solaris 10 OS Provide Reliability Needed for Banking
    Sun Fire servers with CoolThreads technology will power a new solution for the Jordan Kuwait Bank (JKB) to be implemented by Specialized Technical Services (STS), an e-payment solutions provider in the Middle East.
    Sun Promotes Tools for the Next-generation Financial Services Market
    Encourages Customers to Prepare for Regulation National Market System
    Created by the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1975, the Regulation National Market System (Reg NMS) is in the throes of changes designed to accommodate increased trading volumes and compliance requirements that involve improvements in the storage, archiving, retrieval and securing of data. Sun Microsystems addressed those issues in its appearance at the recent Securities Industry Association trade show.
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