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Java SE 6 Released: Enhanced Functionality for Web Services
Desktop and Library Improvements, Support for Vista
The Java Platform, Standard Edition 6 (Java SE 6) release is now available. It features enhanced functionality for web services, dynamic language support, diagnostics and desktop applications. Java SE 6 is the current major release of the Java SE platform. It is fully supported by NetBeans IDE 5.5. The software also provides enhanced support for the upcoming version of Windows Vista.
Sun HPC Grid Supports Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Research
System is Designed to Process Eight TB of Data Daily by 2008
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is now using a Sun Grid Rack system, comprising 400 Sun Fire x64 servers, Sun StorageTek solutions, Sun N1 software, all pre-integrated by Sun Customer Ready Systems to process and analyze vast amounts of complex data in the pursuit of medical discoveries that could lead to new treatments for life-threatening and chronic diseases.
Sun Executive Named a Computerworld Premiere 100 IT Leader
Jerry Hunter Honored for IT Expertise and Management
One of Sun's own, Jerry Hunter, has been acknowledged for his leadership skills by Computerworld in its list of the Premier 100 IT Leaders. The people who made the Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders list are selected by the editors and by a panel of outside judges. Hunter was selected from nearly 500 nominees.
New Customer Solutions Center Opens in Edinburgh
Try Before You Buy Test Runs

In November, Sun opened its largest global Sun Solutions Center in Edinburgh, Scotland. The center is 10,000 square feet and provides customers with the opportunity to test their solutions for performance and scalability.

Announcing Solaris 10 11/06 Operating System
Latest Version Features Security Enhancements and More
New security features have been added to the latest release of the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS), 11/06, specifically Solaris Trusted Extensions that separates data, processes, memory, network traffic, windowing elements, device allocation and more.
Hardware Support Added to Sun N1 System Manager 1.3.2 Release
Software Helps Provision, Monitor and Patch Multiple Sun Systems
Version 1.3.2 of Sun N1 System Manager software is now available. Version 1.3 is being transitioned. New hardware support has been added for the M2 class of Sun Fire servers and others.
Solaris Enterprise System Virtual Machine 1.0, Solaris 10 OS, AMD x64, Download Available
Solaris 10 Update 1, plus the Studio 11 compilers, plus all the Java Enterprise System softwar
A download of the Solaris Enterprise System Virtual Machine 1.0 is available on the Sun Download Center. But there are a few exceptions to be aware of.
The Benefits of Tiered Storage and ILM: How to Classify Data and Manage It Cost Effectively
A Recent Sun Technology Forum in Nigeria Presents Sun Products

At a Sun Technology forum held in Lagos, Nigeria in early December 2006, Manfred Gramlich, Storage practice expert for Sun in sub-Saharan Africa, presented a paper on the benefits of tiered storage architecture. An additional resource in this article is a link to a white paper on ILM best practices.

Announcing Sun StorageTek 9900 HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager v5.5
For the Sun StorageTek 9990/9985 Systems
Announcing Sun StorageTek 9900 HiCommand Tiered Storage Manager v5.5 for the Sun StorageTek 9990/9985 systems. New to this version of the software is the ability to separate migration groups and provide mainframe support.
Simplified Licensing for Tiered Storage Solutions
New Designations Sun StorageTek 9990 and Sun StorageTek 9985 Systems
Software products used in Tiered Storage Solutions have a new licensing structure to simplify licensing and reduce cost.
Three New Sun StorageTek L-Series Downloads
Various Microsoft RSM Drivers

Three new downloads are available from the Sun Download Center (December 2006) for the Sun StorageTek L-Series (and some for the SL-Series) of various Microsoft RSM Drivers.

Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 105 Issues 4 and 5; Volume 106 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 the last 3 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 106 Issue 1, were

  • Download Ross Anderson's 'Security Engineering' [17255]
  • Solaris Tunable Parameters Reference Manual [17311]
  • Guide to Upgrading and Patching with Solaris Live Upgrade [17353]
  • Podcast: Solaris ZFS Update, A Conversation with Bill Moore, Senior Staff Engineer [17359]
  • Performance and Scalability Improvements Made in the J2SE 5.0 Release [17345]
  • O3Spaces Releases Its Document Collaboration and Management Environment [17327]
  • Solaris10 OS Security Administration Learning Path Courses [17343]
  • New Netra Data-Plane Software Suite for Telecom Dataplane Applications [17355]
  • McNealy Talks Open Standards and Webtone Switch Philosophy with Telcos [17356]
  • Joomla! Wins 2006 Open Source Content Management System (CMS) Award from Packt [17344]
    Sun Expands Developer Service Plans
    Customers to Receive "Unlimited Incident" Feature
    Sun is now offering unlimited incidents for all three levels of its Sun Developer Service Plans. This new feature is retroactive and is immediately available to all Sun Developer Service Plan contract holders.
    Project Dynamic Faces Extends Java Server Faces Technology
    Enables Adding jMaki Widgets to a Page
    Jennifer Ball and Ed Burns write discuss Project Dynamic Faces in their Sun Developer article, explaining that it is an extension of JavaServer Faces that provides a way to add AJAX functionality to a JavaServer Faces technology-based application.
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