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Sun Analyst Summit 2007 Held on Tuesday February 6
Resources Online
Anil Gadre, Sun's Chief Marketing Officer, provided the introduction for the Sun Analyst Summit 2007. Videos of the keynotes are online, starting with Jonathan Schwartz, CEO, followed by Michael Lehman, CFO, and Don Grantham, EVP, Global Sales & Services.
Daylight Savings Time Information for the Solaris Operating System
DST Begins in U.S. on Second Sunday in March
The Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) requires updates to ensure the change in the start/end dates for daylight savings time (DST) are correct. DST in the U.S. will begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November. Information is available on the SunSolve site and the BigAdmin site.
OpenDocument Format Plug-in Application to be Available
Read and Write MS Documents in ODF

A plug-in application is now available that will convert text documents (currently .doc/.odt only) so that Microsoft documents can be read and written in the ODF (the OpenDocument) format. The application is called the StarOffice 8 Conversion Technology Preview.

Content Delivery Server form Sun Now has an Open Source Version
Mobile Operator Product Available under CDDL

The Sun Java System Content Delivery Server has been made open source by Sun, according to a Computer Business Review online report.

Saudi Telecom Co. Signs Server Consolidation Agreement with Sun
Services and Hardware to Help Telecom Co. Maintain Leading Position in Market

Sun has expanded its relationship with Saudi Telecom Company (STC) with two enterprise agreements valued at 7 million dollars (U.S.). Sun will helps the telecom company consolidate its servers with Sun Fire E25K high-end servers and the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS).

Banking Needs Met with Sun Compliance and Content Management Solution
Capabilities Help E-Discovery, Litigation Records Management

Regulations in the financial services industry require companies have archiving, retrieval and reporting abilities for all their electronic records. The bank holding company, KeyCorp, selected Sun Compliance and Content Management Solution to manage its compliance needs.

Wireless Service Provider Serves Customers with Sun and Greenplum Data Warehouse Appliance
Price-Performance Ratio Helps Support Customers and Deliver New Services
The Sun Data Warehouse Appliance, built on technology from Sun and Greenplum, was selected by wireless service provider Smart Communications of the Philippines to manage their 22 million subscribers.
Inaugural Solaris University Challenge Winners Announced
Winner Builds Debugging Agent for the Java Virtual Machine
The inaugural Solaris University Challenge winners were announced at the Worldwide Education and Research Conference. The contest serves as a showcase for the innovation and talent of students worldwide who create projects with the free and open source Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). A panel of experts judged submissions on usability, quality, innovation, effective use of technology, and benefits to Solaris OS users and the OpenSolaris OS community.
Online Portal for Citizens of Norway to Gain Access to Government Services
Norway E-Initiative Selects Sun Hardware and Software
To provide the citizens of Norway with Web-based access to government services, the Norwegian government deployed Sun hardware and software running the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) as the foundation of its eNorway 2009 initiative.
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DTrace Course Teaches How to Diagnose Application and System Problems
New One-Day Class Available
On the list of new training courses from Sun is one on DTrace, "Dynamic Performance Tuning and Troubleshooting With DTrace Seminar" (course ID SEM-SA-327-S10, cost $299.00, one day course). This course explains how to use DTrace to diagnose application and system problems.
Class Offered in Developing Applications for the Java EE Platform
Includes Labs for Hands-on Experience
Developing Applications for the Java EE Platform (FJ-310) is a course that provides students with the knowledge to build and deploy enterprise applications that comply with Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 technology standards. The enterprise components presented in this course include Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology, the Java persistence API (JPA), servlets, JavaServer Pages (JSP) technology, web services, and the Java technology clients that use them.
Videos on Hot Topics: Solaris Cluster 3.2, Solaris Trusted Extensions, jMaki
Training Videos and Presentations

The Sun Training web site features a series of videos on what is new at Sun. The videos online currently cover the Solaris Cluster 3.2, Solaris Trusted Extensions, identity federation, Sun Connection and jMaki.

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Top Ten Articles for last Issue
Volume 107 Issues 2, 3, 4 and 5

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 4 issues. The top 10 articles for last week, Vol 107 Issue 5, were

  • New Sun LDAP Directory Focuses on Service Provided to Users [17569]
  • How-To Guide: How to Move a Solaris Container from One Computer to Another [17565]
  • "DTrace by Example: Solving a Real-World Problem" [17559]
  • Videos and Podcasts and Interviews on the Sun-Intel Alliance [17593]
  • "Installing and Administering Solaris Container Manager 3.6" [17566]
  • Guide Explains Migrating from Linux to Solaris OS [17591]
  • New Features in Sun Java System Access Manager 7.1 [17573]
  • Mentor Graphics and Sun Collaborate to Qualify Design Verification Tools on Solaris 10 OS [17588]
  • Tech Tip for Component Developers on Using AJAX in Web Pages [17563]
  • Vulnerabilities in Solaris OS and Sun Ray Software [17590]
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    Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, Third Edition
    Improved Tool for Developers of Rich Internet Applications
    "Dynamic HTML: The Definitive Reference, Third Edition" by Danny Goodman is now available from O'Reilly, which bills the book as the "ultimate one-stop resource for HTML, XHTML, CSS, Document Object Model (DOM), and JavaScript development." Developers of rich Internet applications working in such browsers as Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 2, Safari and Opera will find Goodman's revised edition an invaluable tool, the publisher reports.
    Best Practices for Applying AJAX to JSR 168 Portlets
    Maintaining Portlet State, Using a JavaScript Library and More
    Staff engineer at Sun, Greg Ziebold, and writer Marina Sum, present a technical article on the Sun Developer Network (SDN) on how to use AJAX in portlets that comply with the Java Specification Request (JSR) 168: Portlet Specification.
    Ruby on Rails How-to Article: Build a Simple Web Application
    Get CRUD Operations Started
    Dominic Da Silva of Developer.com says Ruby is fast becoming "the language of choice for rapid application development and testing." He has a how-to article in Ruby on Rails that provides an introduction to the language and walks you through how to create a simple web application with it.
    SDN Video: Client-side Scripting with JavaScript
    Sun's Greg Murray Explains How to Create AJAX-enabled Widgets Using jMaki
    In a new Sun Developer Network Channel (SDN) video Greg Murray, Sun's AJAX architect, explains how to design and create AJAX-enabled widgets using jMaki.
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