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Video Modules on the Solaris Operating Environment
Andy Ingram, Graham Lovell and Others

A collection of video modules is available, covering what's new with the Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) in areas such as Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Integration, data management, availability, performance and compatibility. The videos feature Andy Ingram, vice president, Solaris Software Marketing; Graham Lovell, Product Marketing Director, Solaris OE and others.

Sun Labs
Product, Process and Tool Innovation

Established in 1990, Sun Microsystems Laboratories is the applied research and advanced development arm of Sun. The Sun Labs successfully straddles the world of research excellence and the world of business economics. Sun Labs has a well-known and well-developed track record when it comes to product innovation. Equal, if not so well known, is the emphasis in the Labs on process and tool innovation.

Speeding Services on Demand Deployments
Sun's Application Services Reference Architecture

The Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) architecture and the Sun ONE Application Services Reference Architecture address key elements of success in the new business environment brought about by the World Wide Web. Deploying Web Services based on the Sun ONE architecture simplifies interaction between multiple data sources and allows access to information and capabilities previously too complex or cumbersome to integrate effectively.

Software
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Project JXTA Five Abstractions
The Technology Behind the Project JXTA Virtual Network

Project JXTA is an open source project that defines a set of protocols for ad hoc, pervasive, peer-to-peer (P2P) computing. The virtual network uses five abstractions that portray existing computer networks. These include Project JXTA ID, Peer Groups, Advertisements, Resolvers (Universal Resource Binding and Rendezvous) and Pipes.

Sun Grid Engine, Enterprise Edition 5.3 Software
Administration and User's Guide

The Administration and User Guide to the Sun Grid Engine, Enterprise Edition 5.3 software is a 332-page PDF that defines grid computing, the components of Sun Grid Engine, Enterprise Edition 5.3 software, installation, submitting jobs and utilization policies. Topics include checkpointing, monitoring and controlling jobs.

Solaris 9 Operating Environment and Linux
Common Environment Across Linux Workstations and Solaris OE Software

The Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) delivers built-in compatibility with the Linux operating system, which is built on the open standards and nonproprietary interfaces consistent with Sun's computing vision. The Solaris 9 OE includes a comprehensive set of Linux applications (freeware) and other freely available software, providing interoperability and commonality across both environments.

Sun Cluster 3.0 5/02 Software
Key New Features

Sun Cluster 3.0 5/02 software offers support for Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) as well as Solaris 8 OE, security hardening on Sun Cluster 3.0 software supported agents, faster application messaging via Remote Shared Memory (RSM) and enhanced manageability, agent development and quality.

Developer
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Sun Code Camp Program for Solaris Operating Environment Software Developers
GNOME and Solaris 8 OE IPv6/IPSEC and More

The Sun Code Camp program for Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) software developers provide an intensive, technically stimulating, engineer-to-engineer learning experience. The sessions focus on immediate outcomes and provide developers with programming information and sample code that can be used right away. New sessions cover GNOME and Solaris 8 OE IPv6/IPSEC and more.

Sun Developer Education
Discount and Free Subscription

Along with its comprehensive offerings for developer training on Java and Jini technology and its certification programs, Sun Educational Services is making a special limited-time discount program available to members of the Sun Developer Connection program.

A Comparision of High-performance Messaging -- White Paper
Sun ONE Message Queue vs. IBM MQSeries

There is a 15-page white paper available titled "A Benchmark Comparison of the Sun ONE Application Server (formerly iPlanet Application Server) Integrated Message Queue and the IBM WebSphere Java Message Service [J.M.S. API] Provider" from the Crimson Consulting Group. The paper defines real-world scenarios in which messaging may be used and provides a detailed performance comparison between two J.M.S. API implementations: The Sun ONE Message Queue (formerly iPlanet Message Queue for Java) and the IBM MQSeries products.

Solaris 9 Operating Environment Globalization White Paper
From the Sun Global Application Developer Corner

The Sun Global Application Developer Corner is a collection of information and resources to help developers globalize their applications. A PDF available from the Web site is titled "Solaris 9 Operating Environment Globalization White Paper."

Sun ONE Developer Platform
Delivers Web Services Faster

Multiple developers perform many different roles in developing Web Services. Often each developer is working in a different environment with different tools, with little commonality across these environments. The Sun ONE Developer Platform, reference architectures and Sun's Enterprise Services Portfolio combine a comprehensive set of tools with key backend deployment software, allowing developers to deliver Web Services faster.

Education and Research
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E-Services in Higher Education, the Portal Symposium 4
New dates: October 28-29

The conference "E-Services in Higher Education, the Portal Symposium 4," previously set for July has been rescheduled to October 28-29, 2002, at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Sun Microsystems is a Gold Sponsor of the event. The theme of the conference is "Contested Terrain: Electronic Student Services -- Vision, Governance and Customer Needs in Higher Education."

    E-Services in Higher Education, the Portal Symposium 4
    New dates: October 28-29

    The conference "E-Services in Higher Education, the Portal Symposium 4," previously set for July has been rescheduled to October 28-29, 2002, at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Sun Microsystems is a Gold Sponsor of the event. The theme of the conference is "Contested Terrain: Electronic Student Services -- Vision, Governance and Customer Needs in Higher Education."

      Technology Initiatives from Sun and Education Solutions Vendors
      ISTEC, EUNIS, Educause and More

      Seeking to develop key technological initiatives and directions in the field of higher education, Sun works with educational solution vendors and the higher education community to explore issues. A founding member of the Java in Administration Special Interest Group (JA-SIG), Sun also participates in and works with key administrative computing organizations worldwide, including ISTEC, EUNIS, Educause, UCISA, CNI and Internet 2.

      Sysadmin
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      Professional Certification
      From the Solaris Developer Connection Program

      Sun Educational Services offers two administrator certification programs for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) -- one for system administrators and one for network administrators.

      Solaris Operating Environment Courses and Practice Exams
      Choose from Web-based or Instructor-led Sessions

      Training classes on the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) available through the Solaris Developer Connection program are numerous and varied, including everything from instructor-led offerings to practice certification exams.

      "Learning the Korn Shell," Second Edition
      By Bill Rosenblatt and Arnold Robbins

      The newly released second edition of "Learning the Korn Shell" by Bill Rosenblatt and Arnold Robbins covers all the new features of ksh93 -- Korn shell's latest version -- making it one of the most up-to-date references now available.

      Publications
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      "Ant: The Definitive Guide"
      Complete Build Management for Java Technology

      "Ant: The Definitive Guide," Complete Build Management for Java technology by Eric M. Burke and Jesse E. Tilly covers Ant, the premier build-management tool for Java technology environments. Chapters in the book cover installation and configuration, the buildfile, Ant datatypes, user-written tasks, user-written listeners and the future of Ant.

      "The Essential Guide to XML Technologies"
      Non-technical Book

      "The Essential Guide to XML Technologies" by Ron Turner gives non-technical professionals a business-focused, hype-free XML briefing. Discover what XML is, how it works, what problems it solves and exactly how to use it for competitive advantage. It includes case studies from key industries; current XML application coverage; practical walkthroughs of XML markup; and a preview of tomorrow's most exciting XML technologies.

      Java Technology
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      Java 2 Standard Edition, Version 1.4.1 Beta
      Now Available

      The Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, (J2SE) version 1.4.1 beta is now available for the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE), Windows and Linux. Early Access 64-bit releases for Itanium processors are available for both Linux and Windows.

      New Product Marketplace
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      Time Navigator for Oracle: New Backup and Restore Solution
      Atempo Release Enables Online Serverless Backup

      Atempo has released Time Navigator for Oracle on NetApp, a serverless backup and restore solution that provides online backup and restore of Oracle databases running on Network Appliance filers. The solution allows online backup with no impact on the database server, an essential requirement for today's enterprise environments. This unique feature allows rapid detection and restoration of the corrupted or damaged parts of the Oracle database such as tablespaces, data files, log files or control files, without having to restore the entire database.

      CapeConnect Now Supports Java Message Service and IBM MQSeries
      Enables Transmission of SOAP Messages on These Messaging Systems

      Cape Clear Software has added support for Java Message Service (J.M.S. API) and IBM MQSeries to its CapeConnect Web Services-based integration platform. Organizations can now integrate their messaging-based applications with Web Services and, more crucially, deploy Web Services across J.M.S. API or MQSeries. Along with the integration of J.M.S. API and MQSeries applications, CapeConnect now supports transmission of SOAP messages over these messaging systems, in addition to the company's existing support for transports such as HTTP, HTTPS and SMTP.

      Axeda Access Application, Release 1.5
      Device Relationship Management System

      Axeda Access application, release 1.5, a component of the Axeda Device Relationship Management System, provides secure, Internet-based remote desktop sharing between service and support specialists and remote computers installed at customer sites. Axeda Access enables in-house technical support experts or field service engineers to analyze conditions, make repairs, update and administer software or assist with user operations on remote systems installed at customer sites.

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