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Sun Completes Mobile Information Device Profile 2.0 Standard
Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Wireless Toolkit 2.0 Beta Released

Sun has completed the Mobile Information Device Profile (MIDP 2.0) standard and made available the final MIDP 2.0 specification, reference implementation, compatibility test suite and beta version of the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) Wireless Toolkit 2.0. Developed by more than 50 wireless industry leaders worldwide to extend the base collection of Java technologies for mobile devices, MIDP 2.0 supports new and enhanced gaming, graphics, video, audio, security and many other features for mobile devices, such as cell phones and personal digital assistants.

China Unicom Joins Sun in Java Technology-based Venture
Sun Infrastructure Enters World's Largest Wireless Market

Sun has launched a venture with China Unicom to build an end-to-end Java technology-enabled wireless data infrastructure designed to deliver enhanced data services to China Unicom's 60 million mobile subscribers. Sun will provide products and consulting services to enable China Unicom to go to market quickly with data services on the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) platform.

COE at Switzerland's Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich
Sun Center of Excellence (COE) in Biomedical Research

Sun Microsystems has selected Switzerland's Federal Institute of Technology at Zurich (ETHZ) as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Biomedical Research. The National Center of Competence in Research for Computer Aided and Image Guided Medical Interventions (NCCR Co-Me), hosted by ETHZ, is utilizing Sun's high-performance computing systems (Sun Fire V880 servers and Sun Blade 2000 workstations) and graphics solutions to aid in the promotion of a new model for medical interventions and, ultimately, patient care.

DTAC of Thailand Deploying Sun and Mobilitec Wireless Solution
Java Technology Enables Downloading of Multiple Content Types

DTAC, the leading wireless carrier in Thailand, has chosen a joint solution from Mobilitec and Sun as the foundation for its new Java technology and wireless content download services.

M1 Chooses Sun, Mobilitec for Its Singapore Market
Sun Fire Servers, Solaris OE and mPower Provide Solutions

M1, a mobile operator in Singapore, has selected Sun Fire servers and the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) from Sun Microsystems and mPower software from Mobilitec to deliver a complete, scalable and robust solution enabling M1 to rapidly deploy new wireless content and services.

Four Service Offerings Announced by Sun
IP Life Cycle Approach

Sun has unveiled a strategy to build up its services capabilities through an IP Life Cycle approach. New services debuting include Sun Install Check for Volume Systems, Sun Software Support Services Program, Quick Start Service for Network Identity, and High-performance eLearning Program.

Quick Start Service for Network Identity
Gives Customers a Demo of Open Network Identity Infrastructure

The Quick Start for Network Identity Service allows the customer to demonstrate a simple-use case scenario of an open, end-to-end network identity infrastructure in a lab-style environment. The Quick Start Service for Network Identity is one of three network-identity packaged services offered by Sun Professional Services program.

CollabNet SourceCast Collaborative Development Environment
A Full Port to Solaris Operating Environment

CollabNet, a provider of collaborative software development solutions, has produced a full port of the CollabNet SourceCast Collaborative Development Environment (CDE) to the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) as part of its multi-level relationship with Sun Microsystems. CollabNet will also qualify the Sun Open Net Environment (Sun ONE) Studio for Java Integrated Development Environment (IDE) to utilize source code repositories within the CollabNet SourceCast environment.

Solaris 9 Operating Environment Early Access Program
x86 Intel Platform Edition Set for Evaluation

Solaris 9 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) x86 Customer Early Access software is now available for general testing and evaluation. Though Sun does not offer support for this Intel Platform Edition Early Access version of Solaris OE, there is an online forum for information and a download site.

Sun Quad FastEthernet Hardware Collection
Documentation, User Guides and More

The Sun Quad FastEthernet Hardware Collection offers a series of guides and a CD-ROM insert. Included are the Sun Quad FastEthernet 2.1 CD insert, Sun Quad FastEthernet PCI Adapter Installation and User's Guide, Sun Quad FastEthernet PCI Adapter Release Notes, Sun Quad FastEthernet SBus Adapter Installation and User's Guide and Sun Quad FastEthernet SBus Adapter Release Notes.

Sun Graphic Options
From Sun System Handbook

The Sun System Handbook section on graphics options provides a Graphics Compatibility Matrix that covers graphics cards, PCI, SBus, UPA and Onboard options. Also included is a list of components with part numbers and more.

    Sun StorEdge Performance Suite 4.0 L10N
    And Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite 4.0 L10N

    The Sun StorEdge Performance Suite 4.0 software L10N version and the Sun StorEdge Utilization Suite 4.0 software L10N version will replace the existing 4.0 media kits. Documentation is now available for these products in English, French, Japanese, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese. Software for these releases is now provided in French, Japanese and Simplified Chinese to provide more language options for customers.

    Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment 2.1 Software
    Remotely Monitors Sun Network Storage Devices

    Storage Automated Diagnostic Environment is a device-level health management and diagnostic service for online monitoring, event notification, fault isolation and proactive fault resolution that enhances the value of Sun StorEdge arrays and integrated systems. Enterprise-wide health management and diagnostics services are delivered by Sun StorEdge Enterprise Storage Manager software to simplify SAN management with a single point of command-and-control for the storage environment and a consolidated view of key storage management services.

    Internet Software Consortium Creates ISC Bind Forum
    Focuses on Security Protocols and Infrastructure

    Sun has become one of the initial members of the Internet Software Consortium's BIND (Berkeley Internet Name Domain) Forum, a new security-related program for vendors and users of ISC BIND software. The new ISC BIND Forum will benefit members by focusing on security-related issues, including early warning on attacks, defects and patches.

    Buffer Overflow in Solaris Operating Environment X Window Font Service (XFS)
    CERT Advisory Issued

    A CERT advisory has been issued, warning of a buffer overflow vulnerability in Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) X Window Font Service (XFS). The Solaris X Window Font Service (XFS) daemon ( contains a remotely exploitable vulnerability that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service.

    Security Specialist Learning Path
    Network and System Administrator Learning Paths

    The courseware in the learning paths for security specialist, network or system administator provides a broad array of knowledge and skills for designing and managing networks, such as TCP/IP, Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), integration with Windows environments and how to troubleshoot local area networks (LANs).

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