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Oracle
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Oracle Collaboration Suite
Half the Price of Microsoft Exchange

Oracle Collaboration Suite is an integrated suite of enterprise level applications which supply email, voice mail, calendaring, file services, integrated search capabilities and the ability to access this information from any type of interface. It costs half the price of Microsoft Exchange.

Telmar Network Technology Uses Oracle E-Business Suite on Sun
Telmar Replaces Four Legacy System With A Single Cross-company Solution

Telmar Network Technology recently found success with the Oracle E-Business Suite on Sun's hardware. Needing to link four inherited financial systems, Telmar found it could not operate as a unified whole with the disparate systems. The solution was achieved through the strong Oracle and Sun relationship, which made the unification of Telmar's systems an overwhelming success.

How SunPlex Systems with Oracle9i Real Application Clusters
Providing Increased Availability and Scalability

To help ensure the integrity of cluster node membership, data integrity in the event of a failure and the least possible downtime, turn to SunPlex platform software and Oracle9i Real Application Clusters (RAC). Sun and Oracle can help you focus on "managing the service, not the server."

TopLink Workshops from the Oracle Technology Network
From D.C. to Seattle

The Oracle Technology Network presents one-day workshops on TopLink that focus on using TopLink to eliminate the inherent risks involved when architecting for persistence. Learn how you can map your entities to relational database schemas without constraining application architecture or database design.

Java Technology
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Interview with Judith Lilienfeld on Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition Compatibilty
Benefits of Portability; Web Services Coming to v1.4

John McLaughlin recently talked to Judith Lilienfeld, Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) Compatibility Marketing Manager about what J2EE platform compatibility means, how a vendor achieves it and its value.

Java 2 SDK, Standard Edition Updates 1.4.1_02 Now Available
Over 2000 Bug Fixes

Java 2 Software Development Kit (SDK) updates include bug fixes (not new features or functionality). The updates have been developed based on key customer issues and feedback on the previous FCS release. There are over 2000 bug fixes. Two new garbage collectors have been added to improve application performance in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) and several significant enhancements have been made to the Java Plug-in.

Lifecycle Management and Work Management Contracts in the J2EE Connector Architecture 1.5
Interfaces and Classes

Changes to the J2EE Connector Architecture 1.5 include four new contracts that a resource adapter must support. Jennifer Rodoni focuses on two of the contracts in her technical article, "What's New in the J2EE Connector Architecture 1.5" on the Java technology Web site. The two contracts discussed are the lifecycle management and work management contracts.

Threads and Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition Applications
Thread Synchronization, Waiting and Notifications

Eric Giguere explains the importance of user interface responsiveness on handheld and consumer-oriented devices that the Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME) targets. Giguere covers priorities of threads, stopping threads, thread synchronization, waiting and notifications.

Software
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Sun's Jonathan Schwartz Speaks on Project Orion
Radical New Approach Will Raise the Bar for Competitors

Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of software for Sun, recently discussed the Sun's new Project Orion in the Executive Perspectives section of Sun's Web site. Schwartz described how Project Orion's radical new approach to software will revolutionize the industry and take the guess work out of buying software and updates.

JAM Code Released -- Prototype
Job and Application Manager

A member of the Jini Network Technology User Group, has announced that Sun has released the code for JAM, the Job and Application Manager. JAM is a prototype written in the Java programming language and co-developed by Sun and the Swiss Center for Scientific Computing (CSCS). It was developed under open source as part of the Sun ONE Grid Engine project.

Events
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Second Annual PKI Research Workshop
April 28-29, Gaithersburg, MD

The Second Annual PKI Research Workshop, scheduled for April 28-29 in Gaithersburg, MD, will be devoted to exploring the public key infrastructure (PKI) in uses beyond its traditional role as a means of binding identities to public keys and managing the resulting certificates.

Symbian Exposium03
April 29-30, London, UK

The Symbian Exposium03 will take place April 29-30 at the ExCel Centre in London. Exposium03 will attempt to bring together the mobile phone manufacturer marketplace. Exhibits, pavilions and keynote presentations are just some of the activities planed for the expo. Workshops and training sessions on Symbian OS will also take place.

Wireless Enterprise Symposium
May 6-7, New Orleans, LA

The Wireless Enterprise Symposium 2003 will be held May 6-7 in New Orleans. The event is designed to help attendees successfully plan, evaluate, implement and manage robust wireless solutions in their organizations. The symposium will bring together leading experts, wireless operators, device manufacturers, software vendors, multi-platform solution providers and other IT professionals.

Servers
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Sun Fire B1600 Blade Chassis Supports SPARC Processor, x86, Specialty Blades
Sun Fire B100s Blade Server, Solaris 8 Operating Environment HW 12/02 Available

Sun has made the Sun Fire B1600 Blade Chassis, its first Enterprise Blade Platform, available to the market, along with the Sun Fire B100s Blade server. The new product offers the Solaris 8 Operating Environment (Solaris OE) HW 12/02 Update for the SPARC platform with optional factory integration.

Sun Fire Capacity on Demand CPU/Memory Board Options
Up to 16 GB of Memory Capacity

New Sun Fire Capacity on Demand (COD) CPU/Memory board options are available for the Sun Fire 3800-6800 servers and Sun Fire 12K servers and Sun Fire 15K servers. These new configurations include up to 16 GB of memory capacity on both 1.05 GHz and 1.2 GHz COD CPU/Memory boards.

Remanufactured Server Repricing:
Select Sun Enterprise Servers

Sun announces remanufactured product reprice on selected Sun Enterprise servers. Remanufactured Sun products deliver the same industry-leading performance, quality and investment protection as new Sun systems at reduced prices.

EOL: Sun Enterprise 250 System Service Processor for Sun Enterprise 10K Servers
Upgrades and Remanufactured Systems Available

Sun is transitioning off its price list the Sun Enterprise 250 System Service Processor used for the Sun Enterprise 10000 (10K) server.

EOL: Selected Sun Fire 15K Server and Sun Fire 12K Server Components
New MPO Enhanced Cabinets, Sun Fire 12K Server Upgrade Kits Announced

Sun is transitioning the original base server cabinet models, the upgrade kit for converting a Sun Fire 12K server to a Sun Fire 15K server and the optional cable for connecting both servers to a serial port from its price list.

Sysadmin
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Security Administrator for the Solaris 9 Operating Environment
Certification Exam Under Development; Release Coming Soon

The Sun Certified Security Administrator for Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) (CX-310-301) is under development and scheduled for release in the near future. Candidates are expected to have from six to 12 months of on-the-job experience in a Solaris OE setting.

Patch Management for the Solaris Operating Environment
White Paper Offers Users Suggestions and Recommendations

The 34-page Sun white paper, "Solaris Patch Management: Recommended Strategies," examines the process that keeps a user's computer system up-to-date, reliable and secure. Patch management performed in a proactive manner is the key to keeping an updated system. This white paper is intended to clarify the complex process of patch management.

"Cluster File System Performance" and "Securing the Sun Cluster 3.x Software"
Two Sun BluePrints Documents

In the Sun BluePrints document "Cluster File System Performance," Ellard Roush explains the selection, measurement and analysis of the performance benchmarks that assess the requirements of file system workloads. "Securing the Sun Cluster 3.x Software" by Alex Noordergraaf describes how to secure the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) and the Sun Cluster 3.x software.

Security
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Vulnerability in Sendmail: Sun Alert ID: 51181
May Allow Remote Attackers to Gain the Privileges of the Sendmail Daemon

A local or remote unprivileged user may be able to gain unauthorized root access or cause a denial of service due to a buffer overflow in the sendmail(1M) daemon. There are no reliable symptoms that would show the described issue has been exploited to gain unauthorized root access to a host. Until patches can be applied, sites may wish to block access to the affected service from untrusted networks and use a firewall.

Enterprise Security Using Kerberos Course
Network Time Protocol and LDAP

The Enterprise Security Using Kerberos course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to deploy Kerberos in the enterprise and to secure enterprise deployments of LDAP. Topics include cryptography, using Network Time Protocol (NTP), implementing cross-realm authentication and more.

Course on Solaris Operating Environment and Microsoft Windows Network Integration
Features of Samba, Solaris PC NetLink Software and Citrix MetaFrame XP

Course number IN-310 from Sun addresses integrating the Solaris Operating Environment (Solaris OE) with the Microsoft Windows system. The course provides hands-on lab experience and explains several integration features and tools such as Samba, Solaris PC NetLink software and Citrix MetaFrame XP.

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