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Java Tools Community Provides Online Community
Making Java Technology APIs "User Friendly"

To make standard Java technology APIs friendlier for tool development, Sun and leading software vendors created the Java Tools Community (JTC). The JTC will provide an online community for tool vendors, customers and developers.

Review of Sun's Network Computing 03 Announcements
Quarterly Product Announcements from 2003

During 2003, Sun had four major sets of product announcements: NC03Q1, NC03Q2, NC03Q3 and NC03Q4. This article provides links to the major articles covering these launches.

Gosling on the Mars Mission
Have Java Technology, Will Travel -- Anywhere
Dr. James Gosling, Chief Technology Officer, Developer Programs at Sun, reports on NASA's Mars mission and the exciting role of Java technology in the mission.
Sun and Manugistics Offer Store-Level Replenishment Solution
Re-architected for the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition and Solaris Operating System

Manugistics Group Inc. has improved the performance of its Store-Level Replenishment Solution by re-architecting the application to the Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) running on the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) on SPARC technology. The solution is able to optimize customers' business processes and allow them to predict demand at individual stores.

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Sun Goes to Work on N1 Software Development Kit
Virtualization Interoperability with Third-party Solutions is the Goal

Martin LaMonica recently wrote a piece for zdnet on the implications for virtualization of N1 utility software. Sun is creating a software development kit (SDK) that will enable various technology providers to share information with N1 software-managed systems. The solution is expected to be ready for release in a year to 18 months.

Sun Outbids Microsoft in Sale to United India Insurance
Company Buys 10,000 User Licenses for StarOffice Software Office Suite

In a deal worth more than 20 million rupees, Sun has sold 10,000 user licenses for its StarOffice office suite to United India Insurance. Sun bested Microsoft, which had earlier sold some 8,000 user licenses of its Office solution to India's Oil and Natural Gas Corporation.

N1 Service Provisioning System Virtual Tour
Centralize Disparate Networks
Take a virtual tour of the N1 Service Provisioning System. The N1 Service Provisioning System adds the ability to provision applications into your existing infrastructure, while the N1 Provisioning Server provides the ability to manage physical devices as a pool of virtualized resources.
    StarOffice 7 Software End User Course Bundle
    Learn How to Make Text Documents, Spreadsheets & Presentations

    Learn about StarOffice 7 software with courses on the suite and its modules: Calc for spreadsheets, Writer for text documents and Impress for presentations.

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    Sun Renews and Expands O-In's Corporate License
    O-In Product Offerings Included with Assertion-Based Verification Suite

    Sun has renewed the corporate license of 0-In Design Automation, and will now include all 0-In product offerings along with its license for 0-In's Assertion-Based Verification (ABV) Suite. The decision is attributed to the ABV Suite's success at improving the verification process on projects throughout Sun.

    Sun Makes Strides Toward Chip-level Multithreading with UltraSPARC IV Processor
    Compatible with Sun Fireplane Interconnect, Solaris Operating System
    In his article for Microprocessor Report, Kevin Krewell of In-Stat/MDR examines the course Sun has set in its move toward chip-level multithreading (CMT) with the UltraSPARC IV processor, the early model of which he describes as a pair of enhanced UltraSPARC III cores sharing a systems bus, DRAM memory controller and an off-die L2 cache.
    UltraSPARC III Cu 1.2 GHz Uniboard Upgrades Promotion
    Offer Good Until March 30, 2004

    Trade in and upgrade existing UltraSPARC III 750 MHz, 900 MHz (Cu) or 1.05 GHz (Cu) Uniboards to receive a trade-in allowance of 35 percent towards the purchase of select new UltraSPARC III Cu 1.2 GHz Uniboards.

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    EMEA Net Talk: Is Sun's Java Enterprise System Changing the Economics of Software?
    January 27, Online

    This Sun Net Talk on the Sun Java Enterprise System will feature Jonathan Schwartz, executive vice president of Sun Software Group, and Roger Keyse, CTO of Sun Software EMEA, who will discuss the software, its licensing, price structure and examples of customer deployments in EMEA. The live talk will be on Tuesday, January 27, 2004.

    MatrixOne GCC2004
    February 1-6, Lake Buena Vista, FL
    The MatrixOne GCC200 conference will be held in Florida, February 1 - 6. The event will provide sessions on business solutions and technical implementation aspects of MatrixOne's product lifecycle management (PLM) solutions.
    Edge 2004 East Development Technologies Exchange Conference
    February 24-26, 2004, Boston, MA

    Sessions at Edge 2004 East developer conference will cover Java technology, Web Services, XML, MX and .Net. Edge 2004 East will be held in Boston, MA, February 24-26, 2004. The Java technology track will feature a session on the Sun Java Desktop System.

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