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Athens International Airport Utilizes the Sun Java Enterprise System
Solution Allows the Airport's Portal Server to Provide Single Sign-on

A recent eWEEK.com article highlights the Athens International Airport and its current beta program with Sun, which has allowed the airport to begin deploying the Sun Java Enterprise System. The solution is able to interface with existing applications and allows the airport's portal server to provide single sign-on.

SQL-like Triggers in Sun Java System Directory Server
Sun BluePrints Article Examines LDAP Triggers

Sun has released a Sun BluePrints Online article that discusses the implementation of SQL-like triggers in the Sun Java System Directory Server (formerly a Sun ONE product). "LDAP Triggers: A Framework for Sun Java System Directory Server," also offers an example scenario which demonstrates how the Plug-in API can be used to extend the server.

Sun Java System Content Delivery Server 2004Q1
Improves Subscriber Services

Sun Java System Content Delivery Server 2004Q1 is designed to allow mobile operators to launch and sustain profitable content services. Key functionality has been added to improve subscriber services, administration features, offer better integration and improve device management.

Software
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Sun Releases N1 Service Provisioning System 4.1
Eases Management of Complex Application Service Deployments

Sun has released version 4.1 of its N1 Service Provisioning System, which allows customers to automate the complex application provisioning process to make it quick and reliable, enabling complex services to be rolled-out in a day or less.

Micro Focus Releases Server Express 4.0 and Application Server for Server Express 4.0
Enables COBOL Applications to Run on Solaris Operating System (SPARC) Platform Edition

Micro Focus Server Express 4.0 and Application Server for Server Express 4.0 are now in release. These solutions allow customers wishing to redeploy applications written in COBOL on mainframes or other systems onto the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition), as well as customers desiring to improve the performance of applications written in prior versions of COBOL on the Solaris OS.

Last Planned Release of Solaris 8 2/04 Operating System (SPARC Platform Edition)
Hardware Support for New Sun Fire Servers
The Solaris 8 2/04 Operating System (SPARC Platform Edition) (Solaris OS) adds additional hardware support for Sun Fire E2900, E4900, E6900, E20K and E25K servers along with other Sun Fire servers, blade servers and Sun Blade workstations. Deployment of UltraSPARC IV processors in existing Sun Fire V1280 15K servers is also featured.
Events
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Game Developers Conference 2004
March 22-26, San Jose, CA

The 2004 Game Developers Conference presents sessions in seven tracks: Visual Arts, Production, Business & Legal, Game Design, Audio, Programming and the IGDA track. Doug Twilleager, chief architect of the Game Technologies Group at Sun, will present a session on professional Java technology game development techniques.

Gilbane Conference on Content Management
March 24-26, Los Angeles, CA

This conference will focus on technology and solutions for managing two types of rich content: data rich content and media rich content.

    SunHPC 2004
    March 29 - April 2, Aachen, Germany

    At the SunHPC 2004 event, sessions will be offered on Sun compilers, the Sun performance analyzer and the Sun HPC ClusterTools environment and more. Learn how to get optimal performance out of UltraSPARC III, IIIi, and III Cu based Sun workstations and servers.

    Entry Level Servers
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    New Sun Fire V240 8 GB Standard Configuration Server and Doubling of Memory Support on Sun Fire V210 Server
    Making Superior Memory Scalability Affordable

    The Sun Fire V240 8 GB standard configuration server comes with 2x1.28 GHz processors and 8 GB memory. Sun Fire V240 has more memory slots than leading x86 competitors for less money. The Sun Fire V210 server has a new fan kit X-option to support 1 GB DIMMs, doubling memory support.

    Extended Warranty on Sun Fire V60x/V65x Servers
    Sun Hardware Only Options Added

    Sun is extending the Next Business Day warranty support for the Sun Fire V60x servers and the Sun Fire V65x servers from one year to three years. Sun is also offering two new Sun Hardware Support Service options to give customers the choice of three coverage/response combinations.

    1.06 GHz UltraSPARC IIIi Processor Upgrade for the Sun Fire V250 Server
    Increase Performance

    An upgrade is available for the Sun Fire V250 server; customers can get the 1.06 GHz UltraSPARC IIIi processor and increase performance of the server.

    Warranty Update for Sun Fire V480 Servers, Sun Fire V880 Server
    Next Business Day Service Now Offered Free of Charge

    Now get next business day service with the Sun Fire V480 servers and Sun Fire V880 servers at no additional cost. This warranty update applies to future customers as well as current ones possessing a valid warranty. This change will not affect SunSpectrum support contracts.

    Developer
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    Sun Studio 8 Software Available March 9
    Faster Startup and Improved Compile and Run Times
    Since Sun started the Sun Studio 8 Early Access Program in November of 2003, various components of the Compiler Collection product have been integrated with the NetBeans IDE. The new software focuses on features available through a GUI. All command-line interface (CLI) tools such as compilers and the debugger are included as well.
    A Review of Sun's Development Tools
    Name Change Histories and Links to Resources

    Sun offers developers many tools, from Sun Studio 8 software to Sun Java Studio Creator (formerly Project Rave). This article provides new names that Sun is rebranding these software and development tools to.

    Education and Research
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    Sun Joins 400 Educators at Worldwide Education and Research Conference
    Showcases Solutions for Management of Data on the Network
    Sun played an active role at the recent Worldwide Education and Research Conference in Madrid, where more than 400 leading figures in education convened to discuss key areas in education, including primary and secondary education, grid computing, Java technology, knowledge enterprise, digital campus and HPTC.
    Training Promotion with Purchase of New Sun Fire Servers
    Up to 50 Percent Off Educational Training

    Receive training credit with the purchase of any new members of the Sun Fire systems family, including the Sun Fire E2900, E4900, E6900, E20K or E25K servers. This promotion offers three learning packages to suit customers' individual needs and ensure optimization of these purchases.

    Sun Microsystems Hosts LifeLong Learning Forum in Madrid
    Conferees Meet to Promote Global Education Learning Community

    Last week Sun convened its Lifelong Learning Forum in Madrid, drawing 40 delegates from the ministries of education in 25 countries around the world. The forum coincided with the Worldwide Education and Research Conference (WWERC) also held in Madrid. Sun hoped to establish open dialogue among attendees that would lay the foundation for the future of the Lifelong Learning effort.

    Sysadmin
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    Enhanced System Management Software Improves Servers' Availability
    Addressing Sun Fire 15K/12K Auto Diagnosis, Recovery

    Learn how to enhance the Sun Fire 15K/12K servers system availability with the System Management Services (SMS) 1.4. The Sun BluePrints OnLine document, "Sun Fire 15K/12K Auto Diagnosis and Recovery," outlines the software's new features with examples and figures describing the diagnostic processes.

    "Rapid Patching and Upgrading with Solaris Live Upgrade Software"
    Keeping Downtime to a Minimum for System Maintenance and Upgrades

    A recent article on the Sun BigAdmin Web site discusses the use of Live Upgrade when used in conjunction with JumpStart and Web Start Flash to keep downtime to a minimum for system maintenance and upgrades. The article, "Rapid Patching and Upgrading with Solaris Live Upgrade Software," is authored by Amy Rich.

    Solaris Zones Software
    System Administration Guide Describes How to Configure, Install and Administer Zones

    Sun is devoting a section of its Web site to Solaris Zones, which provide a secure, flexible, scalable and lightweight isolation primitive for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). Included among the many links on the site is the "System Administration Guide: Solaris Containers, Resource Management, and Zones" document, which describes how to configure, install and administer Zones.

    Tell Sun What you Want in the Solaris 10 Operating System
    Online Form Available

    Which third-party applications and products are most important for your business to run on the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS)? Sun offers an online form so you can tell Sun what applications are relevant to your needs.

    Publications
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    "Java for Programmers" by Douglas Lyon, Ph.D.
    Explains Advanced Java Programming Language for Experienced Audience
    "Java for Programmers" is a new Prentice-Hall title by Douglas Lyon, written for experienced Java technology programmers and designed to convey a clear and concise presentation of all programming aspects of the Java programming language.
    "Java Examples in a Nutshell, Third Edition"
    Updates on New GUI Features
    In the third edition of his popular book "Java Examples in a Nutshell," David Flanagan has added coverage of regular expressions (new to the core Java API), updated Java technology internationalization information, and included extensive coverage of the new Java technology GUI features. Flanagan also includes numerous code examples to demonstrate the full range of what developers can accomplish with Java technology.
    "Java Cryptography Extensions: Practical Guide for Programmers "
    Makes JCE More Accessible
    Author Jason Weiss has written "Java Cryptography Extensions: Practical Guide for Programmers" to make the tool (and the Java programming language) easier to use for the developer. Weiss avoids discussion of mathematical algorithms and focuses instead on providing insight into the tools that enable a developer to go to work immediately on writing Java technology programs.
    "Object-Oriented Design with UML and Java"
    Recommends Simultaneously Considering Modeling & Programming Languages
    Kenneth Barclay and John Savage address a readership interested in object oriented analysis and design, object oriented modeling, Java technology programming and modeling with Unified Modeling Language (UML) in their new book "Object-Oriented Design with UML and Java."
    Security
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    Security Management Index Survey
    A Measurement of Security Management Practices and Performance
    The Security Management Index Survey provides participants with a comparison of the security management practices of others in the same industry and peer group. The data is also being collected to better identify trends in security management as a continuing and strategic business function.
    Sun Managed Security Services
    Reducing the Costs, Complexity and Risks Associated with Highly Secure Network Environment Management

    Sun Managed Security Services (SMSS) are designed to unite the technologies, products, processes and services used to reduce the costs, complexity and risks associated with the management of a highly secure network environment.

    Web Services Security Interoperability Guidelines from the WS-I
    Security Scenarios Working Group Draft Available for Public Review
    The Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I) is making the Security Scenarios Working Group Draft available for public review. The Security Scenarios document was developed by the WS-I Basic Security Profile Working Group and serves to identify security challenges and threats in building interoperable Web Services. It also offers countermeasures for these risks.
    Government
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    Technical White Paper on the Secure Network Access Platform for Government
    Single Access Point to Multiple Security Compartments

    Sun's Reference Architecture, Secure Network Access Platform (SNAP) for Government, is designed for government customers and integrators that must access multiple security compartments (or levels).

    Sun Solutions Unite Coalition Communiques
    SPAWAR Relies on Sun Architecture for Security, Interoperability
    Approximately 60 countries comprise the coalition effort in the Persian Gulf. Coalition interoperability and security is of extreme importance and a primary challenge faced by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR). Recently, the Sun Infrastructure Solution for Secure Network Access Platforms was introduced and met with commanding approval.
    The Future of UNIX in An Open Source Software Market
    How Will Governmental Adoptions of OSS Affect the Future?

    Governments around the world are seriously evaluating open source software and encouraging government leaders to incorporate more of it within their IT environments. This new shift has industry watchers wondering about the future of UNIX systems.

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