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Sun Storage Products Pass SNIA Tests
Meeting Standards and Ensuring Interoperability

The Sun StorEdge 3510 Fibre Channel array and the Sun StorEdge 9900 family of products have passed the Storage Networking Industry Association Conformance Testing Program (SNIA-CTP).

John Loiacono Steps in to Executive VP for Software Role at Sun
Succeeds Jonathan Schwartz, Newly Named President, COO
Sun has named John Loiacono executive vice president of software, succeeding Jonathan Schwartz, recently promoted to president and chief operating officer.
Solaris Operating System to be Distributed by Rackable Systems
Extending the Solaris OS to Third-party x86 Systems

Rackable Systems will distribute the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) for x86 platforms on their industry-first, thermally efficient servers, including AMD Opteron and Intel Xeon processor-based systems. Sun also stated it has expanded the number of third-party products available on its HCL.

JBoss Joins Enterprise JavaBeans Expert Group
Works to Make EJB Components Easier to Use

JBoss Inc., provider of the industry's fastest growing Java technology-based application server, has decided to lend its expertise to the Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) Expert Group of the Java Community Process (JCP).

Revision 6 to Solaris Operating System (SPARC) and (x86 Platform Editions)
Delivers Next-generation Functionality in Sun Software Express for Solaris OS
The sixth revision to Solaris 9 Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition) and (x86 Platform Edition) offers improvements to Solaris Volume Manager, along with performance enhancements and additional platform support for the new Sun AMD Opteron processor and UltraSPARC IV processor-based systems.
German Cell Phone Provider, E-Plus, to Use Sun Java Enterprise System
Cutting Costs and Delivering New Services

A German cell phone provider, E-Plus, is replacing its current infrastructure with the Sun Java Enterprise System to reduce costs and reduce the time it takes to introduce new services. They will use the messaging server, the application server, the directory server and cluster and portal functionalities of the Sun Java System.

Procom Signs Technology Agreement with Sun
Sun to License NAS Technologies
Procom Technology, a provider of network attached storage solutions for the enterprise, has signed a multi-year agreement with Sun to allow Sun to license certain Procom technologies. Procom will also provide engineering and support services to Sun.
Free and Open Source S/W
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New Features Enhance Usability of GNOME 2.6
Improvements in the File Manager and Epiphany Web Browser
GNOME 2.6 desktop has several new features such as a spatial user interface for Nautilus, the file manager. There is also an improved file selection dialog box when opening or saving files. GNOME's Epiphany Web browser user interface has been fine-tuned to make browsing an even more pleasant experience.
OpenOffice 1.1.1 Released
New Version Provides Bug Fixes and New Features
OpenOffice.org is releasing OpenOffice 1.1.1, the latest version of the open-source group's business application suite. The new version will serve mainly as a bug-fix release that addresses hundreds of problems found in the earlier version, though the suite will also include several new features and enhancements.
What's New in NetBeans IDE 3.6
Release Set for April 13, 2004
The full release of the NetBeans IDE 3.6 is now slated for April 13, 2004 (as of April 1). New features include improved window navigation, integrated task-related windows and redesigned property sheet.
Solarpack Project
Pre-compiled Packages of Free Software for the Solaris Operating System
The Solarpack Project has set up a large, collaborative and unified effort to build and distribute free software packages for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS).
Events
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Dallas RFID Center Grand Opening
May 5, Dallas, TX

Sun will open its RFID test center in Dallas, Texas, on May 5th. Sun experts and industry representatives will discuss RFID innovations that enable real-time business, your roadmap to ROI on RFID implementations and supply chain software solutions.

    UK Government IT Summit
    May 10-11, London, UK
    Confirmed speakers for the Government IT Summit in London on May 10 include Richard Barrington, Head of Government Sector, Sun; Richard Granger, Director General, NHS IT, and others.
    Momentum '04 Lisbon
    May 10-13, Lisbon, Portugal
    Documentum's European user conference on May 10-13, 2004 in Lisbon, Portugal, will feature educational and training sessions on the latest advancements in enterprise content management and collaboration. New this year are Documentum Fundamentals workshops. There will be a special closing keynote address on Thursday at 12 p.m. from the founder of Documentum.
    Storage
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    Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager Software 3.0
    Manages Multiple Sun Storage Systems

    Sun StorEdge 9900 Series HiCommand Device Manager software version 3.0, -- replacing Sun StorEdge 9900 HiCommand Device Manager software version 2.4 -- is an optimal solution for unified management of multiple Sun storage systems. By simultaneously splitting storage resources logically and maintaining independent physical management capabilities, this release efficiently manages storage resources.

    Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager
    Features Enhanced Load Balancing, Path Failover Capabilities

    The Sun StorEdge 9900 Series Dynamic Link Manager Software (SDLM) for AIX version 5.2 and Win NT/W2K version 5.2, SANtinel-S/390 Port Security version 1.0 enhances its load balancing and path failover capabilities, improving the performance and reliability of the system. This version replaces Sun StorEdge 9900 SDLM for AIX version 5.1 and Win NT/W2K version 5.1.

    Sun StorEdge Software and Array Courses
    Both Web and Classroom Learning Available

    Need to know about the Sun StorEdge family? Sun has the answers and is offering three training courses designed specifically about Sun StorEdge: Sun StorEdge Enterprise Backup Software 7.0 Course, Sun StorEdge 9910 Array Course and Sun StorEdge 9960 Array Course.

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    Sun Studio 8 Ships; AccuRev Joins Sun's Java Studio Partner Program
    AccuRev/CM and Sun Java Studio, Standard 5 Update 1 now Integrated

    Sun is shipping the new Sun Studio 8 software, a robust and easy-to-use IDE for C, C++ and Fortran that allows developers to construct applications for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) (SPARC Platform Edition) and (x86 Platform Edition). The company AccuRev has joined Sun's Java Studio Partner program and java.net is launching a new Java technology community.

    Sun Funding Java Development Center in Cyberjaya
    Malaysia's Multimedia University Named as Site
    Multimedia University in Cyberjaya, Malaysia, is the reported next site for a Java development center to promote development of Javatechnology-based solutions. The proposed Java development center is a collaborative venture between Multimedia University, Multimedia Development Corp. and Sun with scheduled completion set for the end of this year.
    IBM Releases Free Tools for Java Technology, XML, UNIX
    Gives Software Engineers Advanced Resources for Work in these Languages

    InfoWorld writer Paul Krill reports that IBM Software Development Labs has made several of its developer tools for Java technology, XML and UNIX available free for use by software engineers.

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