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Sun's Strategy in the Participation Age
Scott McNealy Reviews the Company's Direction
Sun defines the Participation Age as a time when sharing is important to the economic and social returns of the industry as a whole, and that time is now, says Sun Chairman and CEO Scott McNealy, who states Sun is focused on building the infrastructure that facilitates the Participation Age.
Keeping Java Technology Open, Innovative and Reliable
Java Developer Platforms Group VP Explains the Challenges
The key elements in Sun's strategy to continue the Java language's popularity and ease of use for developers is to focus on innovation and tools based on the programming language, says Jeff Jackson, vice president of Java Developer Platforms Group at Sun. Jackson recently spoke with Janice J. Heiss about the challenges of keeping Java technology open, innovative and reliable.
Effective Identity Management
Businesses Benefit From Security and Revenue Potential

Sun Vice President of Identity Management Sara Gates recently shared her perspective on how an effective identity management program can be secure while also providing organizations the freedom to grow. In a Sun Boardroom Minutes article, Gates explained the basics of identity management, its benefits and revenue opportunities.

Sun Implements Holy See's Enterprise Communications Solution
End-to-end Messaging Infrastructure Facilitates High-volume Emails
The Holy See is relying on Sun to upgrade its IT infrastructure to a more secure, reliable and efficient method for the Holy See's internal communications. The first phase of this project had the Sun Client Solutions team design and implement an end-to-end messaging infrastructure in just two months.
Java Technology
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JCP Scores High Marks with Developers
Community Commends Improvements Through Increased Participation
The Java Community Process (JCP) is being commended by the developer community for its continual improvements within its processes, innovations and membership. Since its introduction in 1998, the JCP has fostered the evolution of the Java platform in cooperation with the international Java developer community.
Early Draft Release of JDBC 4.0 API Specification
Available Now to Download

An early draft release of the JDBC 4.0 API specification is available now for download. Developers have the opportunity to shape the next version of this API by trying it out now and sending in feedback. The JDBC API is the industry standard for database-independent connectivity between the Java programming language and a wide range of databases.

Learn Critical New Features of the Java SE 5.0
Two Training Courses Offered For the Price of One

Developers interested in learning the benefits, features and functionality of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 5.0 can sign-up for a promotional training package that includes a free web course. Enroll in the Java SE 5.0 Package for Developers: Language Changes bundle (PK-DTJ-2762) by August 30, 2005 and receive this package deal.

Software
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Solaris 10 Operating System Self-Help Guide
Offers Information on Installation, Burning Media and More
Sun has posted a self-help guide for the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS) that offers information from downloading the operating system to burning media to hardware compatibility and installation. Located off the main Solaris 10 OS's home page, this guide makes upgrading to Sun's latest operating system even easier.
"Security APIs, SPIs, and Frameworks for the Solaris OS"
Article Provides Overview for Developers

Sun Senior Technical Writer John Stearns has written an overview article addressing security APIs, SPIs and frameworks for the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS). Targeting developers working on consumer applications or service modules, Stearns provides an introduction to the Solaris OS security features before delving into more specific material.

Sun Software Express for Solaris 6/05 Software
New Snapshots Now Available to Download

The Sun Software Express program for Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) has released the 6/05 snapshots that are available now to download. The noncommercial version is offered free for users, while the commercial use version is USD$99 for a Solaris Express subscription.

Servers
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Best Practices for Sun Fire Midrange Servers
Sun BluePrints Covers Updates to Servers, Firmware 5.18.x
A Sun BluePrints OnLine article provides a guide on how to take advantage of the added improvements implemented to the Sun Fire midrange servers and the updated firmware 5.18.x. This document is aimed at helping system administrators implement the new features to improve system reliability, availability and serviceability.
Save Up to 20 Percent on New UltraSPARC IV Servers
Receive Trade-in Value for UltraSPARC II-based Servers
Sun is offering up to 20 percent off new UltraSPARC IV servers with trade-ins of UltraSPARC II servers. Sun's UltraSPARC IV processor-based servers deliver up to 6.5 times the performance of UltraSPARC II processors, up to 3 times more system bandwidth and 3.4 times better memory scalability, reports Sun.
End-of-life for Netra 240 and 440 1.28GHz Configurations
Replaced by the Latest Netra Rack Servers
The Netra 240 1.5GHz systems and the Netra 440 1.6GHz systems are replacing the Netra 240 1.28GHz systems and the Netra 440 1.28GHz systems, respectively. The last order date for the 1.28 GHz configurations is set for December 16, 2005 with a last ship date of June 16, 2006 and end-of-service life of June 16, 2011.
Netra 120 Server Configurations Reach End-of-life
Last Order Date Set for December 16, 2005
All Netra 120 server configurations are reaching their end-of-life (EOL). The last order date for these products is set for December 16, 2005 with a last ship date of June 16, 2006 and end-of-service life of June 16, 2011. Replacement products are expected to be announced in the first quarter of 2006.
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