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Sun Classified as Leader in User Provisioning for Identity Management
Reported by Gartner's "Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning, 1H06"
Gartner has positioned Sun as a leader in the "Magic Quadrant for User Provisioning, 1H06" report by Roberta Witty, Ant Allan and Ray Wagner published April 25, 2006. Gartner places companies in the "Leaders" quadrant based on their completeness of vision and ability to execute.
Sun Fire T2000 Server's Database Performance
Sun Weblogger Details iGEN-OLTP 1.5 Benchmark Results
Sun Weblogger BM Seer is touting the Sun Fire T2000 server's database performance in head-to-head comparisons with the Dell Xeon running Linux. Seer's results are from Sun's internally developed transaction processing database workload iGEN-OLTP 1.5 that simulates a light-weight Global Order System, stressing lock management and connectivity.
Sun Creates Vice President of Eco-Responsibility
Former Sun VP Returns to Lead Execution of Environmental Initiatives
David Douglas has been named Sun vice president of Eco-Responsibility and will be responsible for the strategy and execution of environmental initiatives across the company, including enhancements to Sun's products in the areas of energy efficiency, cooling technologies, product recycling and clean manufacturing; continued improvements in Sun's day-to-day operations; and management of Sun's asset sharing through programs, donations and access to Sun Grid resources.
Four Sun Executive Women Receive Award
Honored by YWCA in Silicon Valley Tribute to Women and Industry

The 22nd Annual Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN) Awards Program, held May 2, honored four female executives from Sun with a YWCA in Silicon Valley TWIN Award in recognition of their attainment of and excellence in executive level positions and top leadership.

Horizons 2006 Summit
Sun Hosts Event May 16-18, in San Francisco

Sun will be hosting its first Horizons conference since it acquired SeeBeyond in June 2005. The Horizons 2006 Summit will be held in San Francisco, on May 16-18, 2006, as an adjunct to the 2006 JavaOne Conference. The event is aimed at systems architects and business executives interested in leveraging their existing systems and building new IT projects.

TurboTax Online's Successful Tax Season Partially Due to Sun
Solaris OS and Sun Servers Power Taxpayers Returns Online

This year's tax season is a month behind taxpayers and many give credit to TurboTax Online for successfully seeing them through the tax preparation process. Intuit's TurboTax Online relied on Sun to power the online tax preparation service and meet the increasing demand for its use.

Top Ten Articles for Last 3 Issues
Vol 98 Issues 3 and 4, Vol 99 Issue 1

Each week, we determine which articles have been most frequently referenced by logged-in subscribers to provide you with a list of the most popular articles for each of the last three issues. The Web version of this article lists the top 10 articles for each of the last three issues. The top articles for the three most recent issues were:

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OpenSPARC T1 Version 1.0.1 Ready for Download
User Community Solicited for Enrichments to Source Code
OpenSPARC T1 1.0.1 is available for download, and membership with observer status is now open for all who wish to apply. This source code is being made available in the expectation that ideas around the multi-thread concepts can be explored more freely and openly, and that truly beneficial innovations can be achieved.
International Organization for Standardization Embraces OpenDocument Format
OASIS ODF Approved for Office Documents
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has approved the OASIS OpenDocument or ODF to be used as the format for office documents. Announced on May 1, 2006, the ISO approval marks the first time in the history of computing that software users will be guaranteed compatibility of their data in any compliant software package.
OpenDocument Format Alliance Goes Head-to-Head with OpenXML
Microsoft Mounts Parallel Effort in Support of Its Contending Solution

Even in the face of continuing (and mounting) opposition from Microsoft, support continues to grow for the OpenDocument Format (ODF), Peter Galli reports. Just in the past month, he writes in eWeek, membership has quadrupled to 138 members worldwide.

    Learn How to Build OpenSolaris
    Blastwave.org Provides a Step-by-Step Process

    The Blastwave.org Web site is hosting a step-by-step guide on "How to Build OpenSolaris". Outlined in an easy to follow model, the article builds an open source version of the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS) that has 20,862 source files with a total of 18,254,702 lines of code.

    Installing Open Source Roller Weblogger 2.0 and 2.1.1
    On Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP5

    Seema Alevoor provides a how-to guide to the installation of Roller Weblogger 2.0 and 2.1.1, along with MySQL 4.x, on Sun Java Web Server 6.1 SP in the Sun Developer Network article "Installing Open Source Roller Weblogger." The author includes abundant examples of code and numerous screen shots.

    Liberty Alliance Gives Consumers Control Over Identity Details
    Sun, Nokia Demo Liberty Enhanced Client Profile

    A "service-oriented identity standard" was demonstrated by Nokia and Sun in a recent teleconference, reports Rich Seeley for SearchWebServices.com. This device-independent, client-side tool uses the Liberty Enhanced Client Profile (LECP), which is the Liberty Alliance's version of the ECP spec in the OASIS standard Security Assertion markup Language (SAML), Seeley writes.

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