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Sun N1 Advanced Architecture for SAP Solutions
Sun and SAP Streamlining IT Processes, Reducing Cost and Complexity
Sun and SAP have collaborated to create the Sun N1 Advanced Architecture for SAP Solutions that provides end-to-end provisioning and management of SAP applications across virtualized heterogeneous environments, including the Solaris 10 Operating System (Solaris OS). This new software solution enables enterprise companies with large IT environments to consolidate and virtualize their SAP application landscape.
Sun and Ricoh Partner in Strengthening Java ME Community
NetBeans Mobility Pack for CDC to Support Ricoh SDK/J
Ricoh Corporation's Embedded Software Architecture Software Development Kit/J (SDK/J) will be supported in the next release of NetBeans Mobility Pack for CDC. Ricoh switched its preferred developer tool from Eclipse to standardize on NetBeans software. The NetBeans/Ricoh solution is expected to be presented during NetBeans Software Day in San Francisco on May 15, 2006.
Sun Java System
Update 1 of Sun Java Studio Creator IDE
Upgrades Application Server, Offers Sample AJAX Components and More
Update 1 to the Sun Java Studio Creator IDE changes the bundled application server from Sun Java Application Server 8.1 to 8.2, upgrades the bundled database from PointBase to the open source Java Database 2 (Derby), and includes all previous hot fixes.
Processes Improved in Sun Java System Identity Manager 6.0
MetaView Feature Centralizes Synchronization of Data
InfoWorld Test Center offers a brief review of the Sun Java System Identity Manager 6.0, stating version 6.0 is easier to implement. Other new features include new resource adapters for Blackberry, SuSE and Sun Java Enterprise System Messaging and Calendar Service, SuSE 9.0 support, support for digitally assigned approvals and a new look and feel.
Email, Calendar and IM Alternative from Sun
Sun Java System Communication Suite Reviewed
Bundling the three components in the Sun Java System Communications Suite sets Sun apart from Microsoft and IBM, according to Michael Caton in his eWeek review of the Sun Java System Collaboration Suite. The suite provides email, calendaring and instant messaging. Also a plus is the low per-user cost of the Sun products.
Free and Open Source S/W
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 Provides a Step-by-Step Process

    The 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 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.

    Education and Research
    Partnership Rebuilds Virtual Library in Iraq
    New Web Portal Gives Iraqi Engineers and Scientists Access to Journals
    To help Iraqi engineers and scientists access key information necessary to the Iraq rebuilding effort, a new web portal has been developed by scientists, government agencies and help from Sun. The portal, the Iraqi Virtual Science Library (IVSL), provides scientists with access to more than 1 million articles from 17,000 journal titles from leading scientific publishers.
    Get Discount Prices on High Performance Sun Ultra 45 Workstations
    Loaded with Software for Developers
    Get special education pricing a Sun Ultra 45 workstations. These enterprise class workstations are well suited for CAD, EDA, imaging, exploration and visualization. They come with a complete set of pre-installed tools: Sun Java Studio Creator, Sun Java Studio, Sun Java Studio Enterprise and NetBeans IDE -- that's a value of almost US$5,000 in development tools alone!
    Quick Data Center Change at the University of Texas at Arlington
    Sun's Data Management Group Shines
    High praise for Sun's Data Management Group (DMG) came from the director of Enterprise Operations and Systems at the University of Texas at Arlington when Sun moved the university's data center in 24 hours, problem free. The new data center includes Sun StorageTek libraries, tape drives and disk arrays, and Sun StorEdge Open SAN (Storage Area Network) Architecture.
    OpenSolaris Project Now Open to Students via Google Summer of Code Program
    Join the Community
    OpenSolaris is now part of the Google Summer of Code program, enabling students to participate in the Sun sponsored open source community on the site, which offers a project overview and roadmap, discussion forums and resources for downloading the source, BFU archives and tools.
    New Academic Sun Lab Opens in Jordan
    Training Youth and Spreading Java Technology Knowledge

    Sun opened its first academic lab at the King Hussein Foundation's Jubilee School in Jordan, reported The Sun Academy at the Jubilee School is the first below the higher educational level. More Sun labs will follow in Jordan and other Middle Eastern countries.

    Sun Begins Matching Grant Program in India
    New Equipment and Upgrades Available

    Sun Microsystems India will begin the Sun Matching Grant Program, according to a report on The program provides equipment to educational institutions that match the funds. Sun offered this program in India previously and it was successfully used by 45 educational institutions, CRN noted.

      Java Technology
      JCP Unanimously Approves Java EE 5 Specification
      Most Significant Update to the Platform in the Past 7 Years
      The Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) 5 specification was unanimously approved by the Java Community Process (JCP) Java EE/SE Executive Committee, Sun announced this month. This latest update of the programming model is the most significant made to the enterprise Java development platform since the launch of J2EE 1.2 in December 1999.
      The 2006 JavaOne Conference Gets Underway
      Sun's Worldwide Java Developer Conference
      The 2006 JavaOne Conference is in full swing this week, running May 16-19 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Some of the highlights include the 2006 device of the show, a tie-in to "Bike to Work Week" and this year's After Dark party.
      Java Card 2.2.2 Available
      Features Improved Interoperability and Security
      Version 2.2.2 of the Java Card platform specification and Java Card development kit is available. New features include improved interoperability for cards with multiple communication interfaces, richer cryptography and security features and biometry support for smart card chip manufacturers, smart card vendors and Java Card platform implementation providers to embed into their products.
      Five Years of JXTA Technology
      From Prototype to a Leading Open Source Peer-to-peer Technology
      It has been five years since Sun launched Project JXTA, a next-generation network computing project that enables easy access to peers and resources on the emerging multidimensional expanded web, along with, an open-source project in which developers collaborate to evolve Project JXTA. Stephanie Kaul and Mohamed AbdelAziz reflect on JXTA technology's fifth year in a Sun Developer Network article.
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