Microsoft's SaaS initiatives gets kickstarted with online betas of Exchange Server 2007 and Office SharePoint Server 2007.
The second Alfresco Open Source Barometer survey found a general trend toward the use of mixed open source and proprietary software in the enterprise.
While Microsoft's record revenues of $16.4 billion and earnings of $4.7 billion for the second quarter put the spotlight on strong sales of Vista and Office, Redmond's latest financial report also showed steady growth in its server and tools business.
IBMWebSphere Portal to be sold with Mainsoft's .NET-Java interoperability solution.
It just got a little easier for developers using Microsoft's .NET Framework technology and SharePoint to integrate their .NET applications with IBM's Java-based portal technology. In a global reseller deal, IBM agreed to sell Mainsoft Corp.'s .NET Extensions solution with the IBM WebSphere Portal solution.
Windows SharePoint Services decoupled from Windows Server.
Microsoft said that it's giving away Search Server 2008 Express in release candidate form to anyone who wants it, just by downloading it directly from Microsoft's Web site.
Developers shrugged off Microsoft's decision this week to revert to a separate download deliverable of Windows Sharepoint Services.
Plus FishGrid.NET Light 1.0 and Sentinel Visualizer.
Microsoft rolled out six security bulletins on its "Patch Tuesday" today, one fewer than expected.
Marking perhaps the most significant BI acquisitions to date, SAP plans to buy Business Objects, the largest supplier of BI software, for $6.7 billion.
Microsoft expects to release seven security patches with four "Critical" and three "Important" bulletins as part of its upcoming Patch Tuesday release.
Visual Studio 2005 extensions for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 simplify the process of incorporating SharePoint into your Visual Studio applications.
Microsoft Expression Web, SharePoint Designer, Visual Studio offer tough Web-tool choices to dev shops.
Learn the Web content management process in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
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