Stories by Paul Krill

Microsoft releases private beta of Yukon database

Microsoft Corp. this week released a private beta of its upcoming Yukon database to 500 select customers, a company representative confirmed on Wednesday.

Microsoft adds Web apps to Java conversion tool

Continuing attempts to lure developers from the rival Java development camp, Microsoft on Tuesday is releasing Version 2.0 of its Java Language Conversion Assistant (JLCA) software to enable migration of Java applications to the Microsoft .Net framework.

Microsoft previews upgraded Web services pack

Microsoft on Tuesday will release a preview of an upcoming update to its Web Services Enhancements (WSE) kit, focusing on security.

Microsoft plans Web services spec meeting

Microsoft on Tuesday at its Redmond, Wash., campus plans to hold a summit meeting to seek input on the Web Services Reliable Messaging (WS-ReliableMessaging) specification for Web services-based integration, according to sources familiar with Microsoft's plans.

Unisys preaches Java for large Wintel box

Looking to scale Java applications on its Windows-based multiprocessor system, Unisys on Monday announced availability of a Java Virtual Machine for its ES7000 server running Windows and as many as 32 Intel processors.

New group releases open source groupware (OGo) on Thursday announced its formation and release of groupware server software under an open source format. An official at, a complementary project for building an open source office suite, calls the OGo project a replacement for Microsoft Exchange.

JBoss, Popkin boost Java, business simulation

JBoss Group and Popkin Software & Systems this week separately announced alliances in software development pertaining to Java application server technology and business simulation, respectively.

Actional, Systinet forge Web services partnership

Actional Corp. and Systinet Corp., two Web services software companies that on the surface may appear to be competitors, will announce a partnership on Tuesday.

Driving the Enterprise Service Bus

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a bus -- an Enterprise Service Bus!

Software AG enhances XML document storage

Software AG on Tuesday announced Version 4.1.4 of Tamino XML Server, featuring better search tools and an API for the C programming language.

Open source code quality endorsed

Code in the Apache open source Web server Version 2.1 is on par with that found in commercial equivalents, according to a study by Reasoning, which provides code inspection services.

Sybase enabling apps conversion to Web

Sybase Inc. on Monday announced a partnership with Appeon on software to convert client-server applications built with Sybase's PowerBuilder 4GL tool to the Web.

Web services ID management touted

Web services identity management from OASIS (Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) will be showcased at the Catalyst Conference in San Francisco in July, OASIS said on Thursday.

Sun moving telco capabilities to clustering product

Sun Microsystems in 2004 plans to boost its enterprise clustering product by fitting it with high-availability capabilities now used in telecommunications applications, a Sun official said this week.

Systinet boosts secure Web services

Systinet on Thursday is making generally available WASP Server for Java 4.6, the company's Web services infrastructure platform, featuring improved security.

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