Stories by Ed Scannell and Bob Trott

MS to Unveil Net-Based Services Architecture

With the shadow of a court-ordered breakup hanging over it, Microsoft Corp.next month will remove the shroud from its long-awaited Next Generation Windows Services (NGWS) initiative, which will serve as the company's Internet-based platform for application development.

IBM Embraces Linux

IBM Corp. will take the next step toward making Linux an integral part of its enterprise strategy next month when it announces it will bundle the open-source operating system with two of its PC- and non-PC-based servers.
IBM on Thursday will announce an alliance with Red Hat Software Inc. under which the company will ship a wide array of its products with Red Hat Linux.