Stories by Stacy Cowley and Joris Evers

Sun, Microsoft highlight collaboration work

More than a year after they buried the hatchet and announced a collaboration agreement, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems spoke at an event Friday about their work together, including steps toward addressing what Sun called customers' top request: single sign-on between Microsoft's Windows Server and Sun's Solaris operating system and Java Enterprise System.

Judge rules for Oracle in PeopleSoft case

The judge presiding over the U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) attempt to block Oracle's proposed takeover of rival software maker PeopleSoft ruled in Oracle's favour on Thursday, removing one obstacle preventing the hostile acquisition.

Oracle adds Daily Business Close tool to its suite

Oracle on Wednesday took the wraps off a feature it says will be a new jewel in its E-Business Suite: Oracle Daily Business Close, a tool intended to offer executives a daily rundown on key metrics across all lines of their business.

Microsoft revises corporate licensing scheme

After lots of speculation in the past few days, Microsoft Corp. on Thursday announced a revamped licensing scheme. The setup, which Microsoft sees as a first step to offering software as a service, will coexist with its so-called perpetual licensing scheme now in place, Microsoft said.