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August, 2007

August 31, 2007  10:21 AM

Channel news: Microsoft monopoly news; EMC buys VAR

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Microsoft Still a Monopoly, 7 State Attorneys Say Seven states are pushing back against the Department of Justice's assessment that the landmark antitrust settlement between the United...

August 31, 2007  9:38 AM

Microsoft’s slow-motion train wreck

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Microsoft’s acknowledgement this week that Windows Server 2008 (Longhorn) won’t   

August 30, 2007  7:28 AM

Channel news: WinServer ‘08 delayed; raw code causes Win validation woes

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Windows Server 2008's real release...

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August 29, 2007  10:30 PM

Microsoft buys Parlano to bolster ‘enterprise chat’

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Less than two months before it launches  Office Communications Server 2007, Microsoft is buying Parlano, and says it will integrate that company’s...

August 29, 2007  5:10 PM

Avnet enhances storage business with LeftHand Networks distribution deal

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Avnet Technology Solutions, a division of Avnet Inc., has announced an agreement under which its thousand-plus solution-provider partners will be able to distribute the open iSCSI storage area network technology of LeftHand Networks. “Avnet is looking to expand its storage...

August 29, 2007  1:44 PM

Oracle promotes top channel execs

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

Oracle has promoted its top North America and Worldwide channel execs. Rauline Ochs, the top North America channel exec for Oracle has been promoted to senior vice president from vice president.  Ditto Doug Kennedy, Oracle’s worldwide channel poobah. Both were vice presidents and are now...

August 29, 2007  10:42 AM

Microsoft: Vista SP1 beta due soon, Windows Server 2008 RTM early 2008

badarrow Barbara Darrow Profile: badarrow

For partners who’ve been wondering, Microsoft says it will make Windows Vista SP 1 beta available within weeks to “a moderate sized audience." The service pack will address reliability and performance issues, new hardware support and support for emerging...

August 29, 2007  7:44 AM

Channel news: Lawsuits over automating email; EarthLink cuts half workforce

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Amazon, Google, Yahoo, and others sued for automating their e-mail The companies are accused of violating a patent on automatic message routing held by Polaris IP. The patent has a long history...

August 28, 2007  7:30 AM

Channel news: Dell laptop explodes; Microsoft goes more virtual

Brein Matturro Profile: Brein Matturro

Dell laptop explodes 'like fireworks' Oh no, not again [TheReg]

August 27, 2007  7:20 AM

Channel news: Acer buys Gateway; IBM, Siemens take on Microsoft

Bcournoyer Brendan Cournoyer Profile: Bcournoyer

Taiwan's Acer to buy Gateway, become No.3 PC maker Taiwan's Acer said on Monday it will buy Gateway for $710 million, creating the world's No.3 PC maker, as Acer doubles its presence in...

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