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* NEWS FROM TECH ED:

TechEd: Next versions of SQL, Visual Studio reveal few surprises, 06/05/07:  Without a preloaded, show-stopping proclamation, Microsoft on Monday spilled a collection of small news bits including unceremoniously unveiling the official names of the next versions of SQL Server and Visual Studio, which will carry the same 2008 designation as the new Windows Server.

Microsoft builds on managed services, 06/04/07:  Two years after creating a division that offers managed services, Microsoft has signed three more pilot customers and continues to expand its data center investments to pave the way for more deployments.

Microsoft fashions software into cohesive plan, 06/04/07:  Microsoft Monday used the opening of its annual TechEd conference in Orlando to bundle up a cornucopia of forthcoming products aimed at developers and IT managers that it hopes will foster a Windows-based automated corporate computing platform for years to come.

Next versions of SQL, Visual Studio reveal few surprises, 06/05/07:  Without a preloaded, show-stopping proclamation, Microsoft on Monday spilled a collection of small news bits including unceremoniously unveiling the official names of the next versions of SQL Server and Visual Studio, which will carry the same 2008 designation as the new Windows Server.

Xandros joins Novell in licensing Microsoft IP, 06/04/07:  Microsoft has signed another Linux distributor to a patent-licensing and collaboration deal similar to the one it struck with Novell last year.

* NEWS FROM GARTNER IT SECURITY SUMMIT:

Reconnex announces deal with BigFix, 06/05/07:  Data-leak prevention provider Reconnex and BigFix, an IT service-delivery company, on Tuesday announced plans to provide an integrated offering that enforces compliance across customers’ desktops, servers and laptops.

The importance of vulnerability research, 06/05/07:  Testing in-house and vendor-built software for security holes should be an enterprise priority, said a group of vulnerability research experts speaking on a panel at the Gartner IT Security Summit held here this week. But Rich Mogull, the Gartner analyst who hosted the panel, questioned how practical it would be for companies to dedicate the dollars and resources required for this testing.

NetIQ upgrades security information/event management software, 06/05/07:  NetIQ announced Tuesday an upgrade to its security information and event-management software that adds user-access monitoring, real-time auditing and threat detection.

Ounce Labs updates software risk-analysis tool, 06/04/07:  Ounce Labs on Monday announced a new version of its software risk-analysis tool designed to help enterprises spot potential security weaknesses in applications.

From Whac-A-Mole to chess: The maturing of security, 06/04/07:  Companies that want to spend less of their IT budget on security and improve its effectiveness need to “bake in” security across their operations so it becomes a part of the business process, not an afterthought.

SanDisk announces pair of USB flash drives with built-in security, 06/04/07:  SanDisk on Monday announced a pair of USB flash drives designed to offer both security and access speed to business users.

* NEWS FROM COMPUTEX:

COMPUTEX - Via NanoBook takes aim at ultramobile market, 06/05/07:  Via Technologies has developed an ultraportable notebook reference design that will soon hit European markets.

COMPUTEX - Server makers show first Barcelona systems, 06/05/07:  Server makers are showing their first systems based on Advanced Micro Devices' upcoming quad-core Opteron chip, known as Barcelona.

COMPUTEX - Taiwan's FIC to debut ultraportable PC, 06/03/07:  Taiwan's First International Computer will unveil an ultraportable PC at the Computex show that begins on Tuesday in Taipei.

COMPUTEX - Intel's mobile chip for gamers coming soon, 06/05/07:  A mobile version of Intel's Core 2 Extreme chip will hit the market during the third quarter in high-end gaming notebooks equipped with Nvidia's SLI graphics system.

COMPUTEX - Asustek and Intel working on $199 laptop, 06/05/07:  Taiwanese hardware maker Asustek Computer is working with Intel Corp. on a line of notebook PCs priced as low as $199, according to one of the chipmaker's top executives.

COMPUTEX - Acer wheels out Ferrari PDA 6, 06/05/07:  Acer plans to start selling a Ferrari PDA, adding to a line of Ferrari-branded computer gear that already includes notebook PCs and a monitor.

* 2007 TRADE SHOWS:

Interop

Tokyo, Japan, June 11-15

New York, Oct. 22-26

Berlin, Germany, Nov. 6-8

NXTComm

Chicago, June 18 – 21

Voice on the Network (VON)

Boston, Oct. 29 – Nov. 1

* INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOWS 2007

CeBIT Hannover

Germany, March 15 – 21

ITU Telecom World

Geneva, Switzerland, Oct. 5 – 9, 2009

Computex

Taipei, Taiwan, June 5 – 9

* FREE NETWORK WORLD SEMINARS 2007:

IT Roadmap: Conference & Expo

Chicago: April 2007

Santa Clara: June 26, 2007

Dallas: September 2007

Washington: November 2007

The Security Standard

Sept. 10-11, 2007

DEMOfall '07

San Diego: September 2007

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