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* FROM BURTON GROUP CATALYST:

Tools emerging to align developers with IT's identity infrastructure efforts, 06/13/06

The tools needed to help ease the task of integrating corporate identity management systems and applications are finally starting to emerge and will represent the next big breakthrough in the technology, according to research firm the Burton Group.

* FROM MICROSOFT TECHED:

Q&A: Microsoft security chief sees new vistas, 06/13/06

Ben Fathi knows a thing or two about security. He spent the first half of his 24-year career working as an operating system developer, before moving to management. Before being named head of Microsoft's security group, he was the executive responsible ...

Blog: TechEd turbulence, 03/07/05

One knows that payment for one’s transgressions ...

Ozzie opens TechEd with focus on blending IT, online services - Network World, 06/12/06

Microsoft plans to incorporate online services into its lineup of client and server software as one option for delivering technology to corporate users.

Dynamics NAV first Microsoft business app on Vista, 06/12/06

Microsoft's Dynamics NAV 5.0 will be the first of the vendor's ERP (enterprise resource planning) applications to run on its upcoming Windows Vista operating system come 2007, Microsoft executives said Monday.

TechEd to showcase Microsoft's future, 06/12/06

With new versions of its flagship products still entrenched in development, Microsoft opens its annual TechEd conference this week with a focus on selling IT on the benefits of migrating to the new software.

Microsoft security becomes 'Forefront', 06/11/06

Microsoft is formally branding its security portfolio "Forefront" during keynotes to kick off the TechEd 2006 conference in Boston Sunday.

Microsoft completes high-performance Windows OS, sets August for general availability, 06/09/06

Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003, which rose from a Microsoft Research project introduced in 2000, is Microsoft's entry into the battle with Linux to provide platforms for research and other compute intensive workloads. Linux is ...

* FROM GLOBALCOMM 2006:

Wireless customers share security strategies, 06/12/06

Network professionals at Globalcomm 2006 conference said they are exploiting the latest wireless and mobile technologies to get employees closer to customers and increase productivity, but are constantly facing new security challenges in ...

Q&A: Nortel chief strategy officer discusses company's ambitions, 06/07/06

Three months ago, Nortel tapped George Riedel, Juniper's strategy and business development chief, as its own chief strategy officer. It's Riedel's responsibility to establish the partnerships and investments that will deliver on CEO Mike Zafirovski's ...

Nortel makes metro Ethernet smarter, 06/06/06

Nortel moved to beef up metro Ethernet networks at the Globalcomm carrier-equipment show in Chicago on Tuesday, rolling out a recently developed technology designed to make them more predictable and scalable.

Cisco, Juniper, Nortel airing telecom gear at Globalcomm show, 06/05/06

The telecom industry convenes this week at the second of two major trade shows spawned from the dissolution of the Supercomm conference. Exhibitors such as Cisco and Juniper plan to showcase offerings designed to support new carrier services from ...

Juniper, Microsoft partner for secure IPTV, 06/05/06

Juniper and Microsoft used this week’s GlobalComm 2006 conference to announce an agreement to deliver security systems for IPTV.

BellSouth offers managed security, 06/05/06

At GlobalComm 2006 this week, BellSouth announced that it is now offering managed security services.

* FROM JBOSS WORLD:

JBoss to start open sourcing systems management agent - Network World, 06/13/06

JBoss is opening up its Operations Network agent technology to developers in a bid to drive standards in open source systems management, the middleware vendor is due to announce Tuesday.

* FROM GARTNER IT SECURITY SUMMIT:

Gartner conference tackles security - Network World, 06/05/06

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Security companies are gathering here this week for Gartner’s IT Security Summit to unveil products and services that promise to manage identities, prevent intrusions, track assets, protect data, and more.

Gartner IT Security Summit: Good enough security may be just fine, 06/05/06

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It’s time organizations consider switching from best of breed to “best of need” products when it comes to security, as vendors realize their offerings are becoming commoditized and start pricing them accordingly.

* FROM COMPUTEX:

Valve amplifiers give iPod a retro touch, 06/08/06

Taiwanese company offers docking station that features an elegant 1940s style.

Kingston shows its first portable media player, 06/06/06

Kingston Technology, best known for its memory products, is getting into the competitive portable media player market, it said Tuesday at the Computex trade show in Taipei.

* UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS (June, July, Aug.):

HP Software Forum

June 19-23, Miami Beach, Fla.

Yankee Group's Wireless Leadership Summit

June 27-28, New York

C3 Expo 2006

June 27-29, New York

Yankee Group's Mobilizing the Enterprise

July 17-18, Boston

Intranet Week

July 24-26, Boston

Black Hat USA 2006

July 29 - Aug. 3, Las Vegas

LinuxWorld San Francisco

Aug. 14-16, San Francisco

The MIS Audit Leadership Institute

Aug. 21-25, Boston

BMC UserWorld 2006, San Francisco

Aug. 29 – Sept. 1

* FREE NETWORK WORLD SEMINARS:

Technology Tour: The VoIP Payoff: Convergence and Collaboration

June 1-29, various cities

Whether you were among the first to implement VoIP, or are just now rolling it out, the answers you need are at The VoIP Payoff: Convergence and Collaboration. It's the Network World LIVE Technology Tour event coming in June. And it's the place to map the future.

Johna Till Johnson of Nemertes Research is your host. She's been where you're headed and will guide you to the next-generation of networks. Showing you current trends. Coming technologies. Best practices. And real-world solutions.

Network World IT Roadmap

Chicago - June 27

Dallas - Sept. 13

It's where you'll hear IT strategies delivered direct to you from Network World editors six months ahead of outsiders even knowing about it. Where you can meet personally, one-on-one, with an IT all-star to discuss how coming technology will reshape your enterprise. Where you can accomplish a year's worth of vendor analysis among more than two dozen solution providers all in one day.

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