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NetFlash: ‘Big bang’ to jolt Microsoft users

Opinion
Aug 11, 20032 mins
Networking

Microsoft’s “big bang” might make network managers whimper. The company sees its upcoming Longhorn set of software upgrades as a monumental change, a basis for everything Microsoft does after that. However, you might see it differently, when you figure out just how much work a migration to Longhorn might entail. ‘Big bang’ to jolt Microsoft users http://www.nwfusion.com/news/2003/0811longhorn.html?net

Microsoft’s “big bang” might make network managers whimper. The company sees its upcoming Longhorn set of software upgrades as a monumental change, a basis for everything Microsoft does after that. However, you might see it differently, when you figure out just how much work a migration to Longhorn might entail.

‘Big bang’ to jolt Microsoft users

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2003/0811longhorn.html?net

GigE switches drive more-for-less trend

Does Gigabit Ethernet belong on the desktop? The question is moot; the technology is going there anyway, because the cost to put it there is getting so low. This week Network World takes a closer look at some of the most recent Gigabit Ethernet price drops and examines what they mean for you.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2003/0811gigabit.html?net

HP upgrades blade lineup

HP has upgraded its line of blade servers with faster Intel processors and rolled out a new 24-port Gigabit Ethernet switch that the company says is designed to let users more easily incorporate blades in networked environments.

https://www.nwfusion.com/news/2003/0811hpblades.html?net

Aruba boosts wireless LAN management

Aruba Wireless Networks this week plans to unveil software designed to give its switch customers more control over wireless LANs. The software lets companies manage hundreds of access points linked to an Aruba 5000 switch, a wiring-closet device that plugs into corporate networks.