Stories by John Fontana

Microsoft mixes mainframe apps with .Net

When it comes to the mainframe, Microsoft has two distinct personalities. While the software giant would like to believe the Windows platform can replace anything that runs on the mainframe, the reality is that smaller users might want to migrate. Ho...

Microsoft offers exchange program to shift 64-bit OS

Microsoft this week will issue a revision to the latest beta of its Windows Server 2003 for 64-bit Extended Systems and offer a license exchange program for users who buy 64-bit hardware before the final version of the operating system ships next yea...

IBM hooking .Net into access mgmt.

IBM next week for the first time will add support for Microsoft's .Net development tools to its access management software, letting corporations build support for IBM's identity management platform directly into Windows-based applications.

MS exec Muglia on Windows, software plans

Bob Muglia, senior vice president of Microsoft’s Windows Server Division, sat down with Editor John Fontana at the software company’s annual Management Summit to talk about a host of issues, including the company's development plans for its managemen...

Users pragmatic as Windows Server readies for launch

Microsoft on Thursday will throw a party to officially launch Windows Server 2003, but once the noise dies down corporate users aren’t likely to hear the sound of footsteps scurrying to purchase the operating system.

Microsoft renames server platform

Microsoft on Wednesday dropped the .Net moniker from its line of enterprise servers and will now call the group of 13 products the Windows Server System.

Microsoft weighs another about-face on Longhorn

Microsoft Corp. officials say they are again considering shipping a server version of the Longhorn operating system after announcing late last year that it would be released for the desktop only.

Slippage in .NET Server 2003 release ignored

Network executives say the latest slippage in the ship date for Windows .NET Server 2003 is unfortunate but not bothersome, and see the operating system as the beginning of a whole new way to integrate resources and share information within a company...

Windows flaw could lead to forged digital signatures

An independent researcher who last month documented a flaw in Microsoft's cryptography software now says the same vulnerability could be used to forge digital signatures on e-mail sent to users of the Outlook email program.

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