IT Weekly Roundup, May 19
From the business wires: a tool for monitoring Web apps, SharePoint connectors, and a self-extracting file compression program.
announced Monday Wily Introscope 7
, a scalable solution for
monitoring and optimizing the performance of business-critical Web applications.
It will also support Introscope for Microsoft .NET, to be released later in
2006, a tool for managing Web applications in .NET and heterogeneous environments.
Brocade Communications Systems Inc. announced Monday version 3.0 of
Brocade Tapestry MyView, a resource access management solution that provides
improved file access controls for IT and security administrators and tools to
streamline reporting of access authorizations for compliance audits. The solution
is designed to integrate with Microsoft Active Directory. http://www.brocade.com
FileNet Corp. released Tuesday three new connectors for extending Microsoft
Windows SharePoint Services and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003. FileNet
Connector for Microsoft SharePoint Document Libraries allows Microsoft SharePoint
document libraries to be integrated with the FileNet P8 enterprise content management
repository. FileNet Connector for Microsoft SharePoint Portal Search
extends the search capability of SharePoint Portal Server 2003 to include any
content that is federated to the FileNet P8 enterprise content management services.
FileNet Connector for Microsoft SharePoint Web Parts delivers document
and task management capabilities that align with JSR 168 portlet capabilities.
WinZip Computing announced Tuesday the latest version of its self-extracting
program for compressed .ZIP files, WinZip Self-Extractor 3.0. The program
now features enhanced deflate compression support and improved compression technology
found in the company's flagship WinZip 10.0 product line. Also included
are support for 128- and 256-bit AES encryption and the ability to use high-resolution
icons with self-extracting .ZIP files. http://www.winzip.com/prodpagese.htm
In Microsoft news, Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates
up the upcoming SharePoint Server 2007 at the company's "first-ever"
SharePoint Conference at its Redmond-Wash. campus and again
Wednesday at the Microsoft CEO Summit. He also hyped a bevy of other
new Microsoft technologies that help companies to internally look for
employees based on skills and knowledge; allow users to create "mashup"
pages of information from various sources such as RSS feeds; and search for
information across an enterprise using SharePoint Server -- among countless
other things from software as services to advertising.
Amid all this, Microsoft found time to buy
security software vendor Whale Communications to beef up its existing
secure access solutions based on Windows Server and ISA Server, and it's also
rumored to be in talks to take
over virtualization company Softricity.
It seems like every day Microsoft is spreading into another industry, so it's
no surprise when entrenched market leaders like Symantec
take the company to task for this and that. The security vendor is saying Windows
Vista incorporates data management technology from its subsidiary Veritas under
a license, the terms of which it says Microsoft violated.