Former Microsoft Program Manager Accused of Stealing +$1M

Case involves charges for domain name purchases.

Former Microsoft Program Manager Accused of Stealing +$1M

Carolyn M. Gudmundson, a former Microsoft program manager for MSDN, faces arraignment this week on 18 felony counts of wire and mail fraud in the U.S. District Court of Washington, Western District of Washington, Seattle.

Reller Lands at Microsoft's Platform and Services Division

Tami Reller, a Microsoft Business Solutions veteran, has a new job as CFO of Microsoft's Platform & Services Division.

Verizon Wireless To Open Its Network

In a major shift by a large wireless network provider, Verizon Wireless will open its network next year to applications and devices not provided by the carrier.

Virtualization Key at Oracle OpenWorld

Plans for Linux, Fusion and 11g were also part of the announcements at recent Oracle user group meeting.

IBM To Acquire Cognos for $5 Billion

IBM’s bid marks the third acquisition this year of a prominent BI and PM pure-play vendor.

New Google-Microsoft Squabble Seen on Social Networking Front

Google's attempt to take a leading role in social networking has some pundits saying yet another Google vs. Microsoft battle scenario is playing out.

Microsoft's Oslo: Putting SOA on the Map

The initiative builds on previous Microsoft enterprise strategies, with the aim of fostering model-driven development and service-oriented architecture.

Microsoft Officials Detail Visual Studio 2008 Rollout Plan

In announcing today that it will release to manufacturing Visual Studio 2008 this month, Microsoft is meeting the most optimistic forecasts for when the long anticipated upgrade to its flagship IDE would ship.

Google Seeks Social Networking High Ground

Google's attempt to grab moral high ground in the social networking development is a step in the right direction, according to industry analysts.

IT Should Embrace ITSM Methods, Report Suggests

The management of services by IT departments is the subject of an August 2007 report by the Aberdeen Group. The report focuses on companies that use IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL)-based approaches, which is a set of best practices for IT. The report specifically hones in on an ITIL discipline called IT Service Management (ITSM).

Agile Process Showcased at IT Architect Event

Architects got an earful on the proper way to do agile software development at a recent IASA event.

HP Unveils Its SaaS Strategy

HP is offering its Business Technology Optimization solutions as both an on-premises installed solution and as a hosted solution delivered via software-as-a-service (SaaS). The SaaS option is not well known, perhaps, but it's a growing part of HP's general software strategy.

OSS Gains Ground in Survey of IT Pros

Open source software (OSS) is not so much the underdog in the IT world, according survey findings announced by Barracuda Networks, a provider of e-mail and Web security appliances.

Speed AJAX Development With ATF

The new AJAX Toolkit Framework promises a comprehensive open source solution for JavaScript-based development of data-intensive, Web-based business apps.

SAP To Acquire Business Objects

Marking perhaps the most significant BI acquisitions to date, SAP plans to buy Business Objects, the largest supplier of BI software, for $6.7 billion.

Improve Business Productivity With AJAX and SOA

Commercial toolkits have made it easier for developers to create AJAX apps, but it also helps to work in an RIA/SOA environment, says Tibco exec at AjaxWorld.

Access Cloud Data With Astoria

A Microsoft rep shows how to create and consume data services for the Web, using a simple HTTP interface for AJAX-based Web sites and RIA apps.

UPDATED: Microsoft Ships PerformancePoint Server 2007

Microsoft Corp. today officially unveiled PerformancePoint Server 2007, its highly anticipated performance management (PM) software.

Microsoft Taps Zander To Head Visual Studio Group

Microsoft has re-organized its developer division, tapping .NET Framework head Jason Zander to oversee the team that puts together Visual Studio, the company's flagship development environment.