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IBM Rearms Against Microsoft Office

Could IBM be launching yet another proxy war vs. Microsoft Office? Perhaps. IBM's Lotus Software group is embedding updated spreadsheet, word processing and presentation editors in the upcoming Notes 8 client.

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Microsoft Pushes Apps To Larger Customers

The company has traditionally targeted its ERP and CRM applications to smaller firms, but a Microsoft manager says the push is on to attract enterprise users that might want tighter integration with personal productivity tools.

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Real Battle Royale In Apps Market

In the applications arena, big changes in terms of platforms, software delivery and packaging, and the market's key players are under way. Take a look at these five hot-button issues in the software space.

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Scalix To Open-Source E-Mail

The next Community Edition Open Source will consist of the mail server, a Web services API platform, an installer, an administration console, Scalix Web Access Mobile, and new search and indexing services, the company said.

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Microsoft Makes Leap To Per-User ERP Pricing

The most common functions will be bundled in a Business Essentials entry-level package for about $2,250 per user before volume discounts. Included will be general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fixed assets and consolidations, and other core functions.

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CRN Interview: Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

In this Q&A, Ballmer talks about the Vista challenge, how Microsoft has fared against Linux, the emerging software-as-a-service arena, and how Microsoft can become what he calls the software industry's first "N-trick pony."

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AOL Suffers E-Mail Outage

Users trying to send and receive e-mail were prevented from doing so starting around 11 a.m. EDT on Thursday. The service was back up about 4 p.m., a spokesman said.

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Microsoft To Add Web Conferencing To Next LCS

The company has been working to converge the Live Meeting and Live Communications Server code bases over time, although company executives have said they plan to continue offering both hosted Web conferencing and an on-premises version.

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Microsoft To Provide Common SQL Underpinnings: Gates

At a press event to tout the company's SharePoint collaboration software, Bill Gates said getting the SharePoint metadirectory and Exchange Server "to be pure native SQL is a hot topic right now." Common workflow engines are a different matter, though.

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Microsoft's Coming Revenue Trade-Off

The company appears to be gearing up to sacrifice some earnings growth to reinvest in other projects, according to analysts at this week's briefing with Microsoft executives, who talked about financial guidance over the next few quarters.

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Interview: Microsoft's Database Guru

Paul Flessner, Microsoft's senior VP of data and storage platforms, takes exception to the categorization of databases as "commodity items" and talks about the technology's future. This includes the need to support pictures and sounds as well as text and data.

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Coming From Microsoft: SQL Server Everywhere

A preview is due this summer, and final shipment is slated by year-end. It’s unclear how the new software differs from the current Microsoft SQL Server Database Engine, which is the lightest existing database option from the company.

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AOL Opens IM

America Online is cracking open a bit of its instant messaging infrastructure so that ISVs and integrators can build on it.

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Office Live Goes Live

Microsoft will make its promised Office Live betas available on Wednesday. Office Live is parsed into three offerings, a free base-level version supported by advertising, and two for-pay versions that add functionality.

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IBM Lotus To Support Apple

At Lotusphere next week, IBM's Software Group will announce updated Mac OS X support in the latest Notes client. Also coming, sources say, is support for the new Intel-based Macs due later this year.

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IBM To Buy Bowstreet, Progress Snaps Up Neon

Progress, which specializes in software-development tools, paid about $68 million for Neon Systems, a mainframe systems integrator. For its part, IBM revealed the acquisition of Bowstreet early Tuesday and is scheduled to discuss the deal in more depth later in the day.

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Q&A: Microsoft Collaboration Chief

Gurdeep Singh Pall, the Microsoft corporate vice president in charge of real-time collaboration, talks about the company's new Office Communicator Web Access client and some related plans.

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IBM Jumps On Open Document Bandwagon

IBM said the next release of its Workplace Managed Client 2.6, due early next year, will support ODF version 1.0. ODF is an XML standard blessed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).

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