IT professionals should wait for the Web Services Security specification to be finalized and implemented before they start building sophisticated Web services that extend beyond their company's firewalls, according to the specification's co-author.
Stories by Carol Sliwa
IT professionals on an exploratory mission at last week's XML Web Services One conference here expressed keen interest in testing out new technologies to address some of their most painful application integration headaches.
IBM next month plans to announce the second version of the Eclipse development platform that it donated to the open-source community last year.
Microsoft on Thursday is releasing the second package of bug and security fixes for its Office XP application.
Microsoft has no plans to make any big announcements during its debut as an exhibitor at the LinuxWorld Conference & Expo next week in San Francisco, a company official said this week.
The stock market gyrated last week, and technology vendors continued their battles with the sluggish economy, yet Microsoft shrugged off the outside world and kept on going like the Energizer bunny on supercharged batteries.
The Liberty Alliance Project Monday revealed its long-awaited technical specifications to help companies set up systems that will let users sign on just once to gain access to a host of password-protected Web sites and services.
The new Visual J# .Net tool that Microsoft Corp. launched yesterday at its TechEd 2002 Europe conference in Barcelona, Spain, isn't expected to have a huge impact on corporate IT departments using Java, analysts said.
IBM yesterday announced the rollout of a single, integrated set of application development tools that can be used across its entire middleware portfolio.
Problems that researchers claim went unfixed in an Internet Explorer (IE) security patch released last Wednesday may expose a potential new vulnerability, a Microsoft official said last Friday.
Brian Valentine, senior vice president of Microsoft Corp.'s Windows division, also serves as an executive sponsor of his firm's Trustworthy Computing security initiative. Valentine is responsible for making sure internal engineering process changes happen throughout the company. He also deals with Microsoft's enterprise corporate customers on security-related matters.
The Windows registry is a database that stores configuration information for the operating system and the applications that run on it. The registry contains a wide range of information, such as profiles for users, the programs installed on the computer, property settings for folder and program icons, and system hardware and ports.
The Windows .Net Server operating system probably will reach customers' hands sometime next year, and its successor will go "beyond 2003," Jim Allchin, Microsoft's group vice president of platforms, said yesterday.
Paul Flessner, senior vice president of Microsoft's .Net Enterprise Server group, talked about the company's ongoing Trustworthy Computing initiative during an interview late last week with Computerworld's Carol Sliwa.
The Windows .Net Server operating system probably will reach customers' hands sometime next year, and its successor will go "beyond 2003," Jim Allchin, Microsoft Corp.'s group vice president of platforms, said Tuesday.