Microsoft Announces Plans for Licensing Changes

Company announces Client Access License changes at its management summit.

Microsoft Describes Strategies for Optimized Desktop Virtualization

Dynamic delivery to provide solutions that enable workers to work "anywhere at any time."

IDC Reports Sharp Growth in Worldwide Server Market

System z marks impressive growth; x86 platform shines

Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 Due This Week

Release of new Windows MultiPoint Server 2011 to TechNet and MSDN subscribers expected this week.

Developers Use Open Source but are Concerned about Tool Deployments

A survey of software developers reveals widespread use of open source solutions, but lack of effective policies and integration have many worried.

White House E-Mail Cyber Attack Allegedly Originated from China

Officials in the UK now suggest that a cyberattack from purported White House e-mail accounts actually originated from China, and the perpetrator used a hoax e-mail address that resembled a White House account.

Desktop Virtualization Tips for Testing IE

Microsoft outlined desktop virtualization tips that IT pros and developers can use to test the compatibility of their Web sites on a single PC.

Oracle Releases Cloud File System

Oracle has released software aimed at letting organizations build private clouds by adding elasticity to their applications via a clustered file system.

Survey: Development Outlook Shifting

A survey by ALM provider Serena Software indicates that dev organizations are shifting focus from cost cutting to improving application delivery.

IBM Gets More Social, Unveils LotusLive Symphony

IBM made several announcements at its Lotusphere 2011 event, including some upcoming social networking improvements plus the debut of a new cloud-based productivity suite called LotusLive Symphony.

State Governments' Shrinking IT Workforce: Worst is Ahead

State governments are facing critical IT personnel shortages due to budget constraints and an aging workforce heading for retirement, according to a recent report by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers.

HP Steps Up Cloud Lineup

Hewlett-Packard Co. launches portfolio of private cloud services, hardware and software and announces plans to jump into public cloud hosting.

LibreOffice 3.3 Breaks From Oracle with New Release

The Document Foundation today released LibreOffice 3.3, calling it the first "stable release" of the free, open source productivity suite.

Survey: Capturing Requirements is Top Agile "Pain Point"

Going Agile shifts the focus of gathering application requirements from detailed specifications to user stories, and that's the biggest obstacle to success, according to a recent survey of companies making the leap.