WinInfo Daily UPDATE, September 10, 2003

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1. In the News
- Microsoft Releases Windows Storage Server 2003
- Sun Sets on Joy

2. Announcements
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- Are You Ready for Exchange 2003?

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==== 1. In the News ====
by Paul Thurrott, [email protected]

Microsoft Releases Windows Storage Server 2003
Today at the Storage Decisions 2003 conference in Chicago, Microsoft announced the immediate availability of Windows Storage Server 2003, a Windows Server 2003-based Network Attached Storage (NAS) file- and print-server solution. Leading storage providers, including Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, HP, Iomega, and NEC, will support Windows Storage 2003 with new hardware. Microsoft says that the product will be available in two editions: Windows Storage 2003 Enterprise Edition, a highly scalable file-storage server designed for datacenters, and Windows Storage 2003 Standard Edition, a dedicated file and print server designed for enterprise departments, branch offices, and small and midsized businesses.
"IT professionals continue to tell us they need cost-effective storage solutions to help ensure data availability, realize the savings of file-server consolidation, and maintain business continuity," Bob Muglia, senior vice president of the Enterprise Storage Division, said. "With enterprise-ready features like Volume Shadow Copy Services, Virtual Disk Service, and failover clustering, Windows Storage Server 2003 meets those critical storage needs, all at a low total cost of ownership."
Previously known as Windows Powered NAS (WPNAS), Microsoft's storage solution already commands a market-leading 41 percent of the NAS appliance market share. Because they're based on Windows 2003, Windows Storage 2003 products can integrate immediately into today's Windows-based environments and offer familiar tools and interfaces in addition to unique Web-based administration facilities.

Sun Sets on Joy
Sun Microsystems Chief Scientist and cofounder Bill Joy is leaving the company after 21 years of service. Joy's departure is amicable and isn't related to any strategy disagreements, both Joy and Sun were quick to point out. However, the loss of such a brilliant and well-respected scientist at such a crucial juncture in Sun's history will be hard on the company: Despite its reputation for supplying corporations with rock-solid UNIX-based solutions, Sun has struggled in recent years as low-cost upstarts based on Windows and Linux eat away at the company's revenues.
"Bill will continue to be an inspiration to all innovators," Scott McNealy, Sun's chairman, president, and CEO, said. "Bill's many contributions, including those to Java technology, SPARC, and \[the\] Solaris \[OS\], have helped define Sun as one of the most innovative and inspired places on the planet. We thank Bill for the strong legacy of innovation that he leaves in the hearts and souls of every Sun employee. He leaves behind an incredibly strong team of innovators." Greg Papadopoulos, who will retain his chief technology officer (CTO) and executive vice president titles, will succeed Joy. Papadopoulos oversees a team that includes 12 Sun Fellows, including Java inventor James Gosling; more than 80 distinguished engineers; Sun Labs; and many open-source-related communities. Joy said he's unsure what the future holds, but he will likely return to business at some point. "And Scott may well be an investor," Joy noted.

==== 2. Announcements ====
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