Source: CNet News
A glitch knocked Microsoft's bCentral services offline Friday, leaving thousands of small-business Web sites inaccessible for much of the day.
The outage, which began early Friday and was resolved late in the day, disrupted Web service for 15,000 Microsoft bCentral customers, Microsoft spokesman Rich Adolph said. "bCentral regrets the inconvenience this issue has caused to its customers," he said.
Microsoft introduced additions to Windows XP designed to make the operating system better tuned for peer-to-peer applications.
The software giant on Wednesday unveiled a beta, or testing version, of the Windows XP Peer-to-Peer Software Development Kit. The programming tools are designed to let software providers or corporate developers more easily build peer-to-peer applications on top of Windows XP.
Source: ZDNet Australia
Server manufacturer Stratus Technologies is banking on Windows becoming the dominant server operating system of choice, claiming that companies should chose the propriety software for its stability. Stephen Kiely, the chairman of Stratus Technologies told ZDNet Australia it is "an open book" whether Linux or Windows will eventually dominate the server market, but Stratus has thrown its lot in with Microsoft.