Paula Rooney

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Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

Paula Rooney owns no stock in the companies that she covers. She holds a 401K that is managed by Morgan Stanley.

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Microsoft: Cloud need only be open surface, not open source

Microsoft: Cloud need only be open surface, not open source

At Oscon 2011, Gianugo Rabellino, Senior Director for Open Source Communities at Microsoft, said as long as the APIs, protocols and standards for the cloud are open, that is, open surface, customers don't care about whether the underlying platform is open source or closed source. Microsoft also announced a new version of Azure SDK for PHP is now available and the company is announcing new tools to cloud enable open source applications for Azure.

July 27, 2011 by in Microsoft

Citrix's XenApp 6 debuts

Citrix's XenApp 6 debuts

Citrix -- a leading virtualization vendor -- has announced a major upgrade of its flagship product, XenApp, formerly known as Citrix MetaFrame and also Presentation Server.XenApp 6, which will be available for download on March 24, offers simplifed centralized management, expanded scalability, enhanced integration with Microsoft virtualization platform and enhanced Macintosh and smartphone support, Citrix said.

March 9, 2010 by in Microsoft