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Channel news: iPhone launch day; IMAP fix for iPhone?; Linux iPhone-clone delayed

IPhone launch day arrives After six months of unprecedented hype, thousands of people Friday will get their hands on the iPhone, the new cell phone that Apple Inc. is banking on to become its third core business next to its moneymaking iPod players and Macintosh computers. [AP]

Exchange Server Rollup 3: An IMAP fix for the iPhone? Microsoft rolled out on June 28 the third rollup of fixes for Exchange Server 2007, a product introduced in December 2006. Is an IMAP fix that could affect iPhone syncrhonization among those fixes? [All About Microsoft]

iPhone-like Linux phone delayed One company’s plans to challenge the iPhone with a Linux-powered, touch-screen phone of its own has been significanlly delayed. [eWEEK]

Microsoft pushing app development for Office 2007 Office 2007 as an application development platform could mean more tasks in the hands of end users — or more of a burden for IT managers.[]

Don’t touch that Microsoft Security Bulletin email Trojan hides under patch update. [TheReg]

Vulnerability in crypto library A vulnerability has been discovered in a third party cryptographic library which is used by a number of Cisco products. This vulnerability may be triggered when a malformed Abstract Syntax Notation One (ASN.1) object is parsed. Due to the nature of the vulnerability it may be possible, in some cases, to trigger this vulnerability without a valid certificate or valid application-layer credentials (such as a valid username or password). [Cisco]

Data leakage problem tough to solve Companies are searching for ways to prevent sensitive information from slipping out of their networks, but various technologies to address the problem have their drawbacks.[]

Microsoft to simplify downgrades from Vista to XP Microsoft is simplifying the processes via which its PC-maker partners will be able to provide “downgrade” rights from Windows Vista to Windows XP for their customers.[All About Microsoft]

Software licensing needs clarity for virtualization Virtualization is being used in 25% of data centers today, but few software vendors have spelled out licensing policies for running their products in virtual machines.[]

H-1B increase dealt death blow The U.S. Senate kills off an immigration reform bill that included an increase in the number of H-1B worker visas. [eWEEK]

H1B visas and the SAP market IT workers in general and SAP professionals in particular continue to debate the pros and cons of the proposed increase in H1B visas.[]

Intel Core 2 duo has ‘non-fixable’ bugs, OpenBSD founder alleges OpenBSD founder Theo de Raadt has released his own rundown of outstanding, fixed, and what he deems as “non-fixable bugs” in selected Intel Core 2 Duo microprocessors. [eWEEK]

Microsoft goes internal for new Business Solutions chief Since Microsoft appointed Satya Nadella the head of its combined Live Search/adCenter business in March, the company had been searching for a new head of its Dynamics ERP/CRM business. On June 30, officials announced the search was over.[All About Microsoft]

Gartner: Customer service a six-step process Companies that want to become more customer-centric need to view customer service as a set of connected processes not an individual event, one Gartner analyst says.[]

WiMAX to lead $13bn capex boost in 2007-2012 Wi-Fi to be sidelined. [TheReg]

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