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Yesterday, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer confirmed that the next iteration of Windows, referred to as "Windows 8", would arrive in 2012. Today, Microsoft officially retracted Ballmer's claim and labeled it "a misstatement."

A Microsoft spokesperson added, "We are eagerly awaiting the next generation of Windows 7 hardware that will be available in the coming fiscal year. To date, we have yet to formally announce any timing or naming for the next version of Windows."  More information can be found in this InfoWorld article detailing the full situation.

Mule iON Goes Into Free Public Beta

Mulesoft's new integration platform as a service (iPaaS) Mule iON went into public beta today.  According to the official website, Mule iON "enables developers to integrate and orchestrate applications and services while giving operations the control and visibility they require for mission-critical demands, all without the need to install or manage middleware or hardware infrastructure."

The new platform is free to try while it is in public beta. Mulesoft is planning a free developer version using Amazon, and is still working on commercial pricing. The full list of features is available from the official Mule iON website.

JNBridgePro 6.0 Integrates Java and .NET for the Cloud

JNBridge announced version 6.0 of JNBridgePro, an interoperability tool that allows developers to access and incorporate .NET and Java cloud services and APIs into their projects. According to the press release, the new version allows developers "to build and distribute integrated applications anywhere, including":

    •    Intra-cloud, where both platforms reside in the same cloud, either in the same or in different instances
    •    Inter-cloud, where the instances belong to different clouds
    •    Ground-to-cloud and cloud-to-ground, where the interoperability is between a cloud instance and an application running on the ground.

The new version also includes new licensing options, including standard and enterprise editions. More information can be found on the JNBridgePro 6.0 Press release.

Security Vulnerability Fixed in Erlang/OTP R14BO3 Release

An update for Erlang/OTP R14B03 was released today, mainly for stabilization and a few small features. The update features a the release of the diameter application, among the many other small tweaks and fixes. In particular, it also addresses a security vulnerability in the SSH application and fixes OTP-9181, which can affect CouchDB on pure 64 systems.

The full list of updates can be found on the release's README file. The distribution can be downloaded from the erlang website here.

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