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  • December 15, 2010 15 Dec'10

    OData provides patterns for HTTP, JSON, data access

    Is OData ready for prime time? The Open Data Protocol, or OData, is quickly gaining enthusiasts. Originating with Microsoft, OData has made a name as the primary protocol for querying and updating data for high-profile companies like IBM, Netflix, ...

  • November 23, 2010 23 Nov'10

    OData gets Pervasive treatment

    Pervasive Data, announced that it now has direct connectivity to OData. Pervasive now allows customers to create automated data flows that connect to OData.

  • November 02, 2010 02 Nov'10

    At PDC: Microsoft's Muglia talks about Azure Platform as a Service advances

    Windows Azure as platform for applications gained attention at Microsoft’s PDC in Redmond, Wash. Platform as a Service [PaaS] is where the future of the cloud computing resides, said Bob Muglia, President of Server and Tools Business for Microsoft.

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Ray Ozzie out as Microsoft CSA - pursuing entertainment projects

    Microsoft announced today that Ray Ozzie plans to step down from his position as Chief Software Architect for the company.

  • October 19, 2010 19 Oct'10

    Legend Ray Ozzie out as Microsoft CSA - pursuing entertainment projects

    Microsoft announces Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie's plans to step down after five years. At the company, he pushed the Azure cloud effort.

  • June 02, 2010 02 Jun'10

    The 'VB.NET or C#' debate: It's all in the syntax

    Microsoft development experts say Visual Basic and C# have become nearly identical in function as the .NET Framework has matured. Choosing whether to use VB.NET or C# is more or less a matter of which syntax style you prefer. Despite the ...

  • May 20, 2010 20 May'10

    Q&A: Visual Studio expert on using Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC and XAML

    When learning Visual Studio 2010, how do you decide on WPF or Silverlight? When will you have to move from visual editors to actual code, and what challenges might you face with ASP.NET MVC? In this Q&A, author and Microsoft MVP Joe Mayo tackles ...

  • May 18, 2010 18 May'10

    Q&A: Author and Microsoft C# MVP highlights new enhancements and common challenges with Visual Studi

    While Microsoft fixed many issues to Visual Studio in version 2010, updates are "evolutionary not revolutionary," says author Alex Mackey. In VS 2010/.NET 4.0, Microsoft updated a number of APIs and has made parallelization much easier. On the down ...

  • May 10, 2010 10 May'10

    Where Microsoft fits in the open source world

    Brian Goldfarb is director of Developer Platform and Tools at Microsoft. In a recent email interview, he talked about Microsoft's evolving strategy on open source and contributions the company has made to the open source community.

  • April 29, 2010 29 Apr'10

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 hits the mark: What developers are saying

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 was released recently and so far developers and analysts have mostly positive feedback. With a host of new development and test tools, fixes to buggy tools and a WPF-based IDE, early adopters are saying VS 2010 hits the ...

  • April 20, 2010 20 Apr'10

    Q&A: Why Microsoft TSF 2010 improvements and WPF base matter to Visual Studio developers

    What's changed in Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2010 and why are those changes important to Visual Studio 2010? Also, what's the significance of part of Visual Studio 2010 being built on Windows Presentation Foundation? Microsoft MVP Steven ...

  • April 19, 2010 19 Apr'10

    Q&A: Microsoft MVP surveys Visual Studio 2010's debugging, test tools

    Microsoft new release of Visual Studio, VS 2010, offers enhancements in debugging and diagnostic tools, according to Microsoft MVP Steven Porter. In this Q&A, he points out new VS 2010 enhancements that streamline development and gives his verdict ...

  • April 15, 2010 15 Apr'10

    Open source options expanding for Microsoft world

    Microsoft has steadily increased its participation in the open source market. Developers and testers looking for more options can count on Microsoft to continue to advance in the open source community.

  • March 30, 2010 30 Mar'10

    Windows Azure's hidden compute costs

    Many developers have voiced frustration with Microsoft Windows Azure's compute costs, which charges them regardless of CPU usage. The pricing structure seems more reasonable to enterprises, who stand to reduce administrative and infrastructural ...

  • March 29, 2010 29 Mar'10

    IronRuby offers options for .NET developers, brings open source to Microsoft

    The moat around the .NET programming community has long been difficult to cross from either direction. Developers from both sides see IronRuby, an open source implementation of Ruby for the .NET platform, as a possible crossing point.

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