• October 15, 2008 15 Oct'08

    Silverlight 2 brings .NET, debugging to Flash competitor

    Silverlight 2, the latest version of Microsoft's answer to Flash, is now compatible with .NET and the Visual Studio debugging environment. Microsoft released the final version, which has been in beta for months, yesterday. The company is showcasing ...

  • October 13, 2008 13 Oct'08

    WPF application speeds development, back-end integration

    A WPF application can give you the best of a .NET back end and a browser-based front end. When a Xerox design lead had trouble finding a Flash programmer who could also work with the company's .NET back end, he tried replacing the Flash component of...

  • October 08, 2008 08 Oct'08

    The faces of .NET/Java interoperability

    Web Services remain the primary tool for developers interested in integrating the functionality of .NET and Java applications. Sometimes speed is not a particular issue. But some developers face a much tougher challenge when looking to optimize ...

  • October 07, 2008 07 Oct'08

    Mono 2.0 moves .NET apps to Linux - includes migration analyzer

    The open-source version of .NET known as Mono now supports C# 3.0, LINQ, Visual Basic 8. Mono 2.0 also features a debugger for managed code -- a new feature for the project -- as well the Mono Migration Analyzer (MoMA), a tool that analyzes .NET ...

  • September 22, 2008 22 Sep'08

    .NET Development coming to a Cloud near you

    Cloud computing platforms allow developers to write applications with scalability built into the underlying infrastructure. But not all is the same in the Cloud.

  • September 18, 2008 18 Sep'08

    Distributed caching goes mainstream

    Distributing caching technology is starting to gain head of stream in the industry with numerous software companies -- some old, some new -- vying for a larger piece of the market.

  • September 17, 2008 17 Sep'08

    Rise of .NET enterprise apps drives need for performance management

    As .NET gains more traction in the enterprise, there is a growing need for application performance management tools.

  • September 03, 2008 03 Sep'08

    LINQ in Visual Studio 2008 addresses object data modeling

    In the relational world, a database is normalized and data is spread across many different levels. At the object layer, developers have to deal with the data as if it was still in tables. A user tells us that LINQ, a key ingredient of Visual Studio ...

  • August 12, 2008 12 Aug'08

    Silverlight at Beijing Olympics

    Microsoft Silverlight deployments are likely to get a major leg-up this month as the rich Internet application (RIA) framework of choice for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. NBC has chosen Silverlight as the media player to drive what is anticipated to be...

  • August 06, 2008 06 Aug'08

    .NET 3.5 SP1 set to arrive - offers ADO.NET updates, ease-of-install

    Microsoft's .NET 3.5 SP1 framework, due this month, includes a reworked ADO.NET that can speed up development. Its new Entity Framework Developments will get the once-over from developers already versed in WCF and the fairly ubiquitous NHibernate. ...

  • July 23, 2008 23 Jul'08

    As some target upstart Silverlight, WinForms and ASP.NET remain strong

    The rush of interest in Microsoft's Silverlight rich interactive client should not obscure the fact that WinForms and ASP.NET are established and preferred by many developers. Several component makers discuss the many-headed means of Microsoft UI ...

  • July 16, 2008 16 Jul'08

    SharePoint hot? 'Clouds' rolling in? - Ballmer speaks at partner event

    SharePoint momentum, cloud computing and open source were on the agenda when Steve Ballmer spoke last week at Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference.

  • July 15, 2008 15 Jul'08

    ASP.NET Ajax components: Vendor roundtable -- Part 3

    ASP.NET Ajax component makers discuss the roles of AJAX and open-source software in a virtual roundtable.

  • June 25, 2008 25 Jun'08

    Goodbye, Mr. Gates

    Experts and pundits, friendly and otherwise, take a reckoning on Bill Gates and his legacy. His long-awaited retirement from day-do-day Microsoft chores is nigh.

  • June 25, 2008 25 Jun'08

    Thoughts on Bill Gates' legacy

    Lou Mazzucchelli, a venture partner with Ridgewood Capital, shares his thoughts on Bill Gates' legacy, which he hopes has yet to be created.