- October 28, 2008
A pair of keynotes on day 2 of PDC gave developers a glimpse of Windows 7 and Visual Studio 2010, and then showed them how to build a basic application for Windows Azure, the cloud computing platform that took center stage at the conference ...
- October 15, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
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
As .NET gains more traction in the enterprise, there is a growing need for application performance management tools.
- September 03, 2008
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
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
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
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
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
ASP.NET Ajax component makers discuss the roles of AJAX and open-source software in a virtual roundtable.
- June 25, 2008
A lot of viewers saw Bill Gates as lucky. One person's consideration of Gates, as he leaves Microsoft's day-to-day high-tech battles to address humanitarian concerns, is that he is also notable for his common sense approach.