• 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.

  • June 17, 2008 17 Jun'08

    Infragistics Silverlight 2.0 chart and gauge components released

    Infragistics unveiled chart and gauge components for Microsoft Silverlight beta 2. The company also released Web Slider and Web Hierarchical Data Source controls for ASP.NET AJAX. The 2.0 version of Silverlight is much more usable for developers, ...

  • June 04, 2008 04 Jun'08

    Silverlight and Parallel .NET updates due from Microsoft

    At TechEd for Developers, Microsoft disclosed technology previews for parallel programming and distributed in-memory caching. It also announced a Go Live license for Silverlight 2.0.

  • June 03, 2008 03 Jun'08

    Outgoing Bill Gates says UML on tap in Oslo SOA modeler

    Microsoft will incorporate UML as part of its effort to create its Oslo unified modeling environment for SOA, Chairman Bill Gates told attendees at TechEd 2008 for Developers in Orlando, Fla. The comments came as part of a wide-ranging presentation ...

  • May 28, 2008 28 May'08

    Ajax Learning Guide

    Are you a Web developer? The time has come to rethink your entire approach to developing Web applications. Find out about the Ajax approach (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) and learn how Web developers are not only enriching the user interface but ...

  • May 28, 2008 28 May'08

    ASP.NET Ajax components: Vendor roundtable -- Part 2

    With the Ajax tool market flourishing, we enlisted the help of thought leaders in the Microsoft ecosystem of Ajax component providers to participate in a virtual roundtable discussing key trends in this space as Ajax moves from cool to commonplace.

  • May 17, 2008 17 May'08

    ASP.NET Ajax components: Vendor roundtable -- Part 1

    With the AJAX tool market flourishing, enlisted the help of thought leaders in the ecosystem of Microsoft-related Ajax component providers to participate in a virtual roundtable.

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    .NET StockTrader app targets services, load balancing and fail over

    On the road to the Oslo SOA scheme, Microsoft added new Configuration Services to its .NET StockTrader sample application. The tools are said to improve scalability, load balancing and fail over.

  • May 07, 2008 07 May'08

    Visual Studio bridging plug-in speeds Java development

    At JavaOne, JNBridge announced middleware tools that let Eclipse developers create .NET apps and Visual Studio developers access Java. A user says 64-bit shared-memory support and data compression features help the bridging software to excel in ...

  • April 30, 2008 30 Apr'08

    Oslo SOA strategy fleshed out more at TechEd Developer

    Oslo is Microsoft's emerging grand vision for modeling service-oriented applications. The emphasis to date has been on vision. But at the TechEd 2008 Developer conference June 3 to 6 in Orlando, FL, Oslo will get at least a bit better definition.

  • April 22, 2008 22 Apr'08

    Microsoft links BizTalk to RFID to Windows Mobile apps

    Microsoft made available a private beta for Microsoft BizTalk RFID Mobile, with general availability expected in late this year. It is said to simplify development of mobile applications that expose real-time business information.

  • April 16, 2008 16 Apr'08

    Mainsoft introduces .NET-to-Java translation tool

    Interop house Mainsoft announced Mainsoft for Java EE Version 2.2, an interoperability toolkit that translates .NET code into Java applications. It enables a development team to write applications using C# and VB.NET and translate these to run on a ...

  • April 08, 2008 08 Apr'08

    Podcast: Windows CardSpace authors speak

    CardSpace was one of many elements to see light of day with the release of .NET 3.5. It is an Identity Meta System. We spoke recently with Vittorio Bertocci and Caleb Baker on the topic.

  • March 27, 2008 27 Mar'08

    Open XML SDK ready for the road

    Microsoft has released Open XML SDK Roadmap and is getting ready to ship version 1.0 in May, with Version 2.0 scheduled for later this year. Although a CTP version has been available since last June, the final release includes a number of updates ...