• March 19, 2008 19 Mar'08

    Some of the Zen of Volta

    Coming from Microsoft Labs and still in its early gestation, Volta is a methodology allowing developers to create apps without regard to eventual deployment, and to declaratively partition Web application elements across tiers.

  • March 12, 2008 12 Mar'08

    Scaling WCF applications can challenge development teams

    IDesign's Michele Bustamante told an SD West audience that scalability and throughput issues for Windows Communication Foundation can be addressed if proper consideration is given to channel overhead, the number of service hops, the hosting model, ...

  • March 05, 2008 05 Mar'08

    Microsoft touts rich Internet app development at Mix08

    UPDATED - Rich multimedia was on display as Microsoft rolled out a Silverlight 2.0 beta at MIX08 in Las Vegas. Technologist Ray Ozzie said rich Internet apps will come to rule the front end, while 'Cloud' computing will form a new back-end software ...

  • March 03, 2008 03 Mar'08

    A view on VS 2008: On-line agency sees reasons to upgrade

    Internet ad agency Spot Runner cites strong incentives to upgrade to Visual Studio 2008. Improvements in Team Foundation Server are among the benefits seen in the new version of the Microsoft tool suite.

  • February 22, 2008 22 Feb'08

    Using SharePoint, Office to develop portals and mashups

    SharePoint 2007 and Microsoft Office aren't just for the desktop anymore. A recent conference showed how they can be used to build portals and business mashups.

  • February 20, 2008 20 Feb'08

    Microsoft unit testing effort grows, still faces NUnit challenge

    The big unit testing trend in the .NET space this year seems to be the rollout of unit test software on Visual Studio 2008 workstations. But NUnit, recently released as NUnit 2.4.6, remains a challenging presence, and the open-source mbUnit ...

  • February 13, 2008 13 Feb'08

    Gates offers musings on Office, services at ODC

    Bill Gates' keynote address at the Office System Developers Conference focused on more than just Office. He also spoke about software plus services and the future of computing.

  • February 11, 2008 11 Feb'08

    Yahoo rejects Microsoft bid, may talk to AOL instead

    Yahoo has rejected Microsoft's bid to buy the company for more than $40 billion, saying Microsoft's offer "substantially undervalues" Yahoo. A Yahoo-AOL deal has been suggested.

  • February 08, 2008 08 Feb'08

    Office System Developer Conference 2008 preview

    Next week's Microsoft Office System Developer Conference 2008 is shaping up as a significant display of Office-related tools. It is a big-step in the company's effort to forward the notion that Office can be born again as a new type of application ...

  • February 06, 2008 06 Feb'08

    Jitterbit improvements assist with CRM, SharePoint apps

    The open-source application and database integration platform has expanded support for handling data and HTTP, which leave it better able to accommodate CRM and SharePoint apps, respectively.

  • February 06, 2008 06 Feb'08

    Latest OR.NET release reduces generated code

    The open-source object-relational mapping tool uses generated code for all its operations. The latest release cuts down on the amount of code that comes out.

  • February 06, 2008 06 Feb'08

    Shell Objects adds Visual Studio 2008, x64 support

    Version 9.0 of this component set from LogicNP Software adds support for VS 2008 and 64-bit computing. Components for creating wizards and Vista-style message boxes are new, too.

  • February 06, 2008 06 Feb'08

    Set of ASP.NET controls addresses data entry

    Peter's Data Entry Suite, a product by developer Peter Blum, provides a set of more than 70 ASP.NET controls that focus on various aspects of data entry

  • February 06, 2008 06 Feb'08

    Toolset auto generates test data for database testing

    DTM soft has released a set of tools that automatically generates test data for database testing purposes.

  • February 06, 2008 06 Feb'08

    DataSynapse virtualization tool now supports .NET

    FabricServer, the enterprise application virtualization tool from DataSynapse, has added support for .NET 3.0, SharePoint 2007 and IIS.