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TechEd Wrap: The wise guys wait for 2.0 -- June 17, 2005 (
Site Editor Jack Vaughan provides his take on Tech Ed 2005, where the announcement of the upcoming ASP .NET 2.0 caught his eye.

Microsoft rethinks virtual machine pricing -- June 14, 2005 (
A senior executive pledged that changes in the way Microsoft licenses virtualization technology across its product line will benefit customers.

VS 2005 release date set; now what? -- June 13, 2005 (
There is much to expect from Microsoft now that it has announced release dates for VS 2005, SQLServer2005 and Biztalk Server 2006, expert Ed Tittel writes.

Microsoft expands reach of best practices tool -- June 13, 2005 (
Free software that checks the configuration and general health of Windows Server System products will be modeled on the Exchange Best Practices Analyzer.

SQL Server's reporting tool goes across the board -- June 8, 2005 (
While announcing when SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 will ship, Microsoft senior vice president Paul Flessner also outlined plans for tools, previews and editions of the company's database management platform.

Active Directory central to Windows changes -- June 8, 2005 (
Microsoft's directory service will be the focus of a next-generation server operating system that will have security policies at its core, says Microsoft senior vice president Bob Muglia.

VS 2005 Team System set for November launch -- June 8, 2005 (
While Microsoft addresses team development issues in Visual Studio, third parties are forced to improve their offerings.

Outlook support due for VSTO -- June 7, 2005 (
Programmability of Microsoft Office apps took a leap forward as VSTO added support for Outlook.

Microsoft fires up a RIM shot -- June 6, 2005 (
Exchange Server will soon include software to manage mobile devices, something that users of RIM's BlackBerry devices have to pay extra for, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says.

Microsoft's Ballmer foresees next .NET stage during TechEd keynote -- June 6, 2005 (
CEO Steve Ballmer suggested that the key issues for Microsoft's .NET software framework were now deployment issues. New tools such as VSTO will help make Outlook a more effective platform, he said, and new wireless apps are a main target for the company.

Veritas makes room for 64-bit Windows -- June 6, 2005 (
The company brings its Storage Foundation High Availability product in line with the next version of Microsoft's Windows and offers new tools to manage the .NET Framework and SQL Server 2005.

SQL Server, VS at top of TechEd dance card -- June 6, 2005 (
In addition to providing more information about its new database software and developer suite, Microsoft is expected to release its WSUS patch management tool and offer greater detail on plans for the Exchange messaging platform.

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