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This week, I needed to deploy lookup columns to some of my lists and as usual I wanted to avoid writing code at all costs. As some of you may know, Kyle Kelin and I debate this topic often as he prefers a code approach. I figured it had to be possible with CAML, but many claimed it w...
On September 23 the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit is going to hear Microsoft’s expedited appeal for a stay of the Texas decision ordering Word and Office off the U.S. market by October 10 because they allegedly infringe an i4i patent. Microsoft got the date the day after it ...
DevExpress technologies for Visual Studio help you build your best, reduce the amount of code you write, increase your productivity, and create stunning applications for Windows and the Web in the shortest possible time. CodeRush for Visual Studio® .NET helps you create sophisticated c...
DevExpress technologies for Visual Studio help you build your best, reduce the amount of code you write, increase your productivity, and create stunning applications for Windows and the Web in the shortest possible time. DevExpress.com is proud to announce the immediate availability of...
Optimizing website performance is a challenging task. Websites are composed of many moving parts – both on the client and on the server – and optimizing performance requires a multi-faceted approach that addresses potential problems in all moving parts. Performance bottlenecks are caus...
Microsoft Tuesday filed an emergency motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington looking for a stay of the permanent injunction ordering Word and Office off the U.S. market by October 10. It wants the stay while it appeals the decision. The order came do...
With the installation complete it was time to test the critical software I use daily. The first was Microsoft Outlook and as I expected it worked perfectly. So did the rest of the Office suite. Next on my list were the Java environments that I use, Eclipse and NetBeans. First I checke...
Enterprises are increasingly being called upon to provide a high level of user experience with compelling and interactive content. Serving enterprise content and data securely to internet / intranet has become a very common necessity and is routinely handled by web servers. Web service...
Like every other budding cloud merchant Microsoft had this idea about having data centers scattered around the country and letting users pick the geography where they wanted their apps to run. Currently it offers US-Northwest, US-Southwest and US-Anywhere, with others still to come ...
According to WHOIS Microsoft as of Tuesday owned office.com, a domain name that it will presumably use in its cloud defense against Google Apps et al and replace the less streamline office.microsoft.com when it come time to field its lightweight Office Web versions of Word, PowerPoint,...
Microsoft’s long pursuit of Yahoo has finally culminated in a 10-year deal. It’s not the deal people expected, which is why Yahoo stock took a 12% fall in the hours after the companies laid it out Wednesday. Yahoo is going to sell search ads for the both of them. It’s going to use Micr...
Certiport today named Kankawin Kowsrihawat, 17, from Thailand this year’s World Champion in Word 2007 for culmination of the most prolific competition on Microsoft® Office to date. In its eighth year, the 2009 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office boasts more than 80,000 student co...
Certiport today named Fung Yin Sang, 20, and Fu Shing Kong, 18, from Hong Kong this year’s World Champions in Word 2003 and Excel® 2003 for culmination of the most prolific competition on Microsoft® Office to date. In its eighth year, the 2009 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office ...
Microsoft Monday released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community under the GPL 2 license, the mother of all open source licenses written when open source was still a pup by the brassbound Free Software Foundation.
Microsoft released Windows 7 Build 7600 to manufacturing Wednesday afternoon, a day ahead of its numbers. Windows Server 2008 RC2 also RTM’d. Microsoft said the gold code will start going out to OEMs in a couple of days. It’s sticking with October 22 as the date for general availabilit...
I have gotten lots of good comments on my series updating my Mix09 talk
As jQuery’s popularity in the .NET community has risen over the past year, one recurring theme I’ve seen is the desire to refactor away the details of using it to call ASP.NET AJAX services. Whether through helper function or specialized jQuery plugin, I’ve seen numerous methods propos...
Nowadays, many web developers have implemented AJAX in their web applications. This enables them to create dynamic, rich web sites. There are numerous resources available on the web for learning ASP.NET 3.5 AJAX, but it is always nice to refer to a book as and when required. In his lat...
Web developers are always on the lookout for great products to add dynamic effects to their Web pages. Dynamic pages, often called DHTML pages, make use of slide shows, random content rotation, and news scrollers, and are generally developed using languages such as Visual Basic, Jav...
Microsoft calls Windows Azure a "cloud services operating system" that serves as the development, service hosting and service management environment for the Azure Platform. They've also said they will offer a private data center version of Azure that will be capable of being hosted wit...
With the arrival of .NET 3.5, WPF and the RTM of Silverlight 2, .NET developers have more choices than ever for designing, developing and deploying compelling applications with rich user interfaces. However, there are other mainstream alternatives that don’t fall into the .NET camp. Wh...
Microsoft's Amazon-like Azure public cloud is four months away from going live. The company confirmed Tuesday the widely held supposition that Azure would go commercial at its Professional Developers Conference in mid-November. Microsoft also deigned to start explaining what it's...
Microsoft is in negotiations with the European Commission, according to Bloomberg, trying to come to terms on what it will cost the company to get out from under the latest round of antitrust charges related to its browser and Office software. The wire service, citing four unidentified...
Microsoft engineers began brainstorming concepts for an interactive table back in 2001. In early 2003 a new product was presented to Bill Gates the Microsoft Chairman. A year later, the MS Surface team grew and became the Surface Computing group. Finally in 2007 they had a prototype t...
That makes six awards over the past two years, on the heels of the company’s best financial quarter in its history.
Over the course of the last 18 months, many more clients have been experimenting with the new data protection technologies in Exchange 2007, most notably Cluster Continuous Replication (CCR) and Server (or Standby) Continuous Replication (CCR). These tools were included with Exchange ...
Exceed expectations for reliability, performance, and hard real-time while reducing production costs and time-to-solution by standardizing on one technology platform, from sensors to servers. With one development framework, Windows Embedded brings the ease and familiarity of Windows to...
The level of functionality on the Web is changing and the bar is rising on what is considered a true rich Internet application (RIA). This fact and the emergence of the Web as an interconnected platform is once again changing the landscape and moving us into the next phase of the Web, ...
Adobe is gonna try nibbling on the great PowerPoint franchise. It’s publicly beta testing a collaborative web-based presentation application built on Flash called Acrobat.com Presentations.
A couple of years ago Simone Chiaretta did a survey of .NET Developers usage of Ajax. I just saw that he is refreshing that survey to see what has changed in the industry. Are people still actively moving to Ajax? Are they using MVC or WebForms with their Ajax?
Software development tools-maker Iron Speed, Inc. has released Iron Speed Designer Version 6.1, the latest version of its Web 2.0 application generator. Iron Speed Designer generates rich interactive data entry and reporting applications for .NET. The new source control file detection ...
Microsoft senior VP Bill Veghte confirmed at TechEd Monday what everybody has long since figured out: Windows 7 will make it into the stores in time for the holiday sales cycle. But Microsoft needs to make it to the shelves for back-to-school sales; it needs the money. Enter Steven Sin...
This is a year of firsts for Microsoft: its first wide-scale layoffs, its first drop in quarterly sales and earnings, and now its first debt offering. It sold five-, 10- and 30-year bonds Monday and raised $3.75 billion on the strength of its Triple-A credit rating from both Moody’s an...
Today we posted a minor update to .NET RIA Services. This release is mainly focused on addressing bug fixes we have heard in the forums and delivering on a few key areas… There are a lot of other long lead work items that will fall into future releases.
A hearing date of June 3–5 has been set for Microsoft to offer oral arguments against the European Commission’s browser accusations that bundling IE with Windows is a prima facie antitrust violation. Paidcontent.org, however, says Microsoft may skip the hearing and simply bend its neck...
A ton of folks have asked us about getting the source code to Scott’s cool coding demo. This code loads the data from the DomainService class on the server. Notice the data is loaded asynchronously, but no ugly, hard to debug async code is needed.
"Kaazing and Microsoft are tackling the performance and quality issues normally associated with streaming data over the Web—such as seamlessly navigating through firewalls and proxies—where it counts: by optimizing the underlying transport of rich data in real time," said Kaazing CEO J...
Microsoft has cut a cloud deal with EDS - the consultancy now in HP's hands - that it figures could be worth more than a fluffy $3 billion in cloud and professional services to the two of them. It didn't say over what period of time but by way of insurance - because sales are kinda in ...
Alin, the points you are making are very reasonable, and are largely due to being a service in Community Technology Preview (CTP) rather than a launched service. Unfortunately some of your questions we are not able to answer while still in this mode, but will be resolved as we reach c...
Windows 7 is going to virtualize XP so 7's pretty much completely compatible with XP. Microsoft says there's a secret XP Mode (XPM) for its new rep-redeeming operating system that hasn't been part of any beta code or even disclosed before that's "specifically designed to help small bus...