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The European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS), the front organization for IBM, Oracle, Sun, Red Hat, RealNetworks, Opera as well as other companies on the Redmond enemies list, has become a party to the European Commission’s latest antitrust complaint against Microsoft. ECIS,...
Microsoft Wednesday sent Exchange 2010 out into public beta. It’s its first server built from the ground up, according to Microsoft, to be deployed in the cloud as an online service as well as on-site. It will be available as a cloud service from both Microsoft and third parties.
In ASP.NET 2.0, we introduced a very powerful set of application services in ASP.NET (Membership, Roles and profile). In 3.5 we created a client library for accessing them from Ajax and .NET Clients and exposed them via WCF web services. For more information on the base level ASP.NET ...
In a former life, I was a web developer. Back in the late '90s, I vividly remember being told by more than one of my computer science professors that in 10 years, everything would run in a web browser. Even the operating system (it was claimed at the time) would be browser based. On st...
Quoting unnamed sources the Dow Jones All Things Digital blog reported Friday that Yahoo and Microsoft have started sounding each other out again about a search and ad partnership and said Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz met the week before last.
Microsoft’s unreleased Azure cloud is not meant for private on-premises hosting, the company said. It’s strictly a Microsoft data centers-only thing supposedly because some of the new Azure widgetry Microsoft invents is bound to turn up in Windows Server – from which Azure derives anyw...
The Wall Street Journal, flourishing its unidentified sources, said Thursday afternoon that the price IBM is willing to pay for Sun had drop from between $10 and $11 a share to between $9 and $10 and that Sun is willing to accept the cut - yeah, like it wouldn't - provided IBM gives it...
A new agreement with Microsoft Corporation gives ArcGIS users fast access to Microsoft Virtual Earth for their geographic information system (GIS) projects. As part of ArcGIS Online at the ArcGIS 9.3.1 release, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server users will be able to connect directly to ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Microsoft was named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City. The event is expected to attract over 1,200 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardw...
A release candidate of Eclipse4SL has arrived. That’s the open source plug-in Microsoft commissioned from Eclipse Foundation member Soyatec, a French-based “open solutions” company, so cross-platform Silverlight-based rich Internet applications can be built with the famed open source E...
It's official. Microsoft is going to let PC users turn its browser off in Windows 7 to keep the European Commission at bay. The EC's latest indictment of Microsoft accuses it of the antitrust sin of tying Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system, a charge brought by Opera and ...
Craegmoor has a small IT team dedicated to supporting its IT infrastructure, so producing robust and secure web based applications was believed to be a challenge. The team considered bringing in external consultants, but this idea was rejected because it was not viewed as a cost effect...
Infragistics has announced the immediate availability of NetAdvantage for Silverlight Data Visualization 2009 Volume 1. A complete collection of data visualization-focused user interface (UI) controls NetAdvantage for Silverlight Data Visualization 9.1 is geared towards developers who ...
"The economy might be cooling down, but the RIA market is definitely heating up," declared Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz recently in his widely-read industry blog. Schwartz was writing as Sun shipped its 100,000,000th JavaFX runtime - a download rate that makes it the fastest growing RIA...
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Gizmox, the developer of Visual WebGui open source platform and a member of Microsoft's Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program was founded in July 2007. Gizmox enables web like desktop platfortms; its DHTML SDK has been downloaded by over 250,000 software houses and individual d...
Monitor Analytics and Clearway Technology Partners announced the release of Monitor Analytics GeoAnalyzer, an Enterprise mashup for Location Intelligence built with Silverlight and Microsoft Virtual Earth. “Organizations large and small collect tremendous amounts of data about their in...
DevExpress has announced the first public beta of its Rich Text Edit Control for Silverlight – a Microsoft Word style text editing component built and optimized for the Silverlight Platform. The DevExpress Rich Editor control provides text formatting capabilities and delivers numerous ...
Midnight Coders has launched WebORB PDF Generator, a solution consisting of a SDK and runtime PDF generation engine that enables Flex, Flash, AJAX and Silverlight clients to create PDF documents from application data. The product is designed for organizations that need to support compl...
Bob Muglia, a 21-year veteran at Microsoft, was named president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB), a group he previously served as senior vice president. As head of the Server and Tools Business, Muglia, 49, is in charge of delivering on the vision of Dynamic IT, Microsoft...
There are currently more than 200 RIA solutions available, and this number grows daily. Each RIA solution has its strengths and weaknesses, and the levels of security, accessibility, and integration vary. Choosing a suitable RIA solution for creating or enhancing Web applications becom...
As the year draws to a close, many companies are left wondering what next year will bring for this year's hottest technology trend - cloud computing. To answer these questions, Appirio today released its top 10 predictions for how cloud computing will evolve in 2009 and the impact thos...
Just because the web has been open so far doesn't mean that it will stay that way. Flash and Silverlight, arguably the two market-leading technology toolkits for rich media applications are not open. Make no mistake - Microsoft and Adobe aim to have their proprietary plug-ins, aka pseu...
The DevExpress ASP.NET Filter Editor was created to address key business issues confronting software developers. The control does not require users to know or understand SQL syntax and does not have any limitations regarding filter condition complexity. To make filtering even easier fo...
iSuppli has taken the auspices again and now says that PCs won't grow next year by 11.9% like it thought before the sky started falling. Sales will only be up 4.3%, up being better than down let's remember. And it's not quite as optimistic about 2010 as it used to be. It thinks PC sale...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading global SOA, Virtualization, Cloud Computing and Open Source technology provider Intel named "Gold Sponsor" of SYS-CON's SOA World Conference & Expo which will take place November 19-21, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon ...
Windows Azure took center stage at PDC last week during the keynote. The cloud computing space is now really heating up with competing platform plays from Google’s AppEngine and Amazon’s recent EC2 announcements. In some sense this is perhaps the re-birth of Windows as a platform that ...
I have been listening to a lot of people tell me that I should be using Ruby for my Silverlight development because the dynamic language dramatically simplifies common development tasks and that my Silverlight applications will be quicker to market, cooler, more elegant, and indeed wil...
As a solution provider it is vitally important you don't get locked into a specific vendors solution. This couldn't be truer in the world of on-demand or cloud computing. The way Amazon works is vastly different from Google, and different from Flexiscale. So how do you utilise the stre...
At its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) Tuesday, Microsoft showed off the desktop Windows 7, the new, supposedly improved and less cluttered – but not that dramatically different – next-generation Windows operating system it’s building as penance for Vista. PDC-goers were polit...
AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo launched today, the first day of the 6th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, a new iPhone Conference Scheduler program, in San Jose, California. The iPhone application has been developed by Chris Laffra of IBM, and it will also serve the delegates...
Today we shipped the final release of Silverlight 2. You can download Silverlight 2, as well the Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend 2 tool support to target it, here. Silverlight 2 is a major release that enables some great new application and media experiences to be built, and al...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading technology book publisher Manning Publications named "Exclusive Book Publisher Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon...
Sridhar Vembu, the CEO of Zoho, the online Office wannabe, sent a note around in the wake of Google’s Chrome announcement, claiming its impact “goes beyond the browser” and that the “biggest losers” are the “competing rich client engines like Flash and Silverlight.”
Miguel de Icaza, the head of the open source Moonlight project, reassuringly says that “the Silverlight Control Pack under the Microsoft Permissive License really addresses the needs of developers by enabling them to learn how advanced controls are authored directly from the high-quali...
"My mission has always been to bring excellence to the field of user interface engineering," says Bill Scott, Director of User Interface Engineering at Netflix, in this Exclusive Q&A with SYS-CON's AJAX & RIA Journal in the run-up to his session on October 20 at AJAX World RIA Conferen...
Kevin Lynch, who will be keynoting on October 21, 2008, helped originally coin the term "Rich Internet Application" in 2002. He has been at the center of innovation in Flash and Adobe AIR since their inception, and currently drives Adobe’s technology platform for designers and develope...
Conference Theme: Beyond AJAX to the Rich Internet Application & Rich Interactive Experience Era. Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Offered on a First-Come First-Served Basis. To inquire about sponsorship and exhibit opportunities please contact Carmen Gonzalez at 201-802-3021 or b...
Microsoft introduced Silverlight as cross-platform, cross-browser, next generation RIA solution. This session will use real world implementations to show you how to build a Silverlight application from start to finish, as well overall strategy why we should or shouldn't use Silverlight...
Many of today's (and tomorrow’s) development projects lend themselves nicely to RIA application patterns. Silverlight offers a compelling RIA development experience that works on Linux, the Mac and windows as well as all major browsers. With HD video, vector based graphics and a rich s...