October, 2008

  • On the Road in Europe - Take 2

    by hjanssen on October 29, 2008 12:38pm Wednesday - Day two for my IPC in Mainz conference, which is a developer orientated PHP conference . Very well attended. The most negative thing I can say about this conference is that for some unknown (but...
  • On the Road in Europe – Take 1

    by hjanssen on October 28, 2008 11:25am Today is Tuesday - That must mean I am in Mainz. I am on day 12 of my European trip. I was in Rome and Amsterdam last week. In Rome I attended the Moodle conference , which was pretty cool. It was put on by Roma...
  • Windows 7 and much, much more

    by Peter Galli on October 28, 2008 05:22pm There was lots of news announced at PDC here in Los Angeles on Tuesday. From the first public demo of Windows 7, to how Microsoft is extending Office to the browser, to the release of the Silverlight Toolkit...
  • Open Government Collaboratives

    by Bryan Kirschner on October 28, 2008 01:33pm The city of Matsue, Japan is using Ruby to promote regional economic development . One of the unexpected highlights of the recent GOSCON , was a gentleman from Matsue coming up to me after I had given my...
  • Developers, developers, developers…

    by Peter Galli on October 27, 2008 05:50pm It's all about developers, all the time - well, at least for the next week here in Los Angeles at Microsoft's Professional Developer Conference. The first day of the show started off with an opening keynote by...
  • Live ID to support OpenID

    by Peter Galli on October 27, 2008 04:58pm More good news coming out of PDC today! Windows Live ID is publicly committing to support the OpenID digital identity framework with the announcement of the public availability of a Community Technology Preview...
  • Opening Day: Azure Platform Debuts

    by Sam Ramji on October 27, 2008 09:00am Today at PDC in Los Angeles, Ray Ozzie unveiled the Azure Services Platform , which will enable developers to build the next generation of applications - spanning all the way from the cloud to the enterprise data...
  • Interoperability

    by Peter Galli on October 24, 2008 05:03pm Getting external feedback is always a good thing, and something that Microsoft has been trying to do a lot more of, particularly with regard to its focus on openness and interoperability with various open source...
  • Open Messaging

    by Sam Ramji on October 24, 2008 06:00am We've been working with a range of open source projects in the last few years, and each one has taught us something - both what to do more of, and what to change. One of the things we've learned in listening to...
  • Microsoft at AJAXWorld

    by Peter Galli on October 20, 2008 05:05pm The AJAXWorld Conference and Expo  got underway in San Jose today, under the broad theme of "Rich Web Technologies for Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Web." Scott Guthrie, a corporate vice president...
  • An interview with Codeplex's Sara Ford

    by Sam Ramji on October 16, 2008 04:20pm It has been a month or so since the Codeplex announcement of server support for SVNBridge , which enables TortoiseSVN to talk to Team Foundation Server, and the team is looking for feedback now this has been out...
  • GOSCON 2008

    by Bryan Kirschner on October 14, 2008 08:35pm Last year, we sponsored GOSON 2007 , the Government Open Source Conference, and we're sponsoring it again this year. I will also be presenting a keynote address on how Microsoft participates in a world...
  • Powerset team resumes HBase contributions

    by Bryan Kirschner on October 14, 2008 06:57pm It is just two months since Microsoft finalized the acquisition of Powerset, a San Francisco-based search and natural language company. Powerset's goals are to "change the way humans interact with computers...
  • New Beginnings

    by Peter Galli on October 13, 2008 12:18pm When I began reporting on Microsoft for eWeek (part of the Ziff Davis Enterprise stable of publications) in 2000, I never imagined that I would one day end up working for the software giant. And, to be quite...
  • Next Steps

    by jcannon on October 10, 2008 06:11pm When I began my journey with technology, it was with a passion for the web.  Living off a friend’s T1 line, I was hacking together HTML when Mosaic was the only show in town. I’m returning to that love of the...