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  • Blog Post: PHP runs up to 130% faster on Windows Server 2008

    Some might say this is a pretty outlandish statement to make, but we recently did some work with a local customer by the name of Virtual Maps that developed and maintains local Singaporean travel portal StreetDirectory.com , to test their popular web ...read more
  • Blog Post: Expanded Format Support in Office 2007

    There is some great news coming out of Redmond today around some of the feature improvements being delivered via Office 2007 Service Pack 2, scheduled for the first half of 2009. Service Pack 2 will incorporate document support for XML Paper Specification ...read more
  • Blog Post: Ruby on Rails, Silverlight and IronRuby

    Was just chatting to my colleague John Lam, the drive for IronRuby in Microsoft about his recent participation in RailsConf 2008 . At the event there were two cool things that they showed. 1. Silverlight plugin for Ruby on Rails, bringing the richness ...read more
  • Blog Post: Expression Studio 2 is out... now with PHP support!!!

    Lots of things happening today... Got to admit, the branding of the Expression tools is really funky, however the tools themselves are equally awesome. Expression Studio brings together the various Expression products together such as; Expression Web ...read more
  • Blog Post: Moonlight (Silverlight on Linux) – Interview with Miguel de Icaza

    Code to Live: Dancing in the Moonlight with Miguel de Icaza The interview is a bit old, but has just been published. Miguel de Icaza talks about Moonlight and how it came about. Thanks to Josh Holmes for posting it. ...read more
  • Blog Post: Interoperability Principles

    Back in February you would have heard the interoperability principles that Microsoft announced to enable non-Microsoft products and Microsoft products better interoperability to share data and capabilities. If you missed out on that announcement,  ...read more
  • Blog Post: Virtual Maps Case Study now in Flash format

    Ok, so from one of my previous blog posts a Linux user was having difficulties with regards to the complexities of setting Moonlight up on Linux to run Silverlight. So on his/her advice I have uploaded the video to soapbox so those who are using Flash ...read more
  • Blog Post: Jeff Jones Security Blog : Download: H1 2008 Desktop OS Vendor Report - Vulnerabilities and Days-of-Risk

    Jeff Jones has released his six monthly report on desktop OS security vulnerabilities and Days-Of-Risk. One highlight was the pie chart on security vulnerabilities in the different OSes.   This certainly is in contrast to what a lot people are saying ...read more
  • Blog Post: history.forward() - Port 25: The Open Source Community at Microsoft

    I am excited about the work we are doing in contributing back to the Open Source community here at Microsoft. Our work on getting PHP to not only run, but run exceptionally well on Windows Server 2008 with FastCGI is a great step ahead to support web ...read more
  • Blog Post: Sneak Peak - How to use Windows Server 2008 Core for PHP, MySQL

    I challenged Dennis Chung (my counterpart in the security bytes video, and one of the smartest guys I know when it comes to IT) recently to see what kind of usage scenarios we could use Windows Server 2008 Core . For those of you who are unaware of what ...read more
  • Blog Post: First Moonlight Release - Miguel de Icaza

    Here is some great news, the first release of Moonlight to the public. Just to ensure that I dont elevate expectations at this point, this is just a source code release, and not a full and final release and Miguel mentions on his blog. But if you are ...read more