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  • Blog Post: May 12, 2014 Microsoft kicks off TechEd North America 2014

    This morning in Houston, Microsoft kicked off its annual TechEd North America Conference, where more than 11,000 IT professionals and developers gathered to experience the company’s latest enterprise tech offerings. During the keynote, Brad Anderson, CVP, Cloud & Enterprise; Julia White, GM...
  • Blog Post: April 14, 2011 News Thursday: Developer Tools at MIX11, Media & Entertainment in the Cloud at NAB, and more Server and Tools News

    MIX2011 Showcases New and Updated Tools for Developers This year at MIX2011 in Las Vegas, Scott Guthrie, corporate vice president of the .NET Developer Platform, announced several offerings designed to make Web development easier and more seamless for developers targeting the Web, cloud or phone:...
  • Blog Post: Sample Download Available for the .NET StockTrader 2.0 and Configuration Services 2.0

    Microsoft has posted the sample download for the .NET StockTrader 2.0 and Configuration Services 2.0, which includes new benchmarks, tutorials and a full white paper. The .NET StockTrader 2.0 is the updated version of the sample reference application .NET StockTrader 1.0 and based on Windows Server 2008...
  • Blog Post: October 28, 2010 News Thursday: PDC Edition

    Platform as a service is where developers and businesses will ultimately see the true value of the cloud, and the OS for Platform as a service is Windows Azure. The Windows Azure platform, comprised of Windows Azure and SQL Azure, is supported by a rich set of development tools, management, and services...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Updates to Windows Application Server and .NET Framework 4.0

    Today, Microsoft announced a set of new enhancements to the .NET Framework and Windows Server. The enhancements include increased functionality to Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) and Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), as well as a new set of enhanced app server capabilities codenamed “Dublin.”...
  • Blog Post: .NET Services M5 Release

    Microsoft released the 5 th coding milestone of .NET Services, a component of the Azure Services Platform. This release further enhances support for web standards and interoperability, making it simpler for developers to connect cloud applications and services across platforms. Specifically, .NET Services...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Unveils Vision and Road Map to Simplify SOA, Bridge Software Plus Services and Take Composite Applications Mainstream

    On Tuesday, October 30 th , at the fifth annual Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference, Microsoft shared its vision and road map to simplify the effort required to design, build, deploy and manage composite applications within and across organizations. Microsoft announced “Oslo,” the code name...
  • Blog Post: TechEd 2008 Developers: News from the frontlines

    Today, at Tech Ed 2008 Developers in Orlando, FL Bill Gates delivered a keynote address in which he reflected on the company’s 33-year history with developers and shared his predictions for the future of application development. He also made several product-related announcements that build on Visual...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Releases WebMatrix Beta 2

    Today, Microsoft continued to reinforce its investment in the Microsoft Web Platform by releasing beta 2 of WebMatrix. WebMatrix was first announced in July, and is a free tool that gives developers the ability to create new sites, by either writing the code themselves, or by using existing free open...
  • Blog Post: ADO.NET Entity Framework Beta 3 and ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions Preview

    Today Microsoft announced the release of Beta 3 of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, and a preview of ASP.NET 3.5 Extensions. Designed to make it even easier for developers to build data-centric applications and services regardless of the underlying data source, the ADO.NET Entity Framework is already gaining...
  • Blog Post: December 9, 2010 News Thursday: Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1, Windows Azure platform Client Technology Previews … and more Server and Tools news.

    Windows Azure Platform Client Technology Previews Now Available As previously announced at PDC 2010 , t his week, Microsoft is making available limited Community Technology Previews (CTP’s) of SQL Azure Reporting and SQL Azure Data Sync. These capabilities make it easier to move to platform...
  • Blog Post: Greg Leake’s .NET StockTrader 2.0

    This week Greg Leake, Director in the Connected Systems Division, will begin a three-city developer community and press tour (San Francisco on Apr 16-17, and New York City/Boston on April 21-24) to discuss his newly updated .NET StockTrader 2.0 reference application, which illustrates that the .NET Framework...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008- Microsoft announces its Azure Services Platform

    Today, during a keynote at the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC 2008), Ray Ozzie , Microsoft Corp.'s chief software architect, announced Windows Azure, the cloud-based service foundation underlying its Azure Services Platform , and highlighted this platform's role in delivering...
  • Blog Post: Scott Guthrie: Changes to .NET Framework Reference License

    On January 16, 2008, Scott Guthrie, General Manager within the Microsoft Developer Division, announced on his blog that the .NET Framework Reference Source will be updated from the standard Microsoft Reference License to the .NET Framework Reference License. This change was based on community feedback...
  • Blog Post: TechEd EMEA- Latest Innovations from Microsoft Help Developers Build Better Applications, Faster

    During the keynote address at Microsoft TechEd EMEA 2008 Developers , Jason Zander, General Manager of the Developer Division at Microsoft Corp., highlighted how Microsoft is dramatically simplifying everyday development tasks through recently released technologies, such as Visual Studio 2008 SP1 and...
  • Blog Post: Developer News Updates

    Today, Microsoft announced one of the most significant updates to its developer offerings and roadmap vision in years. Today's announcements include: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 availability - Available to MSDN subscribers today! General availability will follow on October 21...
  • Blog Post: May 2nd, 2013 News Thursday: Microsoft Releases Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET

    by STB Blogger Announcing the release of Windows Azure SDK 2.0 for .NET Microsoft enables customers to build even better cloud solutions with the release of Windows Azure SDK v2.0 for .NET. These new capabilities include: Web Sites: Visual Studio Tooling updates for Publishing, Management...
  • Blog Post: WebSphere and Windows together….who knew?

    Today Microsoft announced the results of a recent study comparing cost performance on Windows vs. IBM’s Power6, both with WebSphere and the .NET Framework. The study, conducted using publicly available testing applications based upon industry best practices, showed that customers can achieve significant...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Announces Reference Source Availability for the .NET Framework

    Microsoft is releasing the source code for .NET Framework base class libraries under the Microsoft Reference License, which is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sharedsource/licensingbasics/referencelicense.mspx . This license allows viewing of source code, but not copying or re-compiling...
  • Blog Post: SQL Server August CTPs Roll Out Continues – Download SQL Azure Database, SQL Server StreamInsight

    We are excited to announce today that Microsoft has released the next wave of August community technology previews (CTPs), including SQL Azure Database, SQL Server Driver for PHP 1.1 and SQL Server StreamInsight August CTP for TechNet and MSDN subscribers. The CTPs will be available on August 19 th for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft’s JavaOne Keynote & Sun’s participation in Apache “Stonehenge”

    During today’s keynote at JavaOne, Microsoft’s Steven Martin and Dan’l Lewin will be joined on stage by Sun Microsystems’ Aisling MacRunnels to talk about the latest work the companies are doing to deliver interoperable application platforms that span on-premise and cloud computing, and enable customers...
  • Blog Post: BizTalk Server Gets Updates and a New Name

    On the heels of this latest platform wave with Windows Server 2008, .NET Framework 3.5, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008- the Connect Systems Division wants to take advantage of the innovations in these products and align BizTalk Server to the most recent versions. Once SQL Server 2008 (the final...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 Release

    Microsoft announced today the release of Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1. The two service packs make it even easier to develop applications for the latest platforms, with new features such as the .NET Framework Client Profile for faster deployment of Windows applications...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft announces Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0

    Microsoft today provided the first look at Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, as well as an in-depth look at Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 (previously code named “Rosario”). The Visual Studio 2010 release will focus on several key areas, including: riding the next generation platform...
  • Blog Post: Tech•Ed: Microsoft Delivers New Wave of Technologies to Help Businesses Thrive in Today’s Economy

    Microsoft Tech•Ed North America 200 9 kicked off today with announcements of new technologies that enable IT professionals and developers to help their organizations save money and improve efficiencies during difficult economic times. As part of today’s news, Microsoft Corp. announced that the company...