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  • Blog Post: Developer News from TechEd

    Today at TechEd Developers in Barcelona, Spain, S. “Soma” Somasegar , Corporate Vice President in Microsoft’s Developer Division, announced Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 will be released by the end of November 2007. Soma also unveiled a number of resources for developers enabling them...
  • 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: Steve Guggenheimer launches Application Platform blog

    Last week marked the launch of the Application Platform blog hosted by Steve Guggenheimer. The blog, called Crossbar , is a forum for Steve and guest bloggers to increase awareness for the Application Platform and the actions customers/partners should take to achieve optimization. Steve will blog on...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft positioned in Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms, 2008

    Microsoft has been positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms, 2008. Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server is an integrated collaboration server for Visual Studio Team System...
  • 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: New Partners Announced in the Microsoft Business Process Alliance

    Today, at the Gartner AADI, Microsoft announced the addition of ILOG and SOA Software to the Microsoft Business Process Alliance (BPA), which now features 12 of the industry’s top players in the Business Process Management (BPM) space. Members of the BPA include IDS Scheer, Fair Isaac, Global 360, Metastorm...
  • 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: EPC Connection 2007 and RFID

    On October 2nd in Chicago, Kevin Turner keynoted EPC Connection 2007, one of the largest Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) events. Kevin’s roles as COO of Microsoft and formerly as CIO of Wal-Mart Stores have given him a unique perspective on the business impact of RFID and how it can transform organizations...
  • 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: Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Is the Value Leader According to Latest Benchmarks

    New TPC-E performance benchmark results from the Transaction Processing Performance Council (TPC) rank Microsoft SQL Server 2008 No. 1 for price/performance on industry-leading hardware using Intel Corporation’s new Dunnington x64 processor, and on another TPC-E release, SQL Server 2008 is No. 1 for...
  • Blog Post: PowerPivot downloads for Excel and SharePoint now available

    Last week, we announced the availability of the SQL Server 2008 R2 November CTP on the Data Platform Insider blog . Today we are excited to share that the SQL Server 2008 R2 PowerPivot downloads for Microsoft Excel 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 are now available! To download PowerPivot for...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Focuses on Bringing Modeling Mainstream, Improves IT Delivery of Business Strategies

    Today in this video , Bob Muglia re-affirmed Microsoft’s commitment to modeling and discussed how modeling relates to Dynamic IT, how Microsoft plans to make the technology mainstream and why modeling is important Video: Microsoft Modeling Modeling is a core pillar of Dynamic IT, which focuses...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft positioned in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers 2008

    Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers, 2Q08 (Gartner, April 24, 2008) Foundational EAS technology is evolving to meet the challenges of constant innovation in business software. Gartner positions Microsoft in Leaders Quadrant in the 2008 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Application Servers....