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Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 still set to ship in 2007

Although Microsoft's Visual Studio 2008 software development platform is part of a February 2008 multiproduct launch, the company intends to ship it by the end of 2007, said S. "Soma" Somasegar, corporate vice president of the Microsoft Developer Div...

Microsoft names Visual Studio, SQL Server upgrades

Microsoft revealed the official names Monday of the next major upgrades to its Visual Studio software development tools platform and its SQL Server database, which will be called, simply, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

Windows XP to be discontinued in early 2008

Microsoft's plan to phase out OEM shipments of Windows XP, the predecessor to the new Windows Vista platform, is not sitting well with some observers, based on Internet-driven feedback.

Ruby luster readied for Java

Engineers at Sun are eyeing May for the release of a 1.0 version of JRuby, which provides a Java implementation of the Ruby language.

Kapow energizes mashups

Kapow Technologies will announce on Tuesday general availability of Kapow Mashup Server 6.2, featuring access to RSS and ATOM feeds in the building of mashup applications.

Adobe tackles browser incompatibilities

Honing in on browser incompatibility issues in Web development, Adobe Systems is launching CSS Advisor, a Web site that documents these problems and offers solutions.

Microsoft plans product barrage

Microsoft during the next 12 to 18 months plans a barrage of announcements unequaled during any period in the company's history, a Microsoft official said on Monday evening.

Microsoft moves on AJAX

Microsoft has released a beta version of its AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) programming technology, formerly code-named Atlas and now called Microsoft ASP.Net AJAX v1.0.

DEMO - Security, PC-sharing, nanotechnology touted

An anti-botnet appliance, PC-sharing, and codeless application development were featured technologies at the <a href="http://www.demo.com/conferences/demofall2006.php" target="_blank">Demofall 2006 conference</a> Wednesday, with a multitude of hopefu...

Self-destructing message service hailed

Anyone who's ever seen the TV show "Mission: Impossible" will remember the familiar "this message will self-destruct" bit that began episodes. Now, a company exhibiting at the <a href="http://www.demo.com/conferences/demofall2006.php" target="_blank"...

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