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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"...

Eclipse exec talks about .Net rivalry

The Eclipse Foundation has established itself as a premier open source software tools project. The organization has gained support from vendors ranging from IBM (which helped found Eclipse in 2001) to Borland Software, BEA Systems, and seemingly ever...

Eclipse touts desktop client tool at event

The Eclipse Foundation at the EclipseWorld 2006 conference this week plans to tout the progress of open source projects focused on desktop application development, PHP (Hypertext Processor) and embedded Java.

Microsoft backs Firefox on MSDN Wiki

In a concession to the open source software paradigm, Microsoft has added support for the Mozilla Firefox browser to its MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) Wiki, company officials are reporting this week.

Ruby shining on .Net Down Under

Developers in Australia are working on a Ruby compiler that converts Ruby source code into Microsoft's Common Intermediate Language (CIL) for execution on Microsoft's .Net Framework 2.0 platform.

Microsoft offers fix for Visual Basic 2005 compiler

Issues with use of Microsoft's Visual Basic 2005 compiler in large projects have prompted the company to release a Quick Fix Engineering (QFE) update to address major problems. The compiler was released as part of Visual Studio 2005 last November.

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