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Microsoft ponders new Web development tool

Microsoft is evaluating whether to include a new tool for building ASP.Net 2.0-based Web sites in the next major version of Visual Studio, a company representative said on Tuesday.

HP hails Memory Spot chips to extend content access

Bridging physical and digital worlds, Hewlett-Packard on Monday unveiled a miniature wireless data chip called "Memory Spot," which could be attached to almost any object and provide broad access to digital content.

Microsoft to offer Vista, .Net Framework 3.0 guidance

Microsoft plans to unveil <a href="http://projectglidepath.net/blog/default.aspx">Project Glidepath</a>, a program to help small ISVs get up to speed on the planned Windows Vista operating system and .Net Framework 3.0, according to Microsoft blogs.

Microsoft readies Team Foundation Server service pack

Microsoft is working on a service pack for its recently released Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server software, with improvements planned in areas such as authentication and data warehousing, according to company officials.

Intel exec cites importance of innovation

Innovation is not necessarily about new inventions, but is more about finding beneficial applications, according to an Intel executive addressing The Venture Forum conference.

Adobe pumps up rich Internet apps with Flex 2

Looking to increase adoption of its Flex rich Internet application development technology, Adobe Systems released its Flex 2 product line on Wednesday, which features free versions and the ability to push data to clients.

Microsoft touts Entities to link business, data

Microsoft is working on a data mapping substrate for its Visual Studio developer tool platform called ADO.Net Entities, which will provide a data model focused on business terminology, a Microsoft executive said in his blog.

TECH ED - Microsoft AJAX framework forges ahead

Microsoft's planned Atlas framework for AJAX (Asynchronous JavaScript and XML) faces difficulty with its development, but promises to be a topnotch offering for the trendy Web scripting technique, a moderator of a TechEd 2006 session said on Wednesda...

Sun investigating object-aware CPUs

Eyeing boosts in application performance, Sun Microsystems is researching how to improve handling of objects in multiprocessors with a project dubbed Maxwell.

Sun's McNealy asks coders to change the world

Sun Microsystems Chairman Scott McNealy, who had been the company's CEO for 22 years until last month, issued a call to developers Friday to make a difference in bridging the worldwide digital divide.

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