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Microsoft seeks compelling PCs

Looking to inspire PC buyers to upgrade, Microsoft is hailing "life immersion" technology, featuring multimedia and other improvements that the company hopes will compel users to buy new boxes.

Microsoft pries lid off stack

Microsoft this week will put a new face on its stack. Analysts, however, question whether the changes will be dramatic enough to inspire customers to upgrade in the immediate future.

Microsoft hails ISO stamp for C#

Microsoft Corp. is touting approval of its C# programming language as both an ISO and ECMA standard as an advantage over the rival Java language.

LogicLibrary boosts .Net development

Software asset management tools vendor LogicLibrary will enable Microsoft Visual Studio .Net developers to search a central library of development assets for Microsoft's .Net Framework.

PC vendors eye Java

PC vendors are considering licensing Java to get it to customers, according to a Sun Microsystems official.

Microsoft previews development tools

Microsoft at the VSLive show has previewed several upcoming development tools, including an incremental release of its development environment, Visual Studio .Net 2003.

Borland to offer IDE for Microsoft's .Net

Borland Software Corp. is getting ready to go up against Microsoft Corp.'s Visual Studio .Net with an IDE (integrated development environment) for the Microsoft .Net Framework.

Sun, MS officials face off in Java vs. .Net debate

Officials from Microsoft Corp. and Sun Microsystems Inc. debated the merits of their companies' respective Web services development platforms Wednesday, with a Microsoft executive taking a more combative stance than his Sun counterpart in pitting .Ne...

Borland raising .Net profile

Seeking a greater claim in the .Net development marketplace, Borland Software on Tuesday plans to announce it is licensing the Microsoft Windows .Net Framework SDK for inclusion in Borland's Delphi 7 Studio development tool immediately and in other ....

Microsoft releases SQL Server Service 2000 Pack 3

Microsoft on Monday announced availability of SQL Server 2000 Service Pack 3, featuring a monitoring API, error reporting enhancements, and increased performance for Microsoft's server database. Fixes are included for analysis services, manageability...

Microsoft brings Visual Studio to Office 11

Trying to bolster developer support for its upcoming Office 11 applications suite, Microsoft on Monday announced a new set of tools that will allow programmers to use the company's Visual Studio .Net to build customized solutions around Word and Exce...

HP looks to promote OpenView apps

Hewlett-Packard on Monday will formally announce it is joining the Microsoft Visual Studio .Net Integration program, which, when coupled with the company's Java support, is intended to promote multiplatform development of OpenView management applicat...

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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