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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...

Microsoft spins Rotor tools update

Microsoft Corp. this week posted an update to its Shared Source Common Language Infrastructure (CLI) implementation, codenamed Rotor, which adds support for Mac OS X.

CPU cooling system debuts

Active Cool on Monday is launching its AC4G CPU cooling system, a thermo-electric apparatus designed to address the processor heat "crisis," according to the company.

.NET developers get new tools

Microsoft Corp.'s .NET development platform received boosts this week from Visible Systems Corp., which is providing a code-generation tool based on modeling, and ClientSoft Inc., which is enabling the integration of mainframe programs with .NET envi...

Intel envisions modular computing future

Call it grid computing. Or modular computing. Or policy-based computing or utiliy computing. Intel Corp., which is opting for the modular designation, is preaching distribution of processing power to boost performance and reliability.

Macromedia unites multiple media types

Macromedia on Tuesday is set to announce availability of Macromedia Flash Communication Server MX, which unites communications and applications to boost Web sites, the company said.

Software bugs cost $59.5 billion a year, study says

Software bugs cost the U.S. economy an estimated US$59.5 billion per year, or 0.6 percent of the gross domestic product, according to a newly released study by the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Unified Modeling Language upgrade proceeds

The UML (Unified Modeling Language) standard would be fitted with a modeling library for implementing tools, under a plan to be submitted to the Object Management Group on Wednesday.

Microsoft exec touts OS evolution

Operating systems need to evolve from performing traditional file management and I/O tasks to learning and accommodating user behaviors, a Microsoft Corp. executive said Tuesday during a keynote presentation at the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Confer...

Panel calls for chip standards

Software and standards are critical to the development of microprocessors as they become more pervasive and powerful, panelists said at a roundtable session here at the Embedded Processor Forum on Tuesday evening.

Google unveils Web search engine query API

Google on Thursday released Google Web APIs (application programming interfaces) service, which enables developers to query more than 2 billion Web documents accessible from the Google search engine via their own computer programs, according to the c...

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