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I needed to do a quick proof of concept of displaying search results in Silverlight recently and it actually proved easier than I thought it was going to be. I tried this once before in a beta version of Silverlight 2 and it was much more difficult at the time. I was able to easi...
We pleased to announce the release of VS.Php 2.7 for Visual Studio 2008 and Visual Studio 2005. This release introduces a number of new key features and enhacements of existing features. Silverlight One of the most exciting new features is Silverlight integration. With VS.Php 2.7, ...
Microsoft’s long pursuit of Yahoo has finally culminated in a 10-year deal. It’s not the deal people expected, which is why Yahoo stock took a 12% fall in the hours after the companies laid it out Wednesday. Yahoo is going to sell search ads for the both of them. It’s going to use Micr...
Certiport today named Kankawin Kowsrihawat, 17, from Thailand this year’s World Champion in Word 2007 for culmination of the most prolific competition on Microsoft® Office to date. In its eighth year, the 2009 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office boasts more than 80,000 student co...
Certiport today named Fung Yin Sang, 20, and Fu Shing Kong, 18, from Hong Kong this year’s World Champions in Word 2003 and Excel® 2003 for culmination of the most prolific competition on Microsoft® Office to date. In its eighth year, the 2009 Worldwide Competition on Microsoft Office ...
Microsoft Monday released 20,000 lines of device driver code to the Linux community under the GPL 2 license, the mother of all open source licenses written when open source was still a pup by the brassbound Free Software Foundation.
Microsoft released Windows 7 Build 7600 to manufacturing Wednesday afternoon, a day ahead of its numbers. Windows Server 2008 RC2 also RTM’d. Microsoft said the gold code will start going out to OEMs in a couple of days. It’s sticking with October 22 as the date for general availabilit...
On July 30th @ 8pm I will be doing a virtual talk at the Linked .NET User’s Group. I encourage you to come and bring your questions on Silverlight 3 and .NET RIA Services.. Brad Abrams - Silverlight ready for business and .Net RIA Services - Thursday July 30, 2009, 8:00PM PDT ...
Microsoft's Amazon-like Azure public cloud is four months away from going live. The company confirmed Tuesday the widely held supposition that Azure would go commercial at its Professional Developers Conference in mid-November. Microsoft also deigned to start explaining what it's...
Expanding further on its recent cloud services announcements, CSC (NYSE: CSC) today announced a collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to utilize the Windows Azure platform. The platform provides a wide range of Internet services that can be accessed from on-premises or in the cloud. In re...
Recently .NET Rocks! talked to Stephen Forte and covered a topic I have been interested in for a a couple of years: Data Access Options. Clearly this has been a space of a lot of innovation in the last few years. Stephen does a good job of explaining the benefits customers are gettin...
Microsoft announced the rebranding of SQL Services to SQL Azure. SQL Server is the data platform of Windows Server so it made sense to align the name of the relational database platform of Windows Azure, SQL Azure. SQL Azure is built on the SQL Server technology foundation which delive...
Microsoft is in negotiations with the European Commission, according to Bloomberg, trying to come to terms on what it will cost the company to get out from under the latest round of antitrust charges related to its browser and Office software. The wire service, citing four unidentified...

With Silverlight 3 shipping and a brand new update to .NET RIA Services I thought I would update the example from my

Microsoft engineers began brainstorming concepts for an interactive table back in 2001. In early 2003 a new product was presented to Bill Gates the Microsoft Chairman. A year later, the MS Surface team grew and became the Surface Computing group. Finally in 2007 they had a prototype t...
That makes six awards over the past two years, on the heels of the company’s best financial quarter in its history.
3 dimensional web is all about interacting with the content provider about their contents. The ability ask questions and clarification while checking a product from an online retailer.
With the release of Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft introduced a new and exciting way to create cutting edge rich Internet applications (RIAs). The size of these applications developed by Silverlight users influences the download time and consumption of network resources. In response ...
Exceed expectations for reliability, performance, and hard real-time while reducing production costs and time-to-solution by standardizing on one technology platform, from sensors to servers. With one development framework, Windows Embedded brings the ease and familiarity of Windows to...
Software FX today released the Virtual Training Center for SharePoint 2007, or VTC for short, a complete series of video training solutions geared to help IT personnel and SharePoint users with their SharePoint training needs.
Software development tools-maker Iron Speed, Inc. has released Iron Speed Designer Version 6.1, the latest version of its Web 2.0 application generator. Iron Speed Designer generates rich interactive data entry and reporting applications for .NET. The new source control file detection ...
Microsoft senior VP Bill Veghte confirmed at TechEd Monday what everybody has long since figured out: Windows 7 will make it into the stores in time for the holiday sales cycle. But Microsoft needs to make it to the shelves for back-to-school sales; it needs the money. Enter Steven Sin...
This is a year of firsts for Microsoft: its first wide-scale layoffs, its first drop in quarterly sales and earnings, and now its first debt offering. It sold five-, 10- and 30-year bonds Monday and raised $3.75 billion on the strength of its Triple-A credit rating from both Moody’s an...
Today we posted a minor update to .NET RIA Services. This release is mainly focused on addressing bug fixes we have heard in the forums and delivering on a few key areas… There are a lot of other long lead work items that will fall into future releases.
A hearing date of June 3–5 has been set for Microsoft to offer oral arguments against the European Commission’s browser accusations that bundling IE with Windows is a prima facie antitrust violation. Paidcontent.org, however, says Microsoft may skip the hearing and simply bend its neck...
Buried under the buzz around Windows 7 RC release, here’s an important update from Microsoft - Windows Server 2008 R2 release candidate. Windows Server 2008 R2 is the first Windows operating system to be offered for only 64-bit processors. And Windows Server 2008 R2 can now suppo...
"Listening to our partners and customers has been fundamental to the development of Windows 7," said Bill Veghte, senior vice president for the Windows business at Microsoft. "We heard them and worked hard to deliver the highest quality Release Candidate in the history of Windows. We h...
"Kaazing and Microsoft are tackling the performance and quality issues normally associated with streaming data over the Web—such as seamlessly navigating through firewalls and proxies—where it counts: by optimizing the underlying transport of rich data in real time," said Kaazing CEO J...
Microsoft recently announced the quarterly recipients of the Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award, which recognizes exceptional technical community leaders from around the world who foster the free and objective exchange of knowledge by actively sharing their real world expertise wit...
Microsoft has cut a cloud deal with EDS - the consultancy now in HP's hands - that it figures could be worth more than a fluffy $3 billion in cloud and professional services to the two of them. It didn't say over what period of time but by way of insurance - because sales are kinda in ...
Alin, the points you are making are very reasonable, and are largely due to being a service in Community Technology Preview (CTP) rather than a launched service. Unfortunately some of your questions we are not able to answer while still in this mode, but will be resolved as we reach c...
Windows 7 is going to virtualize XP so 7's pretty much completely compatible with XP. Microsoft says there's a secret XP Mode (XPM) for its new rep-redeeming operating system that hasn't been part of any beta code or even disclosed before that's "specifically designed to help small bus...
Microsoft's Azure Services Platform is a cloud platform (cloud computing platform as a service) offering that "provides a wide range of Internet services that can be consumed from both on-premises environments or the Internet" - Microsoft's first step into cloud computing based on its ...
The European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS), the front organization for IBM, Oracle, Sun, Red Hat, RealNetworks, Opera as well as other companies on the Redmond enemies list, has become a party to the European Commission’s latest antitrust complaint against Microsoft. ECIS,...
Microsoft Wednesday sent Exchange 2010 out into public beta. It’s its first server built from the ground up, according to Microsoft, to be deployed in the cloud as an online service as well as on-site. It will be available as a cloud service from both Microsoft and third parties.
In ASP.NET 2.0, we introduced a very powerful set of application services in ASP.NET (Membership, Roles and profile). In 3.5 we created a client library for accessing them from Ajax and .NET Clients and exposed them via WCF web services. For more information on the base level ASP.NET ...
Quoting unnamed sources the Dow Jones All Things Digital blog reported Friday that Yahoo and Microsoft have started sounding each other out again about a search and ad partnership and said Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer and Yahoo's new CEO Carol Bartz met the week before last.
ZK Spreadsheet enables Ajax applications to deliver the rich functionality of ExcelR to browsers in pure Java. With embeddable Excel functionality in pure Java, developers can create collaborative and dynamic enterprise applications like never before.
JetBrains, the creators of intelligent, productivity-enhancing development tools, announced today the release of ReSharper 4.5, the company's award-winning productivity tool for Microsoft Visual Studio. Capitalizing on recent industry recognition - winning a Jolt Productivity Award in ...
A new agreement with Microsoft Corporation gives ArcGIS users fast access to Microsoft Virtual Earth for their geographic information system (GIS) projects. As part of ArcGIS Online at the ArcGIS 9.3.1 release, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server users will be able to connect directly to ...


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