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SYS-CON Events announced today that Microsoft was named "Platinum Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 2nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on March 30-April 1, 2009, in New York City. The event is expected to attract over 1,200 developers, engineers, architects, IT managers, and hardw...
A release candidate of Eclipse4SL has arrived. That’s the open source plug-in Microsoft commissioned from Eclipse Foundation member Soyatec, a French-based “open solutions” company, so cross-platform Silverlight-based rich Internet applications can be built with the famed open source E...
It's official. Microsoft is going to let PC users turn its browser off in Windows 7 to keep the European Commission at bay. The EC's latest indictment of Microsoft accuses it of the antitrust sin of tying Internet Explorer to the Windows operating system, a charge brought by Opera and ...
Craegmoor has a small IT team dedicated to supporting its IT infrastructure, so producing robust and secure web based applications was believed to be a challenge. The team considered bringing in external consultants, but this idea was rejected because it was not viewed as a cost effect...
Infragistics has announced the immediate availability of NetAdvantage for Silverlight Data Visualization 2009 Volume 1. A complete collection of data visualization-focused user interface (UI) controls NetAdvantage for Silverlight Data Visualization 9.1 is geared towards developers who ...
"The economy might be cooling down, but the RIA market is definitely heating up," declared Sun's CEO Jonathan Schwartz recently in his widely-read industry blog. Schwartz was writing as Sun shipped its 100,000,000th JavaFX runtime - a download rate that makes it the fastest growing RIA...
Gizmox, the developer of Visual WebGui open source platform and a member of Microsoft's Visual Studio Industry Partner (VSIP) program was founded in July 2007. Gizmox enables web like desktop platfortms; its DHTML SDK has been downloaded by over 250,000 software houses and individual d...
Monitor Analytics and Clearway Technology Partners announced the release of Monitor Analytics GeoAnalyzer, an Enterprise mashup for Location Intelligence built with Silverlight and Microsoft Virtual Earth. “Organizations large and small collect tremendous amounts of data about their in...
DevExpress has announced the first public beta of its Rich Text Edit Control for Silverlight – a Microsoft Word style text editing component built and optimized for the Silverlight Platform. The DevExpress Rich Editor control provides text formatting capabilities and delivers numerous ...
Midnight Coders has launched WebORB PDF Generator, a solution consisting of a SDK and runtime PDF generation engine that enables Flex, Flash, AJAX and Silverlight clients to create PDF documents from application data. The product is designed for organizations that need to support compl...
At the opening keynote of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Wednesday night, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, making his first appearance at the show in a slot that used to be reserved for Bill Gates, announced the widely anticipated, feature-complete beta of the company’s new Windows 7 ...
Project Insight has announced the release of version 8.0 with an interactive Gantt chart, an updated interface, and additional shortcuts for navigation. Project Insight helps project teams collaborate on project schedules, share documents and assets, allocate project resources, and run...
Bob Muglia, a 21-year veteran at Microsoft, was named president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business (STB), a group he previously served as senior vice president. As head of the Server and Tools Business, Muglia, 49, is in charge of delivering on the vision of Dynamic IT, Microsoft...
With a Q2 earnings report due on the 22nd of January 2009, Microsoft is rumored to be contemplating ringing in the new year with massive job cuts. A posting by Lars-Göran Nilsson on the Fudzilla rumor site claims that 15,000 or so of Microsoft's global workforce of 90,000 "are expected...
There are currently more than 200 RIA solutions available, and this number grows daily. Each RIA solution has its strengths and weaknesses, and the levels of security, accessibility, and integration vary. Choosing a suitable RIA solution for creating or enhancing Web applications becom...
The two-year anniversary of the Novell-Microsoft alliance that scandalized the open source community passed quietly enough earlier this month. The pair waited a couple of weeks to mark the occasion and then said that in the second year of their arrangement they added upwards of 200 new...
It's a wonder it has the entry fee, but Sun Thursday showed up for the RIA race against Adobe’s Flex, Flash, and AIR and Microsoft's Silverlight – and for that matter the open source AJAX – riding JavaFX 1.0. According to Sun it's one of the most significant advances ever to come out o...
One of Silverlight’s advantages over Flash is the relatively effortless interop with AJAX. The other day, I needed to mash up some JSON data from various sites, and found it pretty easy to use AJAX to circumvent the crossdomain.xml restriction.
The promised beta release of Moonlight 1.0, the Linux implementation of Microsoft’s Silverlight widgetry, has finally wended its way out. Moonlight is of course the open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight and should give Linux users the same rich, high-definition media ca...
The DevExpress ASP.NET Filter Editor was created to address key business issues confronting software developers. The control does not require users to know or understand SQL syntax and does not have any limitations regarding filter condition complexity. To make filtering even easier fo...
CodeGear RAD Studio 2009, Embarcadero’s flagship product for Windows and .NET platforms, combines the rapid application development capabilities of Delphi® 2009 and C++Builder® 2009 with the recently introduced .NET development capabilities of Delphi Prism™. This combination of product...
We are using software applications more than ever before. As the demand for new capabilities and functions grows, companies strive to provide an adequate response to business needs. The rate of application evolution places an ever-larger burden on the shoulders of software producers, v...
Telerik has announced the Q3 2008 release of its RadControls UI components and Report designer. Telerik registers significant growth in its developer tools portfolio by adding an enterprise-grade ORM product and a rich suite of components for Silverlight. Telerik presents RadControls f...
On Azure it would compete with Earth Class Mail (ECM), which has just signed Swiss Post to a trial of its approach to digitizing postal mail. ECM is also threatening PBMS’ corporate mailroom accounts like Sprint. Of course ECM can deliver now; the five-country Swiss Post pilot is due t...
Mark Papermaster, the ex-IBM heavyweight that IBM is suing to stop him from working at Apple, has been named senior VP of devices hardware engineering running Apple’s iPhone and iPod development. He replaces Tony Fadell, pretty much the father of the ARM-based iPod and iPhone, who now ...
I have been listening to a lot of people tell me that I should be using Ruby for my Silverlight development because the dynamic language dramatically simplifies common development tasks and that my Silverlight applications will be quicker to market, cooler, more elegant, and indeed wil...
Windows Azure's concepts of Web Role and Worker Role is absolutely, totally, and unequivocably a game-changer in the world of cloud computing. The best thing we've had prior to this were cloud-hosted VMs that had a predefined stack (e.g. ASP.NET or J2EE or PHP or Cold Fusion, etc) to w...
As a solution provider it is vitally important you don't get locked into a specific vendors solution. This couldn't be truer in the world of on-demand or cloud computing. The way Amazon works is vastly different from Google, and different from Flexiscale. So how do you utilise the stre...
What I see when I look ahead for Silverlight isn't just some simple RIA technology. No, what I see is the potential for a game-changing developer experience that could be as big as the transition from COM to .NET back in 2000 (you DID drop COM back in 2000 didn't you? :)). Picture this...
Developer Express has announced the immediate availability of DXperience v2008 vol 3 –feature-complete Presentation Controls, Reporting Components, IDE Productivity Tools, and Business Application Frameworks for Microsoft’s Visual Studio and .NET Framework. With the release of DXperien...
At its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) Tuesday, Microsoft showed off the desktop Windows 7, the new, supposedly improved and less cluttered – but not that dramatically different – next-generation Windows operating system it’s building as penance for Vista. PDC-goers were polit...
Having been kept apart like Romeo and Juliet, Microsoft Office is finally getting to meet the browser. Google made the introductions. The next version of Office, a rev called Office 14, will include lightweight versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote that work on the Microsoft ...
Lisa Schmeiser this morning filed an InfoWorld story in which she writes about the results of her research on recession-proof IT jobs. Three skill sets appear in her story: Virtualization first, then AJAX, and then Ruby-on-Rails, among the Web 2.0 technologies. Virtualization and Cloud...
AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo launched today, the first day of the 6th International AJAXWorld Conference & Expo, a new iPhone Conference Scheduler program, in San Jose, California. The iPhone application has been developed by Chris Laffra of IBM, and it will also serve the delegates...
In his keynote at AJAXWorld RIA Conference & Expo, Scott Guthrie stated that his team is devoted to helping AJAX developers build great Web experiences. This year has been busy for him. First he shipped Windows Server 2008, a re-write of Microsoft's web server from top to bottom. Then ...
AJAXWorld delegates today saw a no-slides, code-only presentation that started with a blank directory and built a data-driven, AJAX enabled, ASP.NET web application from scratch that implemented common AJAX patterns with the rich set of AJAX Control Toolkit, accessed data with LINQ, an...
This is an estimated 3 - 12 month contract position, throughVolt Technical Resources- a division of a Fortune 1000 publicly traded Staffing Industry Leader, which is headquartered in Redmond, Washington. We are among the largest IT staffing companies in the US for contract/temporary an...
Today we shipped the final release of Silverlight 2. You can download Silverlight 2, as well the Visual Studio 2008 and Expression Blend 2 tool support to target it, here. Silverlight 2 is a major release that enables some great new application and media experiences to be built, and al...
SYS-CON Events announced today that the leading technology book publisher Manning Publications named "Exclusive Book Publisher Sponsor" of SYS-CON's upcoming AJAX World Conference & Expo 2008 West, which will take place October 20-22, 2008, at the Fairmont Hotel in the heart of Silicon...
Sridhar Vembu, the CEO of Zoho, the online Office wannabe, sent a note around in the wake of Google’s Chrome announcement, claiming its impact “goes beyond the browser” and that the “biggest losers” are the “competing rich client engines like Flash and Silverlight.”


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