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'Windows Live' Gets a Step Closer to Live

The next beta versions of the products that make up the Windows Live suite were made available today.

CodeGear Unveils IDE for Rapid Web Development

CodeGear is releasing a rapid application development (RAD) environment for database-driven Web-based applications that supports multiple versions of Microsoft Windows as well as the .NET Framework. The company's new RAD Studio 2007integrated development environment (IDE) supports Windows 2000, XP and Vista operating systems.

Microsoft Releases Silverlight

Microsoft has turned on the Silverlight.

Know What's Happening

Keep tabs on your SQL Server jobs with SQL Sentry Event Manager.

Redmond's Top 10 Hot Certs for 2008

Here are our predictions for next year's fastest-climbing certifications.

Microsoft To Buy Parlano

Microsoft announced on Thursday that it intends to buy Parlano, a Chicago-based company it has already worked closely with on enterprise communications software.

Search Changes Coming in Vista SP1

Although Microsoft didn't mention it in today's announcement about the upcoming release of Windows Vista SP1, the company confirmed today that one of the major changes will be to open up desktop search functionality to competition.

Stem the Flood of User Account Control Popups

If there's one feature in Windows Vista that's almost universally reviled, it's User Account Control, or UAC. But help may be on the way in the form of BeyondTrust Privilege Manager 3.5.

IBM Launches Federal SOA Cert Program

IBM, following the kickoff of its IBM Federal SOA Institute in April, has announced a new certification and training program.

Microsoft and Open Source: Friends or Foes?

Whether it involves choice or price, freedom isn't free. This is especially true in the realm of computer software licensing, where the question isn't if one has to pay for program use and development but rather how, to whom and when.

WSO2 Web Services Dev Tools Announced

WSO2 has released two new open source products for developers of Web services applications. The company is currently offering its Web Services Framework for C (WSF/C) 1.0 product, as well as its Web Services Framework for PHP (WSF/PHP) 1.0 product.

Levanta Offers VM Management App for Linux

Levanta is offering a virtual machine version of its Linux life-cycle management product that's similar to the company's flagship physical appliance. The product, called Intrepid VM Linux Management Appliance, is available as a free software download.

Spring Web Services 1.0 Released

Java programmers who like the open source Spring Framework can develop applications for Web services using the newly released Spring Web Services 1.0 stack.

SOA's 'Lack of ROI' Cited in Report

A benchmarking report that tracks how well service-oriented architecture (SOA) fits with return on investment (ROI) found an underwhelming correlation so far, based on a survey response. Of 106 enterprises surveyed, just 37 percent indicated a positive ROI from SOA.

Microsoft On Skype Outage: Don't Blame Us

Microsoft's official stance on the recent Skype outage that left millions of users without phone access for two days last week? "Hey, it's not our fault."

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