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CodeGear To Release Eclipse Plug-Ins

CodeGear, the development-tools arm of Borland Software Corp., is set to release a group of specialized plug-ins for the Eclipse open source development platform next month. Collectively called JGear, the plug-ins are designed to address pain points faced by Java developers using Eclipse-based tools.

Judge's Ruling Signals 'Game Over' for SCO

The Utah federal court judge's ruling on August 10 -- that SuSE Linux distributor Novell does, in fact, own the copyrights to the UNIX operating system -- signals a major legal blow for The SCO Group. It ends a nearly-five-year-old legal campaign that sowed fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) among Linux users and developers.

VS Beta 2: Bug Fixes, Final Features, Polish and Shine

The folks in Microsoft's Developer Division probably didn't mind the damp and drizzle of summer in Seattle as much this year, as they worked feverishly to polish the next iteration of the mothership. So far, it looks like the long hours paid off. Beta 2 of Microsoft's Visual Studio (VS) 2008 IDE and .NET 3.5 landed, fully loaded, the last week in July.

Policy Management Tweak Misses Cut in 2nd SQL Server 2008 CTP

Anticipated improvements to the way polices are set up and managed in one or more instances did not make it into the second CTP of SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Myths

Deconstructing the most common statistics and figures about the Microsoft Partner Program.

Microsoft Expansion on Horizon

Microsoft is changing, CEO Steve Ballmer said Thursday, with new frontiers opening in the areas of advertising, hardware and electronics.

Second SQL Server 2008 CTP Coming Soon

Look for improvements in the way policies are set up in SQL Server 2008 when Microsoft releases the next community test preview (CTP) of the database server by month's end.

Oracle 11g Warms Up to .NET Developers

While Oracle is set to ship its next-generation database server this month for Linux, the Windows version is not far behind and will offer significant improvements for .NET developers.

Infragistics Updates WinForms/ASP.NET Components

Tools vendor Infragistics today released NetAdvantage for .NET 2007 Volume 2, its latest set of presentation components for Windows Forms and ASP.NET.

Report: Silverlight 1.0 Release Candidate Imminent

In just a couple of weeks, developers will be able to get their hands on the release candidate of Silverlight 1.0, Microsoft's new cross-platform browser media plug-in.

Next Version of Live OneCare in Beta Testing

The next version of Windows Live OneCare, Microsoft's home and small-business security product, has been released for a live public beta.

BizTalk Server 2006 R2, 'Shrink-Wrapped SOA' Coming in September

Meeting past promises, Microsoft on Wednesday announced that BizTalk Server 2006 R2 will ship in September.

Oracle's 11g Database Unveiled Without Windows Version

Oracle on Wednesday took the wraps off the long-anticipated new version of its flagship database, a release that provides a substantial increase in performance, storage management and availability, according to the company.

'Launch Wave' of Microsoft Products Coming in 2008

Feb. 27, 2008 promises to be one of the most important dates in Microsoft's 33-year history, as it will release a host of major new products, including Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

Launch Wave' of Microsoft Products Coming in 2008

On Feb. 27, 2008 Microsoft plans to release a host of major new products, including Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008.

Microsoft Releases New CTP for ADO.NET Entity Framework

Microsoft has released a new community technology preview of the ADO.NET Entity Framework, which allows coders to program against data defined in a conceptual fashion instead of directly interacting with information stored in traditional table-and-column fashion.

Getting the Lay of the Land

Here's an up-to-date sketch of Microsoft's competitive landscape -- including the peaks and valleys that most affect partners.

Setting Up Shop Near Seattle

Opening an office near Microsoft's corporate HQ can help you get inside information and access to the right people -- or simply drain your bank account. Here's what to consider before deciding whether a Redmond branch is right for you.

Hacker Defaces Microsoft U.K. Web Page

A hacker managed a rare feat Wednesday, successfully attacking a Web page within Microsoft's U.K. domain and replacing the page with several graphics related to Saudi Arabia.

Microsoft Buys All of Engyro, Part of Dundas

Two Microsoft partners closed deals to join Microsoft or to sell their intellectual property to the software giant.