News

Gearing Up for DevDays '99

Microsoft Corp. is gearing up for next week when it will unleash a slew of announcements regarding Windows 2000 and its developer tools at DevDays '99 around the country.

One of the biggest announcements will be Internet Information Services 5.0 (IIS) with new technology for load balancing across Web servers for increased usage and better performance. There will also be emphasis on designing applications using the new COM+ services with support for loosely coupled events.

According to sources, Microsoft will announce what has been called Beagle thus far, a Visual Basic setup wizard that replaces the old one for simpler installations.

While Visual Studio 7.0 isn't due to come out until sometime next year, Microsoft will be releasing Visual Studio 6.0a and a readiness kit that will help leverage COM+ as well as support for XML since the BizTalk Framework and Server are due to come out later this year.

While DevDays '99 is on Wednesday, September 15, Microsoft's new Developer Division will be holding a press briefing on Monday, hosted by President Steve Ballmer and group vice president Paul Maritz to make some announcements and outline the company vision for the next generation of Web applications. -- Brian Ploskina

About the Author

Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

Featured

  • The 2022 Microsoft Product Roadmap

    Microsoft has a lot in the docket for 2022, including new products like SQL Server 2022, Exchange Subscription Edition and Visual Studio 2022 for Mac.

  • Report: IT Budgets To Increase Despite Slowdown in Hiring

    A newly published annual report found that 51 percent of IT departments are planning to increase their IT spending next year, even in the face of a possible recession.

  • Microsoft Bolsters 'Employee Experience' with Latest Viva Apps

    Microsoft's Viva suite is getting new apps and enhancements, according to an announcement made on Thursday.

  • Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Version 22H2

    The latest version of Windows 11, known as "version 22H2," officially has been released.