[Bloomberg] Windows 7 Makes Its First Corporate Deals

Executives of Ford Motor Co., Continental Airlines Inc., Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Intel Corp. will appear with Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer at an event in San Francisco to talk about their use of Windows 7 operating system, according to an e-mail from Microsoft. Twenty-four percent of companies surveyed by Goldman…


A Bridge To Let Java/.NET Interoperability Have Some REST

Noelios Technologies is shipping a new version of the Restlet open source project, a lightweight REST framework for Java that includes the Restlet Extension for ADO.NET Data Services. The extension makes it easier for Java developers to take advantage of ADO.NET Data Services. Read full story…


Design Microsoft Infrastructure Using a Prescriptive Architectural Approach

The Infrastructure Planning and Design guides complement Microsoft’s step-by-step product documentation, with an architectural design approach. The guides lead you to an infrastructure design that is optimized for your performance and fault tolerance requirements and is right for your business.   Microsoft provides extensive documentation for its infrastructure products, including the newly-released Windows Server 2008…


[ZDNet] Microsoft and European researchers deliver a snapshot of multikernel ‘Barrelfish’ OS

Barrelfish isn’t a new project; Microsoft Research and ETH Zurich, a university focused on science and technology, have been working on it since at least 2007. But on September 14, the team released an early version of the operating system for those interested in testing it. According to the Microsoft Research Web site, Barrelfish is…


September Newsletter – Service Orientation Today and Tomorrow (Issue 21)

More than five years after the introductory article titled “Understanding Service-Oriented Architecture”, thousands of SOA projects have been kicked off, and several of them are still being completed. These days, we have a better understanding about its ROI, low-hanging fruits, hidden costs, and other realities; and the basic, incipient SOA discussion is today specialized in…


[PC World] Microsoft Aims to Spark New Business for Web Developers

Microsoft has launched a program that gives Web development professionals the chance to get free software and technical support to help them get new businesses off the ground. Web development companies with less than 10 employees can apply for the new WebsiteSpark program, which was unveiled at the PICNIC conference in Amsterdam Thursday. Read full…


Web Building and Hosting with Microsoft Web Platform

Get more than just a complete stack: get a complete, interoperable Platform that combines a rich and powerful web application framework with a supporting cast of tools, servers, and technologies including a complete eco-system of products, technologies, communities, and partners, working together, to help you succeed on the Web. Large or small, blog or the…


Revenue Assurance: Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit Beta

The IIS Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Toolkit is an IIS7 extension that helps identify search engine and user experience optimizations for Web sites. The following features are included: Site Intelligence Reporting and error identification for broken/invalid links, duplicate content, tag validation, etc. Visibility into user routes, referring pages and other patterns Drilldown into page resource…


[eWEEK] Channel Enablement: Microsoft Launches Mobile Banking Service

Microsoft, in conjunction with a partner, M-Com, launches an electronic banking software platform that allows electronic payments to be made via mobile devices. The porting of banking-related functionality onto smartphones has been a focus of the banking industry, which sees such applications as a way to build consumer loyalty, although some analysts are dubious. Read…