FastCGI on IIS

Bill Staples of Microsoft blogged on the newly announced partnership between Zend and Microsoft, one of the first deliverables is a FastCGI implementation on Windows and IIS, which allows PHP to run faster and more reliably on Windows.  Nice! -Dino    


Use Office 2003 XML Schema, no worries

In the past I’ve posted some articles [1, 2] about generating Office 2003 documents from a server-side Java application. I also posted some example code.  Of note, the Office 2003 XML Reference Schemas are now also available under the Open Specification Promise.   Basically, with the OSP, Microsoft irrevocably promises not to assert any Microsoft Necessary Claims…


Peter Galli of eWeek on Microsoft and its work on Interop

Editorial excerpt of the Week.  From an article mostly about Sender ID, a specification for e-mail authentication, Peter Galli commented on Microsoft’s recent work on interop: “Over the past four months Microsoft has announced a number of key interoperability activities focused on business and technical activities, including the establishment of an Interoperability Customer Executive Council,…


XSDObjectGen ++ ?

If you model your data types in XSD, then maybe you have used xsd.exe, in the .NET Framework SDK.  It can generate a .NET class from an XSD, and so can be really useful in the general domain of “XML Data binding” as they call it in the Java world.  However, there are some pitfalls…


Why Interop? Why would you want to connect Java and .NET?

Ted Neward has penned a column addressing Why organizations should be concerned with Java and .NET Interoperability.   In essence, he says: While there is nothing you can do in .NET, than you cannot do in Java, and vice versa, both Java and .NET have their strengths.  Therefore we should want apply the platform in domains where…


Does Java break on Windows Vista?

There was a forum discussion on javalobby that said, “Running Java on Vista Disabled Aero/Glass UI Effects”, extending a discussion initially started on Microsoft Watch.  Rick Ross, editor of Javalobby, opined So, let’s put two and two together. Vista is just one final test version away from being released to production, and Java desktop applications are…


WordProcessingML doc creation in Java

A while back, the website offered an example of how to create a WordProcessingML document from within Java code.  I even referenced it briefly here.  Remember, WordProcessingML is the document format produced and consumed by Microsoft Word 2007, and the format will also be supported by back versions of Word via the freely downloadable…


What Interop Sessions would you like to see at JavaOne 2007?

Hey all you cats and kittens, the organizers of JavaOne 2007 at Sun are calling for proposals for sessions and content for next year’s event currently set for May.  Naturally, Microsoft would like to present on Java+Microsoft interop topics, and we have a few ideas in mind.  But what I’d like to know is, what…