Ballmer on Why Microsoft pursues Interoperability

I saw this on CNet this morning, an interview with Steve Ballmer of Microsoft and Ron Hovsepian of Novell, talking about the recent intellectual property deal MS and Novell signed.  I thought this quote in particular, from Ballmer, was a good succinct statement of why Microsoft pursues interoperability: I know our customers have Linux. It’s…

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SQL Server 2005 SP2, November CTP – Interop with Oracle and Hyperion

ooooh, my my my.   Everyone is awaiting SQL Server 2005 SP2, because SP2 is required to run SQL Server 2005 correctly on Windows Vista.  But there are also some interop goodies in SQL Server 2005 SP2, or at least in the November CTP.  For those of you who are not current on all the techno jargon,…

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.NET 3.0 Runtime and SDK has shipped

Just in case you haven’t seen this clearly spelled out in the 1 gazillion other .NET-related news outlets, blogs, articles, papers, websites, forums, newsgroups, and so on – .NET 3.0 is out.  The “Windows SDK for Windows Vista” is now available for download.  Hmm, that name has obviously been approved by the Department of Redundancy…

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Zip Library/Utility updated, works with JAR files now

I can’t believe I didn’t test this, but the Zip Library I built and posted a while ago was not working with Jar files.  I fixed it, I think it is working now.  Any problems, let me know. [Update, 2007 January 4: Someone asked in the comments how to extract a ZipEntry to a particular…

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