A Fond Farewell to Innovate On

“The only constant is change, continuing change, inevitable change, that is the dominant factor in society today. No sensible decision can be made any longer without taking into account not only the world as it is, but the world as it will be.” — Isaac Asimov Following on Mr. Asimov’s sentiments, Microsoft is changing, updating…

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Sun Microsystems and Microsoft Team Up for the Apache “Stonehenge” Project

Last week, Dan’l Lewin, Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Strategic and Emerging Business Development, and Steven Martin, Microsoft Senior Director of Developer Platform Product Management, took the stage at JavaOne to give the first ever Microsoft keynote at this event.  It was an historic event.  Two giant software companies coming together to interoperate and create…

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Partners Making a Difference

We all heard the news about the devastating bushfires in Victoria, Australia. The fires started February 7, 2009 and were finally brought under control near the end of March. The communities of Kinglake and Marysville were hit particularly hard. Thousands of people lost their homes and many lost their lives.   “The conditions—we’ve never seen anything…

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ARCast.TV – Krzysztof Cwalina on Creating Reusable Frameworks

When designing and developing frameworks, it can be challenging to create them in a fashion that enables them to evolve over time. Krzysztof Cwalina, a Program Manager on the .NET Framework team, discusses strategies for designing reusable libraries with Bob Familiar. ARCastTV-Krzysztof-Cwalina-on-Creating-Reusable-Frameworks Bob Familiar | architect evangelist | blogs.msdn.com/bobfamiliar NET Framework, training, software developers, Interoperability,…

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Internet Explorer 8 Final Available Now

At the MIX 09 conference, Microsoft released the final build of Internet Explorer 8 (IE8) in 25 languages. IE8 makes what real people do on the web every day faster, easier, and safer. Anyone running Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server can get 32- and 64-bit versions now from http://www.microsoft.com/ie8. (Windows 7 users will…

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Good blogs for PDC2008 happenings this week!

Here are a few blogs that we wanted to share about what is happening this week at PDC. http://blogs.msdn.com/mattbremer/ http://blogs.msdn.com/croman/  http://blogs.msdn.com/expressate   (Spanish language) http://geeks.netindonesia.net/blogs/risman/ http://blogs.msdn.com/jimoneil/archive/2008/10/27/welcome-windows-azure-pdc-day-1-keynote-recap.aspx Also, here’s a twitter address: www.twitter.com/dFate Here’s a 3rd party site with some great tidbits as well:  http://www.theregion.com/ Here’s the main PDC site for an overview of schedule, etc.  PDC2008…

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Microsoft Stopped in at INTEROP 2008: IT Conference and Exposition

When Microsoft was in Las Vegas at the INTEROP 2008 conference (organized by CMP Media) in May, we set up an “Interoperability” booth where many partners were showcasing their products and solutions. Rather than reading words, I invite you to watch these two short videos summarizing what happened during the show. The videos feature great…

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Document Format Interoperability: Our work continues – not just for Microsoft but for the entire vendor community.

As you’ve probably noticed from recent blogs to this site, interoperability is important to us. There is also a great deal of activity going on right now in support of Microsoft’s four interoperability principles. As part of Principle III: Data Portability, Microsoft has launched “…a Document Interoperability Initiative that will include an ongoing series of…

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Software 2008 Conference

I attended the Software 2008 Conference last week in Las Vegas.  Overall it was a good conference, but not as strong as Software 2007.  Merging it with Interop took away from the “thought leadership” agenda to facilitate more of a “buyer meet seller” agenda.  It was still valuable, but there were a few presentations where…

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Interoperability Executive Customer (IEC) Council, Volume 2 – How it works

In my last post, I mentioned the six IEC Council work streams. Office Productivity and Collaboration Tools, Developer Tools and Runtime, Systems Management, Security and Identity Management, Business Process Modeling, and Public Interoperability Policy. Here is a little more about each one. Work stream #1 Office Productivity and Collaboration Tools Major interoperability scenarios discussed under…

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