What I learn from a hot air balloon story?

As you can imagine, part of my job is to ensure that we have the right balance of technology and business leadership principles in my division as we drive technology innovation and move the business forward.  I came across this story the other day that really pointed out the differences between the two disciplines in…

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Virtual Earth 3D

Last week’s launch of Virtual Earth 3D now makes Microsoft’s new online mapping platform available to Web developers as well as Live Local Search customers. Virtual Earth 3D provides developers with an immersive 3D application environment to implement searching, browsing and organizing local information.   Web developers can now implement Virtual Earth 3D applications by…

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This week’s excitement continues…

  In addition to the products that we released earlier this week (see my previous blog), there are also a couple of other things we made available that are exciting to developers.  We announced these in Las Vegas (VSConnections) and Barcelona (TechEd Developer event at Europe):   ·          Visual Studio 2005 extensions for the .NET…

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What a week!

I am on the road this week traveling outside of the United States.  This has given me an opportunity to sort of step back and look at some of what has happened this week.   Between Windows Vista, Office 2007, .NET FX 3.0, Visual Studio Tools for Office Second Edition – we released to manufacturing…

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Tools to help developers build solutions for Office 2007

Over the last decade or even longer, Microsoft Office has provided the types of rich, robust software applications that information workers needed to do their jobs.  Microsoft Office began by providing tools that enabled users to create and manage their documents, spreadsheets and databases, and has since continued to evolve to meet the increasing needs…

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Improve PHP Performance on Windows

Earlier this week, we announced a technical collaboration with Zend to improve the performance of PHP on Windows.  As part of this collaboration Zend will identify and fix issues related to PHP performance/stability on Windows and submit these changes to the PHP community. The IIS team will develop a FastCGI component which will install on…

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