Signs of the Apocalypse – Sun fears the Browser

1.       Protest in Auburn over a football coach draws more than an anti-war protest 2.       Despite all the economic, environmental and social woes in the world, top press outlets still have the time to cover Oprah’s weight and giant feats of agriculture 3.       Sun talks about the importance of the client and escaping the browser…

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Another Milestone for the BizTalk Product Family

We are excited to announced two things today!   1—As promised, the first public beta of BizTalk Server 2009 is now available for download.  This beta release is officially feature complete, and on track for a final release in the first half of calendar year 2009. We encourage our customers and partners to check it…

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Web Platform – Single Install Release Candidate

Today, we posted a release candidate (RC) of the Web Platform Installer (Web PI) here.  This effort is a direct result of feedback we’ve received from customers regarding the need to significantly simplify the installation of key components needed to spin up new web properties.  With the Web PI, customers can now use a simple…

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TechEd Developer 2008

I had the pleasure of being in Barcelona this week for the TechEd Developer conference.  Highlights – getting to talk to several hundred developers about WF / WCF / Dublin /Oslo.  Lowlights – it’s Barcelona, what could be a lowlight? TechEd capped off the most interesting 8 weeks I’ve ever had in software.  In under two…

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PDC Day 2 – "M" Under OSP, "Lap Around Oslo" & More Services

Day 2 of PDC started off with another fantastic keynote address, thanks to Ray Ozzie, Steve Sinofsky, Scott Guthrie, and David Treadwell. They gave some additional details about Windows 7 as a platform for developers, and then passed the torch to Chris Anderson and Don Box for a live coding session. Of course this was…

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PDC Day 1 – Azure Services Platform, CTP availability and much more!

Well, we’re finally here, on the ground in LA at PDC. After months of speculation, chatter and building curiosity about Microsoft’s next move in the cloud space, we’ve officially gone on record with the details.  It’s always interesting to take a quick look back at what’s been said up to this point; I have to…

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Countdown to Oslo: Introducing "M" and "Quadrant"

Robert Wahbe and I were out on the road this week meeting with press and members of the dev community to talk more about Oslo. For those of you who have been following Oslo, the timing won’t come as a surprise: almost exactly one year ago, we announced it at the SOA BP Conference. Our…

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The Road to PDC – .NET Framework 4.0 and “Dublin”

We’re within a month of this year’s Professional Developer’s Conference, and like a lot of folks, I’ve bought my ticket and booked my hotel.  We’ll unveil a lot of new technology there, but I’d like to provide an early look today at a couple things.  You may have already seen some of the news this…

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Oslo and Modeling

Just in case you haven’t seen this yet, check out this article in eWEEK from last week. Focuses on Robert Wahbe, corporate vice president of CSD, as well as technical fellows, John Shewchuk and Brad Lovering, discussing their thoughts on modeling, Oslo and where is the industry headed. Great insight to how the group has…

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