.NET Developments:

May, 2008

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May 27, 2008  10:57 AM

How will Bill Gates be remembered?



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

The lights dim in the keynote hall, the music comes up, and Microsoft’s leader Bill Gates is announced to the developer legions at Tech Ed for the final time. That is the scene on the first week of June in Orlando as Bill Gates makes one last keynote before moving on, leaving his day job at...

May 22, 2008  1:55 PM

Mono WinForms reaches finish line



Posted by: YuvalShavit
WinForms

The Mono team has been working on its version of Sytem.Windows.Forms for almost four years. And it has hit the finish line. There were 6,434...


May 14, 2008  2:32 PM

NET 3.5 SP1 and VS 2008 SP1 beta appears



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Database development and architecture, VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Microsoft released a beta of .NET 3.5 SP1 and VS 2008 SP1 releases. While devoted in great part to bug fixes, they also include new features, some that have been eagerly awaited. Versions of ADO.NET Entity Framework and the ADO.NET Data Services framework (Astoria) are included.


May 8, 2008  10:37 AM

How does Ray Ozzie measure software projects?



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Architecture and the SDLC, Methodologies (Team Development, Agile and so forth)

Little noted but of major interest: At last months Microsoft MVP Global Summit, Microsoft Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie spoke about how he approaches his role as leader software technology steward at Microsoft. The session provided an inside view of how this famed technologist operates.


May 5, 2008  10:34 AM

Yahoo! It’s over!



Posted by: YuvalShavit
The Microsoft-Yahoo saga

Microsoft has abandoned its effort to purchase Yahoo for $44.6 billion. Yahoo vigorously rebuffed the offer, first launched in February. In announcing the withdrawn offer, Microsoft CEO Steve...


May 2, 2008  12:10 PM

ASP.NET scaling the Web



Posted by: YuvalShavit
ASP.NET

Richard Campbell and Kent Alstad of Strangeloop recently presented strategies to improve scaling in the ASP.NET environment. They look at some performance forumlae, and look at the challenging issues in measuring each performance element. "The ASP.NET techniques that work effectively for 10,000...


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