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March, 2009

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March 31, 2009  9:18 PM

Developing Windows 7 apps in managed code



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET programming downloads, Microsoft Windows, Windows 7

Windows 7 has some great new UI improvements. I use it as my main (in fact, only) OS at home, and I downright miss it when I come to the office and muddle through on my XP laptop. I haven't felt like this about a windowing system since I discovered

March 30, 2009  5:10 PM

Worst Microsoft product name



Posted by: YuvalShavit
General Microsoft news

On a lighter note... PC World published a fun little piece yesterday in which they listed the 10 worst product names ever to come from Redmond. There were some...


March 25, 2009  6:28 PM

How complex the cloud databases?



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Azure, Database development and architecture, Web applications

When Microsoft announced Azure at PDC last October, it was a bit late to the party. Pre-packaged cloud applications like Salesforce.com and Web-based email had been out for a while, but there were also more discrete, developer-centric tools and platforms. One of the most well known cloud...


March 23, 2009  5:19 PM

MIX09 recap: plenty for developers, designers



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET programming downloads, Internet Explorer, Silverlight, Web applications

It's sometimes hard at a conference to see the forest for the trees. With two-hour keynotes and session after session, it's not easy to keep perspective on what's big and what's ancillary. And so, now that I'm back in Boston and recovered from the redeye, here's my take on last week. Most of the...


March 19, 2009  7:57 PM

Microsoft releases IE8; fixes and breaks standards compliance



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Internet Explorer, Interoperability, Web applications

LAS VEGAS — The final version of Internet Explorer 8 is out, and Microsoft spent today's keynote showing off its full CSS 2.1 compliance, faster speeds and developer tools. But just as he finished...


March 16, 2009  7:12 PM

Azure experiences first big loss of service, just in time for MIX09



Posted by: YuvalShavit
Azure, cloud computing, Web applications

When MIX09 starts on Wednesday, I expect we'll be hearing a lot about Azure, the cloud computing OS and platform Microsoft announced at PDC late last year. But when the lunchtime chats turn to questions about reliability — and they always seem to — the naysayers will have another arrow...


March 4, 2009  3:29 PM

Oslo may not be vaporware, but is it significant?



Posted by: YuvalShavit
.NET Programming Languages, Oslo, SOA development

This is the week of Oslo over at SearchWinDevelopment.com. On Monday, Microsoft released a new CTP of its Oslo data modeling project just as we were rolling out a tip on


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