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Microsoft Releases IE8 Blocking Tool

When Microsoft issues the general release of Internet Explorer 8, enterprises will be able to deploy a new blocking tool to prevent unauthorized installations of the browser.

UPDATE: Borland Sheds Staff, Faces Challenges

Application lifecycle management tools maker Borland Software CEO Tod Nielsen has left the company to join VMware as chief operating officer.

Windows 7 Leaked

The upcoming Windows 7 beta -- scheduled to be released this month -- found its way onto the Internet over the holidays.

Windows Workflow Changes Direction

Learn how Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) 4.0 changes everything you thought you knew about workflow. Also, learn why using string primary keys is a bad idea; find out where to get a data grid for Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF); overcome the annoying issue of files not loading at runtime; and copy files into the executable directory.

Understand What Your App Does

Peter takes a look at Compuware's DevPartner Studio.

First Look: MySQL 5.1 Open Source Database

MySQL 5.1 was released by Sun Microsystems in April, but I decided to test it out this month.

First Look: Titanium Software Dev Kit

Appcelerator Inc. earlier this month released a public preview of Titanium SDK, an open source alternative to Adobe AIR.

Microsoft Opens Its ODF Documentation for Office 2007 SP2

Microsoft released documentation on Tuesday designed to help developers create applications compatible with Microsoft Office 2007 Service Pack 2, particularly if they need to understand how Office 2007 implements the OpenDocument Format (ODF) standard.

New CA Modeling Tool Supports WCF

CA's latest release of its Plex rapid application development environment now lets developers model and generate Microsoft .NET-based services based on Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Microsoft Exec Urges IE8 Readiness

Microsoft won't say exactly when it will ship the Release Candidate of its Internet Explorer 8 browser but it's "just around the corner," according to a senior company official.

Google Addressing Web App Security With 'Native Client'

Google is exploring a way to run code fast and natively in a Web browser without worrying about security issues.

First Look: Lunascape Multiengine Web Browser

Web developers have traditionally kept multiple browsers on their computers to facilitate testing, but a fairly new Japanese-made experimental browser called Lunascape rolls the three most important engines into one.

Web PI Gains XP, Windows 2003 Support

Facing criticism that the beta of its Web Platform Installer didn't support Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, Microsoft addressed that complaint with the release candidate made available yesterday.

ISO - IEC Publishes Office Open XML Standard

ISO/IEC on Tuesday published the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format standard, formally known as ISO/IEC 29500:2008.

Agile Solution Provider Rolls Out Java SDK

Agile project management tools provider VersionOne has updated its V1: Agile Enterprise product to include a Java software development kit (Java SDK).

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2010

Details are being released in bits and pieces, instead of Microsoft's usual all-or-nothing approach.

PDC: HP Startup Tests Windows Azure Cloud Platform

A startup company called MagCloud.com is currently using Windows Azure, the new Microsoft "cloud operating system" supporting software as a service applications and storage.

PDC: Visual Studio 2010 CTP Adds Parallel Computing Tools

Microsoft released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 at its Professional Developers Conference (PDC) on Monday, and developers may be pleased with the new parallel computing capabilities now available in the CTP.

Skytap To Demo Cloud Lab at Microsoft's PDC Event

A new cloud-based lab service for developers will be demonstrated by Seattle-based Skytap Inc. at Microsoft's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles next week.

Microsoft Unleashes Tool For Web Developers

Web App Installer centralized management of ASP.NET and PHP-based open source Web apps.

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