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Windows 7 Waits on Partner Readiness, Sinofsky Says

Users testing Microsoft's Windows 7 Beta have been asking Microsoft when it will release the final product, but Microsoft isn't saying right now, according to a Windows 7 team blog posted on Friday.

Testing Begins for Vista SP2 Release Candidate, Reports Say

Microsoft has advanced to the next testing phase by issuing Release Candidate "Escrow"-build versions of Service Pack 2.

Windows 7 Beta Availability Extended to Feb. 9

Microsoft has extended the general public availability of its Windows 7 Beta yet again, with a new final date of Feb. 9 to get it.

Microsoft Rolls Out Web Platform Installer 1.0

Microsoft announced today the release of Web Platform Installer (Web PI) 1.0, a free downloadable tool designed to help install the Microsoft Web Platform or its components.

Livermore Lab Pioneers Debugging Tool

How do you find a bug in a program when that program is spread across 200,000 processors?

Microsoft Quietly Updates Live Mesh

Microsoft announced a client update to the beta version of Live Mesh on Tuesday.

Coalition Agrees on Top 25 Software Security Errors

A coalition of government, academic and private-sector security organizations have announced a list of the top 25 programming errors that are responsible for the majority of security vulnerabilities plaguing applications.

Microsoft Releases CTP of VS Extensions for SharePoint

Microsoft today announced a community technology preview (CTP) release of Visual Studio extensions for SharePoint.

Microsoft Releases Beta of Windows Server 2008 R2

The beta of Windows Server 2008 R2 is currently available for download by TechNet Plus and Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) subscribers, as well as by technology enthusiasts.

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.

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 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.

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.

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