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(March 24, 2003) - eHelp Corporation has announced that their WebHelp Enterprise solution will henceforth be known as WebHelp Pro. More importantly, their RoboHelp Engine can now run as a Web service. This will allow, for example, developers to embed help searches in their own applications and call them via Web services. In another development, the RoboHelp Engine can now link to Visual Studio directly using Microsoft’s DirectConnect technology. This means that the engine can automatically determine the appropriate files to include in its help system according to the specific languages and technologies being used. Owing to Microsoft’s recent cancellation of its Microsoft’s Help 2.0 technology (in February) RoboHelp’s solution is now the only solution that can support Web Forms. Microsoft’s next public Help system will be for Longhorn, which will be late 2004 or early... (more)

Corporate Dalliance

What would it take for your organization to move to all the latest-and-greatest Microsoft tools - Visual Studio 2005, Team System, etc.? This is a question that I have been more interested in since my move from being principal consultant at Magenic Technologies, a premier provider of Microsoft platform software-development consulting, to associate director of Information Technology at Bear Stearns, a leading global investment banking, securities trading, and brokerage firm. At Magenic - and the company I worked at prior to Magenic, Expand Beyond - the choice of technology for an... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interviews Bob Beauchemin

  SYS-CON Radio interviews Bob Beauchemin of DevelopMentor about Yukon. Click here to listen {interview in MP3 format} ... (more)

Microsoft Set to Reveal 272 "Hidden" Windows APIs and 113 "Secret" Protocols

(August 9, 2002) - In an announcement made on August 5 by Brad Smith, Microsoft senior vice president and general counsel, the Redmond, Washington-based software company said it would release a set of 272 Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs) which are currently hidden within their Windows family of Operating Systems. These APIs are used by Windows to secretly communicate with five applications which currently come "bundled" as a part of Windows. These applications are: Internet Explorer Microsoft Messenger Outlook Express Microsoft's Java Virtual Machine Windows Media Playe... (more)

New .NET Communities Open their Doors

(April 11, 2003) - On April 8, a research group at Cornell, in association with CollabNet and Microsoft Research, opened a new Web site at www.sscli.net. The idea is that individuals working with Microsoft’s Shared Source CLI project - also known as Rotor - can use this site to collaborate on projects and share information. Currently, users can log in and post their own materials. Shortly, the site’s operators plan to add documentation and pointers to various resources for SSCLI information. Also, Microsoft has recently launched a Developer Community specifically for Smart Device... (more)