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A Paradigm Shift in Apps Creation: .NET Debuts

On February 13, Microsoft finally unveiled the retail release of its Visual Studio .NET product. In an interesting move, Microsoft's main announcement was made in San Francisco at the VS!LIVE conference, rather than at Microsoft's corporate headquarters in Redmond. Satellite conferences were also held in several major cities, where Bill Gates' main announcement in the morning was telecast to thousands of eager developers. Microsoft has a reputation for incorporating surprise announcements into occasions such as this, and Wednesday's event was no exception. The previous week, Micr... (more)

MS + AT&T = Enterprise Wireless Breakthrough

(August 1, 2002) - In a joint announcement made yesterday, Microsoft Corporation and AT&T Wireless announced plans to cooperate on a number of new wireless data initiatives. The first of these initiatives will see AT&T Wireless beginning to sell Microsoft's Pocket PC Phone Edition Edition before the end of the year. AT&T is also slated to begin selling Microsoft's SmartPhone devices as soon as they are released -- most likely, early in 2003. Microsoft and AT&T Wireless are also working closely together to ensure that many Microsoft applications will be ready to use "out of the b... (more)

EmEditor 3.31 Updated

(January 14, 2003) - Emurasoft, Inc. has just released EmEditor 3.31, the latest version of the company's text editing shareware tool designed mainly for Web and software development. EmEditor supports editing of a number of different programming languages via an array of plug-ins. New features include a Windows Toolbar to switch easily between windows and a Page Setup dialog box where details such as which printer to use, page size, and page orientation can be specified. Another new function, Save/Restore Workspace commands, allows users to save and restore the positions of wind... (more)

IBM's DB2 UDB .NET Data Provider Previews in Beta

(February 27, 2003) - The IBM DB2 Universal Database .NET Enablement beta program is now underway with the IBM DB2 UDB .NET Data Provider as the first technology available for preview. This beta program is open to all programmers interested in developing applications that use the Microsoft .NET Framework. With this beta, you can develop high-performing WinForm, WebForm, and mobile WebForm applications using the ADO.NET API. These applications can be developed to work with data managed by DB2 Universal Database V8.1 servers running on Windows, UNIX and Linux servers as well as DB2... (more)