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  SYS-CON Radio interviews Adam Cogan, Chief Architect of www.ssw.com.au and Microsoft Regional Director for Australia about SQL Server Reporting Services, Extreme Programming and Windows Forms. Click here to listen {interview in MP3 format} ... (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)

Java-to-.NET Conversion: JNBridge

It is the rare .NET developer who is able to work in complete isolation from that other great development platform of the early 21st century - Java. Microsoft tells us that there are two "right ways" to make .NET interoperate with Java: Convert your Java code to .NET using either the JCLA or JbImp.exe Talk to your Java code via Web services Both of these approaches, however, suffer from considerable drawbacks. Java-to-.NET conversion tools fall far short of 100% conversion in the first case - even on the rare occasion when complete conversion is desirable. In the second case, the... (more)

New .NET Component from CyberSource

CyberSource, a leading provider of payment processing and fraud detection services, has recently announced their release of a .NET component to provide developers with access to their services' proprietary API. The service uses a micro-payments system that is very much in keeping with the new generation of Web services software. For just pennies per transaction, developers can add such advanced features to their applications as credit card processing, geo-location, and tax calculations. Because this API operates via the Web, it is being touted as a Web service - however, no suppo... (more)

Leveraging the List Controls in the Mobile Internet Toolkit

Microsoft's Mobile Internet Toolkit represents one of the best ways available today to create Web-based applications that target multiple kinds of mobile devices, including: Pocket PCs WAP phones Palm OS PDAs i-Mode phones The best thing about this technology, however, is that it doesn't require you to create multiple applications in order to target all of these. Instead, it provides you with a single, abstract set of server-side components with which to create a single .NET Web application that can adapt to any of these devices. Some of the most powerful, yet least understood, ... (more)