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Derek Ferguson

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Recently, it was my privilege to have lunch with S. Somasegar, the new corporate vice president of Microsoft's Developer Division. I found him to be bright and enthusiastic, as well as extremely personable - clearly one of the best things to happen to Microsoft's .NET strategy in a long time! The full transcript of my interview with Mr. Somasegar - or "Soma," as he prefers to be known - is reproduced for your reading enjoyment later in this issue. He was able to provide a wealth of information about the current state of the .NET platform, as well as vital information about the direction it will be heading in the near future. I found myself tremendously reassured about .NET by all of his answers to my questions, except for one... On March 23, 2004, Microsoft finally unveiled the details of its new Partners Program. Under the new program, an organization will need to ea... (more)

.NET DJ Exclusive: Betting on Managed Code - Q&A with S. Somasegar, VP, Developer Division, Microsoft

.NET Editor-in-Chief Derek Ferguson sat down to talk with Microsoft's S. "Soma" Somasegar in Chicago recently. In this exclusive interview, Somasegar talks about Microsoft's new Partner program; the future of the .NET platform, in both the short and long term; and how Microsoft has learned from the open source community. .NETDJ: Tell me about your role at Microsoft. SS: I am currently corporate vice president for the Developer Division. I've been in this role since the beginning of the year - two or three months. .NETDJ: What did you do before your new position? SS: I joined Micros... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interviews Jackie Goldstein

SYS-CON Radio interviews Jackie Goldstein, General Manager of Renaissance Computer Systems and Microsoft Regional Director for Israel about the future of ADO.NET and the future of VB.NET. Click here to listen {interview in MP3 format} ... (more)

Welcome to a Truly Independent Voice in the World of .Net

Welcome to the first issue of SYS-CON Media's new .NET Developers Journal. We've started this magazine because we're excited about .NET. We're excited about Visual Studio .NET's ability to bring the power of drag-and-drop, GUI-based development to even the most complicated kinds of development. We're excited about the .NET Framework's potential for radically decreasing the amount of custom code developers must write. Finally, perhaps most of all, we're excited about .NET's potential to become the industry's platform of choice for XML Web services development ­ not just on Windows... (more)

The Next Generation of CLI

The issue of this magazine that you now hold in your hands represents a landmark of truly historic proportions. Never before in the realm of .NET media has any magazine dared to focus an entire issue on the topic of non-Windows CLI implementations. For many of you, this will be your very first glimpse of technologies guaranteed to dramatically change the way in which you work. For others, the very existence of this issue should be seen as the ultimate vindication of all the long hours you have labored unsung ­ building the next generation of CLI. If you aren't familiar with the ... (more)