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(January 13, 2003) - Microsoft has just announced a technology that is sure to represent the most successful step yet towards it vision of "information anywhere, anytime, on any device." Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) will deliver up-to-the-minute stock reports, sports scores, and all sorts of other data directly to personal items as small as wrist watches and cell phones. Interestingly enough, the bandwidth being used to support this technology is the same kind of radio technology that currently supports piped-in music such as Muzak. It will be seen within the next year in over 100 cities throughout the United States and Canada. ... (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)

The Father of C# Improves His Brainchild

(Microsoft Chief Architect and Distinguished Engineer Anders Hejlsberg, inventor of the C# programming language, which underpins .NET, granted an exclusive interview to .NET Developer's Journal for its premier issue, coming in January 2003. As a preview, Derek Ferguson covers highlights from Hejlsberg's OOPSLA presentation.) (November 20, 2002) - Anders Hejlsberg delivered a speech to the attendees of the recent OOPSLA conference in Seattle in which he described four new features to be incorporated into the C# programming language. These were: generics, Iierators, anonymous metho... (more)

Exclusive .NET Developer's Journal "Indigo" Interview with Microsoft's Don Box

Related Links: .NET Developer's Journal Editor-in-Chief Named Microsoft "Most Valued Professional" .NETDJ: What is your official title and department? Don Box: I am an architect in the Distributed Systems Group. I am responsible for the protocols and the plumbing that we do in that group. I'm on an architecture team, so the responsibility is distributed, but basically five other architects and I work on the WS-* protocols, Indigo, and the stuff that leads up to Indigo, such as work on ASMX and Web Services Enhancements (WSE). .NETDJ: How did you get started in computer technologies... (more)

SYS-CON Radio Interviews InstallShield Software Corp

  SYS-CON Radio interviews Steve Schmidt, Director of Product Management of InstallShield Software Corp about creating all types of Windows installations (MSI, script-based, smart device) with one solution and building installations from within the Visual S Click here to listen {interview in MP3 format} ... (more)