On the Road in Europe – Take 2

by hjanssen on October 29, 2008 12:38pm Wednesday – Day two for my IPC in Mainz conference, which is a developer orientated PHP conference. Very well attended. The most negative thing I can say about this conference is that for some unknown (but brilliant beyond my level of comprehension) reason the venue is a 30…

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On the Road in Europe – Take 1

by hjanssen on October 28, 2008 11:25am Today is Tuesday – That must mean I am in Mainz. I am on day 12 of my European trip. I was in Rome and Amsterdam last week. In Rome I attended the Moodle conference, which was pretty cool. It was put on by Roma Tre and was…

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Windows 7 and much, much more

by Peter Galli on October 28, 2008 05:22pm There was lots of news announced at PDC here in Los Angeles on Tuesday. From the first public demo of Windows 7, to how Microsoft is extending Office to the browser, to the release of the Silverlight Toolkit, and much, much more. Rather than bore you all…

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Open Government Collaboratives

by Bryan Kirschner on October 28, 2008 01:33pm The city of Matsue, Japan is using Ruby to promote regional economic development. One of the unexpected highlights of the recent GOSCON, was a gentleman from Matsue coming up to me after I had given my talk about open source and Microsoft and saying "I am using…

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Developers, developers, developers…

by Peter Galli on October 27, 2008 05:50pm It’s all about developers, all the time – well, at least for the next week here in Los Angeles at Microsoft’s Professional Developer Conference. The first day of the show started off with an opening keynote by Chief Software Architect Ray Ozzie, who welcomed the more than…

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Live ID to support OpenID

by Peter Galli on October 27, 2008 04:58pm More good news coming out of PDC today! Windows Live ID is publicly committing to support the OpenID digital identity framework with the announcement of the public availability of a Community Technology Preview of the Windows Live ID OpenID Provider. This means that Windows Live ID accounts…

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Opening Day: Azure Platform Debuts

by Sam Ramji on October 27, 2008 09:00am Today at PDC in Los Angeles, Ray Ozzie unveiled the Azure Services Platform, which will enable developers to build the next generation of applications – spanning all the way from the cloud to the enterprise data center.  My team’s focus has been on making sure that this…

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Interoperability

by Peter Galli on October 24, 2008 05:03pm Getting external feedback is always a good thing, and something that Microsoft has been trying to do a lot more of, particularly with regard to its focus on openness and interoperability with various open source communities. So it was with great interest that I read the trip…

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Open Messaging

by Sam Ramji on October 24, 2008 06:00am We’ve been working with a range of open source projects in the last few years, and each one has taught us something – both what to do more of, and what to change. One of the things we’ve learned in listening to very specific customer needs, is…

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Microsoft at AJAXWorld

by Peter Galli on October 20, 2008 05:05pm The AJAXWorld Conference and Expo  got underway in San Jose today, under the broad theme of "Rich Web Technologies for Enterprise Web 2.0 & Social Web." Scott Guthrie, a corporate vice president at Microsoft, delivered the keynote address today, while Brad Abrams, the Product Unit Manager for…

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