Another Update on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool

by Peter Galli on November 20, 2009 02:42pm As you know, Microsoft recently committed to making the source code as well as binaries for the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool available this week, under the terms of the General Public License v2 as described here. While we worked extremely hard to try and get the code…

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Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP Released

by Peter Galli on November 19, 2009 06:40pm The Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) team announced today the release of Windows Cache Extension 1.0 for PHP, a PHP accelerator that is used to increase the speed of PHP applications running on Windows and Windows Server.   This is a production-ready release that is provided under…

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Silverlight 4 Beta Hits the Street

by Peter Galli on November 18, 2009 11:59am The beta for Silverlight 4 was released today, Scott Guthrie, a Corporate Vice President in Microsoft’s Developer Division, told attendees at the annual Professional Developers Conference here in Los Angeles. The final verison of the product will be shipped in the first half of 2010, he said,…

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PDC 2009: Availability of the Windows Azure Platform

by Peter Galli on November 17, 2009 12:14pm Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, used the company’s annual Professional Developers Conference here in Los Angeles to announce the availability of the Windows Azure platform. That platform consists of Windows Azure, the operating system as-a-service, and SQL Azure, a fully relational database in the cloud. The…

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Microsoft to Open Source the .NET Micro Framework

by Peter Galli on November 16, 2009 09:16am I have great news to announce. Today, at the Microsoft Professional Developer Conference (PDC) here in Los Angeles, we announced not only the release of version 4.0 of  the.NET Micro Framework, but also that we are open sourcing the product and making it available under the Apache…

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Update on the Windows 7 USB/DVD Tool

by Peter Galli on November 13, 2009 11:24am As you’ve likely read and as was originally reported here, we’ve been investigating a report that the Windows 7 USB/DVD Download Tool, might contain GPLv2 code.  The WUDT is a free tool that was offered by the Microsoft Store and which enabled customers to create bootable USB…

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Team Microsoft Sings "Them Incubator Blues" at ApacheCon

by Peter Galli on November 12, 2009 04:33pm As you probably know, Microsoft was both a sponsor and active participant at ApacheCon 2009 in Oakland, California last week. But what you might not know is that we also showed our lighter, more fun side, when we participated in the Lightning Talks, which were held on…

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Microsoft and Novell: Three Years and Going Strong

by Peter Galli on November 09, 2009 01:19pm Today, Microsoft and Novell marked the third anniversary of the collaboration agreement during a gathering of IT executives at the Society of Information Management SIMPosium 09 conference in Seattle. As many customers are running heterogeneous IT environments and are looking to their software vendors to address their…

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The Business of Open Source

by Sandy Gupta on November 05, 2009 09:25am I am blogging from ApacheCon here in Oakland, where the Apache Software Foundation its celebrating its 10th anniversary. Congratulations to the Apache community and cheers to the next ten!  Our focus at Microsoft is to make Windows Server a platform choice for both closed source and open…

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Microsoft and ApacheCon 2009

by Peter Galli on November 03, 2009 01:35pm This week marks the 10th anniversary of the Apache Software Foundation, which is being celebrated at the annual ApacheCon U.S. event. Microsoft is proud to be a platinum sponsor of both the ASF and ApacheCon 2009. The Apache community is an important one for Microsoft and, as…

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