November 23, 2010 News Tuesday: Thanksgiving Week Special Edition

Drive Extender Feature in SBS Products When we first started designing SBS 2011 Essentials (formally SBS Code Name “Aurora”), one of our initial focuses was to provide support for multiple internal and external hard drives.  Drive Extender provided the ability to take the small hard drives many small businesses may have acquired, and pool them… Read more

Developer News Updates

Today, Microsoft announced one of the most significant updates to its developer offerings and roadmap vision in years. Today’s announcements include: Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 availability – Available to MSDN subscribers today! General availability will follow on October 21st.  To download the beta, visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/default.aspx. Launch date for Visual Studio… Read more

More Good News for Visual Studio Team System

  This is truly an exciting time for developers and development organizations who are using or evaluating Microsoft’s ALM tooling.  Over the last few months Jason Zander, GM for Visual Studio has been sharing updates about Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2008 and 2010; most recently sharing the new UI for Visual Studio 2010.  Today… Read more

Microsoft announces Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0

Microsoft today provided the first look at Visual Studio 2010 and the .NET Framework 4.0, as well as an in-depth look at Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) 2010 (previously code named “Rosario”).  The Visual Studio 2010 release will focus on several key areas, including: riding the next generation platform wave, inspiring developer delight, powering breakthrough… Read more

Tom Brokaw to participate in HHH Launch

Today, Microsoft announced that Tom Brokaw will participate in the Heroes Happen Here event in Los Angeles on February 27. Mr. Brokaw will be appearing and commenting on the place of digital technology in the global environment. Tom Brokaw was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News for 21 years, and is author… Read more

Microsoft positioned in Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms, 2008

Microsoft has been positioned in the Challengers Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Software Change and Configuration Management for Distributed Platforms, 2008.   Microsoft’s Visual Studio Team System Team Foundation Server is an integrated collaboration server for Visual Studio Team System. It combines team portal, version control, work item tracking, build management, process guidance, and… Read more

IT Pros and Developers are Heroes in New Comic by Celebrated Cartoonist

A brand new daily Web comic for IT developers and pros debuted today at http://www.microsoft.com/heroeshappenhere/cool-stuff/comic/default.mspx. Created by veteran comic book editor and writer Jordan B. Gorfinkel, the Web comic follows a cast of information technologists as they write code, fix bugs and solve problems around the globe, while simultaneously trying to maintain their personal lives…. Read more

Developer News from TechEd

Today at TechEd Developers in Barcelona, Spain, S. “Soma” Somasegar, Corporate Vice President in Microsoft’s Developer Division, announced Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 will  be released by the end of November 2007. Soma also unveiled a number of resources for developers enabling them to make the most of out of their Microsoft… Read more

Microsoft Unveils Vision and Road Map to Simplify SOA, Bridge Software Plus Services and Take Composite Applications Mainstream

On Tuesday, October 30th, at the fifth annual Microsoft SOA & Business Process Conference, Microsoft shared its vision and road map to simplify the effort required to design, build, deploy and manage composite applications within and across organizations. Microsoft announced “Oslo,” the code name for the set of technical investments that help customers realize this… Read more

Microsoft Announces Reference Source Availability for the .NET Framework

Microsoft is releasing the source code for .NET Framework base class libraries under the Microsoft Reference License, which is available here: http://www.microsoft.com/resources/sharedsource/licensingbasics/referencelicense.mspx. This license allows viewing of source code, but not copying or re-compiling. The source code will be downloadable and viewable by anyone who accepts the license agreement. In addition, Microsoft will introduce a… Read more