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Microsoft Unveils Silverlight 5 Beta Features

Silverlight 5 offers improvements targeted at premium media experiences and enterprise apps, according to Microsoft. The public beta is slated for the first half of 2011.

Microsoft Moves WebMatrix to Beta 2

WebMatrix Beta 2 is integrated with NuPack, a new open-source package manager Microsoft announced today. The company also released the ASP.NET MVC 3 Beta, which supports the Razor view-engine.

Q&A: iPhone Development on MonoTouch

MonoTouch developer and book author Wallace McClure discusses the evolving arena of Mono-based application development for the iPhone.

Microsoft Kills Key Components of the 'Oslo' Modeling Platform

It's no surprise that 'Oslo', also known as SQL Server Modeling, has not survived the on-going battle of competing data platform strategies at Microsoft.

UPDATED: Security Hack Exposes Forms Authentication in ASP.NET

Flaw in AES encryption allows tool to crack Machine Key values used to encrypt cookies in 30 to 50 minutes. Microsoft offers guidance on limiting exposure.

Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Dev Tools Released

The final versions of the free Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools for building Silverlight and XNA applications are available for download—just weeks before the first devices are expected at retail.

Seapine’s Agile QA Tool Adds Load Testing for Web Apps

Seapine Software recently announced a new version of its quality assurance/testing software that includes the ability to load test Web applications as part of the Agile development process.

Dev Trends for 2011

The dog days of August are a good time to take stock of some of the major themes and trends likely to shape the development space toward the end of 2010 and into 2011.

Agile Platform 5.1 Aimed at Amazon Cloud

OutSystems this week released version 5.1 of its Agile Platform, featuring "1 Click" provisioning designed to help developers quickly get projects up and running on Amazon's EC2 cloud computing service.

Microsoft Lays Out Its 'Open Cloud' Vision

Microsoft used the occasion of an open source conference last month to advance its vision of an open cloud by breaking it down into four basic principles.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 3 of 3: Tips & Tricks for the Interview Itself

Microsoft hiring managers and interviewees share inside advice for nailing the interview process.

VSLive!: Microsoft Announces New Visual Programming Tool, LightSwitch

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Jason Zander introduces new, business-friendly application development solution at VSLive! keynote in Redmond. Beta coming August 23.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 2 of 3: Tips & Advice on Preparing for and Answering Questions

Part 1 of this series covered what's changed and what you can expect in general (e.g., lots of code). In this second installment, those who've gone before (and who are doing the interviews) give you tips, tricks and advice on exactly what to expect/how to prepare.

Novell Ships Mono Tools for Visual Studio 2.0

Visual Studio add-in extends support to Mac OS X and features improved debugging and deployment.

Inside the Microsoft Developer Job Interview, Part 1 of 3: What To Expect/What's Changed

Will Microsoft still really ask you how to move Mount Fuji? How much coding (and what kind) will there really be? Find out in the first of this three-part series.

Agile Product Watch 7/22: Continuous Delivery, Refactoring and Microsoft Goes Scrum

Here's a look at some of the newest Agile-related products hitting the market:

Change Management: In Frameworks We Trust (And That May Be a Problem)

Bola Rotibi looks at the evolution of software development frameworks and some of the good, and bad, that they've delivered over the years.

Microsoft's New TFS 2010 Template Is Pure Scrum

With Team Foundation Server 2010, Agile project management is greatly improved. Scrum developers now have another option. Microsoft announced a new Scrum process template at Tech Ed.

Cloud Computing Drives Microsoft Announcements at TechEd North America

The day-one keynote centered on product enhancements to the Windows Azure platform, Bing Maps, Windows 7, Windows Server and Communications Server, among other technologies.

Resco Updates Mobile Development Components

MobileForms Toolkit maker updates two products, and announced upcoming support for Silverlight-based Windows Phone 7 development.

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