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Microsoft Releases Silverlight 3 Beta with Key New Features

Microsoft has released the beta of its Silverlight 3 rich interactive media runtime and development environment.

Microsoft Rolls Out New Commerce Server

Commerce Server 2009 is designed to facilitate the creation of e-commerce Web sites.

Internet Explorer 8 Goes Live

The final fixes have been completed as Microsoft rolls out it latest Web browser.

Hackers Enlist Search Engines for Phishing Attacks

Search engine optimization techniques are being used to divert Web surfers to malicious sites.

Microsoft's DNS Patch Flawed, Security Official Says

A March DNS security patch doesn't work on compromised servers, according to nCircle.

Windows 7 Is "Rescuing" Apps, Microsoft Says

Windows 7 will feature superior application compatibility over Vista, according to a Microsoft announcement.

Microsoft Reveals Strategy for Mobile Developers

Microsoft today revealed plans to offer tooling and guidance on its developer portal.

Q&A: Microsoft's Nash Explains IE 8's Enterprise Advantages

Mike Nash, Microsoft's corporate vice president for Windows product management, talks about the status of IE 8 RC1.

IE8 Will Be Removable From Windows 7

Microsoft plans to expand the list of features that can be turned off in its Windows 7 Release Candidate.

Getting Directions for SharePoint

.NET developers face adjustments as they start coding for Microsoft's high-flying workflow and collaboration platform.

Three Security Fixes Expected on Patch Tuesday

The fixes will address spoofing and remote code execution attacks.

IT 'Negligent' in Patching Worm Hole, Halbheer Says

Microsoft's chief security advisor blamed the spread of the Conficker worm on laggard IT staff.

RC2 of ASP.NET MVC Released

Microsoft this week unexpectedly issued a second release candidate of its ASP.NET Model View Controller.

Infragistics' New Tools for Picturing Data in Silverlight

New data visualization tools are available for those developing on the Microsoft Silverlight 2 Web multimedia platform.

Adobe Says Flex-Based Component Tools Coming, IBM's ILOG Upgrades Elixir Suite

Look for a third-party market of component tools that allow developers to build business applications based on Adobe's Flex rich client programming platform to emerge this year.

Microsoft Issues Windows 7 Beta Update To Fix IE8

The patch addresses reliability problems with the version of Internet Explorer 8 that runs on Windows 7 Beta.

VSLive!: Four Rich Client Platforms

VSLive! San Francisco showcased applications developed with Redmond's four rich client technologies: Windows Presentation Foundation, Silverlight, Windows 7 Touch and Surface.

VSLive!: Expert Describes Windows Workflow 4.0 as a Vast Improvement Over Prior Versions

When Microsoft releases the 4.0 version of Windows Workflow Foundation (WF), it will be providing the first truly usable version of the technology since it debuted more than two years ago

Microsoft Pitches Surface to Developers at VSLive!

Microsoft officials this week tried to convince developers to build applications for its Surface -- the company's multi-user, multi-touch technology that turns a specially designed table top into an interactive multi-touch interface.

Release Candidate of Vista SP2 Now Available

The near-final Service Pack 2 for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 was released by Microsoft on Wednesday.

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