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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.

Excel Bug Prompts Microsoft Advisory

The bug drops a Trojan-horse binary when users open an affected Excel file.

Visual Studio 2010's New Look Unveiled at VSLive!

In the keynote on Tuesday, Microsoft's Jason Zander showcased advances in the new VS 2010 user interface for the first time to VSLive! attendees.

Solution Provider Talks Up ALM Features Coming In VS 2010

MDC session laid out the key advances from an ALM perspective

Researchers Say Gazelle Browser Offers Better Security

The browser prototype uses its own operating system to separate processes and control security.

Q&A: How BeyondTrust Addresses Windows Security

CEO says most vulnerabilities in Windows systems can be reduced by simply removing certain user privileges.

New Embarcadero Tool Suite Bridges Multiple Platforms and Roles

Embarcadero Technologies has taken the integration of its CodeGear assets to the next level with what it is coining "on-demand multiplatform software development."

Hackers Targeting IE7 After Security Patch Issued

The exploit's quick appearance suggests IT professionals need to patch, and patch quickly.

Microsoft Debuts Windows Mobile 6.5 But Is Mum on Future

Microsoft plans to give the Windows Mobile platform a facelift, which includes the launch of My Phone and a developer site called Windows Marketplace for Mobile.

Microsoft Readies Second CTP of VS Extensions for SharePoint

Microsoft will release the second CTP of its Visual Studio Extensions for SharePoint in the coming weeks, a company official said on Friday.

Atalasoft Offers New View of SharePoint

Atalasoft Inc. is launching a SharePoint plug-in based on the document imaging tooling in its latest SDK.

Moonlight 1.0 Ships

Novell has released Moonlight 1.0, a plug-in based on Microsoft's Silverlight 1.0 RIA runtime.

Microsoft Joins Group To Stop Conficker Worm, Offers Reward

Microsoft is putting up $250,000 for information leading to the arrest of the Conficker worm's author.

Bad Economy Good for Cloud Computing, Microsoft Exec Says

Microsoft is rolling out two levels of hosted services in anticipation of demand.

February's Patch Contains 'Critical' IE and Exchange Fixes

Microsoft issued its monthly security patch, addressing four critical fixes and two important ones.

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