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Microsoft Opens Its ODF Documentation for Office 2007 SP2

Developers can now access technical materials describing how Microsoft implements ODF in Office 2007 SP2.

New CA Modeling Tool Supports WCF

The Plex 6.1 model-driven dev tool now includes additional Microsoft .NET functionality.

Microsoft Exec Urges IE8 Readiness

The head of Microsoft's Internet Explorer team described how developers can prepare for IE8's general release.

UPDATE: SQL Server Tools CTP To Begin in January

The trial will test management tools to be used with a future business intelligence implementation of Microsoft SQL Server.

First Look: Lunascape Multiengine Web Browser

This buggy alpha release holds promise as a browser testing tool for Web developers.

IE8: 'Safe' but Scorned in Bug Battle Contest

A security contest found more bugs in Google Chrome and Firefox than in Microsoft's IE8 browser.

Google Addressing Web App Security With 'Native Client'

The search giant is testing the secure execution of Web code natively on x86-based machines.

Multicore Chips Hitting 'Memory Wall,' Report Says

A study by Sandia Labs described limitations to current multicore processing speeds.

First Look: Fedora 10 OS

This release features good functionality plus a pleasant user interface.

Heavy Patch Tuesday Expected Next Week

Microsoft is projecting eight fixes for its December security patch arriving on Tuesday.

Windows 7 Beta Available in January 2009

Microsoft will release Beta 1 of its latest operating system next month.

SP2 Beta Available for Vista and Windows Server 2008

Microsoft is broadening access to its Service Pack 2 beta for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

ISO - IEC Publishes Office Open XML Standard

ISO/IEC on Tuesday published the Office Open XML (OOXML) file format standard, formally known as ISO/IEC 29500:2008.

IE8 Release Candidate Coming on 1Q 2009

Microsoft wants to get technical-community feedback before releasing its latest Web browser next year.

Microsoft Offers Security Dev Lifecycle Solutions

The company has outlined security best practices in tools and models for application developers.

OASIS Forms ODF Interop Committee

Group seeks better interoperability and conformance for office-suite XML document format standard.

PDC: HP Startup Tests Windows Azure Cloud Platform

An online startup company migrated some of its operations into the cloud by using Microsoft Windows Azure services.

Skytap To Demo Cloud Lab at Microsoft's PDC Event

The service lets developers create testing environments on the fly.

Microsoft Unleashes Tool For Web Developers

Web App Installer centralized management of ASP.NET and PHP-based open source Web apps.

Microsoft Promises To Improve UAC in Windows 7

A rethink of the security feature will happen with Microsoft's next OS, expected in late 2009, at earliest.