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Inside Microsoft's Network Identity Framework

As Microsoft gets set to deliver its cloud-based services centered on the Windows Azure platform and Live Framework, the company's new identity management roadmap will be the key to addressing concerns about security and authentication.

Microsoft Rolls Out Services Connector CTP

Microsoft has introduced a new Windows server component to seamlessly connect Active Directory users to Microsoft-based services and other services residing in the Internet cloud.

Microsoft To Add Smooth Streaming in IIS7

The technology helps throttle bandwidth in streaming media, with a beta release expected early next year.

PDC: Microsoft Office To Be Available as a Service

A technical preview of lightweight hosted Microsoft Office apps is planned for sometime this year.

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.

Microsoft Joins Standards Effort on Ubiquitous Messaging

The company will add its efforts toward developing the Advanced Message Queuing Protocol open standard.

Google Android Flaw Reopens Open Source Security Debate

A security flaw in Google's new Android operating system discovered recently by independent researchers further underscores the security debate between open source and proprietary software.

PDC: Microsoft's Cloud-Based SQL Services Redefined

Microsoft is evolving its strategy for relational data services in the cloud.

First Look: Google Chrome

Chrome has the makings of a good, lightweight browser, but it still lacks a few important features.

PDC: Microsoft Outlines Windows 7, Slew of New Dev Technologies

Microsoft today articulated how it will bridge PCs and mobile devices with an extraordinary blitz of announcements that included the first demonstration of Windows 7, its Live Framework, a bevy of new offerings for developers including WPF support for Visual Studio, and the first preview of Office 14.

PDC: First Look at Live Mesh and Live Framework

Microsoft announced it will make Live Mesh available as a beta this week, while Live Framework is now available as a CTP.

Yahoo Rewires with Developers in Mind

"Rewiring Yahoo" plan establishes a "front door" for developers into its evolving Open Stack of platform services.

PDC: Microsoft Calls New Cloud Computing OS a 'Turning Point' for Company

New service-based operating system is called Windows Azure.

Skytap To Demo Cloud Lab at Microsoft's PDC Event

The service lets developers create testing environments on the fly.

Merb: The Rails Alternative

New Ruby framework offers a modular approach.

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