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HighJump Software, a 3M company, a global leader in providing highly adaptable, best-of-breed supply chain execution solutions, today announced the release of its next-generation platform, which is based on Microsoft .NET technology. HighJump uses this platform to build, configure and run its solutions. The new platform will enhance the user experience through improvements such as increased performance and security, as well as a streamlined interface. HighJump's .NET-based platform serves as a common foundation to seamlessly integrate its source-to-consumption solutions for warehouse management, transportation management, manufacturing execution and performance management. The platform leverages Web Services, an industry standard for enterprise application integration, to provide better business process management. This model allows the HighJump system to create c... (more)

Microsoft and Zend Technologies Announce Technical Collaboration

Microsoft and Zend Technologies have announced a technical collaboration to enhance the experience of running the PHP scripting language on Windows Server 2003. The parties expect to extend the collaboration to the next version of Windows Server, code-named “Longhorn.” The resulting technology enhancements and ongoing interaction with the PHP community is expected to enable customers to take advantage of the Windows Server platform. The cooperative effort seeks to provide customers with richer functionality and better integration, resulting in improved performance and... (more)

Novell's Nightmare Microsoft's Halo Only Stretches So Far

Now that its long but ultimately uneventful backdating investigation is finally over and it's filed all its missing statements, Novell has returned to making conventional SEC submissions and posting its results. On Wednesday it posted its April quarter. OK, so let's cut right to what everybody wants to know. In the two quarters since its hackles-raising deal with Microsoft was signed in November, some 49,000 SUSE certificates have been activated. They are worth $91 million. That's 38% of the five-year $240 million agreement, which has no cap. Microsoft could buy more. Unless of c... (more)

.NET Developer ThinkGeo Releases Map Suite 3.0

ThinkGeo is excited to announce the release of Map Suite Web Edition 3.0 Beta 1, the next generation of its professional ASP.NET GIS server control. Web Edition 3.0 has been re-engineered from the ground-up to help .NET developers create more efficient, more powerful and more attractive Internet and Intranet GIS applications. Map Suite Web Edition 3.0 offers a completely revamped API that's built for faster and simpler coding, better coherence and more extensibility. Designed for the .NET Framework version 3.5, Map Suite Web Edition 3.0 supports development in both the Visual St... (more)

Deutsche Telekom and Microsoft Deal Highlights Growing Importance of .NET

(March 15, 2002) - Highlighting the growing importance of the Microsoft .NET platform and the XML Web services it enables, Microsoft and Deutsche Telekom, Europe's largest telecommunications company, have unveiled extensive plans for Deutsche Telekom (DT) to adopt the .NET platform for DT's mobile and solutions business. DT and Microsoft will also create a groundbreaking solution called T .NET, and cooperate in the development of devices and services, providing new functionality and access for the future of business mobility. Microsoft and Deutsch Telekom expect T .NET to spur th... (more)