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According to the latest monthly figures from the UK Internet services company Netcraft, there has been a 224% increase in the past year in the number of IP addresses with sites using ASP.NET. In comparison, the number of IP addresses using JSP and Java Servlets grew by only 56%. ASP.NET is thus emerging as a strong challenger to ColdFusion, which nonetheless remains in the No.1 slot. In the Fortune 1000, Netcraft found that 83 companies use ASP.NET on one or more of their sites.  It found that Tenet Healthcare, for example, has at least 88 sites which utilize ASP.NET. And other large enterprises utilising ASP.NET include American Electric Power, J C Penny, American Express, British Telecom, Nestle and Tesco. The Netcraft figures are based on the following signatures: ASP.NET - local references to ASP.NET file extensions are found on the front page of the site. Java ... (more)

Microsoft Demonstrates Innovations Across Windows Server System

At the Microsoft Tech-Ed 2004 Conference, Andrew Lees, corporate vice president for Server and Tools Marketing at Microsoft Corp., introduced the Windows Server System Common Engineering Roadmap, Microsoft's long-term plan for delivering common services across Windows Server System products, including services designed to support and implement Microsoft's Dynamic Systems Initiative. Lees detailed the first delivery of that plan, the Common Engineering Criteria for 2005, a set of capabilities that will be available in all Microsoft Windows Server System servers released after Jan.... (more)

Kinook Is Putting The Fun Back Into Visual Studio

Kinook Software's release of Visual Build Professional 5.6 is designed to automate Visual Build Pro by execution of repeatable processes. Kinook's solution will save Visual Studio .NET and Web developers valuable time by reducing the time spent on redundant operations. Kinook says its software will help put the fun back into application development. One benefit of Visual Build Professional, is the reduction of "boring jobs." The company says, "Visual Build Pro performs the menial, repetitive tasks so you can focus on the fun, challenging stuff." What is more, information that the... (more)

BusinessObjects To Provide Business Intelligence to Southwest Airlines

Business Objects (Nasdaq: BOBJ; Euronext Paris ISIN code: FR0004026250-BOB), the world's leading provider of business intelligence (BI) solutions, announced that Southwest Airlines will use several products in the Business Objects suite including Web Intelligence, Dashboard & Performance Manager, BusinessObjects Analytics, and BusinessObjects Enterprise. The nation's largest carrier in terms of scheduled domestic departures will use Business Objects to gain insight into operations and enterprise management. Business Objects will provide Southwest with a comprehensive integrated p... (more)

Wyndham Jade ONEsystem+ For Online Event Managemnt

Wyndham Jade's new ONEsystem+ will make it easier to accommodate the needs of event attendees, organizers, associations and suppliers, by using an integrated online service to simplify and centralize housing, registration and travel needs. ONEsystem+ was made to be very secure, and includes advanced security features, "spam control," and a feature that makes sure all data is synchronized and updated within the event system. "If you've ever attended a trade show or conference, just taking care of your registration and housing needs can be a daunting experience. It's almost impossi... (more)