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In his blog, Evdemon is succinct: "Avoid the mess," he writes, referring to IBM's open letter to Sun.  Evdemon's remedy? "Develop web services faster on .NET that anyone can use, regardless of programming language or developer IDE." "I'm convinced that IBM will eventually own Java," Evdemon adds. He is currently program manager, Industry Standards, for Microsoft, and co-chair of OASIS'  Business Process Execution Language TC. ... (more)

Microsoft Named "Gold Sponsor" of AJAXWorld Conference & Expo

SYS-CON Events announced today that Microsoft joined AJAXWorld Conference & Expo as "Gold Sponsor." Microsoft technologies enable designers and developers to create next generation web experiences. With frameworks like ASP.NET AJAX, developers can quickly create pages with sophisticated, responsive user interfaces and more efficient client-server communication by simply adding a few server controls to your pages. Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. More... (more)

Microsoft's New XML Web Services Offering

Microsoft, with the release of Web Part and Web services toolkits for its SharePoint Products, continues to advance interoperability of enterprise applications. The software giant mounts another push in its on-going efforts aimed at setting XML Web services standards. Moreover, with the introduction of new features and various ready-to-install applications, Microsoft has clearly tried to make compatibility of various Web services a priority. In developing the Web Part Toolkit, the Redmond, WA, based software company followed specifications laid out by the Organization for the Advan... (more)

VistaDB 2.0.14 Embedded Database For .NET Released

"VistaDB was designed from the ground up to let .NET developers build robust small to midsize .NET database applications without the overhead associated with enterprise level databases such as SQL Server," stated Anthony Carrabino, president and CEO of Vista Software. "This latest free update delivers improved support for .NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005. We believe that it is important to embrace and provide support for Microsoft's upcoming .NET 2.0 Framework as early as possible and this release delivers on our commitment." This latest build features key improvements including ... (more)

Is Vista in the Clear?

The founder of a small company in Redmond, WA may take legal action against Microsoft over use of the name "Vista," according to reports. The company is called Vista Inc. or Vista.com and has the domain name www.vista.com. Its CEO John Wall said the company "is considering all of its options," and seems mostly concerned that if Microsoft simply tries to brand the name "Vista" instead of "Microsoft Vista" that it will potentially damage his company's business. Wall reportedly told PC World magazine that he will monitor his company's website traffic to see if there's a spike in tr... (more)