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
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)
(October 14, 2003) - Longhorn, Microsoft's next-generation operating system,
will debut at the Professional Developers Conference (PDC) in Los Angeles at
the end of October. Redmond sources say that the company will distribute a
pre-beta of Longhorn during Bill Gates' opening keynote, but the new "Aero"
GUI won't be part of it. Microsoft is preparing a special PDC build of
Longhorn that is separate and distinct from the main code fork, a build that
will include nearly all the Longhorn technology except Aero. The online
Longhorn Developer Center, featuring articles and discussions... (more)
(October 27, 2003) - Today Bill Gates, chairman and chief software architect
of Microsoft Corp., outlined Microsoft Corp.’s vision for the next wave of
software development and detailed plans to help developers take advantage of
the next wave of software opportunities at Microsoft Professional Developers
Conference (PDC) 2003. Highlighting platform software and development tools
designed to enable developers to build a new generation of "smart," connected
applications, Microsoft gave thousands of developers in attendance an early
look at a technical preview of the next major rele... (more)
BusinessEdge Solutions Inc., an East Brunswick, NJ-based industry-focused
business and technology consulting firm, announced a client deployment of its
Next Generation Smart Manager Platform (SMP), a field force optimization tool
that leverages the latest Microsoft technology to allow client firms to
quickly and affordably develop and deploy mobile applications, improving
field force effectiveness, enhancing market share and increasing revenues.
SMP leverages Microsoft .NET framework’s latest in Smart Client and
Occasionally Connected Computing (OCC) technology, Microsoft Vis... (more)
Microsoft has announced that effective July 2008 Bill Gates, Chairman, will
transition out of a day-to-day role in the company to spend more time on his
global health and education work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The
company announced a two-year transition process to ensure that there is a
smooth and orderly transfer of Gates’ daily responsibilities, and said
that after July 2008 Gates would continue to serve as the company’s
chairman and an advisor on key development projects.
The company announced that Chief Technical Officer Ray Ozzie will immediately