TeamExpand, a developer of products complimentary to Microsoft Visual Studio
Team System (VSTS), announced the commercial version of its TX Chrono, a
timesheet tracking application targeted at software development organizations
standardizing on the Visual Studio .NET environment. Besides a number of bug
fixes, the commercial version of TX Chrono features new workflow
functionality and complete TSF compatibility to make software development
activities more visible and predictable. A trial version of the product will
also be available for free download.
Automated time tracking with TFS timesheet
“Traditionally, VSTS/TFS users suffered from a lack of timesheet reporting
capabilities,” said Andrei Yurkevich, CTO of TeamExpand. “TX Chrono
expands the time reporting limitations of the system, helping team members
easily submit their time reports and enabling project manage... (more)
Scott Hanselman's article on "The Myth of .NET Purity"
(articlenews.cfm?id=356) struck a chord (with even .NETDJ editor-in-chief
Derek Ferguson jumping into the discussion).
Why the Myth Exists at All...
I think this article is right on, but felt that we should confront the issue
of why this kind of rebuttal is needed (and it is needed). We find people who
are earnest only in so far as they can justify their existence. Therefore
they brand something heresy as soon as they abandon the practice themselves.
Let's assume that COM interop was a horrible waste of resources; it still
SYSPRO has announced SYSPRO 6.0, Issue 010, the newest release of SYSPRO
Enterprise Software. The new release offers across-the-board enhancements
that provide deeper functionality in all areas of the core SYSPRO product -
Finance, Distribution and Manufacturing. In addition, this latest release
introduces new modules as well as new customization capabilities that empower
users to tailor the software to their individual requirements, thereby
maximizing utilization and interaction to achieve even greater levels of
SYSPRO 6.0, Issue 010 debuts SYSPRO Reporting ... (more)
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates (pictured) will relinquish his other title of
Chief Software Architect, effectively ending his day-to-day participation in
the ongoing operations of the company he co-founded three decades ago,
Microsoft Corp. Ray Ozzie, who came over to Microsoft with the Groove
Networks deal, will now serve as Chief Software Architect.
Gates had relinquished his CEO title to Steve Ballmer some time ago, as he
started to spend more time with his philanthropic activities with the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation. In announcing that he will no longer be
involved with... (more)
Microsoft issued the following statement in response to the announcement by
Yahoo! that its Board of Directors has rejected Microsoft's previously
announced proposal to acquire Yahoo!: It is unfortunate that Yahoo! has not
embraced our full and fair proposal to combine our companies. Based on
conversations with stakeholders of both companies, we are confident that
moving forward promptly to consummate a transaction is in the best interests
of all parties. We are offering shareholders superior value and the
opportunity to participate in the upside of the combined company. The