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ComponentArt has released version 2006.1 of its next-generation 3D charting line: ComponentArt Charting for .NET. The release consists of WebChart for ASP.NET for web-based solutions, and WinChart for .NET for Windows Forms development, and the controls are available individually or together as a bundle. With the release of version 2006.1 the ComponentArt Charting line now supports the advanced features of .NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0 and Visual Studio 2005.   Available as a free-trial download, the Charting for .NET controls feature image quality that is unmatched in the industry, the company said, thanks to ComponentArt’s original 3D rendering engine. The product also offers a design-time wizard that allows for easy creation of complex, visually-rich charts in a matter of minutes.   Charting for .NET offers a unique data modeling paradigm through a tree-like de... (more)

Vista SP1 Rumors and Speculation End As Microsoft Commits to Q1 2008

David Zipkin, senior product manager in the Windows Client group at Microsoft, has committed to releasing the beta version of Vista service pack 1 "in a few weeks." On the Vista team blog, his colleague Product Manager Nick White wrote: "We're targeting releasing SP1 to manufacturing in the first quarter of 2008, but as always, we're first and foremost focused on delivering a high-quality release, so we'll determine the exact release date of SP1 after we have reached that quality bar." White added:"(FYI, in case you didn’t already know: the Windows Vista SP1 and Windows Ser... (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)

Expedited Appeal Schedule in i4i vs. Microsoft Patent Infringement Case

On August 19, 2009, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Circuit Judge Prost, ordered an expedited hearing of the appeal of the i4i v. Microsoft case from the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The Federal Circuit will now hear the appeal on September 23, 2009. On August 11, 2009, the District Court entered a judgment finding that Microsoft willfully infringed i4i's patent. The Judgment awarded i4i in excess of $290 million and included a Permanent Injunction which becomes effective October 10, 2009. Loudon Owen, Chairman of i4... (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)