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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. 1, 2005. Microsoft also announced additional Windows Server System innovations that, combined with the Common Engineering Roadmap, reduce the complexity of IT. Finally, Lees announced the June 1 launch of an expanded product support life-cycle policy. The updated policy will provide custome... (more)

ComponentArt Releases Charting for .NET Version 2006.1

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, th... (more)

.NET News: Microsoft Robotics Studio Provides Common Ground for Robotics Innovation

Microsoft has showcased the community technology preview (CTP) of a new Windows-based environment for academic, hobbyist and commercial developers to easily create robotic applications for a wide variety of computing platforms at the RoboBusiness Conference and Exposition 2006. In addition, early adopter companies, universities and research institutes offered demos and provided support for the new Microsoft Robotics Studio development platform. The community technology preview of the Microsoft Robotics Studio is available for download at http://msdn.microsoft.com/robotics. &ldquo... (more)

McAfee Addressing Latest Microsoft Windows Vulnerabilities

McAfee is providing coverage for the security vulnerabilities disclosed by Microsoft Corporation on April 3. This out-of-cycle patch contains seven security vulnerabilities, five of which were not previously disclosed. These vulnerabilities have been reviewed by McAfee Avert Labs, and based on their findings, McAfee recommends that users confirm the Microsoft product versioning outlined in the bulletins and update as recommended by Microsoft and McAfee. This includes deploying solutions to ensure protection against the vulnerabilities outlined in this advisory. "Today Microsoft i... (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)