Well, we know one thing about the next, post-Vista, desktop Windows. It's
code named Windows 7 now, not Vienna, and Microsoft is taking another round
of blood oaths about it not taking five years to see market although it
already looks like it's been pushed back.
Microsoft says it's "scoping Windows development to a three-year time frame
and then the specific release date will ultimately be determined by meeting
the quality bar."
Three years, of course, would be 2010 and Microsoft previously suggested it
would be 2009. Anyway, the company has started talking about it with folks
like its US sales force and its antsy Software Assurance customers, some of
whom are bent out of shape over Microsoft's repeatedly delayed delivery of
Vista. Microsoft needs their money so it has to make sure they don't jump
ship as some have.
DevExpress.com has announced the immediate availability of its newly added
Silverlight and WPF Report Viewer Control. This new Report Viewer Control
renders reports created with the award-winning DevExpress Reporting System
and prints natively within any Silverlight and WPF application.
-- Client/Server Interaction via the WCF Technology
Reports are downloaded using Microsoft WCF Technology and rendered in your
-- Exporting and REST API
Reports can be exported to numerous formats like PDF, RTF, XPS, CSV, HTML,
Microsoft Excel and others. A RESTful API is al... (more)
(October 15, 2003) - When details about Longhorn, the update of Microsoft's
Windows OS, are unveiled at the PDC later this month, developers will welcome
the system's enhancements in the area of data storage. The existing file
system, NTFS, will be augmented by a new data storage system, WinFS, that
promises to make information easier to locate and view.
Working with NTFS, but not replacing it, WinFS is designed to help make the
transition to Longhorn easier. WinFS will incorporate XML labeling
capabilities, as well as the querying capabilites of MS' SQL Server
relational databas... (more)
An Interview with Don Box - The King of COM
.NET Developer's Journal editor-in-chief, Derek Ferguson, has been named by
Microsoft Corporation a "2004 Microsoft Most Valued Professional" (MVP).
The MVP Award Program was established by Microsoft more than eleven years
ago. Since then, each year, Microsoft awards MVP status to individuals who
are active and credible experts in technical communities worldwide and who
demonstrate passion and enthusiasm to share their technical expertise about
In addition to his editorship of .NET Developer's Journal, F... (more)
Is the mainframe in decline? Absolutely not, according to Mark Creswell, CEO
of NEON Systems. Speaking exclusively to .NET Developer's Journal
editor-in-chief Derek Ferguson on SYS-CON.TV (http://sys-con.tv), Creswell
explained: "It is still the system of record for about 60% of the world's
data," Cresswell explained, "and if you look at the transaction flow among
the Fortune 500, the majority of that transaction flow still runs through the
"Over the past 15 years or so," Cresswell noted, "much has been written
about the demise of the mainframe, and ... (more)