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(August 21, 2002) - Speaking to developers in Canada this week, after a four-year hiatus from speaking publicly north of the border, Microsoft's chairman and chief software architect Bill Gates appropriately made the crossing of boundaries one of the themes of his remarks. The sharing of data across systems and device boundaries, for example, was something that XML is making ever more possible, Gates explained - adding, "We're seeing that basic connectivity isn't enough. The most interesting uses of connectivity require a platform that doesn't just show things to people on a screen, but which also allow them to exchange information." Of course, in Gates's universe at least, the world of XML Web services is being made real best by the .NET platform, which MS's supremo summarized as being a platform that allows new products and applications to be developed "with XML a... (more)

LogicLibrary to Release Logidex .NET Library to the Microsoft Developer Network

(March 31, 2003) - LogicLibrary has reached an agreement with Microsoft enabling Visual Studio .NET developers and software architects to quickly search a central library of software development assets and identify those that best match business and technical requirements for Microsoft .NET Framework-based application development. Under the terms of the business and technology agreement, the Logidex .NET Library, a software development asset (SDA) management solution, will integrate with the Visual Studio .NET IDE. Users will connect to a Logidex .NET Library hosted on the Micros... (more)

V3 Systems Mobilizes Supply Chain Execution with Windows Mobile

(July 29, 2003) - V3 Systems, provider of supply chain execution software for global manufacturers and 3PLs, has "mobilized" its full suite of supply chain execution capabilities using the newly released Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PC and Microsoft .NET Compact Framework. This capability, which will be marketed as V3.Mobile, extends V3's full enterprise functionality to mobile and wireless PDA devices, allowing users interactive ways to manage all aspects of inventory, from raw materials to service parts across interconnected supply chain networks in a secure environm... (more)

Tech·Ed Extra: Shavlik Technologies Betas Upcoming Anti-Spyware Solution

Shavlik Technologies, a leading provider of security software solutions, has announced it is now opening its beta- testing program of Shavlik NetChk Spyware, its new anti-spyware product. Unlike many current alternatives on the market, Shavlik NetChk Spyware, says the company, is "specifically engineered to meet the demands of the enterprise." "We've built our anti-spyware solution based upon the input we received from our current customer base, most of whom indicated a need for a more effective solution than what's currently available. We're excited to be entering the public be... (more)

i-Technology Photo Exclusive: Bill Gates & Steve Jobs In "Nerds"

Fresh from the Tuesday night preview in New York, SYS-CON Media's special roving correspondent writes: First came 'Pirates of Silicon Valley,' the 1999 movie directed by Martyn Burke; and now the world's two most famous uber-geeks, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, are going to feature as characters in a new 'musical software satire' due to open in September at the Beckett Theatre on W. 42nd St. in New York - featuring song titles such as "Stroll Through the PARC" and "I've Gotta Lotta Money." Its title is Nerds://A Musical Software Satire.  Nerds is described by the New York Musical Th... (more)