Programming & Development


Microsoft, NSF Partner To Open Azure to Researchers

Academic researchers can now apply for free access to Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud services. The company's Research division announced the program Thursday in a joint press conference with the National Science Foundation (NSF), which will act as gatekeeper between researchers and the service.

Microsoft Azure Cloud Service Now Available

Microsoft's Windows Azure and SQL Azure cloud services are now generally available, ending the free test period for those who signed up for commercial accounts last month.

Indiana U Leads Effort to Develop Next-Generation Library Management App

Indiana University in Bloomington will be developing new library software to manage digital collections thanks to a $2.38 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

SpringSource Offers dm Server to Eclipse

SpringSource wants the Eclipse community to take over ongoing development of its dm Server. The chief commercial sponsor of the open source Spring Framework project announced on Tuesday that a proposal to make dm Server part of the Eclipse Runtime Project had already been submitted to Eclipse.org under the project name "Virgo."

Microsoft Opens Windows to Eclipse Developers

Microsoft this week said it will let developers who use Eclipse-based IDEs integrate their Java and PHP applications with the latest versions of Windows, Silverlight, and the forthcoming Azure cloud platform.

ACM Software Competition Pushes Students To Create Smarter Software

Imagine the work of an air traffic controller, having to focus on tasks while working under constantly changing conditions as well as dealing with unforeseen events.

SharePoint 2010: Beta Arriving This Fall

Microsoft representatives described additional details about the upcoming SharePoint Server 2010 product at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference, happening this week in Las Vegas.

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4 Beta 2 Go Live

Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4 Beta 2 became available to MSDN subscribers Monday, and general availability is expected Wednesday, Oct. 21. The Beta 2 release was announced during the kickoff keynote this week at the Microsoft SharePoint 2009 Conference in Las Vegas by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.

Microsoft Gives SharePoint a Facelift

Microsoft this week previewed the next generation of its popular SharePoint Server family, which will sport a new user interface, tighter integration capabilities, a cloud-based version and much-needed support for the company's Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).

Adobe Flash CS5 To Let Developers Author Apps for iPhone

Flash Professional CS5 will allow developers to build applications for Apple's iPhone. The forthcoming release of Adobe's multimedia authoring tool was unveiled Monday at the Adobe MAX 2009 conference, underway in Los Angeles this week.