Stories by Paul Krill

Microsoft's openness stressed

Expressing a now-familiar theme, a Microsoft executive at the ApacheCon conference on Friday morning touted Microsoft's efforts to be more open, highlighting moves such as offering the company's "M" modeling language under the Microsoft "Open Specification Promise."

Microsoft launches BizSpark to boost Azure

Looking to boost Web-based ventures and its new Windows Azure cloud services platform, Microsoft on Wednesday is announcing Microsoft BizSpark, a program providing software and services to startups.

Microsoft launches Windows Azure for the cloud

Making a major move in the SaaS space, Microsoft introduced its operating system for the cloud, Windows Azure, at the company's Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles on Monday morning.

Microsoft set to release Silverlight 2

Microsoft's Silverlight 2 browser plug-in technology for rich Internet applications will be generally available on Tuesday along with supportive development tools, the company said during a teleconference on Monday morning.

Red Hat boosts open-source SOA

Red Hat is expanding its open-source JBoss SOA platform with the unveiling Wednesday of JBoss Enterprise SOA Platform 4.3 and JBoss Operations Network 2.1.

Canvas set to boost AJAX

Canvas, a planned HTML standard for arbitrary graphical rendering in browsers, presents a game-changing technology for high-quality graphics in AJAX applications, an advocate said at the <a href="">ZendCon 2008</a> conference in Santa Clara, Calif. this week.

PHP upgrade improves Windows backing

PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) 5.3, a significant upgrade to the server-side scripting language for Web applications, is expected to be available in a beta release in October, a representative of the PHP community said on Wednesday.

Grid software moving to Windows

3Tera is expanding platform support for its AppLogic grid software for Web applications, enabling it to run on Windows, a company official said at the TechCrunch50 2008 conference in San Francisco on Monday.

Google brings old newspapers online

Google is expanding efforts to put offline materials online by adding old newspaper content to its Google News Archive application, the company announced on Monday.