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."
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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.
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'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 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.
HP has updated its SOA governance software, HP Systinet 3.00, which assists with discovering and reusing services in composite applications and business processes.
Microsoft Office Labs released Tuesday its Touchless SDK for developers to experiment with multi-touch technology.
Oracle is mapping out two upgrades to the enterprise portal software package acquired when the company bought BEA Systems,
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="http://www.infoworld.com/article/08/09/17/PHP_upgrade_improves_Windows_backing_1.html">ZendCon 2008</a> conference in Santa Clara, Calif. this week.
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.
Ratcheting up the battle for the rich media space, Adobe Systems later this year plans to offer Adobe Flash Media Encoding Server, which is software to move video content to Adobe's Flash format.
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 is expanding efforts to put offline materials online by adding old newspaper content to its Google News Archive application, the company announced on Monday.
Can a business be run solely in the cloud without a server anywhere in sight? Appirio says it can and is already doing it.
A Google executive has heaped praise on Apple's iPhone, even with his company set to challenge Apple in this same space with its Android mobile computing platform.
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