Stories by Paul Krill

Microsoft unveils Office 365 cloud platform

Microsoft, with its Microsoft Office 365 hosted applications announced Tuesday, is offering Office, SharePoint Online, Exchange Online, and Lync Online as an "always-up-to-date" cloud service.

CollabNet buys cloud-based SCM

CollabNet is announcing on Tuesday its acquisition of Codesion, which has provided a cloud-based version of the Subversion open source software configuration management system founded by CollabNet.

Security still an issue for cloud customers

<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing">Cloud computing</a> may offer a quick and inexpensive way to build an online business, but customer fears about security still must be allayed.

Oracle lawsuit unlikely to prompt Java forking

Oracle's lawsuit against Google over Java patents could alienate some people in the Java space, but the litigation is not likely to prompt a forking of the Java platform itself, the founder of the popular Spring Framework for Java development said on Wednesday.

Microsoft boosts access to secure development guidelines

Looking to broaden access to its security practices for software development, Microsoft plans to shift the licensing for its Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) documentation to the more accessible Creative Commons License, the company said on Thursday.

Ruby on Rails 3.0 due this week

<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/category/tags/ruby-rails-0">Ruby on Rails</a> 3.0, a major upgrade to the popular open source Web development framework, is due in a final release this week, the founder of the framework, David Heinemeier Hansson, said on Tuesday.