Feeds

MS trusty Allaire scores DNA integration deal

Microsoft -- the company that looks after its witnesses

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Is Microsoft looking after those who have supported it in its defence against the US government well? Well, possibly. During the contempt case brought by the Department of Justice against Microsoft, the company felt it needed some external support. Microsoft's legal department is hardly any better run than its Windows development, so when in November 1997, during the so-called contempt case, it was decided that some declarations from some independent vendors might be useful, Microsoft came up with a few. The model for these solicited declarations, from the likes of Allaire, Compaq, Rational and Spyglass, was so rigid that the texts of several paragraphs (as to why the developer wanted to use IE rather than any other product) are word-for-word identical -- a remarkable coincidence the Court of Appeals seemed not to notice. Entirely coincidentally again, yesterday Allaire Corporation did well out of a Microsoft deal. Spyglass has already been funded to do an embedded browser, and Compaq will have continued with its advantageous terms for Microsoft software. In an announcement yesterday, Allaire said it had reached agreement with Microsoft to "enhance the integration between Windows DNA and Allaire's Cold Fusion Web application server". This is to be the first of several formal relationships between Microsoft and Allaire, the announcement added. ®

Build a business case: developing custom apps

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
Amazon says Hachette should lower ebook prices, pay authors more
Oh yeah ... and a 30% cut for Amazon to seal the deal
Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate reality' story to be made into TV series
Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott firm to produce The Man in the High Castle
Joe Average isn't worth $10 a year to Mark Zuckerberg
The Social Network deflates the PC resurgence with mobile-only usage prediction
Chips are down at Broadcom: Thousands of workers laid off
Cellphone baseband device biz shuttered
Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London
Plus: Almost NOBODY uses pay-by-bonk on buses - Visa
Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle
Red-hatted mascot, red-colored logo, red-stained finance books
Twitch rich as Google flicks $1bn hitch switch, claims snitch
Gameplay streaming biz and search king refuse to deny fresh gobble rumors
Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE
4,000 pixels is niche now... Don't say we didn't warn you
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.