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Microsoft: It's TIME at LAST. Yes - .NET is going OPEN and X-PLATFORM

Microsoft, aiming to broaden the appeal of its .Net software development platform, has aggressively committed to delivering a new version of the toolset that is not only language agnostic but also cross-platform and entirely open source. The software giant announced the move at its Connect(); virtual developer event, which is …
Neil McAllister, 12 Nov 2014
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Microsoft unloads monster-sized can of bug spray on Internet Explorer, again

True to form, Microsoft has released its latest batch of monthly security fixes, although as expected, September's Patch Tuesday update is a relatively light one. As Redmond warned us, the only critical patches this time around are included in a big roll-up of fixes for Internet Explorer, which addresses one publicly disclosed …
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You've got three days to patch Adobe Flash, Air, Reader

Adobe has patched seven vulnerabilities in its Flash and Air platforms and one in Reader and Acrobat that is being exploited by attackers. The vulnerabilities could allow attacker to "take control of affected systems" dubbed critical by the company. Administrators were urged to apply the updates within three days on Windows, …
Darren Pauli, 13 Aug 2014
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Go ahead and un-install .Net, but you'll CRIPPLE Windows Server 2012

Microsoft has posted some unusual advice for those considering the removal of the .Net Framework from Windows Server. The advice is notable because the authors say the side-effects of removing .Net have become “an issue that we are seeing increasingly being reported in support.” The side-effects are likely to be severe, …
Simon Sharwood, 30 Apr 2014
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Microsoft in OPEN-SOURCE .Net love-in with new foundation

Build 2014 Microsoft has opened its .Net programming framework to the developer community by releasing the code for a broad range of .Net-related software as open-source projects under the stewardship of a new, dedicated foundation. The surprise announcement came during the Thursday keynote at Redmond's annual Build developer conference …
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Retiring greybeards force firms to retrain Java, .NET bods as mainframe sysadmins

New IT grads and Java and .NET jockies are being re-trained to run mainframes by big companies desperate to replace a generation of IT staff giving up work. That’s according to Compuware, who has released a study that says CIOs are growing concerned about the looming skills shortage in their mainframe rooms. They are …
Gavin Clarke, 20 Feb 2014
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Microsoft now using next-gen Roslyn C#, Visual Basic compilers in house

After more than a year of silence on the subject, Microsoft's Managed Languages team is once again talking about Roslyn, the radically redesigned version of its C# and Visual Basic compilers. We first heard about Roslyn – described as Redmond's "compiler as a service" project – way back at the Build developer conference in …
Neil McAllister, 17 Dec 2013

Wanted: New software dev platform. Where do I turn to?

Readers' corner Over to Reg Forums where commentard MJI writes: OK, currently our software is a WIN32 application with a client server ISAM database, but how much longer will we be able to sell WIN32 systems when everything else is coming along. All are part of the XBASE family. So where do we go? We will need to be able to go SQL despite …
Drew Cullen, 10 Oct 2013

Microsoft delivers baker's dozen of patches on Tuesday

Updated Another month, another Patch Tuesday from Microsoft, but this month's bundle has come up one short from the 14 promised patches last week. "We are committed to delivering high-quality security updates for our customers and extensively test each bulletin prior to release," Dustin Childs, group manager at Microsoft Trustworthy …
Iain Thomson, 11 Sep 2013

Rackspace does tech support for popular languages on its cloud

Rackspace Hosting has spent the past six months putting together a set of officially sanctioned software development kits and runtime environments for popular programming languages to run on its eponymous infrastructure cloud, and now it is ready to offer tech support for those SDKs when companies deploy applications on the …
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Rackspace fluffs .NET cloud support

Rackspace is making overtures to Microsoft users by broadening .NET support for its cloud and managed hosting, though these devs may be increasingly swayed by Azure. The company announced a Cloud SDK for Microsoft.NET, and a PowerShell-based API client "PowerClient" for Rackspace public cloud services on Wednesday. The two …
Jack Clark, 2 May 2013
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Amazon widens .NET to catch Windows cloud devs

Amazon has broadened the ways in which .NET users can fiddle with its platform-as-a-service cloud AWS Elastic Beanstalk. The expansion of the technology was announced on Tuesday and sees Elastic Beanstalk for .NET now support Amazon's enterprise-focused Virtual Private Cloud technology. It follows an announcement by Amazon …
Jack Clark, 9 Apr 2013
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Apprenda adds Java to its .Net PaaS

Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) provider Apprenda has come up with a way to morph single-tenant Java applications into multi-tenant hydras without developers having to do much legwork. The company announced on Wednesday it had added Java support to its previously .Net-only PaaS. Apprenda's technology abstracts the IT runtime …
Jack Clark, 27 Feb 2013
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'Silent but deadly' Java security update breaks legacy apps - dev

An application developer reports that the latest Java 7 update "silently" deletes Java 6, breaking applications in the process. Java 7 update 11 was released two weeks ago to deal with an unpatched vulnerability which had gone mainstream with its incorporation into cybercrook toolkits such as the Blackhole Exploit Kit in the …
John Leyden, 31 Jan 2013
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Xamarin tool lets devs build .Net apps for Mac OS X

Cross-platform developer tools vendor Xamarin has released Xamarin.Mac, a new toolkit that allows developers to build applications for deployment to Apple's Mac App Store using Microsoft's C# language and the .Net Framework. "With the release of Xamarin.Mac, it is now possible to build apps in C# for over 2.2 billion devices …
Neil McAllister, 12 Dec 2012
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Windows 8: Life in a post .NET world – speak your brains TODAY

Live Chat Back in 2000, when Bill Gates launched .NET, he likened the shift to the dramatic move from MS-DOS to Windows, as it ushered in an era of distributed computing – for Windows. .NET became Microsoft’s desktop and server programming story for a decade. Twelve years on Gates is gone, but his CEO replacement Steve Ballmer reckons …
Gavin Clarke, 12 Sep 2012
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Python slithers up Amazon's Beanstalk

Python has become the newest language welcomed into the Amazon’s cloud fold, through the Amazon Web Services' Elastic Beanstalk. The cloud giant today announced that Python applications are now supported on Elastic Beanstalk – along with PHP, Java and Microsoft’s family .NET. The news smooths the way for the DJango and Flask …
Gavin Clarke, 20 Aug 2012
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Visual Studio 2012 arrives in MSDN downloads

Hot on the heels of the release of the Windows 8 RTM bits, Microsoft has made the final versions of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 available for download for developers who can't wait to get started with the new OS. According to a blog post from S. Somasegar, corporate VP of Redmond's developer division, MSDN members can …
Neil McAllister, 16 Aug 2012

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