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July, 2010

  • 16 July

    Microsoft, Dell, HP, Fujitsu Team Up to Sell Cloud Servers

    fujitsu servers

    Microsoft has formed an alliance with Dell, HP, and Fujitsu to sell pre-configured Microsoft Azure-powered cloud servers. By pre-configured, they mean that the servers should be ready to go without any further configuration required. As such, they call them “appliances” rather than servers. These appliances will allow companies to take …

  • 13 July

    Microsoft obtains patent for "Cybersquatter Patrol"

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office awarded Microsoft a patent today for an investigative tool called “Cybersquatter Patrol.” The tool is designed to generate lists of typosquatting and cybersquatting domains, then figure out who owns them and how the domains generate revenue. This isn’t the company’s first foray into the …

  • 2 July

    Get ready for Internet Explorer 9

    Website owners, take note. Microsoft is releasing a new version of its Internet Explorer web browser. Slated for release in the coming months, Internet Explorer 9 is different from previous versions in that it relies much more heavily on computer hardware to render web pages with its support for GPU-accelerated …

  • 1 July

    IBM Declares Firefox Its New Official Browser

    Big Blue is not known for making revolution internal changes to its business. After all, the way they do business has worked for over a century. When it comes to technology, however, IBM has lately been very keen to accepting new software, particularly software that is free and open source …

June, 2010

  • 29 June

    What is ASP.Net?

    Question: I have heard of ASP, but what is ASP.Net? Answer: ASP.Net is the official successor to the ASP (Active Server Pages) scripting language. Rather than being a simple scripting language, ASP.Net is a web application framework that combines the Microsoft .Net Framework technology with scripting languages and other non-scripting …

  • 28 June

    What is Microsoft Silverlight?

    Microsoft describes Silverlight as: “…a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET-based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. Silverlight offers a flexible programming model that supports AJAX, VB, C#, Python, and Ruby, and integrates with existing Web applications. Silverlight supports fast, cost-effective delivery of high-quality …

  • 25 June

    Microsoft to build Iowa data center

    iowa data center

    This week Iowa’s governor, Chet Culver, confirmed that Microsoft will be building a new data center in the state. At a cost of $100 million, the modular data center is expected to use significantly less power and water than other facilities and produce less waste. And if the expected completion …

  • 23 June

    Microsoft wins xboxonline.com domain

    After filing a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, Microsoft has won control of the domain xboxonline.com. The Redmond company claimed the owner registered the name in bad faith and that its use violated Microsoft’s trademark on “XBox.” It’s no surprise that the NAF agreed with Microsoft. The company further …

May, 2010

  • 19 May

    Cheap power turns small town into data center haven

    Quincy, Washington, is a small town home to no less than 5,044 people. Would you believe that this former railroad camp is attracting investment from companies like Microsoft, Yahoo, and Google? Because of heavy tax incentives and cheap power, technology firms are flocking to Quincy. The town’s proximity to a …

April, 2010

  • 27 April

    Test Your Website in Multiple Browsers

    The most difficult task in creating a new website is having to test it in all of the various browsers that your site’s visitors might use. The days of Netscape versus Microsoft Internet Explorer (MSIE) are over, and the days of MSIE reigning supreme are just about gone as well. …

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