Posts Tagged: microsoft

Facebook Day – $15 billion!

To my knowledge there is no "Facebook Day" but that seems like a fitting label for today. Until the company eventually goes public, today is probably the most important day in Facebook’s (incredibly short) history. Today Microsoft announced that it would pay $240 million for a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook, which means: The investment… Reads more »

realDEVELOPMENT_07 Edmonton

MSDN is touring the country again, this time to talk about strategies for today’s web application development. They’ll be in Edmonton at SilverCity in WestEd (actually I guess it’s Scotiabank Theatre now) on October 25th: If you are a Canadian Web developer, this free event is for you. We will look at common challenges such… Reads more »

Bungie splits from Microsoft

Today Microsoft announced that Bungie Studios, the developer of the Halo games, will once again become an independent company. Microsoft will still own part of Bungie, and will continue the long-standing publishing agreement between the two for games developed by Bungie. From the Inside Bungie blog: Bungie has long been built on creativity, originality and… Reads more »

.NET Framework Shared Source

Microsoft announced today that they will be making the source code for the .NET Framework 3.5 available when the framework ships along with Visual Studio 2008 later this year. From Scott Guthrie: Having source code access and debugger integration of the .NET Framework libraries is going to be really valuable for .NET developers.  Being able… Reads more »

US students get Office 2007 for teh cheap!

If you’re a student in the United States with an email address ending in .edu, you can get Office Ultimate 2007 for just $59.95 USD. That’s an incredible deal considering the ERP on that SKU is about $679 USD. They call it “the ultimate steal“: Seize the deal! Get Microsoft® Office Ultimate 2007 for just… Reads more »

Flash, Silverlight and H.264

Adobe launched a new version of Flash on Monday. The update is codenamed “Moviestar” because it adds support for H.264, a video compression codec. The release is significant because it allows Flash to play really high quality video. Adobe expects the final version to be ready this fall. I think it’s clear that Adobe added… Reads more »

Imagine Cup goes green in 2008

The winners of Imagine Cup 2007 were announced yesterday in South Korea. The winning team in the Software Design invitational was from Thailand. The team members are: Prachaya Phaisanwiphatpong, Vasan Chienmaneetaweesin, Jatupon Sukkasem, Pathompol Saeng-Uraiporn. Yeah, I don’t know how to say their names either! Imagine Cup is truly an international event. Dickson and I… Reads more »