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    Patrick Troughton Guest

    Microsoft gains Visual Studio .NET momentum


    <quote>
    Microsoft Corp. this week is marking the one-year anniversary of its Visual
    Studio .NET development environment with a flurry of announcements intended
    to show momentum around its latest tools.

    Microsoft Corp. this week is marking the one-year anniversary of its Visual
    Studio .NET development environment with a flurry of announcements intended
    to show momentum around its latest tools.

    Borland's Optimizeit Profiler for the .NET Framework, which was officially
    announced today, can help developers spot memory leaks and other potential
    problems that can hinder application performance, said George Paolini, a
    general manager at Borland.

    The Scotts Valley, Calif.-based tools vendor acquired the Optimizeit technology
    last year from San Jose-based Redline Software Inc., better known as VMGear.


    AmberPoint and Microsoft announced plans to jointly build tools to help users
    manage distributed applications based on the .NET Framework. The product
    is due in the second half of the year, and pricing has not been announced.
    Oakland, Calif.-based AmberPoint specializes in Web services management tools.


    Microsoft and AmberPoint also are working together on the integration of
    AmberPoint's products with Microsoft's management software, such as the Microsoft
    Operations Manager.

    Another small vendor introducing a new product at the VSLive conference was
    Sanctum Inc., in Santa Clara, Calif. Sanctum's AppScan Developer Edition
    will integrate into Visual Studio .NET 2003, which is due for general release
    in April. AppScan, which will sell for $995, tests for security defects in
    code and provides descriptions of the problems and suggested fixes.

    The level of interest in .NET-focused tools remains to be seen, since many
    Microsoft developers are just starting to switch to the new development environment.


    Brian Siler, a lead programmer analyst at Hilton Hotels Corp. in Memphis,
    said his development group is about to enter the coding phase for its first
    .NET project. "The initial skepticism toward [Visual Basic] .NET is fading
    as we start to see how some of the new language features will make our tasks
    easier," he said.

    But a major concern is how to get the .NET Framework out to the company 's
    geographically dispersed end users. Since they're running Windows 2000 or
    XP with nonadministrative access, they can't install the framework on their
    own, Siler explained.

    Microsoft's Rudder today spotlighted several early adopters of .NET technology,
    including Bear Stearns & Co. and Danske Bank. New York-based Bear Stearns
    built a set of Web services to let its developers gain access to stock-order-processing
    functionality on an IBM AS/400 system, according to Microsoft. Copenhagen-based
    Danske Bank used the .NET Framework and Web services enhancements to expose
    mainframe processes to partners and customers as Web services, Microsoft
    said.

    Microsoft today also released a beta set of ASP.NET Starter Kits containing
    sample code for applications representing typical customer usage scenarios,
    such as electronic-commerce storefronts, community portals and data reporting
    applications.

    In addition, Microsoft announced that a public beta for a new product called
    Visual Studio Tools for Office will be available next month. The new tools
    will enable developers to build applications based on Word and Excel documents
    using Microsoft's Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET.

    In other developer news, Borland this week will announce its Enterprise Studio
    5 for Java, featuring integrated modeling technologies acquired from TogetherSoft
    Corp. Studio 5, which will sell for $6,999, also includes Borland's JBuilder
    tool, enterprise server and lightweight data store.

    Last week, BEA Systems Inc. released two entry-level versions of its WebLogic
    application server. The Express version can be used for building and running
    Web applications that rely on Java Server Pages and Java servlets. The Workgroup
    Edition is for departments with up to 20 users on projects that require full
    Java 2 Enterprise Edition capabilities.

    A development director at a large financial services firm who requested anonymity
    said lightweight application servers and open-source tools, such as the JBoss
    application server, appeal to his company. "Application servers are nearly
    a commodity item," he said, "and we expect the prices to be falling rapidly
    in the next year or so."
    </quote>

    http://www.computerworld.com/develop...,78372,00.html

    /Pat
    --------------------------
    It's the platform, stupid.
    --------------------------

  2. #2
    blob Guest

    Re: Microsoft gains Visual Studio .NET momentum


    "Patrick Troughton" <Patrick@Troughton.com> wrote:
    >
    ><quote>
    >Microsoft Corp. this week is marking the one-year anniversary of its Visual
    >Studio .NET development environment with a flurry of announcements intended
    >to show momentum around its latest tools.
    >
    >Microsoft Corp. this week is marking the one-year anniversary of its Visual
    >Studio .NET development environment with a flurry of announcements intended
    >to show momentum around its latest tools.
    >
    >Borland's Optimizeit Profiler for the .NET Framework, which was officially
    >announced today, can help developers spot memory leaks and other potential
    >problems that can hinder application performance, said George Paolini, a
    >general manager at Borland.
    >
    >The Scotts Valley, Calif.-based tools vendor acquired the Optimizeit technology
    >last year from San Jose-based Redline Software Inc., better known as VMGear.
    >
    >
    >AmberPoint and Microsoft announced plans to jointly build tools to help

    users
    >manage distributed applications based on the .NET Framework. The product
    >is due in the second half of the year, and pricing has not been announced.
    >Oakland, Calif.-based AmberPoint specializes in Web services management

    tools.
    >
    >
    >Microsoft and AmberPoint also are working together on the integration of
    >AmberPoint's products with Microsoft's management software, such as the

    Microsoft
    >Operations Manager.
    >
    >Another small vendor introducing a new product at the VSLive conference

    was
    >Sanctum Inc., in Santa Clara, Calif. Sanctum's AppScan Developer Edition
    >will integrate into Visual Studio .NET 2003, which is due for general release
    >in April. AppScan, which will sell for $995, tests for security defects

    in
    >code and provides descriptions of the problems and suggested fixes.
    >
    >The level of interest in .NET-focused tools remains to be seen, since many
    >Microsoft developers are just starting to switch to the new development

    environment.
    >
    >
    >Brian Siler, a lead programmer analyst at Hilton Hotels Corp. in Memphis,
    >said his development group is about to enter the coding phase for its first
    >.NET project. "The initial skepticism toward [Visual Basic] .NET is fading
    >as we start to see how some of the new language features will make our tasks
    >easier," he said.
    >
    >But a major concern is how to get the .NET Framework out to the company

    's
    >geographically dispersed end users. Since they're running Windows 2000 or
    >XP with nonadministrative access, they can't install the framework on their
    >own, Siler explained.
    >
    >Microsoft's Rudder today spotlighted several early adopters of .NET technology,
    >including Bear Stearns & Co. and Danske Bank. New York-based Bear Stearns
    >built a set of Web services to let its developers gain access to stock-order-processing
    >functionality on an IBM AS/400 system, according to Microsoft. Copenhagen-based
    >Danske Bank used the .NET Framework and Web services enhancements to expose
    >mainframe processes to partners and customers as Web services, Microsoft
    >said.
    >
    >Microsoft today also released a beta set of ASP.NET Starter Kits containing
    >sample code for applications representing typical customer usage scenarios,
    >such as electronic-commerce storefronts, community portals and data reporting
    >applications.
    >
    >In addition, Microsoft announced that a public beta for a new product called
    >Visual Studio Tools for Office will be available next month. The new tools
    >will enable developers to build applications based on Word and Excel documents
    >using Microsoft's Visual Basic .NET and Visual C# .NET.
    >
    >In other developer news, Borland this week will announce its Enterprise

    Studio
    >5 for Java, featuring integrated modeling technologies acquired from TogetherSoft
    >Corp. Studio 5, which will sell for $6,999, also includes Borland's JBuilder
    >tool, enterprise server and lightweight data store.
    >
    >Last week, BEA Systems Inc. released two entry-level versions of its WebLogic
    >application server. The Express version can be used for building and running
    >Web applications that rely on Java Server Pages and Java servlets. The Workgroup
    >Edition is for departments with up to 20 users on projects that require

    full
    >Java 2 Enterprise Edition capabilities.
    >
    >A development director at a large financial services firm who requested

    anonymity
    >said lightweight application servers and open-source tools, such as the

    JBoss
    >application server, appeal to his company. "Application servers are nearly
    >a commodity item," he said, "and we expect the prices to be falling rapidly
    >in the next year or so."
    ></quote>
    >
    >http://www.computerworld.com/develop...,78372,00.html
    >
    >/Pat
    >--------------------------
    >It's the platform, stupid.
    >--------------------------



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