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Microsoft mixes it up at Web confab

Silverlight and IE 8 top the technology agenda at Redmond's Mix '08 developer event in Las Vegas. Broader release of IE 8 coming this summer Microsoft looking for a Silverlight bullet Ozzie outlines Microsoft's cloud strategy

A new version of Internet Explorer 8 and Silverlight Web technology top the list of announcements at the software giant's Mix '08 developer event in Las Vegas.

More on Microsoft's database-in-the-cloud service

One of the company's least attention-grabbing--but potentially quite significant--announcements is the establishment of SQL Server Data Services.
March 10, 2008

Mozilla VP talks IE 8, Firefox 3

Mike Schroepfer says Microsoft's decision to support a more standards-compliant mode by default should save Web developers time.
March 7, 2008

Microsoft CEO does a monkey dance reprisal for developers at the Mix '08.

Ballmer skewered at Mix

Amid hard-hitting questions from Guy Kawasaki, the CEO talks about why Microsoft needs Yahoo and why its battle with Google is a zero-sum game.
March 6, 2008

Yahoo Messenger for Vista heads to beta

An updated version, available sometime in the second quarter, will add voice and SMS features into the Vista-specific client.
March 6, 2008

What Ballmer plans to keep from Yahoo, Danger

CEO talks about how Microsoft will integrate disparate technologies from Danger and Yahoo, assuming it can pull off the latter deal.
March 6, 2008

Ray Ozzie bringing 'syncromesh' to the Web

Ozzie and his team at Microsoft are creating a system that synchronizes content, services, and applications across a variety of devices and user scenarios--via the Web.
March 6, 2008

IE 8, Firefox 3 to tackle malware

It's browser wars all over again. Updates coming soon from Microsoft and Mozilla promise better protection against phishing, spyware, and other maladies.
March 6, 2008

MacBook Air: Lust and lingering doubts

Every time they touch Apple's ultrathin notebook they're convinced they want it. As soon as it's out of their hands, they focus on its limitations.
March 6, 2008

Broader release of IE 8 coming this summer

Microsoft's top browser executive says beta version offered Wednesday is aimed at developers while the Beta 2 will be of interest to enthusiast crowd.
A quick look at IE8 beta
March 5, 2008

Social browsing app Me.dium ready for IE 8

The Me.dium sidebar highlights new capabilities in Internet Explorer 8, including browser add-ons WebSlices and Activities.
March 5, 2008

Microsoft looking for a Silverlight bullet

From the Olympics to AOL to the Hard Rock Cafe, Microsoft tries to show that Silverlight is both popular and compatible with rivals.
March 5, 2008

NBC looks to win Silverlight medal

NBC talks about using Microsoft's Web video tech to offer 2,200 hours of programming at the Beijing Olympics--streamed live and on-demand.
March 5, 2008

Microsoft shows IE 8 at Mix

General Manager Dean Hachamovitch focuses on new browser features as well as company's efforts to make it more standards-compliant.
March 5, 2008

Ozzie opens Mix with Yahoo mention

Chief software architect makes rare public appearance, opening his Mix '08 talk with comments--but no new details--on Microsoft's Yahoo bid.
March 5, 2008

Ozzie outlines Microsoft's embrace, extend to cloud strategy

Chief software architect tells developer crowd, "I'd like you to bet on us, and on the power of Internet and the magic of software across a world of devices." In other words, join the Silverlight revolution and Microsoft's cloud.
March 5, 2008