Articles By Paul Krill

Developers not waiting for Android 5

Unconfirmed reports say that Android 5 "Jelly Bean" could be released this fall, featuring such improvements as Chrome browser integration, better enterprise security, better power management, and maybe dual-booting support for Microsoft's Windows

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Paul Krill

Canonical focuses on cloud deployment with Linux upgrade

Canonical Ltd., is focusing on cloud deployments with an upgrade to its Ubuntu Linux distribution unveiled on Thursday.Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS (Long Term Solution) will feature the Essex release of the OpenStack cloud

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Paul Krill

Adobe’s reluctant embrace of HTML5

Sometimes if you can't beat 'em, it's better to join 'em. Take what Adobe is doing in the HTML5 space, even though momentum behind standards-based HTML5 presents a serious challenge to Adobe's own

Published on: December 19th, 2011 Paul Krill

Silverlight’s version 5 coming soon

Although Microsoft has given a cold shoulder lately to its Silverlight rich Internet plug-in platform, it's preparing version 5 for release soon, and some users expect Silverlight to have a long life ahead

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Paul Krill

Windows 8 winning early developer enthusiasm

In the years since CEO Steve Ballmer's infamous "developers, developers, developers" battle cry, Microsoft's relationship with developers has been a vital component of the company's strategy. If early developer enthusiasm is any indication,

Published on: September 19th, 2011 Paul Krill

Silverlight 5 beta out this week

Microsoft next week will ship a beta release of Silverlight 5, the next generation of the company's proprietary multimedia plug-in platform, Microsoft officials blogged this week.Silverlight 5 will be available at the Mix

Published on: April 11th, 2011 Paul Krill

SharePoint collaboration and deeper business integration for BlackBerry

In an enterprise-oriented road map for its BlackBerry smartphone platform, RIM (Research in Motion) is planning a BlackBerry client for Microsoft's SharePoint collaboration platform as well as middleware capabilities for enterprise application integration

Published on: January 24th, 2011 Paul Krill

Microsoft defends complex software licensing structure

Acknowledging that some customers have taken issue with Microsoft's software licensing policies, a Microsoft official defended the company's actions Tuesday afternoon and stressed the complexities of the situation.Microsoft has developed multiple licensing programs,

Published on: October 14th, 2010 Paul Krill

Developers itching to build apps for RIM PlayBook

Although the full application development story is still being ironed out for Research in Motion's newly announced PlayBook tablet, developers are anxious to get their hands on one and start building anyway.They also

Published on: October 6th, 2010 Paul Krill

Software makes the world go round, says Microsoft exec

Declaring that software runs the world and developers are the engine behind software, a high-level Microsoft (MSFT) official Monday unleashed the company's latest software development platform, Visual Studio 2010 and the accompanying .Net

Published on: April 14th, 2010 Paul Krill

Windows Phone 7, Silverlight show promise for early business adopters

Windows Phone 7, which is Microsoft's revamped smartphone operating system, and Silverlight, the company's rich Internet application platform, might seem geared primarily to glitzy, for-fun applications. But Microsoft observers see an enterprise business

Published on: April 13th, 2010 Paul Krill

Cloud computing shapes up as big trend for 2009

It is still early in the year, but cloud computing already is shaping up as a key trend for 2009.At SoftwareAG's Cloud Computing Innovation Day in Santa Clara, Calif., on Tuesday, executives from

Published on: January 28th, 2009 Paul Krill

Microsoft to give small developers access to Surface SDK

Microsoft at its Professional Developers Conference in Los Angeles next week will expand access to its Surface SDK for building applications for its surface computing platform.Developers will no longer need to first buy

Published on: October 28th, 2008 Paul Krill

Microsoft releases Silverlight 2 for download

Microsoft's Silverlight 2 browser plug-in technology for rich Internet applications will be generally available on Tuesday along with supportive development tools, the company said during a teleconference on Monday morning. The company also

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Paul Krill

Microsoft’s “Rosario” focuses on collaboration between software developers

Under the banner of "democratizing" application life-cycle management (ALM), Microsoft is set to unveil the next major release of its Visual Studio Team System platform. Visual Studio Team System 2010, which has been

Published on: September 30th, 2008 Paul Krill