The "Microsoft Code Name a Day" series hits Day 17. Today's entry is "Decatur," a codename for a set of Microsoft-developed tools that may never go commercial.
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If you're among the select group of invitees to Microsoft's "Early Feedback Program," you can start sending in your ideas for what you'd like to see fixed, changed and/or added to the next version or two of Windows.
Will Microsoft -- which has been following and emulating most of Google's search moves -- dump its MSN Search API (which is SOAP-based)?
A little more than a month after launching its Zune MP3 player, Microsoft has rolled out an update that allows it to work with Windows Vista.
Microsoft has decided to bring the Japanese-language-only "GroupBoard Workspace" to the English-speaking market.
Today's code name: Yamazaki. And like other versions of Windows CE, the latest version is named for a whiskey.
A team inside the SQL Server database unit is building an end-to-end, P2P data synchronization platform, code-named "Harmonica," that will attempt to provide data synchronization across Windows and non-Windows services and devices -- much the way the WinFS team was hoping to do.
Although it's been a while since Windows-Server watchers have heard any new info on Microsoft's plans for a home-server product, it seems that "Quattro" is still alive and kicking.
"Rosario," the version of the Visual Studio Team System tool suite due to follow VSTS "Orcas" will include some beefed up testing support. Find out more about Rosario in today's installment of "A Microsoft Code Name a Day."
Will Microsoft's new update to Windows Vista that is aimed at thwarting downloaders who are circumventing Vista's build-in product activation actually achieve the desired goal? The jury is out.