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The SwipeTrack iOS Browser is the only fully-featured application built specifically for integration of commercial grade hardware into...

November 3, 2014 By SwipeTrack Solutions

Microsoft warns Metro developers over API rules

Developers should refrain from using any non-sanctioned APIs in their Windows 8 Metro-style apps, Microsoft has said.Developer experience manager John Hazen said on Thursday that using APIs not offered as part of the Metro software development kit (SDK) could undermine consumer confidence and make the apps break.

May 18, 2012 by

Microsoft's data-driven black hole

Microsoft has the telemetry religion; the development of IE 9, like Windows 7 and Office before it, is driven by data about what people actually do. In IE 9's case, it's things like a list of the 7,000 programming APIs that are in use on the most popular Web sites (the most popular JavaScript API, incidentally, used in 91% of them extracts a substring from a string).

August 11, 2010 by

Dangerous Microsoft DirectX vulnerability under attack

Microsoft today warned that hackers are using rigged QuickTime media files to exploit an unpatched vulnerability in DirectShow, the APIs used by Windows programs for multimedia support.The company has activated its security response process to deal with the zero-day attacks has issued a pre-patch advisory with workarounds and a one-click "fix it" feature to enable the mitigations.

May 28, 2009 by

Microsoft delivers test build of Windows Live toolkit, more Live APIs

Microsoft made available for download a first Community Technology Preview (CTP) test build of a toolkit for building applications and Web sites incorporating Windows Live services using Visual Studio, as well as a couple more beta of programming interfaces for Windows Live. But unlike Google, Microsoft is doing very little to toot its own developer horn on the Web services front.

November 8, 2007 by


Most businesses have the need to perform crucial business processing on a scheduled basis. CodeSchedule allows .NET developers to easily...

December 1, 2009 By FlashInsight

Are all 'open' Web platforms created equal?

There's been a lot of talk lately about various Web platform vendors opening up their programming interfaces in order to make their offerings more readily customizable and programmable. Yet Microsoft, which has opened up to developers, a bunch of its Windows Live APIs, is not part of these conversations. Why?

October 15, 2007 by

Cringley, MacTel, and nutty theories

So far Cringley's track record on Apple hasn't been good, but this is one prediction that I think may have merit because what he's really talking about is using Apple's 1997 patent exchange agreement with Microsoft to allow Apple to update and use Sun's WABI code for the Windows/XP APIs - thereby enabling Windows applications to run without Windows licensing or Windows overheads.

December 13, 2006 by

Web 2.0? It's more like Computer 2.0.

Or even better, the uncomputer. When I think about what today's operating systems are -- Windows, OS X, Linux, etc --  I mostly seem them as collections of application programming interfaces (APIs) that give developers easy access to resources (displays, networks, file systems, user interfaces, etc.

December 22, 2005 by

Is Integrien's Alive the superMOM of MOMs?

San Francisco - Gartner Symposium/ITxpo — Come to think of it, why isn't there a manager of managers solution called superMOM?  It seems like such a natural name for a product that horizontally cuts across all of an IT infrastructure's management technologies (SNMP, Windows event logs, security appliance APIs, etc.

May 15, 2005 by

Bracing for the MS 'ripple effect'

Whether Judge Jackson recommends breaking up the software giant, intensiveoversight or allowing access to Windows APIs, the business of high tech will never be the same. Full story.

July 28, 2000 by

Microsoft's goal: DNA everywhere

Microsoft Corp.'s announcement today of Windows Distributed interNet Applications for Financial Services (DNA FS) sheds some light on Microsoft's previously murky plans for its overreaching Windows APIs, services and specifications.

December 3, 1997 by

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