Azure Cloud on Ulitzer
Let's take a look at this pretty common scenario. You're building an ASP.NET
application (MVC or otherwise) and you intend to publish it in the cloud and
you're using Azure Storage (not SQL Azure) for your underlying data store.
You've already hooked your app up with the sample Azure-based Membership
provider that comes with the Azure SDK and everything is running along
Your application has quite a bit of administrator-only functionality so,
after you've been using it locally for a while you put in some safeguards to
block access to the admin areas unless the user is in the Administrators
role. That's awesome and ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC both have some really great
code shortcuts for enabling this kind of situation and you can make yourself
an administrator pretty darn easily.
So you're an admin and you deploy your application to stag... (more)
Microsoft Developer on Ulitzer
A Rhode Island district court judge Tuesday struck down a jury verdict
ordering Microsoft to pay an obscure Australian developer by the name of Ric
Richardson $388 million, reportedly the fifth-largest patent infringement
award in history.
In a relatively rare and painstaking post-trial judgment as a matter of law
(JMOL), Judge William Smith found Microsoft's patented Production Activation
(PA) system, its scheme for defeating illegal copying of Windows and Office,
did not infringe on a patent held by Richardson's companies Uniloc Singapore
Microsoft Developer on Ulitzer
Windows 7 has sold at an unprecedented rate in the few weeks it’s been out,
double any previous version of the operating system according to what
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told the company’s annual stockholders meeting
the other day. He was reportedly counting both boxed and OEM copies but did
not offer any numbers. Windows 7 officially went on sale October 22.
Microsoft is disclaiming responsibility for the so-called “black screens”
that some Windows 7 users have been experiencing when they boot up.
Apparently the problem has also cropped up on some XP and Vista machines.
Microsoft thinks it’s a virus.
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Evidently 7 is Microsoft's lucky number. It knocked one out of the park when
it reported its calendar Q4 results Thursday.
Revenues steamed past everybody's expectation by like a billion dollars on
the back on Windows 7 sales, netting earnings of $6.7 billion, or 74 cents a
share, up 60%. It captured record revenues of $19.02 billion, up 14%
year-over-year. Operating income came in at $8.51 billion, up 43%.
Microsoft said it recognized $1.71 billion in deferred revenue from its
Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program and Win7 pre-sales to OEMs and retailers
before general availability o... (more)