Application Development: 19 Reasons Why Microsoft Is Huge with Developers (and 1 Reason Why Not)

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2009-06-10 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

As evidenced by the focus on application development at the recent Microsoft TechEd North America 2009 conference and the overwhelming response to the company's May 18 release of Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0, Microsoft remains close to the pulse of the developer community.

Microsoft has a long history of catering to developers, going back to the origins of the company when Bill Gates noted that winning the hearts and minds of developers would be essential for Microsoft's success. As evidenced by the focus on application development at the recent Microsoft TechEd North America 2009 conference and the overwhelming response to the company's May 18 release of Beta 1 of Visual Studio 2010 and .NET Framework 4.0, Microsoft remains close to the pulse of the developer community.

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Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.
 
 
 
 
 
























 
 
 
 
 
 

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