Microsoft Kicks Off Developers' Conferences This WeekBy Darryl K. Taft | Print
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Microsoft will emphasize the appeal of a common development platform at a trio of developer shows in San Francisco next week.Microsoft will use this week's VSLive/SpeechTek/Microsoft Mobile Devcon conferences in San Francisco to emphasize its message that Visual Studio is the single, unified development platform around which developers should rally.
The trio of conferences, which kick off Wednesday with a keynote address by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, will be a launchpad for a handful of new Microsoft products.
As part of the four-day shindig, Microsoft is expected to unveil yet another "Whidbey" Visual Studio alpha release; Microsoft Speech Server 1.0; its new MapPoint Location Server; and