Redmond's milestone is achieved with patent for its surface computing technology.
Upstarts like the iPhone and Android are courting business, but BlackBerry says it's still the platform of choice.
Social computing sites are as an opportunity for customer research, a panel of vendors suggest.
Microsoft has unveiled refreshed versions of its Windows Azure software development kit and Azure tools for Visual Studio.
Adobe Systems is extending its AIR (Adobe Integrated Runtime) technology to Linux desktops.
At a time of economic uncertainty, Microsoft serves as a Wal-Mart of software, offering high-volume, low-cost products, a company exec says.
Everypoint is launching a mobile application platform called Nemo, which is intended to give Java-based phones iPhone-like capabilities.
There is still a little time left, but it doesn't look like Apple iPhone users will see Flash and Java up and running on Apple's handheld device by Christmas.
Search with a gesture, surf on wireless radio waves, and other next-gen technologies are in the works.
Advocates for the Ruby programming language hailed its usefulness as an enterprise application development option, especially in a down economy.
Marking the two-year anniversary of their controversial interoperability agreement, Microsoft and Novell this week are announcing upcoming availability of the beta version of Moonlight.
General-release versions of JavaFX Desktop and JavaFX Script are due by the end of the year, and Sun officials say Java business is profitable.
Yahoo has released an advanced version of its BrowserPlus Web development technology, enabling developers to use it on their own Web sites.