Featured Articles

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

HP Stream is a Chromebook killer priced at $200

We have been hearing reports of a new breed of affordable Windows notebooks for months. It is alleged that a number…

More...
AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD Radeon R7 SSD line-up goes official

AMD has officially launched its first ever SSDs and all three are part of AMD’s AMD Radeon R7 SSD series.

More...
KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

KitKat has more than a fifth of Android users

Android 4.4 is now running on more than a fifth of Android devices, according to Google’s latest figures.

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 09 April 2008 10:24

Microsoft shows trade secrets

Written by Nick Farell

Image

Application Protocol freed


Software
giant Microsoft has got around to releasing information it once considered so secret, you would have to be killed if you ever knew it and left the company.

More than 14,000 pages Application protocol documentation for Microsoft Office 2007, SharePoint Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2007 have been posted at MSDN, a Web site for developers.

The protocols reveal how Exchange Server can communicate with Outlook and those used by Office and SharePoint to communicate with one another and other Microsoft server products. Tom Robertson, Microsoft's General Manager of Interoperability and Standards, said in a statement that it was a bold step toward putting interoperability principles into action.

The move is being spun as a move by Microsoft to become more "open." In separate anti-trust cases, the United States and European Union had long sought for Microsoft to release protocol documents, but trends like Linux and Web 2.0 are increasingly forcing Microsoft's hand.
Last modified on Wednesday, 09 April 2008 18:45

Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments