Oracle Coherence Gains Session Management Support for .NET
The next version of Oracle Coherence, 3.6, was released this week with new security extensions, greater data reliability, and session management for .NET applications. 3.6 introduces Coherence Quorum, which is a set of configurable cluster and service policies for more proactive control. Coherence 3.6 also comes with new features for distributed environment transactions and new CohQL syntax.
UK Contemplates Cutting Costs with FOSS
The British PM David Cameron has called for suggestions to save the government money. The Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne suggested in a spending review that government services migrate from Microsoft products over to Linux and other open source software like OpenOffice.org. The British Cabinet Office also suggesting getting rid of unnecessary government websites.
Windows Phone 7 Beta Tools
After release several alpha-grade versions of the Windows Phone 7 SDK, Microsoft has finally released a package that is beta-quality. Microsoft says this pack is a "near final version" with Expression Blend fully integrated. Early WP7 devices are also shipping this week so developers can test their apps in the wild. Some evidence suggests that the first Windows Phone devices will go on sale in October.
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