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Microsoft and PreEmptive Solutions have announced that an enhanced version of Dotfuscator Community Edition (CE) will be included in Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. Dotfuscator CE prevents the reverse engineering of .NET applications. The Visual Studio 2010 version, renamed Dotfuscator Software Services Community Edition, has been extended with instrumentation capabilities including tamper detection and defense, feature level application monitoring and automatic time limits on .NET application use. Development teams will be able to track feature usage to improve adoption and quality, ISVs will be able to integrate evaluation software usage into Microsoft Dynamics CRM to increase win rates, and enterprises will be able to integrate application runtime data into Microsoft Business Intelligence Solutions to improve business agility. Dotfuscator Software Services CE also ... (more)

Wal-Mart Announces Sale of Apple's 3G iPhone

Retail behemoth Wal-Mart announced Friday that is would begin selling Apple's popular 3G iPhone at 2,500 of its stores. Contingent on a 2-year service agreement with AT&T, the 8 GB model will sell for $197, while the black or white 16 GB model is being offered at $297. Both models will sell for $2 less than the regular retail price. Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtronic, Arista Networks, Asankya Networks, BitRock, BlueLock, Boomi , Box.net, Canaan Partners, Casdex, Chris Richardson Consulting, CITTIO, Cloud Architects, Cloud9 Analytics, CloudRamp, CloudScale Networks, Cloudscape.ws, CloudWorks, CNI Systems, CohesiveFT, CollabNet, Concentric, Cordys, Cronus Partners, CSRware, CuperTek, Cycle Computing, Dataline, Dell, DNAmail, eBay, El... (more)

VAI Joins IBM Software to Deliver Cloud Services

VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.), an IBM Premier Business partner, has announced that it has joined the IBM Software as a Service (SaaS) Specialty program to deliver cloud services to its clients. VAI's S2K Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Software Suite, leveraging IBM's Power Systems, WebSphere, WebSphere Portal and DB2 database software, will now be available using the SaaS delivery model to provide the power and unsurpassed value that the distribution, manufacturing, retail and service industries need to address key business issues and deliver bottom-line results. IBM offers hardware, software and infrastructure technologies to help its Business Partners deliver secure and scalable cloud services. Regardless of the state of adoption, IBM can help its partner's design, build, deliver and market SaaS solutions to help clients transform their businesses. "SaaS is... (more)

UniCloud Case Study: Data Processing in Amazon EC2 Cloud Service

Find out how Pathwork Diagnostics leveraged UniCloud to meet peak processing needs - saving on CAPEX and OPEX while increasing the capacity to innovate. Click here to view Univa's Case Study now!       Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf Systems, 6fusion International, Absolute Performance, Ajaxo, Alentus, Appirio, Appistry, Aptaria, Arena Maxtronic, Arista Networks, Asankya Networks, BitRock, BlueLock, Boomi , Box.net, Canaan Partners, Casdex, Chris Richardson Consulting, CITTIO, Cloud Architects, Cloud9 Analytics, CloudRamp, CloudScale Networks, Cloudscape.ws, CloudWorks, CNI Systems, CohesiveFT, CollabNet, Concentric, Cordys, Cronus Partners, CSRware, CuperTek, Cycle Computing, Dataline, Dell, DNAmail, eBay, Elastra, Engine Yard, Enki Consulting, Enomaly, Excelian, Flexiscale, Forrester, Fortress ITX, G.ho.st, Gear6, GigaSpaces, GoGrid, ... (more)

River Road Systems Selects PreEmptive Solutions Runtime Intelligence Service for Windows Azure Customer Experience Improvement Program

PreEmptive Solutions, the leading provider of solutions to protect, measure, and manage application investments, announced today that River Road Systems has selected PreEmptive Solutions Runtime Intelligence Service to provide a customer experience improvement program for River Road Systems’ flagship product, Support.It, as part of its migration to the Windows Azure platform. Support.It is a best-of-breed online support system that seamlessly integrates with help desk management systems, email and chat systems, and RSS feeds to deliver targeted content to end users, materially improving self-help results and satisfaction. Support.It has over 500,000 users who will ultimately migrate to the new Windows Azure implementation. “The Runtime Intelligence Service provides a scalable and nearly turnkey solution for measuring user patterns and application usage,” said Ted Fr... (more)

PreEmptive Solutions Magazine Launched on Ulitzer

PreEmptive Solutions Magazine launched today on Ulitzer. With more than 3,000 corporate clients, 40,000 registered installations in 100+ countries and inclusion with Microsoft's six million+ Visual Studio seats, PreEmptive Solutions helps organizations protect, analyze, and monetize applications, defend them against tampering and measure the impact of application investments. Ulitzer content is grouped in 25 distinct subjects from "Aerospace and Defense" to "Travel and Hospitality." Each subject group offers an unlimited number of topics, and each topic may contain thousands of peer-reviewed feature stories, bylined articles, blog posts, news, reviews, commentary, and unique editorial content authored by top experts in their fields. Ulitzer is designed to replace Wikipedia with Its three-dimensional live content offerings and dynamic topic structure. "Facebook establ... (more)

Secure Your .NET Code

Are you aware that you might be shipping your source code with your .NET dll or exe? A new tool included in Microsoft's Visual Studio .NET 2003 can help you make sure that does not happen. The .NET platform realizes Microsoft's vision for the next paradigm in Windows computing: multiple programming languages interacting harmoniously, sharing an enriched object-based framework, and executed by a Common Language Runtime (CLR). This architecture provides an unprecedented degree of power and flexibility. Unfortunately, that flexible design inherently produces a problem for those wishing to hide their program's intellectual property. Programs in the .NET Framework are easy to reverse engineer. This is not in any way a fault in the design of .NET; it is simply a reality of modern, intermediate-compiled languages (Java suffers from this problem too). Both Java and .NET us... (more)

DashO-Pro by preEmptive Solutions

I remember how I first got into Java. A friend called my attention to these neat little mini applications that could be easily embedded into HTML files. These applets provided a quick way to jazz up even the most mundane Web pages. She showed me some UseNet groups that contained huge libraries of these applets. I soon learned how to go into their code and change (dare I use the word "hack"?) them to fit my needs. Those applets were nobody's property; they were just there for the taking. Some people would come up with clever ways of making them run more efficiently, and would post their findings for all to use. When working with pubic archives, this is all well and good. The problem is many people learned how to hack Java applications that were not public domain. They would download applications, decompile the source and hack it to look like their own. Today's compl... (more)

Macrovision White Paper Showcases Digital Entertainment Media

Opportunities to leverage entertainment metadata are expanding dramatically and creating differentiators for the companies that deliver consumer experiences. Metadata follows you wherever you go: on your home TV, computers and game consoles; when you watch a movie on the train; when you listen to music in the park; or when you play a CD in your car. These experiences can be enriched by entertainment metadata. This white paper examines how Macrovision delivers visually rich and descriptive entertainment metadata from TV Guide and AMG to drive consumer engagement, purchasing, and satisfaction. In this White Paper you will learn about: Creating unique, visually engaging entertainment experiences Increasing customer engagement and loyalty Enabling breakthrough business opportunities Click here to download now! Cloud Computing Technology Contributors of 2009 10Gen, 3Leaf S... (more)

Lucidator Translates Obfuscated Code in Visual Studio .NET

PreEmptive Solutions, Inc., has released Lucidator. a standalone stack trace and symbol translation tool to debug obfuscated code created with Dotfuscator. Dotfuscator generates a map file that can be used by support personnel running Lucidator to translate the obfuscated stack traces and symbols back to unobfuscated stack traces and symbols. Lucidator is licensed for a group, defined as anyone associated with a particular team or product that has been obfuscated by an identified instance of Dotfuscator Professional. Lucidator is ideal for support teams that need to translate and debug obfuscated code. Unlimited number of users in a group can use Lucidator, and there is no registration process. PreEmptive's Dotfuscator Community Edition will support the forthcoming Microsoft Visual Studio "Whidbey." By integrating its obfuscation tools with Visual Studio "Whidbey", P... (more)

Quickoffice Unveils Editable Office Application for the iPhone

Quickoffice announced the release of MobileFiles Pro, said to be the first application to include editable Office functionality for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The upgrade brings comprehensive editing and saving of Microsoft Office Excel files in the .xls format, Wi-Fi file transfer to and from a desktop (Mac and PC), and the ability to access and synchronize with Apple MobileMe accounts. MobileFiles Pro has .xls editing features including support for over 125 functions, robust format options ranging from font style and cell color choice to inserting and resizing rows and columns. Users can switch between sheets in a workbook, revise inputs and recalculate and undo / redo changes. In addition, MobileFiles Pro features desktop file access and transfer functionality combined with MobileMe iDisk account access to transfer and store files to and from the iPhone. Using the... (more)