The UK government is adopting the Open Document Format for Office Applications, for documents that are editable (read-only documents will be PDF or HTML). You can read Mike Bracken’s (Government Digital Service) blog on the subject here, and the details of the new requirements here. If you want to see the actual standards, they are
…continue reading The UK government is adopting Open Document: some observations
RemObjects is previewing a new native Mac IDE for its Oxygene and C# compilers. Oxygene is a Delphi-like language (in other words, a variant of Object Pascal) which targets iOS, Mac, Android, Windows Phone and Windows. RemObjects C# shares the same targets. Both can compile to .NET assemblies for Windows, or to Mono for cross-platform
…continue reading RemObjects previews native Apple Mac IDE for C#, .NET, Oxygene
Microsoft has announced its financial results for the quarter ending June 30th 2013. How is it doing?
Quarterly revenue is up to $23.38 billion from $20.49 billion year on year, though $1.98 billion of that is phone hardware – Nokia, in other words. Operating income is up to $6.48 billion from $6.07. Net income is
…continue reading Microsoft Financials show cloud growth, Nokia loss
Microsoft released its latest financial results yesterday, on which I will post separately. However, this remark from the earnings call transcript (Q&A with financial analysts) caught my eye:
In the year ahead, we are investing in ways that will ensure our Device OS and first party hardware align to our core. We will streamline the
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