Oracle recently updated its MySQL 5.5 Enterprise Edition subscription service. The update adds new tools for design, development, administration, and backup, as well as enhancements to existing tools.
Microsoft is giving a boost to accessibility in its Office 2010 suite and launching new training courses and resources dedicated to helping developers produce more accessible sites and software.
Neotys has released the newest version of its load testing software tool for Web applications, NeoLoad 3.2. The new version includes on-demand load testing from the cloud and supports the latest Web application technologies.
Software developer Media-X has begun to demonstrate its new collaborative learning platform for mobile devices, eStudent, ahead of the product's formal June release date.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Microsoft this week showcased some of its interoperability accomplishments reflected with the release of the open source Drupal 7 content management system.
Google wants to get middle and high school students interested in open source software, and the company is betting that a new "outreach contest" that includes cash prizes and a grand-prize trip to the Googleplex in California will appeal to budding programmers.
- By John K. Waters
WebMatrix Beta 2 is integrated with NuPack, a new open source package manager Microsoft announced Wednesday. The company also released the ASP.NET MVC 3 Beta, which supports the Razor view-engine.
Microsoft has released BizTalk Server 2010 to its hardware manufacturing partners, which means that products will ship to customers soon.
Earlier this week, Microsoft published additional information about an ASP.NET flaw, which is now being exploited.
Developers with promising technology ideas that cater to the education market may have a chance at fame through an incubator program hosted by the Education Division of the Software & Information Industry Association.
- By Dian Schaffhauser