.NET Developers Applaud Microsoft’s Open Moves

While Microsoft’s announcement yesterday that it will publish key APIs and share its communications protocols was met with skepticism by the European Commission and other critics, .NET developers we talked with welcomed the step that Redmond had defiantly resisted until now.Microsoft said it is moving quickly to release the APIs and other documentation of Vista, Windows Server, and SQL Server.

As word of Microsoft’s announcement spread last night in New York during the local NYC.NET Developer Group meeting, attendees applauded the company’s moves.

“I think it’s going to go a long way, I hope so,” said Michelle Cmorey, division director for application development services at Robert Half International, during opening remarks at the meeting. “I think it makes Microsoft’s products more marketable, and I think that it makes your skills more marketable as well.”

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