Stories by Frankly Speaking : Frank Hayes

Microsoft and Java it's over

Microsoft is finally getting out of the Java business. And that's good news. Really. For Microsoft, for Sun Microsystems and most of all for corporate IT shops. According to Microsoft's product road maps, its Visual J++ development tool isn't being upgraded with new versions of Java. And around the time the next major version of Visual J++ is due out - best guess now is first quarter next year - Microsoft's lawsuit-plagued Java licence from Sun will expire.