Cloud Computing


Azure App Service Debuts

Developers can start using the Azure-based App Service apps, with other cross-platform/cross-device services available in preview.

Azure Toolkit for Eclipse March Release Now Supports Mac, Linux

The collection of templates and functions for building Eclipse apps running on Azure now has support for building apps from Mac and Ubuntu.

Mainly Fixes in Visual Studio Online Sprint 79

Improvements to Kanban boards and bug fixes in this sprint means the march to final gets nearer and nearer.

Authentication Tools Previewed in Visual Studio 2015

Upcoming release will include some developer-requested features integrated into ADAL .NET and .NET Core to streamline use of OpenID and OAuth app protocols.

Keeping Your Next Developer Job

You don't need to worry about keeping your current job -- it will be gone, eventually. What you want to worry about is keeping your next job. That means developing the right skills to the right level for the package you intend to provide to employers.

Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP 6 Now Available

Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 comes with more efficient cloud services single sign-on, improvements in ASP.NET and Xamarin integration, and an update to Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova.

Visual Studio Online Sprint 78: New-Look Kanban Boards

In this sprint, Kanban boards get a spartan look to allow for customizing them in the future. Also, more testers can be added to Visual Studio Online test suites.

Write Automated UI Tests for iOS and Android Apps

Writing automated UI tests for your iOS and Android apps might not be as difficult as you think. Learn how to set up tests for your apps with Xamarin.UITest.

9 New Visual Studio 2013 Extensions

It's a little more than one month into the new year, and there's a wave of new Visual Studio extensions available specifically for Visual Studio 2013.

A Trillion Events Per Day? Trill Does That for .NET Apps

Microsoft Research-developed "high-performance in-memory incremental analytics engine" plugs into .NET natively to give apps ability to churn through gobs of data in nothing flat.

Visual Studio Online Basic License Changeup

Licensing changes affects user acceptance testing and Agile Planning. Also: Work for the Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server teams.

Test Out Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 on an Azure VM

Developers looking to check out the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2015 can do so without using up precious resources, now that a preview is available via an Azure VM. Also released: Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 1.

Telerik Adds Bevy of Cloud Mobile Development Services

More quick-start templates, enhanced push notifications, and new Telerik Device Cloud service, currently in beta, will allow testing on hundreds of physical devices.

Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server Pricing, Licensing Updated

Microsoft's new build/test pricing and licensing reductions that were proposed last month are now in effect.

How To Take Control of Amazon Web Services from Within Your .NET Application

See how the .NET SDK uses consistent naming and patterns, making it easy to work with the myriad of Web services that AWS provides.

Bing Developer Assistant Released

Bing Developer Assistant takes code searching to another level, searching well over 19M code samples, and adds contextual help and better error resolution from within Visual Studio.

Top 7 2014 Dev Tool Releases You Should Know About

It's been a great year for new development tools and technologies. We look back at seven releases that didn't get all the attention they deserve.

Microsoft To Integrate HockeyApp Into Application Insights

Recent acquisition to bolster performance and monitoring of applications through Application Insights service that will be included in forthcoming Visual Studio releases.

Visual Studio Online Updates Identity Controls

New identity controls are among the sprint 74 updates being made to the service. Plus, Brian Harry explains the outage from last week.

Microsoft Contributes to Docker Orchestration API Development

Microsoft Open Technologies has been hard at work making sure its code works with the new Docker Orchestration APIs for spinning up containers.

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