A new Android SDK for Office 365 is also revealed.
Windows Azure is Microsoft's stack of cloud computing resources that lets you build Web apps and services based on the Windows, Microsoft .NET Framework, Visual Studio and SQL Server tools with which you're already familiar. Here's a collection of tools and information that will get you writing apps for Windows Azure today.
- By Terrence Dorsey
It will eventually replace the JIT64 compiler, allowing for faster program starts.
Developers can search for incompatibilities between their own code and .NET more easily than ever.
If you're using MSMQ to offload work from your Web site, you have a number of ways to pick up those messages, including processing those messages as soon as they turn up.
TypeScript 1.0 is nearing reality.
Nick Randolph takes MvvmCross for a spin and shows how quickly you can build an application for Windows Phone and other mobile platforms.
- By Nick Randolph
Portable Class Libraries create a single DLL that can be used across platforms, making code sharing easier. Learn how to use them by building a weather app with a portable core.
- By Greg Shackles
The enhancements include integration with the ASP.NET Web API.
Visual Studio 2013, with the latest version of TypeScript, gives you the same kind of support you've come to expect when writing code in C# and Visual Basic.
Why user requests shouldn't always be granted.
Evolutionary optimization (EO) is a type of genetic algorithm that can help minimize the error between computed output values and training data target output values. Use this demo program to learn to the method.
- By James McCaffrey
With Bing Code Search, Visual Studio developers get context-aware search capabilities from within IntelliSense.
Visual Studio 2013 has many new features; which ones are the most important? Here are the first six that promise to improve your productivity the greatest (more coming next month!)
- By Deborah Kurata
A new version of the extension adds support to Visual Studio 2012; it originally supported only Visual Studio 2013.
Sometimes you can improve your application's response time by shunting some activities to offline processing -- sending an e-mail response, for instance. Here's how to use Microsoft Message Queue (available on both your development and production computers) to simplify the process.
The developer service has had a number of outages since its introduction last November.
Microsoft needs fixing. Here's a list of the first things the new CEO should consider taking on.
- By Andrew J. Brust
It allows devs to debug JSON without leaving Visual Studio.
The add-in checks a Windows Store app's performance and health.