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Visual Studio '14' CTP Released

It's a preview of the next version of the IDE, expected to hit in 2015.

Better Alerts for Visual Studio's Application Insights

The tool was entirely rebuilt for better monitoring of applications.

Capturing Results from Stored Procedures with Entity Framework 6

Entity Framework 6 gives you a variety of ways to call stored procedures that return data and capture the results those procedures return. Here's a look at all of them.

Xamarin 3 Unveiled

Tighter integration with Visual Studio among the highlights.

Microsoft Publishes LightSwitch API Reference

The API is for the HTML Client.

Understanding the Android Resource System

Learn how to leverage the powerful resource system of Android to support a variety of Android devices and languages.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Gets its First CTP

The Update comes fewer than two weeks after the official release of Update 2 at TechEd North America.

Moving Data to the Form in Windows Forms

When you implement the Model-View-ViewModel pattern you need to tell your View (in this case, a Windows Form) when the ViewModel has new data. Here's how to do that, along with a warning about how to avoid a potential bug.

Visual Studio Online Now Integrates With Azure Active Directory

It currently only works with new Visual Studio Online accounts, but that will soon change.

Why Visual Studio Express Won't Allow Extensions

One Microsoft employee calls it a "business decision" -- and a bad one at that.

25+ Tools for Cross-Platform Code Editing and Collaboration

A cornucopia of code editing and collaboration software that lets you use the same familiar tools no matter what computer you're working on.

How To Refactor for Dependency Injection, Part 1: Cleaning Up

Take control of your application's behavior and move toward dependency injection by refactoring your existing code.

Implementing Binary JSON in ASP.NET Web API 2.1

Visual Studio 2013 came with a new version of Web API. The Web API 2.1 update includes a host of new features, including support for Binary JSON. Learn how to leverage BSON by building a Web API 2.1 service.

TypeScript Updated to 1.0.1

Many developers are unhappy that future releases won't be supported on Visual Studio 2012 and earlier.

How To Build a Backbone Application with TypeScript, Part 1: Getting Started

Backbone is a popular library for creating MVC/MVVM-like applications in your client. Here's an introduction to Backbone and some best practices for creating a Single-Page Application with TypeScript.

TFS to Visual Studio Online Migration Tool Released

Data from TFS versions as far back as 2010 can be transferred.

New API Released for Visual Studio Online

The API integrates many third-party tools and cloud-based services using standard Web technologies.

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

ASP.NET vNEXT, Apache Cordova tooling also announced.

Hollis: For Developers, 'One Size Fits All' Doesn't Fit

Giving a keynote presentation at the VSLive! conference this week, noted speaker Billy Hollis decried the "fixation" on unit testing, among other topics.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: How the Cloud Improves ALM

Microsoft's Craig Kitterman demonstrated cloud-based load testing and monitoring for applications.

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