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SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 Is Last One You'll See

Microsoft makes good on commitment to continue improving older solutions, but the support will eventually end for this version as a newer, cloudified version 2014 takes over.

Cloud-Based Apps Usage High in Enterprises

A Cloud Security Alliance survey shows discrepancy between vendors and IT pros when asked about the number of cloud-based apps installed in the workplace.

Xamarin Test Cloud Now Available

Xamarin Test Cloud integrates with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to natively automate testing of mobile apps across thousands of devices and OSes.

Improving Mobile App UI Design, Collaboration with Kony Visualizer

Kony Visualizer 2.0 targets collaborative teams developing mobile app user interface design across platforms.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP2 Adds Visual C++, Testing Improvements

Lots of goodies packed into this release: improved Visual C++ solution browsing and GPU performance diagnosis, TFS work item performance improvements, support for Eclipse 4.4 with Team Explorer, more.

Azure Adds VM Sizing Options

Microsoft adds a new series of VMs to its Azure cloud service for companies running big data, analytics or data-intensive applications.

Windows Library for JavaScript 3.0 Debuts

Microsoft's open source JavaScript library debuts with version 3.0 of the JavaScript library for building cross-platform/cross-browser-enabled apps.

Devs To Blame for Mobile App Privacy/Security Failures?

It's a sad state of affairs for mobile app privacy and security, and some of the blame is on developers, says one study.

SQL Server Still on Top

Microsoft's venerable relational database management system remains on top with a regular pattern of updates and enhancements to ensure its continued strength in the market.

Azure API Management Service Now Available to Developers

API developers can now use Azure API Management Service to publish APIs for others to use, as well as programmatically monitor usage and health of APIs.

Visual Studio TFS Among Leaders in Gartner's Test Suites Report

Microsoft's "team sport"-style integrated development suite makes it among leaders on Gartner's 2014 Magic Quadrant report.

Splunk Extends Data to .NET Developers

The data analytics company adds new tools for .NET developers who want to tap the vast information stores to customized apps.

Sept. Patch Tuesday Includes .NET Fixes

Two issues related to the .NET Framework and ASP.NET are included in Microsoft's monthly security bulletin release.

Experts: Rethink Mobile App Development or Fail

Gartner, IDC chime in on why agile and more more strategic development needed to make mobile app development practices more successful.

Visual Studio Online Update: Sprint 70

Visual Studio team offers a slew of new, untested features into an update to Visual Studio Online, mainly consisting of Work Item query improvements and incremental changes to displayed information.

More Mobile Options with Embarcadero RAD Studio XE7

An upgraded version of company's cross-platform development suite comes with increased connectivity and mobile options.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 Offers Web-Based Code Review

First preview of VS 2013.4 introduces a web-based pull request option for Git and enhancements mainly to TFS and Visual C++.

Visual F# Includes Windows Phone 8.1 in Portable Library Support

Version 3.1.2 of the Microsoft F# derivation has expanded portable library support and enables the Publish option in Web and Azure projects.

Silver Demos Visual Studio's Multi-Device Dev Capabilities

Microsoft's Amanda Silver addressed the challenges of developing for a widening spectrum of devices infiltrating the enterprise, and demonstrated a few tools that have been added to the Visual Studio suite for tackling those challenges head on.

Azure DocumentDB Preview Available to Devs in the Cloud

Microsoft's Azure team releases NoSQL document database-as-a-service accessible for devs looking to toward the cloud for app development/deployment, as well as a few other developer-friendly Azure tools.

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