A new version of the .NET Compact Framework was also released.
Fresh on the heels of SQL Server 2014 being released to manufacturing, the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) team yesterday announced support for the new version, along with numerous other enhancements.
A 99.5 percent service level agreement is promised.
The library is available via NuGet, and includes AdSense, Blogger and YouTube functionality.
Windows Azure HDInsight was also released, based on Hadoop 2.2.
Even with support ending April 8, Windows XP still hangs on, even gaining market share according to some metrics.
- By Scott Bekker
SignalR provides real-time communications between servers and clients.
The technology was developed by a company founded by two ex-Microsoft executives.
The deadline was moved back from March 14 to May 7, at which time early adopters will be automatically enrolled as regular users.
Developers will get the release before the general public.
Microsoft didn't address a possible release for Office in 2014.
Developers are encouraged to vote on which releases will come first.
Among his early moves is putting a former high-ranking politico in charge of strategy.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
A new Android SDK for Office 365 is also revealed.
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.
TypeScript 1.0 is nearing reality.
The enhancements include integration with the ASP.NET Web API.
With Bing Code Search, Visual Studio developers get context-aware search capabilities from within IntelliSense.
A new version of the extension adds support to Visual Studio 2012; it originally supported only Visual Studio 2013.