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Ballmer Says Microsoft Is No Longer Just Software

Q1 2013 financial results coming on Oct. 18.

Visual Studio 2012 Update Coming in November

Update 1 is part of Microsoft’s new strategy of offering "continuous value" on a quarterly basis, in addition to Service Packs. The company released the final CTP on Monday.

Microsoft Finds Developer Evangelist Replacement

Steven Guggenheimer takes over for Abu-Hadba, who's leaving the company.

Microsoft's TypeScript Enables JavaScript App Scaling

TypeScript has been released under the Apache 2.0 license.

Visual Studio 2012 and Live! 360

Get a preview of the upcoming conference in this issue.

Write Windows 8 Apps in Native Java

Developers use Codename One to create all components from scratch, instead of using native widgets, to avoid fragmentation.

Visual Studio 2012 Launch Highlights Tools for Modern Apps

With more than 600,000 downloads of Visual Studio 2012 in a less than 4 weeks, the new IDE has the fastest download rate in the product's history.

Microsoft Rolls Out Mobile Cloud Services for Windows 8 Developers

The first public preview of Windows Azure Mobile Services is designed to provide an on-ramp for Windows 8 developers who want to build connected applications--without the learning curve.

Developers Take Issue With Windows Phone 8 SDK Releases

Unhappiness with "limited" release of preview SDK, and withholding of final SDK until the phone ships.

Developer-Friendly Windows Server 2012 Released

Initial hardware partners include Acer, Dell, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, IBM and NEC.

Windows 7 Overtakes Windows XP in Popularity

Windows 8 cracks the Top 10, thanks to its preview versions.

SharePoint 2013 Changes with the Times

It's not clear when the service will be rolled out as a final release.

Stackify Aims to Put More 'Dev' in 'DevOps'

The Kansas City-based startup wants to make it easier for developers to examine the network stack and find problems in code.

Microsoft Embraces Open Standards for Office

Office 2013 will provide full support for both variants of Open XML.

Visual Studio 2012 and Windows 8 Released to Developers

Microsoft is making the Visual Studio 2012 tooling available to all developers on August 15. MSDN subscribers can also access Windows 8 for testing purposes, starting today.

TFS Now Integrated with Git

In addition, kanban support has been added for workflow control.

Cashing In on the New Cloud App Model for Office

Microsoft launched a developer contest on Wednesday with a top prize of $10,000 for the winning Office or SharePoint 2013 app.

Microsoft Replaces App Hub With Dev Center

Many upgrades offered with new site, but the rollout's off to a buggy start.

Microsoft Shows Sell Out

MEC returns, and Build tickets go like hotcakes.

Microsoft Previews Authentication Library for Windows Azure AD

The company has added an Azure Authentication Library for .NET to the Developer Preview of its cloud-based identity management service.

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