Microsoft Explains Lengthy Windows Azure Outage

The service disruption happened on Dec. 28, 2012 and affected 1.8 percent of Microsoft's total Windows Azure Storage accounts.

Microsoft's C# Programming Language Chosen Most Popular

The contest was based on the growth in the number of searches from the previous year.

.NET Developers Still Doing Well, Survey Says

Developers continue to show gains in salary and have better job security than most others, according to Visual Studio Magazine's second-annual salary survey.

Visual Studio Magazine's Top-10 How-To Stories for 2012

These are the articles readers found most helpful in the past year.

Study Shows High Cost of Developing for Multiple Browsers

The overall IT cost to support multiple browsers is 20 percent higher, according to the report.

Microsoft Offers Windows 8 Device Guidelines

The senior director of the Windows Commercial Business Group provides a checklist to help organizations choose the best Windows 8 machines and tablets.

Embarcadero Updates C++ Builder for Windows 8

C++Builder XE3 implements a new native compiler architecture that supports development on both Windows 8 and Mac OS X PCs.

Windows Tablet Sales Expected to Lag iPad, Android

Poor marketing, distribution partially blamed for slow uptake.

Microsoft Performs the Most Licensing Audits

A study found that 64 percent of enterprises were audited, or had a license review, over the past 18 months to 24 months.

Microsoft Loses Top C # Developer

Eric Lippert was a key part of the Roslyn compiler-as-a-service project.

Windows Phone 7 Update Coming Next Year

Also expected in the same timeframe is the first update for Windows Phone 8, codenamed "Apollo+".

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

Should you wait for Service Pack 1? The new Update model is replacing Service Packs, according to Microsoft.

Infragistics' Windows 8 UI Tools Get a Running Start

NetAdvantage for Windows UI offers XAML and HTML/jQuery controls to Windows 8 developers.

IE 10 Preview for Windows 7 Released

Microsoft's Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 has taken a great leap forward after many months in which the company reported little about its progress.

Guthrie To Keynote Windows Azure Conference

Microsoft's Windows Azure announcements this week are setting the stage for a Windows Azure Conference on Wednesday, Nov. 14, for app developers.

Windows Chief Sinofsky Leaves Microsoft

Microsoft announced the departure of Steven Sinofsky, president of the Windows and Windows Live divisions, late on Monday.

SQL Server 2012 Gets First Service Pack

Upgrades include improved business intelligence capabilities, Reporting Services support for SharePoint.

Team Foundation Services Officially Available

The collaboration tool had been in preview mode for a year.

New Version of .NET Framework, SDK for Windows Phone 8 Released

Upgrades to the development suite include CoreCLR and async programming.

Build 2012: Windows 8 Opportunity Mobilizes Developers

Microsoft released the Windows Phone 8 developer tools on Tuesday as the company welcomed developers to its Redmond campus to dive deeper into its Windows 8 development platforms.

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