Windows 8.1 Improvements Demoed

At Computex, Microsoft also showed off a growing number of devices for its newest OS.

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation Server 2013

At TechEd, Microsoft reveals the next release of Visual Studio will be available later this year.

Typemock Releases Isolator 7.4

The new version of the .NET-focused unit-testing product aims to quickly find and fix bugs.

Microsoft Dramatically Lowers Azure Pricing for Developers

MSDN subscribers get a host of new benefits as well, including credit toward Azure time, making cloud-based development free in some cases.

Microsoft Re-introduces the Start Button

Other changes in the forthcoming Windows 8.1 include a boot-to-desktop option and improved search.

Microsoft Releases Next Iteration of Visual Studio 2012 , Update 3

The latest version is Release Candidate (RC) 2, and Microsoft says it's safe for production use.

Telerik Updates Icenium

New release brings simplified cloud back-end capabilities.

Bigger Data Comes to Windows

The Hortonworks Data Platform for Windows works with Microsoft's Windows Azure HDInsight Service.

Rackspace Cloud SDK for .NET Released

Rackspace Cloud SDK for Microsoft .NET is a tool suite for .NET developers working with the OpenStack cloud OS.

Microsoft Reopening Build Registration on May 15

Microsoft will release additional tickets for its Build conference.

Accelerate Code Builds with IncrediBuild

Xoreax Software releases version 4.6 of its code-build-acceleration product.

New Release 'Cadence' Begins with Visual Studio 2012 Update 2

Microsoft exec also says Visual Studio 2012 has been downloaded more than 4 million times since its release.

Windows 'Blue' Set for 2013 Release

Microsoft also says it's sold more than 100 million Windows 8 licenses.

Mobile, Cloud Top List of Most In-Demand Dev Skills

C#, Azure and JavaScript skills also make the Top-10 Most Wanted list.

Six Months In, Windows 8 Growth Remains Sluggish

Windows XP usage continues to remain strong, to Microsoft's chagrin.

Serena Adds DevOps to Orchestrated IT Solution

New version of Orchestrated IT includes improved change and release management features.

Microsoft Celebrates a Year of Open Source Success

The Open Technologies Group has open sourced ASP.NET, MVC 4, and the Entity Framework, among other technologies.

Report: 40 Percent of Mobile App Dev Projects Will Use Cloud Back Ends by 2016

The growing use of cloud back-end services for mobile apps is creating a new security risk in the mobile development space.

Windows Azure Upgrades Make Remote Debugging of Apps Easier

The improvements involved the "Virtual Network" and "Virtual Machines" components of Windows Azure, affecting the access of virtual networks, either from behind a corporate firewall or remotely.

Infragistics Releases New Windows 8 UI/UX Tools Package

Other tools target iOS, Android, Silverlight and WPF.

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