Microsoft Launches Web Site Optimization Tool Modern.IE

The tool aims to reduce testing time, leaving more time for development.

Mobile, Cloud are Focuses of Microsoft's 2013 Roadmap

Possible products include a Windows 8/RT interim release, and a SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse update.

Microsoft Cuts Cost of Using SQL in the Cloud

Latest cuts are seen as a response to reductions in Amazon cloud offerings.

Market Reaction to Surface Tablet 'Muted'

The PC market is declining or staying flat as well, analysts are reporting.

Microsoft Releases New Visual Studio 2012 CTP

Microsoft today announced the release of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2 of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, with some major upgrades related to application lifecycle management (ALM).

Microsoft Embraces Git in Visual Studio, Team Foundation Service

For the first time, Git support and integration are baked in.

Microsoft Pushes Out New Office 365 Versions

Non-small business editions are coming in about a month.

Skytap Automation Pack Brings Testing to the Cloud

The product combines on-premises TFS testing with the speed and agility of the hosted cloud.

Windows Helps Microsoft Beat Earnings Predictions in Q2

Windows retakes its place as the top revenue producer for the company. Business and Entertainment divisions see a dip in performance.

Microsoft Slams Failing Test Results for Security Essentials

Redmond claims AV-Test methodology is flawed.

Faster App Delivery Remains Top IT Need

Reducing application development costs, and moving applications to the cloud have become less of a priority for the coming year, according to the survey.

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.

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