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'Major Update' Comes to Windows for GitHub

Cleaner UI for developers highlights the changes.

Microsoft Unveils Developer Edition of Internet Explorer

It includes updates to F12 developer tools and, for the first time, support for the WebDriver standard.

Visual Studio Online Update Adds Pull Requests

The feature, which is for code stored in Git, will eventually be added to local copies of Visual Studio.

Microsoft Opens Docker to Azure

The open source application packaging platform gets 1.0 support on Microsoft's cloud.

Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2012 Released

Also coming are reporting tools and other features.

Security Concerns Lead Big Data Companies to Acquisitions

Two of the biggest snap up security vendors within three weeks of each other.

Xamarin Support Added to Azure Mobile Services Offline

The upgrade is made possible by using SQLitePCL.

CTP 2 Released for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

While this one isn't for use on production servers, the next one likely will be.

Microsoft Adds HBase Preview to HDInsight Big Data Cloud Service

After recent upgrade to latest Hadoop version, HDInsight now gets NoSQL offering.

Connect Windows Phone to Desktop Apps Remotely

Remote Desktop App for Windows Phone 8.1 has limitations that rankle some, though.

Visual Studio '14' CTP Available as Azure VM

MSDN subscribers can try it for free with their Microsoft-supplied credits.

HDInsight Gets Hadoop Upgrade

Microsoft today announced its cloud-based Hadoop service, HDInsight, now supports Hadoop 2.4, the latest version of the Big Data software.

Azure Behind Only Amazon in Gartner Cloud Rankings

Gartner also says Azure is still "Microsoft-centric," appealing primarily to .NET developers.

Visual Studio '14' CTP Released

It's a preview of the next version of the IDE, expected to hit in 2015.

Windows Start Menu Delayed?

Rumors are spreading that it may not appear until "Windows 9."

Better Alerts for Visual Studio's Application Insights

The tool was entirely rebuilt for better monitoring of applications.

Xamarin 3 Unveiled

Tighter integration with Visual Studio among the highlights.

Microsoft Publishes LightSwitch API Reference

The API is for the HTML Client.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Gets its First CTP

The Update comes fewer than two weeks after the official release of Update 2 at TechEd North America.

Visual Studio Online Now Integrates With Azure Active Directory

It currently only works with new Visual Studio Online accounts, but that will soon change.

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