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Why Visual Studio Express Won't Allow Extensions

One Microsoft employee calls it a "business decision" -- and a bad one at that.

On the Surface, a Mini Mystery

Reports speculate that the small tablet wasn't sufficiently differentiated from the competition.

Surface Pro 3: Thinner, Lighter, More Powerful

Microsoft disappoints some, however, when it doesn't unveil a Surface "mini" at press event.

TypeScript Updated to 1.0.1

Many developers are unhappy that future releases won't be supported on Visual Studio 2012 and earlier.

TFS to Visual Studio Online Migration Tool Released

Data from TFS versions as far back as 2010 can be transferred.

New API Released for Visual Studio Online

The API integrates many third-party tools and cloud-based services using standard Web technologies.

Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

ASP.NET vNEXT, Apache Cordova tooling also announced.

Hollis: For Developers, 'One Size Fits All' Doesn't Fit

Giving a keynote presentation at the VSLive! conference this week, noted speaker Billy Hollis decried the "fixation" on unit testing, among other topics.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: How the Cloud Improves ALM

Microsoft's Craig Kitterman demonstrated cloud-based load testing and monitoring for applications.

Microsoft Updates .NET Framework to 4.5.2

Better debugging, support for Async are among the highlights.

Two Big Data Companies Form Partnership

Cloudera and MongoDB also announce the MongoDB Connector for Hadoop.

Some Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 Installs Crashing

The problem appears to be related to the location of the setup executable.

Adobe Releases PhoneGap Developer App

Soon, devs will even be able to build a Windows Phone app on OS X.

Microsoft Updates .NET Framework Repair Tool

Previous versions only covered up to .NET Framework 3.5.

Microsoft Releases Q3 Earnings Numbers

The financial report shows Windows Azure and Office 365 with significant growth.

Microsoft Azure SQL Database Gets New Service Tiers

Microsoft yesterday announced its Database as a Service cloud offering is incorporating new Standard and Basic preview service tiers, along with new performance levels.

Reports: Next Windows 8.1 Update Possible in Fall

The deadline to install Windows 8.1 Update 1 has been extended as well.

Windows Phone Devs Get Chance to Respond to Reviews

A pilot program gives developers the chance to improve their apps' ratings.

'Heartbleed' Patches Could Make Things Worse

Stealing new security certificates could be hackers' end game.

Microsoft Re-Installs Visual Studio Installer

The installer was removed after Visual Studio 2010, and led to an outcry among developers.

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