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Project Siena Beta 3 Now Out

The Windows Phone app for creating Windows Phone apps adds a bevy of features for testers to try out, including some design improvements, as well as support for more REST services connections.

Visual Studio "14" CTP 2 Now Available for Testing

Following up the release of Visual Studio "14" CTP a little more than a month ago, Microsoft released another CTP just this week.

VS Online To Add Stakeholder License

Visual Studio Online adds two new features: a free "Stakeholder" license that allows limited accessibility, and access to the Test Hub for those on Visual Studio Online Advanced.

Visual Studio Mobile App Testing Improved

Microsoft and Perfecto Mobile announced new features for mobile app testing in Visual Studio and Microsoft Azure.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Ready for Live Production

The final version is expected sometime this summer.

Microsoft to Buy SyntaxTree, Make Gaming Plugin Free

The UnityVS add-on allows Unity developers to work within Visual Studio.

Microsoft Updates its Updaters

It's an effort to shore up potential security weaknesses.

Microsoft Open Sources its Open XML SDK

It's been made a project on Github.

Microsoft Creates Feedback Site for API Requests

An old Silverlight feature is the top vote-getter so far on UserVoice.

Surface Pro 3 Review: Treasure, or Trash?

A finicky editor takes it for a spin.

C++ Developers Get a New Cross-Platform Choice

Embarcadero's Appmethod goes native in its update for Windows, iOS and Android development.

'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.

Microsoft Adds HBase Preview to HDInsight Big Data Cloud Service

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

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.

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