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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.

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.

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.

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