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Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Rolls Up New Features, Bug Fixes

Also released today: Azure SDK 2.4 for .NET.

XSD 4 Supports C++ 11

Version 4 of the XML Schema-to-C++ compiler now supports Visual Studio versions 2012 and 2013.

Mulesoft AnyPoint Gets Native with .NET

New version of middleware integration platform integrates directly with .NET-written or -supported applications.

Kinect for Windows SDK Preview in Motion

Now that Kinect for Windows 2.0 devices have shipped, a preview of the software development kit is available for more than game developers.

VS Offline? Mid-Month Outage, Explained

An explanation of the Visual Studio Online outage that occurred July 18 was simply Azure SQL Database slowness, but it was a bit more than that.

SyntaxTree Buy Results in Visual Studio Tools for Unity 1.9

A mere month later, Microsoft's point release of the Unity gaming platform add-on comes mainly with debugging improvements.

SharePoint: All About the Apps

A portfolio of apps customized for your environment is the key to maximizing SharePoint's benefits.

Azure Mobile Services .NET Adds CORS Support, Better Authentication

Support for cross-origin resource sharing now built in via the ASP.NET Web API.

A Refreshed OData Client Code Generator

Version 2.0.0, released earlier this month, contains a bevy usability, functionality, and configurability improvements, as well as rounds up a number of bug fixes.

Azure AD SDKs Generally Available

New security-minded Worker Account capability can be written into iOS, Android and OS X apps.

Visual Studio Online Turns Up AD Support, Portal Integration

A few features get fine-tuned, including how Visual Studio Online is able to add a directory to an existing account to better centralize identity management.

Security Tightened in SQL Server Data Tools Update

Database schema comparisons, security among incremental updates made to this July 2014 release of SSDT.

Nadella: Culture Change and a Smaller Microsoft

Microsoft's CEO calls the company a "platforms and productivity" company, and calls for reducing workforce by 18,000, mainly from Nokia acquisition.

NuGet 3 Nearing Completion

CTP 1 of the Microsoft development platform package manager introduces a new package source, speeds up performance and adds a debugger console.

Microsoft Rolls Out IoT Developer Portal

Next up: Developer kits to roll out to early registrants, along with open source code for building Internet of Things-connected apps and devices.

Microsoft Debuts New Windows Apportals Technology

New technology called Apportals aimed at enterprise developers working in healthcare, sales and distributed organizations and requires XAML and C# skills to set up.

ReactiveUI 6.0 Rounds Out Windows, Xamarin Support

MVVM framework for working with Reactive Extensions in the .NET Framework updated to support Universal Windows Phone and Xamarin forms.

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.

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