The redesigned Web site focuses on Windows Phone 8.1 conversions.
The company officially responds to a social media storm of worry.
It's the first opportunity for developers to integrate their apps with the Cortana digital assistant.
The first update in more than a year includes support for new Web frameworks.
The tools are open source and include debugging support.
It's free for up to five users.
It's available as part of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC, and as a standalone download.
The developer preview was released yesterday.
Unlike Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, TFS isn't a release candidate.
Also announced was a new interop organization called The .NET Foundation.
Release Candidate 2 of Visual Studio 2013 also announced.
Memory support is expanded in the Standard edition, responding to feedback.
A new version of the .NET Compact Framework was also released.
A 99.5 percent service level agreement is promised.
Fresh on the heels of SQL Server 2014 being released to manufacturing, the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) team yesterday announced support for the new version, along with numerous other enhancements.
The library is available via NuGet, and includes AdSense, Blogger and YouTube functionality.
Windows Azure HDInsight was also released, based on Hadoop 2.2.
Even with support ending April 8, Windows XP still hangs on, even gaining market share according to some metrics.
- By Scott Bekker
SignalR provides real-time communications between servers and clients.
The deadline was moved back from March 14 to May 7, at which time early adopters will be automatically enrolled as regular users.