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Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Ready for Live Production

The final version is expected sometime this summer.

Visual Studio Mobile App Testing Improved

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

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.

Microsoft Unveils Developer Edition of Internet Explorer

It includes updates to F12 developer tools and, for the first time, support for the WebDriver standard.

'Major Update' Comes to Windows for GitHub

Cleaner UI for developers highlights the changes.

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.

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.

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