Another aspect of Blue could be a kernel update that eases interoperability between Windows 8/Windows RT apps and Windows Phone apps.
The tool aims to reduce testing time, leaving more time for development.
- By Katrina Carrasco
Possible products include a Windows 8/RT interim release, and a SQL Server Parallel Data Warehouse update.
Latest cuts are seen as a response to reductions in Amazon cloud offerings.
The PC market is declining or staying flat as well, analysts are reporting.
For the first time, Git support and integration are baked in.
Microsoft today announced the release of the Community Technology Preview (CTP) 2 of Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, with some major upgrades related to application lifecycle management (ALM).
Non-small business editions are coming in about a month.
The product combines on-premises TFS testing with the speed and agility of the hosted cloud.
- By Katrina Carrasco
Windows retakes its place as the top revenue producer for the company. Business and Entertainment divisions see a dip in performance.
Redmond claims AV-Test methodology is flawed.
Reducing application development costs, and moving applications to the cloud have become less of a priority for the coming year, according to the survey.
The service disruption happened on Dec. 28, 2012 and affected 1.8 percent of Microsoft's total Windows Azure Storage accounts.
The contest was based on the growth in the number of searches from the previous year.
Developers continue to show gains in salary and have better job security than most others, according to Visual Studio Magazine's second-annual salary survey.
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The overall IT cost to support multiple browsers is 20 percent higher, according to the report.
The senior director of the Windows Commercial Business Group provides a checklist to help organizations choose the best Windows 8 machines and tablets.
C++Builder XE3 implements a new native compiler architecture that supports development on both Windows 8 and Mac OS X PCs.
- By John K. Waters
Poor marketing, distribution partially blamed for slow uptake.