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Microsoft Makes 'Roslyn' Compiler Open Source

Also announced was a new interop organization called The .NET Foundation.

Microsoft Promises C++ Power, C# Dev Efficiency With .NET Native

The developer preview was released yesterday.

Team Foundation Server Update 2 Released

Unlike Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, TFS isn't a release candidate.

Microsoft Takes Cross-Platform Development to Another Level

Release Candidate 2 of Visual Studio 2013 also announced.

Microsoft Releases SQL Server 2014 for General Availability

Memory support is expanded in the Standard edition, responding to feedback.

Windows Embedded Compact Now Supports Visual Studio 2013

A new version of the .NET Compact Framework was also released.

Windows Azure Service Available in China

A 99.5 percent service level agreement is promised.

SQL Server Data Tools Now Supports SQL Server 2014

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.

Client APIs for .NET Framework Released by Google

The library is available via NuGet, and includes AdSense, Blogger and YouTube functionality.

Microsoft RTMs SQL Server 2014

Windows Azure HDInsight was also released, based on Hadoop 2.2.

Not Dead Yet: Windows XP Won't Go Away

Even with support ending April 8, Windows XP still hangs on, even gaining market share according to some metrics.

Microsoft Releases SignalR SDK for Android, Java

SignalR provides real-time communications between servers and clients.

Visual Studio Online Early Adopter Period Extended

The deadline was moved back from March 14 to May 7, at which time early adopters will be automatically enrolled as regular users.

.NET Development Available on Red Hat Open Source Platform

The technology was developed by a company founded by two ex-Microsoft executives.

Windows 8.1 Update Inches Closer to Release

Developers will get the release before the general public.

No New Exchange, SharePoint Releases This Year

Microsoft didn't address a possible release for Office in 2014.

New NuGet .NET Framework Packages Prepped

Developers are encouraged to vote on which releases will come first.

New Microsoft CEO Nadella Shaking Up Management

Among his early moves is putting a former high-ranking politico in charge of strategy.

Microsoft Releases A Host of Office 365 Development Tools

A new Android SDK for Office 365 is also revealed.

New .NET Compiler Hits CTP 2

It will eventually replace the JIT64 compiler, allowing for faster program starts.

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