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Windows 8.1 Update Goes RTM

The product is scheduled for an official release Oct. 17

Microsoft CEO Announces Retirement

No successor has been named, and no front-runners have appeared yet.

Guthrie: MSDN Subscribers Leaving Thousands in Azure Credits on the Table

Scott Guthrie encouraged developers at the Visual Studio Live! conference this morning to take advantage of their Windows Azure credits through their Microsoft Developer Network subscriptions.

Visual Studio App Installer Updated

Many devs still miss the Microsoft-built installer included with Visual Studio 2010 and earlier versions.

Windows Azure Updates Include AutoScale

Other additions include SQL Server AlwaysOn failover.

Report: Microsoft Working on Second-Generation Surface

The Nvidia CEO let slip the information that it's working with Microsoft on an update to the Surface RT.

TypeScript Gets Faster, Adds Language Support with Update

The latest version fixes a compiler slowdown caused by the last version.

Windows Phone Sees Market Uptick

Year-over-year, Windows Phone device sales increased by 3.3 million.

Windows Azure 2.1 SDK Supports Visual Studio 2013

The SDK also includes a virtual machine with a built-in VS 2013 instance.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 Announced

The release aims to smooth the migration path to Visual Studio 2013.

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio Tools for Git

A more recent version of the tools will be included in the VS 2013 RTM.

Salesforce.com Targets C# and .NET Developers for Mobile Apps with New Xamarin Pack

Currently, there is no plan to support WinRT development, although the company says it will consider it if demand is there.

'Developer Preview' of Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7 Released

Web tools include a memory profiler, JavaScript debugger, DOM Explorer and CSS inspector.

Amazon Expands Its Windows Cloud Support

Updates to the Amazon .NET SDK target Windows workloads.

MSBuild Split Off from .NET Framework

It's also being packaged as part of a separate product.

Microsoft Adopts Agile Cadence for Windows 8.1 Updates

The new schedule parallels what Redmond had started with Visual Studio 2012 updates.

Microsoft Brings Outlook Web Apps to iOS

They have native application support for hardware.

Surface RT Drags Down Microsoft Q4 Profits

Company takes $900 million hit on "Surface RT inventory adjustments."

Study: Majority of U.S. Developers Use No Secure Coding Processes

About one-fifth use Microsoft's Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) processes to help secure code.

Surface RT Prices Slashed

Microsoft drops the price under the entry-level iPad to get traction in the market.

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