Microsoft's patent parade continued last week with another deal that further solidifies its strategy of making friends rather than enemies in the smartphone market.
The vulnerability in the .NET Framework could lead to elevation of privilege attack.
Visual Studio Magazine's first-ever survey shows high salaries and a strong future for Microsoft-focused developers.
Developers can now use C# to build apps for the Kindle Fire, Motorola Zoom and other Android-based devices.
- By John K. Waters
Windows 8 faces significant hurdles when it's released, if Microsoft doesn't refine its mobile strategy.
Various sources are reporting January or February dates for the beta, with possible release unlikely until 2013.
Between a third and half of all software exploits were due to Java, according to Microsoft.
A new report from Forrester shows a big drop in consumers interested in a Windows slate. But other studies have shown the opposite.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Adobe's about-face appears motivated by the explosion of mobile computing.
One big change is the move from per-processor to per-core licensing.
Microsoft and Amazon have agreed on a deal that will allow cheap use of Amazon's cloud resources for SQL Server 2012, formerly code-named "Denali."
Will Microsoft suffer -- among users and developers alike -- for trying to have it both ways with Windows 8?
- By Mary Jo Foley
The "Mango" upgrade to Windows Phone 7 is being pushed out through mobile carriers.
The new user interface is a clean break from the past.
Microsoft's next-generation database is expected in first half of 2012.
The fixes are part of an eight-release "Patch Tuesday" event next week.
- By Jabulani Leffall
Microsoft announced it is now distributing Windows Phone 7.5, code-named "Mango," worldwide to mobile service providers.
Connected Intelligence, a New York-based analytic group that studies the consumer handheld market, has released findings that shows 44 percent of current smartphone users are considering buying a Windows Phone 7 device in the future.
The imminent release marks the first major update of the Windows Phone 7 platform.
- By Kathleen Richards
Scott Guthrie and Jason Zander, corporate vice presidents of, respectively, Microsoft's Server and Tools Business and the Visual Studio Team, today headlined some significant developer focused improvements in Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview.
- By Michael Desmond