Multimedia is expected in today's mobile applications, and the fun isn't only for smartphone and tablet users. Mono for Android, based on the Mono project's open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET Framework, can help you take advantage of Android Camera APIs in Visual Studio.
In the upcoming versions of Microsoft Web development tools, ASP.NET makes data binding more flexible while ASP.NET MVC makes creating AJAX applications and building mobile applications easier, among other goodies in both environments.
All indications now point toward an October release of Windows 8.
Time is causing Windows to evolve, but those changes offer new opportunities for app developers.
While Windows Communication Foundation 4.5 has lots of little improvements, the ASP.NET Web API is a very big change. You'll probably end up taking advantage of both, so here's what's in the pipeline for you.
Microsoft System Center 2012 is out, and Microsoft .NET Framework developers everywhere are cheering.
PowerPoint Storyboarding, a new feature of Visual Studio 11, brings new dimensions to UI design.
Doc-To-Help continues to provide a single source for a variety of document and help types, including a jQuery format targeted for mobile devices.