Cloud Computing


Visual Studio Online Basic License Changeup

Licensing changes affects user acceptance testing and Agile Planning. Also: Work for the Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server teams.

Test Out Visual Studio 2015 CTP 5 on an Azure VM

Developers looking to check out the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2015 can do so without using up precious resources, now that a preview is available via an Azure VM. Also released: Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 1.

Telerik Adds Bevy of Cloud Mobile Development Services

More quick-start templates, enhanced push notifications, and new Telerik Device Cloud service, currently in beta, will allow testing on hundreds of physical devices.

Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server Pricing, Licensing Updated

Microsoft's new build/test pricing and licensing reductions that were proposed last month are now in effect.

How To Take Control of Amazon Web Services from Within Your .NET Application

See how the .NET SDK uses consistent naming and patterns, making it easy to work with the myriad of Web services that AWS provides.

Bing Developer Assistant Released

Bing Developer Assistant takes code searching to another level, searching well over 19M code samples, and adds contextual help and better error resolution from within Visual Studio.

Top 7 2014 Dev Tool Releases You Should Know About

It's been a great year for new development tools and technologies. We look back at seven releases that didn't get all the attention they deserve.

Microsoft To Integrate HockeyApp Into Application Insights

Recent acquisition to bolster performance and monitoring of applications through Application Insights service that will be included in forthcoming Visual Studio releases.

Visual Studio Online Updates Identity Controls

New identity controls are among the sprint 74 updates being made to the service. Plus, Brian Harry explains the outage from last week.

Microsoft Contributes to Docker Orchestration API Development

Microsoft Open Technologies has been hard at work making sure its code works with the new Docker Orchestration APIs for spinning up containers.

What Happened? Microsoft's Fritz Discusses Azure Outage and Building Azure Sites

Before launching into his presentation on the intricacies of building Azure-based Web sites, Microsoft's Jeffrey Fritz talks about Tuesday's widespread Azure outage that affected sites throughout most of the northern hemisphere.

New Windows CLI for Docker

Developers no longer need to take a side road through Linux hosts to manage Docker container deployments, now that a Windows CLI can offer a direct path from Windows environments.

Microsoft's Lankford Explores Cloud Development

The Visual Studio ALM product manager leads the crowd at Live! 360 through some of the market forces driving cloud development.

Microsoft Announces It Will Open Source .NET, Releases New Visual Studio Tools

Microsoft also releases a bevy of next-generation Visual Studio tools, including Visual Studio Community 2013, which is a full-featured Visual Studio 2013 sans enterprise app development capabilities.

Waratek Lets Java Devs Secure Apps in Azure

Containerized, "bring-your-own security" solution consists of an Apache Tomcat app server with the Waratek Locker.

Build Network-Aware Windows Phone Apps with Azure Mobile Services and Background Tasks

Here's how to build a Windows Phone application that synchronizes data with Azure Mobile Services, triggered when the device restores its network connection.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 Nears Completion

A release candidate that rolls up the most recent features -- work item tracking improvements, addition of the Stakeholder license, Git-based pull requests/code reviews -- bug fixes, and issues is a prelude to the final version expected in the coming months.

New Python Tools for Visual Studio Aim for Web

Python 2.1 for Visual Studio adds templates for working with Python-based Web frameworks from Django, Bottle and Flask.

Microsoft Cozies Up To Docker

Microsoft and Docker will work on integrating Docker's open source container technology with Windows Server, with native deployment and management from any Azure cloud.

Azure Improves Table Storage Paging

Incremental improvement to Azure Mobile Services .NET Backend Azure Storage Extension and Windows Azure Mobile Services will ease table navigation pain with Web apps.

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