News


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.

VB Is Not Dead: Coming Language Features in Visual Basic 14

Microsoft skips to naming the next version of Visual Basic, and commits to new language developments that are planned for release at the same time as the release of Visual Studio 15.

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.

Microsoft Data Platform Further Embraces Big Data

Microsoft has updated several components of its data platform to deliver more Big Data technologies to customers.

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.

NoSQL for .NET: RavenDB 3.0 Takes Flight

Among a bevy of new features in this upgrade to the alternative open source NoSQL database engine for .NET is a new storage engine and file system.

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.

Beyond Touch: Developing and The Future of Natural UI Design

Advances in touch-based computing opens up a host of new ways for users to interact with apps. Developers will need to keep up and be keenly aware of newer natural UI design methods, such as voice, gesture, and even neural inputs, says InterKnowlogy's Tim Huckaby.

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.

Entity Framework 6.1.2 in Beta

Version 6.1.2 contains some high-priority fixes that need to be tested in the wild before it is RTM'd; meanwhile, next version of Entity Framework might be version 7 or something else.

Visual F# 4.0 Preview

New, stabilized version of functional programming language available to those who are previewing Visual Studio 2015.

IoT Project AllJoyn To Be Integrated with Windows 10

Microsoft joins an alliance of companies who are working to develop an open source framework and services for Internet of Things-enabled device intercommunication. The results of that work is expected to show up in current versions of Windows and the forthcoming Windows 10.

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.

MS Open Tech Previews IntelliJ Java IDE and Android Studio Plugin

The plugin is aimed at Android devs who want to connect apps to Office 365 services and Azure Mobile Services.

New APIs, SDK for Office 365 App Development

Microsoft announced at TechEd Europe that it's pushing new APIs and SDKs to give developers a straight path to developing mobile-first/cloud-first apps that use familiar Office 365 tools.

Infragistics Ultimate 14.2 UI Toolkit Inspired by Microsoft Office

An incremental but important update to the cross-patform tools developer's UI suite adds a WYSIWYG Page Designer, new data visualization and charting controls, and a Xamarin.Forms component.

Mendix Aids in Cross-Platform Mobile App Dev

No programming skills? No problem - you can still build PhoneGap-based mobile apps. For developers, Mendix streamlines the process.

Upcoming Events

.NET Insight

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.