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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.

Infragistics Extends Mobile App Dev Tools

Infragistics has updated its developer toolkit with new functionality including increased support for building cross-platform mobile apps.

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.

Visual Studio 14 Update: CTP 4 Slims Down

Fourth in line of public previews comes with improvements to ASP.NET vNext, the Common Language Runtime, and C++ debugging and C# language constructs.

Azure Improves Auditing, Previews PowerShell 0.8.9

Microsoft adds Azure SQL Database auditing improvements, an Azure Websites support extension, and a cloud-based PowerShell in preview.

Xamarin Evolves, Adds to Its Mobile App Solution Offerings

The mobile apps company continues to add to its growing suite of tools, with the introduction of new tools and features for mobile app monitoring and testing. These were announced at its conference in Atlanta this week.

Splunk Simplifies System, Mobile App Health

Splunk announced updated Splunk Enterprise 6.2 and debuts cloud-based Splunk MINT at its user confab in Las Vegas.

SQL Server 2008 SP4: Really, That's It This Time

The differences between this release and the SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 release from last week are distinct enough to warrant separate releases.

SQL Server 2008 R2 SP3 Is Last One You'll See

Microsoft makes good on commitment to continue improving older solutions, but the support will eventually end for this version as a newer, cloudified version 2014 takes over.

Cloud-Based Apps Usage High in Enterprises

A Cloud Security Alliance survey shows discrepancy between vendors and IT pros when asked about the number of cloud-based apps installed in the workplace.

Xamarin Test Cloud Now Available

Xamarin Test Cloud integrates with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server to natively automate testing of mobile apps across thousands of devices and OSes.

Improving Mobile App UI Design, Collaboration with Kony Visualizer

Kony Visualizer 2.0 targets collaborative teams developing mobile app user interface design across platforms.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP2 Adds Visual C++, Testing Improvements

Lots of goodies packed into this release: improved Visual C++ solution browsing and GPU performance diagnosis, TFS work item performance improvements, support for Eclipse 4.4 with Team Explorer, more.

Azure Adds VM Sizing Options

Microsoft adds a new series of VMs to its Azure cloud service for companies running big data, analytics or data-intensive applications.

Windows Library for JavaScript 3.0 Debuts

Microsoft's open source JavaScript library debuts with version 3.0 of the JavaScript library for building cross-platform/cross-browser-enabled apps.

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