• News

    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. 10/17/2014

  • News

    Infragistics Extends Mobile App Dev Tools

    Infragistics has updated its developer toolkit with new functionality including increased support for building cross-platform mobile apps. 10/17/2014

  • News

    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. 10/16/2014

  • Neural Network Lab

    Neural Network Training Using Simplex Optimization

    Simplex optimization is one of the simplest algorithms available to train a neural network. Understanding how simplex optimization works, and how it compares to the more commonly used back-propagation algorithm, can be a valuable addition to your machine learning skill set. 10/16/2014

  • Apache Storm Integration Leads Expansion of Azure Data Services

    Microsoft today announced Apache Storm technology for real-time Big Data analytics will be integrated with Microsoft Azure, highlighting several expansions of the company's cloud computing platform. 10/15/2014

  • News

    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. 10/15/2014

  • Practical .NET

    Building a Useful HTML Helper for ASP.NET MVC Views

    Creating a full-featured extension for the ASP.NET MVC HtmlHelper class sounds like a lot of work. But, because of the way the Microsoft .NET Framework works, it's almost trivially easy. To show that, here's an EditBlockFor method that adds a label, a textbox and a validation message to your ASP.NET View. 10/14/2014

  • News

    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. 10/14/2014

  • Mobile Corner

    Add Azure Active Directory Support to Azure Mobile Services-Enabled Windows Phone Apps

    Windows Phone applications can use Azure Active Directory to authenticate users and authorize access to Azure Mobile Services. Nick Randolph walks through the process, step by step. 10/13/2014

  • Speed Up Apps by Doubling Up on Database Access

    Just because you're using ADO.NET to update data doesn't mean you can't also grasp the opportunity to retrieve some data and save yourself a trip to the database. 10/10/2014

  • News

    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. 10/09/2014

  • News

    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. 10/09/2014

  • DevDisasters

    How To Solve the Impossible Data Problem

    Andrew does integration for a living. As a result, weird client data comes with the territory, but one client's data in particular stands out as being truly unique. 10/09/2014

  • News

    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. 10/08/2014

  • Practical .NET

    vNext: What's in It for You?

    Here's a grab bag of what you might find useful in the next version of the .NET Framework. It's good news for everyone but ASP.NET Web Form developers. 10/08/2014

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