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Visual F# Tools, TypeScript: A Tale of Two Releases

The Microsoft development teams responsible for Visual F# and TypeScript recently provided their respective communities with some insight into their development efforts moving forward, now that the Visual Studio 2017 release hubbub has cleared. The goal with the insights via two recent blog posts, it seems, is toward more transparency.

R Tools for VS Plug-In Launches

It's at 1.0, with a version supporting Visual Studio 2017 to follow some time in May.

All of Visual Studio 2017 Visually In One Suite Release

Nifty, printable info graphic shows everything new and updated in the latest developer suite.

Tools, Services Supporting Visual Studio 2017

With Visual Studio 2017 making its debut next week, a number of software and services that comprise its tooling ecosystem have already embedded support for the development platform.

October Surprise: Azure Developer Updates

Fresh from Ignite, the Azure teams have been on a DevOps-heavy kick with a number of new tools for managing Azure services.

3 .NET Experts You Oughta Know

You can get lost looking for good .NET blogs among the several dozen good ones online right now. Here are three -- from Nick Chamberlain, Thomas Levesque, and Tony Sneed -- that are worthy of your attention right now.

Channel 9 To Live-Stream Visual Studio Live!

Amanda Silver's opening keynote on the Open Microsoft Developer Platform, along with a slew of other selected developer sessions, will be live-streamed during next week's conference at the Microsoft campus.

Visual Studio, .NET Framework Blogs Are Branching Out

The MSDN blogs can't contain all the information that's being produced on the various Microsoft developer tools and technologies.

Different Take on Trial Software: Azure Test Drives

Azure Test Drives gives developers the ability to test out apps in the cloud without any commitment whatsoever.

Ignore the Myths About C++ And Read This

Online book from C++ expert Andrey Karpov aims to explain away the myths of C++ programming by way of example.

Silver Anniversary for Visual Basic

A belated 25th birthday to Visual Basic. Yes, 25 years ago, this language transformed the Windows app market in ways even Microsoft could not have imagined.

Build 2016, One Last Time

My colleague at MSDN Magazine, Michael Desmond, covers Build 2016 with an eye on the message Microsoft is pushing across development platforms.

The Difference Between C# to F# Is a Scale of $20K

Stack Overflow's survey of site users provides some interesting insights on how Microsoft developers are doing compared to the rest of the world's developers.

Hardware, Software Expectations Abound at Next Week's Microsoft Build

HoloLens, anyone? How about developing for Xbox apps? Not sure if those will be featured, but Microsoft developers are expecting an expanded device universe for which to develop new apps.

Build-Up to Microsoft Build, Part 2

Microsoft's mega-event for developers at the end of March won't have the splash of a Visual Studio release, but there are other important technologies that should win your attention. So, how do you know what to focus on? These videos.

What You're Missing If You're Not At Build

Microsoft Build doesn't have the build up of, say, a major release of Visual Studio, to attract attendees, so why does it sell out? It's all about networking.

Cross-Platform Dev Approach That Isn't Xamarin

Xamarin this, Xamarin that. But not all cross-platform is Xamarin. Have you heard of one other option, like React Native?

Quick Look at C# 6.0 (E-Book)

Jason Roberts' e-book on C# 6 gets to a rolling start. And it's free, so you can't argue about the price at all.

The Leap Year for .NET Development

There's an extra day this year. What you do as a .NET developer in just that one day can shape the future of your development for many years to come.

Microsoft Set To Retire Slew of MCSD-Related Exams

Developers working toward SharePoint 2013 and Windows Store-related exams and certifications might need to step up exam-taking efforts, as exams are set to retire in September.

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