Papa's Got a Brand New Mag

Keith Ward discusses his new position, and has questions for Microsoft's upcoming BUILD conference.

Threats or Opportunities?

Microsoft faces new threats today, like smartphones and tablets, but are they more severe than past ones?

Silverlight's Stumble?

In this month's editor's column, Mike Desmond looks at the Silverlight issue.

The Sinofsky Shuffle

When Scott Guthrie, former corporate vice president of the .NET Platform at Microsoft, left the Developer Division to head up a new Windows Azure business unit, I was more than concerned.

All Things to All People

Bigger is better. At least, that seems to be the philosophy at the Microsoft Developer Division.

Expanding Vision: Visual Studio One Year Later

A year ago this month Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 4, the most significant update to the company's IDE and code framework since .NET was first released in 2002.

VSM Reader Survey: Who We Are

Every year we survey our readership to better understand who we're serving, and set the direction of our coverage in VSM and on the Web site.

Windows Phone 7 Coming on Fast

IDC last month released a report examining the uptake of Windows Phone 7 mobile devices and application development.

Line-of-Business Dev in 2011

With all the activity around mobile and Web technologies, it's easy to think that Microsoft might take its eye off the ball in the area of line-of-business (LOB) development.

Looking Forward

If there's one constant in the world of Visual Studio development, it's change.

The Future of the Readers Choice Awards

This year marks the 18th annual Visual Studio Magazine Readers Choice Awards.

Knowing Developers

A lot of people regard Apple and Microsoft as two sides of the same, cynical coin.

Microsoft's Flight to Simplicity

If you've been reading Andrew Brust's Redmond Review columns and Redmond Diary blog, you know that he's expressed concern about the complexity of the Microsoft development stack.

.NET: Fated to Succeed

I remember a time, not that many years ago, when I doubted Microsoft's bet-the-company strategy around .NET. For all its breadth, the impetus for the Microsoft .NET Framework wasn't breathtaking innovation.

A Seat at the SharePoint Table

Stop me if you've heard this one before. Microsoft takes a popular application, builds it out into a platform, then refines and extends the opportunities for developers to code against it.