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Windows Driver Framework Now on Github

Availability, transparency of code is aimed at giving Visual Studio developers a leg up on debugging device drivers.

Pink Slip for the Developer Who Slipped In

If you think Bert is all talk when it comes to his decade of C# experience, you're wrong. He delivers…15 times.

Application Insights Update Allows for Sharing Customized Monitors

Still in pre-release, updates are coming out fast for Application Insights SDK for Web Apps, including new ways to share customized charts.

Visual Studio 2015 Pricing To Be Simplified

Current Ultimate subscribers will notice a significant price reduction. Also: a Visual Studio 2015 timeline quick reference.

WinJS 4.0 Now a Preview

Newest version of Windows Library for JavaScript improves on cross-browser-enabled features and aims for improved compatibility with Windows 10 look and feel.

Microsoft Opens Up: A Q&A with Scott Hanselman

Microsoft has been running full steam ahead with its "open" development process. So what does it mean to those developing across disparate platforms? Scott Hanselman explains.

Asynchronous Processing with TypeScript and Generic Promises

Promises make asynchronous processing simple, consistent and easy to use. And, with TypeScript and Promises.TypeScript providing support for generic Promises, you get both type safety and IntelliSense support.

Inside the Azure API Tools for Visual Studio 2013

Azure API Tools for Visual Studio 2013 gives developers a quick path to connecting to third-party REST APIs.

ConventionTests, Part 2: Creating Custom Conventions in ASP.NET

Now that you know how to use them (see Part 1 if you don't), it's time to create custom ones.

Azure App Service Debuts

Developers can start using the Azure-based App Service apps, with other cross-platform/cross-device services available in preview.

A Node.js IDE for Visual Studio Devs

Microsoft debuts Node.js Tools for Visual Studio version 1.0 after a year of development.

Everything You Didn't Know About Shared and Static Members

Peter's convinced you're not using Shared and static members enough, but then he's also convinced that none of you know about all the ways you can use those two keywords.

Windows 10 SDK Now Out as a Preview

Windows Insider members can access the software development kit preview for building Universal Apps on the upcoming Windows 10 platform.

MSBuild Engine Gets Git'd

The upcoming Microsoft Build Engine that will be part of Visual Studio 2015 is now an open source project on Github.

Azure Toolkit for Eclipse March Release Now Supports Mac, Linux

The collection of templates and functions for building Eclipse apps running on Azure now has support for building apps from Mac and Ubuntu.

9 Reasons Why Team Foundation Version Control Is Not Dead

Microsoft's Brian Harry offers proof that TFVC is still alive and well.

Mainly Fixes in Visual Studio Online Sprint 79

Improvements to Kanban boards and bug fixes in this sprint means the march to final gets nearer and nearer.

DevExpress Takes over Development of the Microsoft AJAX Control Toolkit

The open source library for developing AJAX-Webified apps gets a much-needed face lift to get with the modern coding times.

Retrieve and Update Entity Framework with Dynamic Queries

You don't have to give up on creating dynamic queries just because you're using Entity Framework. Entity SQL and ObjectQuery will let you generate queries at runtime and still let you update your data through Entity Framework.

Python Tools 2.2 Beta Updated

Python Tools for Visual Studio adds a number of user-requested features, including a centralized comments window, and the ability to launch and configure multiple Python environments.

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