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From Build 2016: Windows 10 Anniversary Update Will Have Bash

Microsoft adds native support for the Linux-based Bash command-line shell in Windows update coming this summer.

New Mac and Windows Development Tools for Working with Docker Containers

Docker last week announced a beta release of Mac and Windows developer tools for working with its Docker container technology.

TFS Extension for Visual Studio Code Now Available

Visual Studio Team Foundation Services Exension for VSC allows management of pull requests, work items directly from Git repos.

Isolator++ 3 Simplifies C/C++ Code Unit Testing

Newest version of Typemock's unit testing framework uses a patented isolation technology to simplify unit testing of C/C++ code.

Robotics Development Platform RTX64 Now Has Visual Studio 2015 Support

Kingstar's RTX64 2014 software extensions now support development via Visual Studio 2015 through a recent update.

R Tools for Visual Studio Updated

A newer version of the R programming language extension is available, with a few more new features as well as updated documentation and help.

Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools Open Sourced

A number of tools are slowly being open sourced onto the Github repository, with all of them being available over time.

Real-World Experiment with .NET Core Debugging via Visual Studio Code

Microsoft calls the recent release of this VS Code debugging capability an "experimental preview," which means it's truly a work in progress.

ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit 16.1 Now Available

Microsoft and DevExpress have released a new version that delivers some improvements as well as a few user-requested updates to a number of the controls in the suite.

Microsoft Press Developer Book Sale Until End of March

Save 35 percent on developer titles when purchasing books or downloading e-books directly from the Microsoft Press Store. Sale ends March 31.

Microsoft's Solution Will Allow Developers To Extend Datacenter Switches

SONiC is the company's open source framework that will allow application developers to extend network switches to work across disparate hardware platforms.

Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Version 6 Update 7 Released

A few new features -- error reporting, new project default, and a number of ionic project starter templates, to name a few -- as well as bug fixes, round out this update.

Time's Almost Up for Visual Studio 2005

Official Microsoft support for the decade-old development platform ends mid-April. So, who is still using it to develop enterprise-grade apps?

New R Language Plugin for Visual Studio 2015

Microsoft R and R Server features are accessible almost directly through the Visual Studio IDE, with the new R Tools for Visual Studio plugin.

Microsoft Exam Booster Packs: A Different Take on Second Shot

Remember Microsoft's MCP Exam Retake Offer? This is a bit different. Instead of a second shot, take several shots at a certification exam. And many developer exams are part of the offer.

Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 96 is Jam Packed with Features

The latest Web preview of the VSTS rounds up a number of new features -- Agile planning, testing, Git, release management, Office 365 integration, more -- that the Visual Studio Team will be refining over the next few months.

Microsoft Joins Eclipse Foundation

Announced at EclipseCon: More tools and support for open source Eclipse platform coming in Microsoft's Azure and Visual Studio tools.

SQL Server To Run on Linux

Microsoft's Scott Guthrie said that the company's RDBMS could be running on the Linux platform some time in 2017. He plans to preview a new SQL Server Stretch Database service at a New York event this week.

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 Release Candidate Now Available

Reliability and performance improvements rule on this release candidate, and there are a bevy of new features being tested out with Team Foundation Server 2015 U2 RC as well.

HoloLens Developer Kit Ships at End of March

Just in time for Build in San Francisco, Microsoft will make available a kit for developing for yet another extension of the Windows platform that will have you going all Johnny Mnemonic on your Visual Studio apps. You'll need to be a Windows Insider, though, before you can get your hand -- and face -- on one.

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