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GitHub Extension Now in Visual Studio Gallery

The extension simplifies the back-and-forth connections from Visual Studio 2015 RC to GitHub. But there's an interesting aside to how the extension was developed that reveals something about "the New Microsoft."

'Always Encrypted' Leads New SQL Server 2016 Features

Microsoft said a new Always Encrypted security feature highlights its upcoming SQL Server 2016 -- "the biggest leap forward in Microsoft's data platform history" -- shipping this summer in a public preview.

10 Takeaways from Microsoft Build

Microsoft believes Windows 10 will be big for consumers, and an even bigger opportunity for developers. The company trotted out nine more solutions that should keep developers busy.

Inside the Universal Windows Platform Bridges

Microsoft's four-fold path leading to a singular coding platform is becoming a real possibility.

Microsoft Shows Off Universal Windows Platform

Day two of the Microsoft Build 2015 conference kicked off with a keynote demonstrating the capabilities of the new universal Windows platform.

Release Candidates for Visual Studio 2015 Tools Now Available

Just in time for Build, the Visual Studio Team has delivered the first set of release candidates for a number of tools in the Visual Studio 2015 family, and these ones come with a bounty of new features.

One for All: Build Offers Glimpse of New Windows Apps

Microsoft aims to give developers the means to code one app that's capable of running on Windows, Windows Phone, Microsoft Azure and the new Windows Holographic Platform.

Microsoft Build: Windows 10, Cross-Platform Development, Universal Apps Are Front, Center

The company packed quite a bit into a three-hour keynote that spanned the spectrum of Microsoft technologies and hardware. For developers, the emphasis was on cross-platform app building, with new tools built right into the next Visual Studio 2015.

Visual Studio Online Sprints 80, 81 Now Available

Project renaming, a top user feature, now available, as is account restoration and several incremental configuration updates to Kanban boards and Taskboards.

Windows 10 and Universal Apps: You've Seen This Before

In all likelihood, Microsoft will highlight Universal App building. Here's what we know now. Specifics, of course, will be well known by the end of the week.

Ahead of Build, Windows 10 Preview Gets an Update

A Windows 10 preview targeting "fast-ring" testers is released ahead of Microsoft's conference season.

Azure Service Fabric Unveiled

Cloud service for orchestrating microservices from within Visual Studio will have a preview at next week's Microsoft Build conference.

Microsoft Open Technologies Shuts Down

As the group gets absorbed back into Microsoft, the company will start up a new open source advocacy group, Microsoft Open Technology Programs Office.

Install Problems Reported in SQL Server 2014 SP1

Microsoft pulled its SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1 after numerous reports of installation errors.

Microsoft, Zend To Release App Monitor for Developers Working with Azure App Service

Z-Ray to provide productivity enhancements for PHP developers working within Microsoft's managed cloud service.

Round 2 for Visual Studio Tools for Unity 2.0

Another preview of the Unity gaming debugging plugin will have support for the Unity 5 gaming platform update, as well as an Options panel for enabling/disabling new features as needed.

Azure DocumentDB Goes Live

Microsoft announced general availability of its NoSQL service for developers and IT pros.

Ajax Control Toolkit Streamlines, Drops .NET 3.5 Support

DevXpress releases Version 15.1 with numerous bug fixes, but there's also a streamlining of features and weeding out of experimental features and functions.

PSBuild: Like MSBuild on Steroids

PSBuild acts as a PowerShell wrapper for the Microsoft Build Engine.

The Open Source Journey of the .NET Compiler Platform, a Year Later

Kasey Uhlenhuth of the Managed Languages Team opens up about lessons learned in Microsoft's efforts to develop the upcoming "Roslyn" compiler with help from the open source community.

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