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Long Wait Over for Team Foundation Server 2015 Management Pack for System Center

Finally out of development, SCOM Management Pack for TFS 2015 allows monitoring of TFS 2015 from System Center Operations Manager.

Visual Studio Fares Well in IDE Report

Strategy Analytics ranks the mobile developer environments from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, with Visual Studio getting slightly outpointed by Xcode.

Updates to Visual C++ Include New Build Tool, Experimental Editor Tools

With Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 comes a few changes to the build tools as well as the addition of experimental tools in Visual C++.

Cloud Foundry Now Supports .NET, Azure Natively

Pivotal's Cloud Foundry 1.6 platform allows .NET apps to run on Pivotal's cloud, as well as on a number of ALM toolchain products.

Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 Updates Near RTW

Vast list of improvements and changes across the board for the Microsoft developer tools platforms as the products get closer to final Web release: support for iOS 9 and Android Marshmallow in Tools for Apache Cordova, and a number of improvements specific to Visual C#, Visual C++and Node.js Tools for VS.

.NET Framework Dons the Red Hat with Deeper Linux Integration

Microsoft and Red Hat join forces to provide more Red Hat solution capabilities in the Azure public cloud, as well as .NET Framework integration with Red Hat platform offerings.

Visual Studio Online Defines 'Visual' in New Team Interface

Latest sprint comes with new dashboard capabilities that are meant to replace the Team Overview page, as well as improved pull request and testing features.

Revamped ReSharper Ultimate 10

The Visual Studio coding extension suite from JetBrains has a whole host of improvements, and includes a new build tool.

SQL Server 2016 Breaks Out

Microsoft reveals a community technology preview of the venerable RDBMS that sports Always Encrypted technology and built-in R language services, among other features. Also in preview: Azure Data Lake Store and Analytics Services and Azure SQL Database In-Memory OLTP and Operational Analytics.

Language API from Project Oxford in Public Beta

Microsoft has offered a few of the machine learning APIs to developers to incorporate into apps. Out in public beta now is LUIS, the Language Understanding Intelligent Service that now has Chinese language support and adds dozens of prebuilt models.

Xamarin Bolsters Cross-Platform Tools with RoboVM Buy

The acquisition adds Java development capabilities to the company's cross-platform development arsenal.

Securing ASP.NET: Find a Flaw, Get $15K

Microsoft's ASP.NET team is willing to pay $15,000 to developers who discover specific security gaps in .NET Core and ASP.NET.

Visual Studio Online Supports Azure AD Groups

Sprint 89 now has support for Azure Active Directory Groups, and previews a new work item form that will be the basis for work item forms moving forward.

Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 Updated

Three months from their original releases, both tool suites have a handful of fit-and-finish improvements meant to smoothe over the development process.

Telerik Kendo UI Supports AngularJS 2.0, Web Components

The newest release also sports new spreadsheet widget that allows Excel-style data management and organization, as well as a handful of new project templates.

VS Tools for Cordova Update 3 Aims for Stability

Along with a handful of features, including an ADAL plug-in, VS Tools for Cordova Update 3 aims for stability with a number of fixes that includes one for an error developers were getting after installing ASP.NET 5 Beta 7.

Microsoft Developer Division Chief Somasegar Steps Down

At Microsoft, the search is on for someone to fill the shoes of S. Somasegar, who will be leaving the company after 27 years.

Tools for Apache Cordova Version 1.0.0 Released

The toolset that allows Visual Studio developers to work natively with the popular Cordova mobile app framework finally makes it out of development, and becomes an open source project on Github.

Add-In Commands Give Office 2016 Devs More Control

A number of new tools whose capabilities will be deployable in Office client apps in the coming months include add-in command extensibility, and theming and Office.js APIs.

Foley: The New Microsoft Is Unpredictable

Renowned journalist and Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley says the "new" Microsoft has become much more unpredictable, and highlights the current state of the app bridges of Microsoft's Universal App Platform.

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