Cloud Computing

What Makes Microsoft Run: An Inside Look at DevOps

Microsoft's Brian Harry offers a look deep inside the evolution of the company's development operations as it transformed itself into a cloud-centric organization.

Azure Data Lake Store, Services and U-SQL Make Debut

Microsoft fills in the gaps on its Big Data offering with previews of its Azure Data Lake and Language Services, which includes the brand-new U-SQL language for crunching the incoming explosion of data.

Azure Mobile Apps Backs Up to Azure Table Storage

A September update to the .NET Server SDK include automated OWIN setup and improved middleware authentication processes.

Azure Mobile Apps Gains Node.js Support

Microsoft makes significant progress with its Azure App Service by extending Node.js support by releasing a Node SDK for Azure Mobile Apps.

Azure SDK 2.7.1 for .NET Extends Capabilities to Visual Studio 2013

Point release now allows Visual Studio 2013 developers to gain access to Azure management tools, such as Cloud Explorer, HDInsight, and others.

Taking Visual Studio 2015 for a Test Drive

A quartet of Visual Studio team members demonstrated a number of the "mobile first, cloud first" innovations in the newly released development platform at Visual Studio Live! in Redmond.

Take It to the Limit

Adam's employer was able to reclaim the company URL from a cyber squatter. Now it should be easy to make sure its site resolves to the new name, right?

Improved Networking APIs for Universal Windows Apps

Nestled inside the Universal Windows Application Development Tools for Visual Studio 2015 that was released last week are a few improvements that will make network and cloud connectivity much smoother.

Something New: ID Management, Productivity Tools in VS 2015

Some of the hidden gems in the just-released VS 2015 include improved account management as developers go from one environment to another, and the addition of some nifty features in the Productivity Power Tools for VS 2015.

Licensing, Pricing Tweaks with Visual Studio Online Favor Enterprises

Simple licensing change that allows single user to use VSO and TFS will go into effect September 1. And VSO Basic pricing is simplified as well.

Why I'm Excited About DocumentDB

DocumentDB brings together the best of No-SQL and the cloud, to give you a robust scalable data persistence engine. Here's what you need to know to start developing projects with it.

Official: Visual Studio 2015, .NET Framework 4.6 Now Available

Also released is Visual Studio 2013 Update 5, which rolls up a number of bug fixes but also adds features for developers to perform load testing of apps via an Azure site globally from within Team Foundation Server.

C# Developers Can Tap Into Azure AD Reporting Data

Developers can tap into Azure AD reporting data and create custom dashboards with the availability of a number of reporting APIs that Microsoft has released as previews last week.

Dynatrace 6.2 Gives .NET Devs a Deep Dive into App Performance

The performance monitoring suite adds new components that provide for deeper looks at applications as well as the user experience with those apps.

July 20: Visual Studio 2015, TFS 2015 and .NET 4.6 To Be Released Online

Microsoft's programming tools suite features get locked for its release to manufacturing later this month, and the company will simultaneously hold a number of online events and demos to formally introduce the tools to the world.

Lankford: You're Already a Cloud Developer

At Visual Studio Live! in San Francisco, keynote speaker Kris Lankford urges developers working with C#, ASP.NET, and a number of Microsoft dev tools to embrace the cloud or get left behind.

Visual Studio Application Insights Pricing Discounted for Volume Users

Microsoft announced pricing cuts for volume users starting June 1 while Application Insights is in public preview.

Leveraging Custom ASP.NET MVC Templates to Support Real-World Views

In the real world, you'll often need to display constant and repeating data, a.k.a. Master/Detail pages. Custom templates are the cleanest, simplest way for you to manage them.

Visual Studio Code Feedback Loop, First Updates

The Visual Studio Code Team improves a few features of the portable code editor -- in particular, public issue tracking and centralized feedback channnel -- while still in preview.

Build vNext Preview Available in Visual Studio Online

Next generation of the Microsoft Build automation system is now in public preview as part of Visual Studio Online Sprint 82.

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