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  • Blog Post: New Windows Dev Center Goes Live

    Yesterday we launched a new Windows Dev Center . You might ask “Why are you telling us about that, Brian?” Well, the answer is that my team is responsible for MSDN and much of the infrastructure behind it. We partner very closely with the Windows team team produce an awesome Windows Dev Center...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Launches - Join the Virtual Launch Event Now!

    The worldwide launch of Visual Studio 2013 is today. Join Microsoft executives S. Somasegar, Scott Guthrie, and Brian Harry at 7:00am PST for the keynote. Other events will follow throughout the day. Sessions will be recorded and shared later if you can't catch them all live. MORE
  • Blog Post: //build/ Announced for 2013 - See you in San Francisco

    We are pleased to announce and personally invite you to our next developer conference, Build 2013, which is taking place June 26-28, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It’s been a while since our last developer event in the Bay Area, and we’re looking forward to a fantastic gathering...
  • Blog Post: Experience //build/ Live!!!

    Today we kicked off the //build/ Conference in Seattle on the Microsoft campus. If you weren’t aware, you can watch a lot of the action live at Channel9.MSDN.com . Head on over and check out the Keynote sessions from Monday or tune into the Tuesday morning Keynote from Microsoft Server and Tools...
  • Blog Post: Create a Game Using F# and C# in a Windows Azure Cloud Service

    The Visual Studio F# Team has released a new tutorial that demonstrates how to use F# and C# in a Windows Azure cloud service to create an Internet game. The sample is a crossword game — called WordGrid, which is reminiscent of Scrabble or Words with Friends. This is an excellent primer if you...
  • Blog Post: Publishing LightSwitch Applications on SharePoint

    Everything on SharePoint 2013 is an app. All the things you might be familiar with (list, libraries, code) are packaged into an app for SharePoint. This way, whenever the user wants something for the site, there’s an app for that. Where do you get apps? From the store. For Office365 there is a...
  • Blog Post: IE Test Drive Site Celebrates Its Third Anniversary

    As developers build on the full capabilities of HTML5, touch, and hardware accelerated graphics, the web today is more engaging for consumers than many imagined. The experiences developers are building today simply were not possible just a few years ago. Saturday marked the third anniversary of the IE...
  • Blog Post: $15,000 in Prizes Added to Windows Phone Next App Star challenge

    Microsoft recently announced a global contest that can help developers gain more visibility for their apps through featured placement in a Windows Phone television ad that will show during prime-time in the U.S. The response has been amazing with thousands of apps already submitted from around the world...
  • Blog Post: The Components of a Hybrid Cloud

    For a lot of IT pros, the last two posts have been a nice overview of the Hybrid Cloud model, but they’ve been waiting to get technical. Starting with this post, I’ll begin a deep look at the specific technology that supports and maximizes Hybrid Clouds, as well as the tools available for...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 is now available!

    We are excited to announce Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, is now available. You can install it either from the download page (see "Visual Studio 2012 Update 1" under the "Additional software" section) or via the Extensions and Updates dialog in Visual Studio 2012. With this and future updates, we’re...
  • Blog Post: The Scripting Games 2013 Kickoff today!

    It’s here. It’s here. It’s here. Yep, the 2013 Windows PowerShell Scripting Games are finally here, and today is the official kickoff. Launched this morning at the first community organized International PowerShell Summit taking place in Redmond, Washington this week, the 2013 Scripting...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2012 Update 2, and Git

    The ALM Summit is underway and Microsoft has a host of announcements. For starters, Team Foundation Server now supports hosting Git repositories (starting today). And Visual Studio will support Git. Brian Harry has a post that discusses the changes affecting Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio, and...
  • Blog Post: Scaling Up and Out in Windows Azure Web Sites

    When you are starting on a new web project, or even just beginning to develop web sites and applications in general, you might want to start small. But you probably won’t stay that way. You might not want to expend resources on a new web farm when you are entering the proof-of-concept phase, but...
  • Blog Post: The Contribution of Computing to Improving Our World

    Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates shares his thoughts and perspective on computing’s impact on society and fields questions from the audience at the 2013 Microsoft Research Faculty Summit. Rick Rashid, chief research officer of Microsoft, moderates the discussion. MORE
  • Blog Post: Discover Insight Nuggets by Digging in Big Data

    We’ve all heard about “Big Data” by now but what does it really mean? Big Data is the term used to describe the process of applying serious computing power and the latest in machine learning and artificial intelligence, to massive and often highly complex sets of information. MORE
  • Blog Post: Making your application media playback shine in Windows 8

    You’re listening to your favorite band in a Windows music app, and a friend sends you an mp3 of a sweet live version of a song by his favorite band. When you open the mp3, Windows Media Player opens and starts playing the song. Now both your favorite band and his favorite band are playing at the...
  • Blog Post: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012 Now Available

    Microsoft has announced the immediate availability of the Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. This is a new set of tools that enable developers to build powerful apps for all current versions of Microsoft Office and SharePoint, including Microsoft Office 365. This new offering includes an...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure SDK v2.0 for .NET Released

    This morning we released the v2.0 update of the Windows Azure SDK for .NET. This is a major refresh of the Windows Azure SDK with some really great new features and enhancements. These new capabilities include: Web Sites : Visual Studio Tooling updates for Publishing, Management, and for Diagnostics...
  • Blog Post: Enabling Modern Apps with the Windows Azure Pack

    Don’t let the title fool you – this post is critically important for Developers and IT pros. The reason I call out this warning up front is that often, when I’m speaking at conferences around the world, as soon as I start to discuss the developer perspective and developer tools, many...
  • Blog Post: Imagine Cup 2013 - Showcasing the World’s Brightest Students

    Good education is a critical component in enabling students to be successful in life and to make a notable difference in the world. When combined with opportunities to be creative, to exercise one’s intellect, and to instigate real change, there are few limits to what such students can achieve...
  • Blog Post: Time to Create - Visual Studio 2012 is officially launched!

    It’s an amazing time for developers. The number of platform choices they have is outstanding. From smartphones to slates, to big iron in the data center, Visual Studio has your creative needs covered. Today we officially launch the development environment, Visual Studio 2012. You can head over...
  • Blog Post: Your App Featured in a Windows Phone TV Ad

    Want more visibility for your apps? How about more customers? Then here's a one-of-a-kind opportunity to help you kick off the new year. We are launching a new contest with a very special top prize: your app could receive featured placement in a Windows Phone prime-time TV ad in the U.S. The contest...
  • Blog Post: Building iOS Applications with Team Foundation Server (TFS)

    It is becoming more and more common for software shops to build applications and apps for multiple platforms and devices. In addition to other applications and platforms that you need to build, you may also need to build iOS or Mac OS X applications. It’s desirable to keep all of your source...
  • Blog Post: The Try F# 3.0 Site Has Launched

    Have you been wanting to dabble in F#? Microsoft Research has a site, aptly named Try F# , that teaches F# fundamentals and lets you run F# right in your browser. The Try F# team is excited to announce that they have launched Try F# 3.0, offering updated content and tutorials, as well as content tailored...
  • Blog Post: Creating Connected Windows Store Applications

    People are continually surrounded by devices that are connected to a network. Even the latest refrigerators and washing machines can connect to the internet and home networks. So it’s no surprise that end-users expect their apps to be connected as well. These “connected apps” consume...