Data Platform Innovation, Without Disruption

What's next on the data frontier? Microsoft will take us into the world of in-memory transactional databases and big data. And if you know how to write code and queries against SQL Server, then you already have the necessary skills to play there.

Will Big Data Be Big with Developers?

.NET developers are database developers. Whether using ADO.NET, the Entity Framework or data binding, .NET devs work with transactional data as a matter of course.

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio 2012

With Visual Studio 2012, Microsoft is replacing its traditional Service Pack model with a series of Updates to offer developers up-to-date tooling that supports modern development trends.

Windows Embedded 8 Coming in March

Microsoft released the November preview of Windows Embedded 8 Standard on Tuesday, and provided a timeline for its embedded OS product line, which is based on Windows 8.

Microsoft Releases Beta of BizTalk Server 2013

Microsoft has released the beta version of BizTalk Server 2013, which adds support for Windows Server 2012, SQL Server 2012 and Visual Studio 2012.

Microsoft Mobilizes Windows 8 Developers at Build 2012

Microsoft kicked off its Build 2012 conference this week with executives pulling out all the stops to convince developers to build applications for its new Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 platforms.

With TypeScript, Microsoft Embraces and Augments

TypeScript is designed to make JavaScript development scalable, something Microsoft clearly needs if it's to use JavaScript in its own work.

Visual Studio 2012 Update Expected Next Month, Preview Available Now

Microsoft released what is likely the final Community Technology Preview (CTP) of Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 on Monday.

Apps for Office 2013: Software plus Services, Indeed

The new "Apps for Office" model allows developers to build add-ins for Office that are implemented with HTML5 and JavaScript.

Microsoft Gets Modern at Visual Studio 2012 Launch

Modern apps are user-centric, data-centric, integrate social media and need continuous improvement. Microsoft's latest tooling can help developers build continuous services, according to company executives.

Windows Server 2012 Hits G.A. Milestone

Microsoft announced the general availability of Windows Server 2012 on Tuesday during a launch event that showcased its latest server technology.

JavaScript's Ascendance Within Microsoft

JavaScript has been part of the Microsoft technology stable since the 1990s, and its prominence in the next wave of Microsoft products is huge.

Build 2012 Sells Out

Microsoft opened registration for its Build 2012 developer conference on Wednesday, and the event quickly sold out, according to the company.

Windows Server 2012 Hits RTM Milestone

The Windows Server 2012 RTM signals that server hardware manufacturers can begin imaging Microsoft's newest server OS onto new machines.

Windows 8 and Visual Studio 2012 Available Aug. 15

Microsoft has finalized the Windows 8 operating system and made it available for equipment manufacturers to start imaging the OS onto new hardware, including PCs and tablets. The release to manufacturing (RTM) also means that developers soon will have the first complete build of the OS (known as "build 9200") to finalize their applications.

Microsoft Announces Build 2012 Developer Conference

Microsoft announced the dates for its Build 2012 developer conference on Wednesday.

Microsoft To Release Windows 8 on October 26

Microsoft has announced the official release date of its upcoming Windows 8 operating system.

Microsoft Releases Repair Tool for .NET 4

Microsoft has released a .NET Framework Repair Tool aimed at solving migration or update problems with .NET Framework 4.

Windows Phone 8 Coming This Fall

Microsoft previewed Windows Phone 8, its next-generation smartphone platform, at a Windows Phone Summit for developers, held on Wednesday, in San Francisco.

GrapeCity Buys .NET Component Vendor ComponentOne

GrapeCity, a provider of developer tools for Microsoft Visual Studio and related platforms, announced the acquisition of longtime partner ComponentOne this week.