The Survival of Microsoft's Fittest

A certain Darwinian evolution is taking place at Microsoft. Some product species are more fit, with better chances for survival. You can understand and work with Microsoft's changes, rather than being passively impacted by them.

Microsoft: October Security Update Patches .NET and Silverlight

Microsoft released its October Security Bulletin alerting users to eight patches, including a critical fix for .NET and Silverlight.

Windows Phone "Mango" Tools Released

Microsoft launched the final version of its free Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 7.1 for building mobile applications that run on the Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" operating system on Wednesday.

Carriers Start to Roll Out Windows Phone "Mango" Worldwide

Mobile phone operators are starting to release Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" updates to customers worldwide, Microsoft announced on Tuesday.

Build: Microsoft Reveals Windows 8 Details

Microsoft pulled back the curtain on its new operating system, code-named "Windows 8," at a preview during its Build conference, being held this week in Anaheim, Calif.

Infragistics Charts a New Course for Windows Phone

The XAML mobile controls are based on the same APIs as the desktop and are consistent, from a developer standpoint, with the company's UI controls for Windows Presentation Foundation and Silverlight.

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone Update 'Mango' to Developers

Microsoft is making the beta of the first major update to its Windows Phone 7 operating system, codenamed "Mango," available to developers for testing applications. It could take weeks for some developers to get it, however.

Boost Silverlight Apps with ComponentOne XapOptimizer

XapOptimizer is a standalone tool that shrinks XAP files by eliminating unused code and resources.

TeamPulse Integrates Bug Tracking and Test Studio

Telerik adds bug tracking to its Web-based Silverlight application for Agile development teams.

Microsoft Tips for Migrating to IE 9

Developers will often experience versioning problems with browser migrations. An HTML 5-based site will specify a different rendering mode, that doesn't work.

Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone Dev Tools, Kinect Windows SDK and Silverlight 5 Beta at MIX11

A year after Microsoft unveiled its Windows Phone operating system at MIX10 and pledged its commitment to free tooling for mobile app development, the company announced plans to release a major tools update next month for the upcoming "Mango" platform, slated for existing and future Windows Phones later this year.

Microsoft releases Windows Embedded Compact 7

Among the new features in Windows Embedded Compact 7 is the Silverlight for Windows Embedded UI Framework, which enables developers to create user interfaces via Microsoft Expression Blend 3 and Windows Embedded Silverlight Tools.

Telerik Updates UI Controls for Moonlight 4 and Windows Phone 7

The Silverlight components provider is on track to release UI controls for Windows Phone in March.

Visualizing BI with Infragistics NetAdvantage for Silverlight Data Visualization

The controls in the Infragistics Data Visualization package are cool. But you'll need to work through the sample applications to take advantage of them.

Windows Embedded Compact 7 CTP Refresh Available

Microsoft is releasing a January refresh of its Windows Embedded Compact 7 community technology preview today.