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  • Blog Post: Build 2013: Visual Studio 2013 Preview Available Now

    On Wednesday Steve Ballmer kicked off the Build 2013 developer conference in San Francisco, and there’s been quite some buzz about the announcements we have made. And you’ll agree that with the Windows 8.1 Preview, a whole bunch of really cool features have been added to the OS! But what is it that really...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service: now with cloud-based build service

    As you may or may not know, at the BUILD conference last September, Microsoft announced the availability of a preview of Team Foundation Service .  With Team Foundation Service Microsoft provides you world class ALM as a service, entirely hosted on the Windows Azure platform .  This means that...
  • Blog Post: ALM Summit 2011 recordings available on Channel9

    Last November we hosted the annual ALM Summit at the Microsoft Conference Center in Redmond, where luminaries from across the software industry presented, covering the evolution of practices across both the Microsoft and OSS communities. Attending the the ALM Summit allows you to gain deeper insight...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Training Kit released

    Now is a great time to start learning more about Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview. The preview was released during BUILD conference last September. The training kit, October Edition, provides a set of hands-on labs to Visual Studio 11 and the .NET Framework 4.5, ASP.NET 4.5, ALM with Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: New Windows Azure SDK 1.5, Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

      I am happy to announce the availability of the Windows Azure SDK 1.5 and Windows Azure Tools for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010. You can download the tools here using the Web Platform Installer. All three of these releases are aimed at simplifying development, deployment, and management on the Windows...
  • Blog Post: Free Classroom Training: Touch Development For The Slate PC

    In this 1-day, free of charge (for MSFT partners), classroom training you will learn hands-on (pun not intended ) how you can build touch-optimized applications for touch-enabled devices such as the Slate PC . We will provide you insight in the different capabilities of the platform and show you how...
  • Blog Post: Link: Visual Studio Add-in: Portable Library Tools CTP

    The Portable Library Tools Visual Studio add-in may be interesting if you’re writing applications that run on multiple .NET platforms.  It allows you to create libraries that run on a variety of .NET platforms (.NET, Silverlight, Windows Phone, Xbox 360) without recompilation. Check out this blogpost...
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