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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Launch: Announcing Visual Studio Online

    Today, I’m very excited to launch Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1. I am also thrilled to announce Visual Studio Online, a collection of developer services that runs on Windows Azure and extends the development experience in the cloud. Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio Online represent the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 available for download

    I’m excited to announce that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download ! MSDN subscribers can download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and...
  • Blog Post: InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview Now Available

    Last month at TechEd 2013, we announced Microsoft’s agreement to acquire InCycle’s InRelease Business Unit, a leading release management solution for .NET and Windows Server applications. Today, I’m pleased to announce that this acquisition has completed and that we now have available...
  • Blog Post: Business Apps, Cloud Apps, and More at Build 2013

    Today is another exciting day at the Build 2013 conference in San Francisco. While I normally refrain from blogging multiple times in the same week, I’m breaking with my pattern in order to share several exciting announcements and highlights from this morning’s keynote address. Office...
  • Blog Post: Build 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview

    I fundamentally believe that there has never been a better time to be a software developer. In our emerging world where every company is a software company, developers have the awesome role and responsibility of driving forward all kinds of innovation across many different industries. Whether building...
  • Blog Post: TypeScript 0.9 Preview Release

    Over the past few years, we’ve seen JavaScript applications for the web, on the server, and on Windows become much more substantial in size. To address this trend, last October we released the initial version of TypeScript , which enables application-scale JavaScript, providing high-fidelity interaction...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013, ALM, and DevOps

    Since launching Visual Studio 2012 , we’ve been thrilled with the customer adoption and partner momentum we’ve seen. Visual Studio 2012 has been downloaded more than 4 million times, the fastest adoption of any Visual Studio release in the past. We’ve also delivered new value into Visual...
  • Blog Post: Enterprise Library 6.0

    I’ve written on my blog before about the Microsoft Enterprise Library . Enterprise Library has a long and accomplished history of providing architectural guidance, recommended practices, and reusable components to help developers, architects, and IT professionals efficiently build line-of-business...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available

    We finished the RTM release of Visual Studio 2012 in August 2012 and launched it in September. At that time, we committed to releasing new value into Visual Studio via a regular cadence of Visual Studio Updates, and in November 2012 we released our first, Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (VS2012.1), which...
  • Blog Post: Now Available: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

    As I’ve written about previously , we’ve been developing tools for building the next-generation of apps for Office and SharePoint . These tools manifest both as an online experience known as “Napa”, which we’ve been updating on a weekly basis, as well as a complete set of...
  • Blog Post: The Evolution of DevLabs

    A little over four years ago, we created the DevLabs portal on MSDN. The idea behind this site was to provide a hub for Microsoft teams to publicly share prototypes of innovative tools for developers, showcasing and gathering feedback on technologies that were in their early stages. In the time since...
  • Blog Post: Improving the Modern Application Lifecycle

    This week in Redmond, Microsoft is hosting the 3rd annual ALM Summit , a gathering of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) practitioners interested in learning more about the craft and sharing their own experiences with others. Over the course of three packed days and across four tracks of discussions...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

    “Firsts” excite me. This excitement isn’t about competition with others, but rather about competition with ourselves and our past, about constantly working to better what we do and how we do it, and about the value we provide to developers and teams who use our tools. At our Visual...
  • Blog Post: Building Apps for Office and SharePoint

    Several months ago, I shared the news of our new set of development tools for Office and SharePoint, including the in-browser “Napa” tools and the rich client Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. Today at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, we shared significant updates to...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service is Released

    Team Foundation Server is a mainstay of Microsoft’s collaboration platform for software development teams. It provides modern application lifecycle support for modern app development, including agile project planning and management tools, version control, build automation, and the continuous deployment...
  • Blog Post: Building Apps for Windows Phone 8

    It’s a very exciting time for developers! Last week, we launched Windows 8 and Surface . On Monday, we launched Windows Phone 8 and introduced some awesome new smartphone devices . Today, we’re kicking off the Build conference, where we’ll join with thousands of developers in person...
  • Blog Post: TypeScript: JavaScript Development at Application Scale

    In addition to supporting industry-standard programming languages, such as C++, Python, and JavaScript, Microsoft has always been at the forefront of creating great programming languages – Visual Basic, C#, and F# being the most recent examples. We create programming languages to solve problems...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Launch

    Today is the formal launch event for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, a state-of-the-art development solution for building modern applications that span connected devices and continuous services, from the client to the cloud. This morning’s launch keynote covers how Visual Studio 2012 takes...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now available!

    Two weeks ago, I shared that final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 had been created, and that they’d be available for MSDN Subscribers on August 15th. Well, today is August 15th, and I’m excited to announce that the bits are live and ready to go. How can you get them? ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Complete!

    Today, the Windows and Windows Server teams announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released to manufacturing. In keeping with our goal of delivering great tools on the same cadence as our platforms, I’m thrilled to announce that we have completed final builds of Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Office Development with Visual Studio 2012 and "Napa"

    A few weeks back, I highlighted our release of the Windows Azure SDK for .NET , an updated version of the SDK with full support for Visual Studio 2012. This release was in line with our continued goal of having tools available for platforms on the same cadence as those platforms. Today, I’m excited...
  • Blog Post: Students Developing a Better Future

    One of the things I care most deeply about is education, ensuring that the next generation has the opportunities they need to help build a better tomorrow. This is why I personally invest time in support of the Imagine Cup , which brings together students from all over the world to apply their learning...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and the Windows Azure SDK for .NET

    One of our primary goals with developer tools is to ensure we enable developers to be very productive while targeting Microsoft platforms. This includes delivering the relevant tools on the same cadence as the platforms, meaning that the tools should ship along with or in the same general timeframe as...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates available now!

    I’m excited to announce that the Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download . These releases ship with “Go Live” licenses, so you can get started today building and deploying production applications using Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5....
  • Blog Post: DevLabs: C++, Cloud Services, and You

    I’m excited today to announce a new DevLabs project: Microsoft Codename “Casablanca” . You can learn more about the project and download the bits from the DevLabs site . I’ve previously discussed some of the major trends that have influenced the direction we’ve taken...
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