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    Announcing the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate

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    I’m excited to announce the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1 and Team Foundation Server 2013! The release is available for download now on the Visual Studio product website and is a "go-live" release. Starting today...
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    InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview Now Available

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    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...
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    Showcasing the World’s Brightest Students at Imagine Cup 2013

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    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...
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    C++ Conformance Roadmap

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    C++ has long been a mainstay of the computing industry, gaining significant adoption since it came on the scene in the early 1980s. Yet even with its rich history, it continues to evolve in meaningful ways, now on a faster cadence than we’ve seen...
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    Business Apps, Cloud Apps, and More at Build 2013

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    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...
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    Build 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview

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    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...
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    TypeScript 0.9 Preview Release

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    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...
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    Visual Studio 2013, ALM, and DevOps

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    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...
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    Enterprise Library 6.0

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    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...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available

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    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...
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    Now Available: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

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    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...
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    The Evolution of DevLabs

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    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...
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    Improving the Modern Application Lifecycle

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    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...
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    Visual Studio and Internationalization

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    Our developer customer base for Visual Studio is truly global. A significant portion of the Visual Studio user base is international, and as a result, we spend a lot of time and energy making sure that Visual Studio yields a great experience, regardless...
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    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

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    “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...
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    Building Apps for Office and SharePoint

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    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...
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    Team Foundation Service is Released

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    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...
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    Building Apps for Windows Phone 8

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    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...
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    TypeScript: JavaScript Development at Application Scale

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    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...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Launch

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    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...
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    Building an End-to-End Windows Store App - Part 2: Integrating Cloud Services

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    In my previous post , I started building a Windows Store app using Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8 , and along the way integrated a few Windows features like live tiles and search. These days, however, many applications benefit from consuming...
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    Building an End-to-End Windows Store App - Part 1

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    In previous posts , I’ve alluded to one of our key focus areas for Visual Studio 2012 being the theme of connected devices and continuous services. This includes creating a top-notch set of tools in Visual Studio 2012 to both design and build amazing...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now available!

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    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...
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    Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Complete!

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    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...
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    Accelerating Startups Globally with Windows Azure

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    Over the last few months, I’ve had the opportunity to participate in the launch of the Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure in Israel, China, and India. The Microsoft Accelerator for Windows Azure is a program focused on enabling startups...
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