Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

The latest update for Visual Studio 2013 contains feature additions and bug fixes as well as including tools for Windows Phone 8.1 development. The following features are included: • One ASP.NET Project Templates• Support SSL when launching Web Applications on IIS Express• Visual Studio Web Editor Enhancements• Browser Link• Windows Azure Web Sites Support in Visual Studio• Create remote Azure resources when…

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Windows Azure Evolves Features

Windows Azure is always evolving to include new capabilities and recently there was a number of them that were introduced that I wanted to highlight: ExpressRoute Preview Launch ExpressRoute is a new capability available in Windows Azure allowing you to easily extend your existing network to Azure bypassing public internet with guaranteed levels of service…

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Windows Azure HDInsight Now Available

It seems as of late that I’ve been on an Azure kick which, if I’m honest is because I’ve been doing a lot of work in that space. Of course I haven’t forgotten my ALM and TFS roots (I submit exhibit B9 as evidence your honor) so stayed tuned! That said, while it’s difficult to…

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Windows Azure SDK v2.2 for .NET

With the recent release of Windows Azure SDK v2.2 for .NET, this version of the SDK extends Visual Studio 2013 to enable an end to end experience for developers to target Windows Azure, including creating, configuring, debugging, deploying and diagnosing cloud services. The new Integrated Sign In enables a seamless experience to interact with any service…

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Windows Azure SDK v2.1 for .NET

Trying to keep up with the latest and greatest SDK’s is sometimes a dizzying task but such as life when dealing with technology. That said, SDK v2.1 of the Windows Azure SDK for .NET was recently released. This is a major refresh of the Windows Azure SDK and it includes some great new features and…

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Azure SQL Data Premium Now Available

Recently at the Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC), Satya Nadella announced a new Premium service for Windows Azure SQL Database that delivers more predictable performance for business-critical applications. This limited preview has now been expanded. SQL Database customers with account administrator rights can immediately request an invitation to this preview by visiting the Windows Azure Preview…

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Holy //BUILD Batman!

I thought the previous //BUILD conferences (2012 | 2011) had a lot of content but this year definitely surpassed it. Although I couldn’t do the whole conference justice in a single blog post, here are a few key highlights: Windows 8.1 Preview Windows 8.1 Preview is the next step forward for a truly modern computing experience with…

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Visual Studio 2013

Today, Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2013, the next release of is integrated developer tools solution for building modern applications for devices, the cloud and on the client. Visual Studio 2013 Preview software will be released at Build 2013. Visual Studio 2013 will incorporate a wave of new hybrid Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) features, many of…

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WebMatrix 3 Released

For those that aren’t aware, WebMatrix (available for download here) is a free, lightweight web development tool that was first introduced in 2010 which provides a great, focused web development experience for ASP.NET, PHP, and Node.js. New Features Summary Windows Azure Integration When you create local projects, you’ll be able to instantly get a companion website in…

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Windows Azure Training and SDK

Cloud development is becoming more and more prevalent which is why having the ability to access training and an SDK is something every company in that space should/needs to provide. To that end, the following training kit and SDK created by Microsoft will help you when starting your development journey with Windows Azure. Windows Azure…

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