Visual Studio for Mac: Q&A with Mikayla Hutchinson

The Connect(); conference in New York this week has seen a parade of open source and cross-platform products and initiatives from Microsoft. Whether it was Microsoft joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member, or Google joining the Technical Steering Group of the open source .NET Foundation, the theme of this year’s Connect(); event has…


Thomas Dohmke Talks About Visual Studio Mobile Center

The Connect(); special issue of MSDN Magazine is loaded with insight on some of the most important announcements and initiatives to come out of the Microsoft Connect(); conference in New York. One of the most intriguing launches at Connect(); is the new Visual Studio Mobile Center, which provides a one-stop tool for build, test, distribution…


14 Top Features of Visual Basic 14: The Q&A

  Leading off the feature in the January issue of MSDN Magazine is Lucian Wischik’s fantastic look at Visual Basic .NET 14. As Wischik writes, the newest version of Visual Basic has been written from the ground up, in Visual Basic no less, to support a raft of compelling new features, functions and capabilities. To…


Big Start to the New Year at MSDN Magazine

  Folks, things are hopping over here at MSDN Magazine. We are kicking off the new year with a pair of issues: Our regularly scheduled January issue and our special issue of the magazine focused on Visual Studio 2015 and Microsoft Azure. Definitely check out the special issue, which provides fantastic, hands-on insight about new…


Charles Petzold Departing

  As I describe in this month’s Editor’s Note column, the October issue of MSDN Magazine is Charles Petzold’s last as a regular columnist. He is leaving our pages to take on a role as a programmer and writer at cross-platform tools provider Xamarin. Charles has been a columnist at MSDN Magazine since 2007, when…


MSDN Magazine July Issue Preview: All About Azure Web Sites

  The July issue of MSDN Magazine is themed around the updated features and functionality of Microsoft Azure Web Sites, and reflects the rapid-fire pace of development we’ve seen in and around Microsoft’s cloud operating system. A package of five feature articles explores how developers can leverage the updated Azure platform to create and deliver…


VB6: David Platt’s Inside Pitch

David Platt has been writing the back page Don’t Get Me Started column at MSDN Magazine for going on five years now. The author of “Why Software Sucks” pulls few punches, and has shown a willingness to kick a hornets nest from time to time. So when Platt wrote a column titled “The Silent Majority:…


Check Out the May Issue of MSDN Magazine

Be sure to check out the May issue of MSDN Magazine, which spotlights some of the powerful new capabilities highlighted at the Microsoft Build Conference last month. Our lead feature, by Mark Michaelis, explores the new features and capabilities coming in the next version of the C# programming language (C# vNext, expected to be called…


Building Netduino-based HID Sensors for WinRT

In the March issue of MSDN Magazine, Microsoft’s Donn Morse wrote a feature titled “Building a Netduino-based HID Sensor for WinRT." The feature looks at how developers can take advantage of the new API in the Windows Runtime to let developers write Windows Store apps for low-cost devices using JavaScript, Visual Basic, C# or C++….


Previewing the April issue of MSDN Magazine

The April issue of MSDN Magazine is just around the corner and will lead off with Bill Kratochvil’s feature titled, “Windows Store C++ for C# Developers: Understanding the Domain.” The article aims to show C# developers how they can incorporate C++ components into Windows Store applications to maximize performance and functionality. The April issue also…