BUILT: Post-Conference Conversations After Microsoft BUILD

I asked last week whether or not the BUILD Conference could possibly live up to the hype and anticipation that had grown around it. With the formal reveal of Windows 8, the technical detail released around the new Windows Runtime stack, and the release of developer previews of Visual Studio 11 and other tooling, I…


Microsoft Drops F# 3.0 Developer Preview

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Microsoft drops yet another developer preview — this time a preview version of the F# 3.0 programming language. The Visual Studio F# Team Blog offers plenty of detail on the new preview release F# 3.0 Developer Preview is available for immediate download…


Build Keynote: The ABCs of MVC and TFS

Scott Guthrie may be corporate vice president of Microsoft’s Server and Tools Business, where he heads up Windows Azure app development, but that didn’t stop him from giving an action-packed demo of the new capabilities coming to ASP.NET MVC. Async functionality, WebSocket support, and better mobile tooling in the form of default styles and mobile…


Will BUILD Live up to its Advanced Billing?

Microsoft sure knows how to fill a room. The company has had September 13 circled on everyone’s calendar for months, promising to lift the veil on a host of strategically important technologies and initiatives at this week’s show. Whether you are anxious for details on HTML5 and XAML development in Windows 8, or just want…