Announcing Red Hat on Microsoft Azure

As a key component of today’s announcement, Microsoft is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux as the preferred choice for enterprise Linux workloads on Microsoft Azure. In addition, Microsoft and Red Hat are also working together to address common enterprise,  ISV and developer needs for building, deploying and managing applications on Red Hat software across private…


.NET Lifecycle, Roadmap, and Announcements

In this post, Application Developer Managers, Joe Irizarry and Reed Robison provide an update on .NET – spanning new announcements, roadmap updates, and important support lifecycle changes. With the release of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 last week, it might be a good time to review upcoming support lifecycle changes as well as…


Visual Studio 2015 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Released!

Today, we are happy to announce availability of Visual Studio 2013/TFS 2013 Update 5 and the release of Visual Studio 2015 RTM. This Release to Manufacturing (RTM) of Visual Studio 2015 includes many new features and updates, such as tools for Universal Windows app development, cross-platform mobile development for iOS, Android, and Windows, including Xamarin,…


Limited time offer for greater than 50% off Visual Studio Enterprise with MSDN

Visual Studio and MSDN provides one of the most comprehensive, feature-rich developer toolsets available anywhere.  We frequently engage with teams that would greatly benefit from everything these subscriptions have to offer, but lack access to a higher tier package that includes all the great benefits. There’s never been a better time to upgrade your Visual Studio…


Microsoft Ignite Starts Today!

Whether you’re a senior decision maker, IT professional or enterprise developer, you’ll be inspired by our vision of where technology is headed. Tailor your learning experience in this one-of-a-kind conference designed to fuel your business and give you a glimpse into the future. If you cannot be there, be sure to tune into the live…


BUILD 2015: If you can’t be there, join in! Watch Live and On-Demand

Get Ready!  It’s going to be a BIG week for developers @ BUILD! Build Event Page on Channel 9 · Watch Live — Starting April 29th Click to add a reminder to your calendar · Session Listing – Browse the sessions and build your own schedule (specific sessions & schedule to be added prior to…


Windows 10 developer tooling is now available to Windows Insiders!

Windows 10 SDK, tools, and samples were released to the Windows Insiders Program website today!  Be sure and start with Visual Studio 2015 CTP6 and the instructions on the dev center: http://dev.windows.com/en-US/windows-10-developer-preview-tools.  Installation order is important in these pre-release kits. For additional details on what to expect, check out Cliff Simpkins Blog! Looking to get…


Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP Released!

Sharing on the excitement with our friends over in Visual Studio, be sure and check out the latest builds of VS2015 and TFS 2015! You can Download Visual Studio 2015 CTP 6 and Team Foundation Server 2015 CTP (also available on MSDN subscriber downloads) or use the provided VM in Azure. Learn more about what’s…

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Windows 10: The Next Chapter…with Holograms!

The live Windows 10 Briefing today was full of new information about innovative and groundbreaking technology aligned with the Windows 10 release.  Many of these announcements covered the seamless user experience across devices to make computing “more human”.  Spotlights included Windows 10 speech support and personal assistance via Cortona, an advanced browsing experience (code named…


Connect(“November 12 & 13”); is almost here!

Premier Developer wanted to give a shout out to our Visual Studio and Azure friends hosting an exciting event this week. The live Connect(); two-day virtual developer event starts this Wednesday, so save the date, connect with a community of dedicated developers, and get a jump start on the road ahead! Day 1, November 12th: Watch…