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Searching for great technical information is tough – and finding the right place to contribute and show off great content that you’ve either written or discovered is also challenging. With our new content service Curah!, we have a way to make both those tasks easier. We’ve developed Curah! as a way to help customers discover…

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Visual Studio 2013 Launch: Announcing Visual Studio Online

Today, I’m very excited to launch Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1.  I am also thrilled to announce Visual Studio Online, a collection of developer services that runs on Windows Azure and extends the development experience in the cloud.  Visual Studio 2013 and Visual Studio Online represent the beginning of a new era for Visual…

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Visual Studio 2013 available for download

I’m excited to announce that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team Foundation Server 2013 are now available for download!  MSDN subscribers can download from the MSDN Subscriber Downloads page. Visual Studio 2013 is the best tool for developers and teams to build and deliver modern, connected applications on all of…

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Visual Studio, Team Foundation Service and the Enterprise Cloud

This afternoon, Satya Nadella, Microsoft executive vice president for Cloud and Enterprise spoke about the Enterprise Cloud and our fall wave of enterprise cloud products and services.  Whether public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud, Microsoft has the most complete cloud offering in the industry.  With new releases of Windows Server, System Center, Microsoft Dynamics, Windows…

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Announcing the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate

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, developers can also download Windows 8.1 RTM via their MSDN and TechNet subscriptions.        …

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InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview Now Available

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 has completed and that we now have available a preview of InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview. The release management capabilities…

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Showcasing the World’s Brightest Students at Imagine Cup 2013

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 are few limits to what such students can achieve, to the challenges they can overcome,…

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C++ Conformance Roadmap

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 in the past.  In fact, this has already been a big…

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Business Apps, Cloud Apps, and More at Build 2013

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 this morning’s keynote address. Office 365 and Cloud Business Apps Business applications have long been…

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Build 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview

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 across many different industries.  Whether building apps for enterprises or consumers, whether harnessing the…

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