TypeScript 0.9 Preview Release

Over the past few years, we’ve seen JavaScript applications for the web, on the server, and on Windows become much more substantial in size. To address this trend, last October we released the initial version of TypeScript, which enables application-scale JavaScript, providing high-fidelity interaction with existing JavaScript libraries, and giving developers the direct power and…

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Visual Studio 2013, ALM, and DevOps

Since launching Visual Studio 2012, we’ve been thrilled with the customer adoption and partner momentum we’ve seen.  Visual Studio 2012 has been downloaded more than 4 million times, the fastest adoption of any Visual Studio release in the past.  We’ve also delivered new value into Visual Studio 2012 through two VS Updates, VS2012.1 and VS2012.2,…

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Enterprise Library 6.0

I’ve written on my blog before about the Microsoft Enterprise Library.  Enterprise Library has a long and accomplished history of providing architectural guidance, recommended practices, and reusable components to help developers, architects, and IT professionals efficiently build line-of-business (LOB) systems. Over the years, it’s achieved a significant reach, seeing over 4 million downloads and powering…

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Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available

We finished the RTM release of Visual Studio 2012 in August 2012 and launched it in September.  At that time, we committed to releasing new value into Visual Studio via a regular cadence of Visual Studio Updates, and in November 2012 we released our first, Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (VS2012.1), which contained not only…

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Now Available: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

As I’ve written about previously, we’ve been developing tools for building the next-generation of apps for Office and SharePoint.  These tools manifest both as an online experience known as “Napa”, which we’ve been updating on a weekly basis, as well as a complete set of extensions to the rich Visual Studio client, extensions we’ve shared…

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The Evolution of DevLabs

A little over four years ago, we created the DevLabs portal on MSDN.  The idea behind this site was to provide a hub for Microsoft teams to publicly share prototypes of innovative tools for developers, showcasing and gathering feedback on technologies that were in their early stages. In the time since, we’ve seen a wealth…

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Improving the Modern Application Lifecycle

This week in Redmond, Microsoft is hosting the 3rd annual ALM Summit, a gathering of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) practitioners interested in learning more about the craft and sharing their own experiences with others.   Over the course of three packed days and across four tracks of discussions focused on DevOps, testing, agile development, and ALM…

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