Open Source and Microsoft Developer Tools

Across Microsoft, we’ve seen a significant increase in our engagement with open source communities over the last few years – as consumers, producers and participants in open source software projects.  This has been particularly notable in our developer tools, where we have been collaborating extensively with open source developer communities across the industry. Along with…

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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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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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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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