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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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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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 and .NET 4.5 Launch

Today is the formal launch event for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, a state-of-the-art development solution for building modern applications that span connected devices and continuous services, from the client to the cloud. This morning’s launch keynote covers how Visual Studio 2012 takes you into the next era of software development. I opened the…

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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now available!

Two weeks ago, I shared that final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 had been created, and that they’d be available for MSDN Subscribers on August 15th.  Well, today is August 15th, and I’m excited to announce that the bits are live and ready to go. How can you get them? If you’re…

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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Complete!

Today, the Windows and Windows Server teams announced that Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 have been released to manufacturing.  In keeping with our goal of delivering great tools on the same cadence as our platforms, I’m thrilled to announce that we have completed final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5. This has…

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Visual Studio 2012 and the Windows Azure SDK for .NET

One of our primary goals with developer tools is to ensure we enable developers to be very productive while targeting Microsoft platforms.  This includes delivering the relevant tools on the same cadence as the platforms, meaning that the tools should ship along with or in the same general timeframe as platform advances, so that developers…

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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates available now!

I’m excited to announce that the Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download. These releases ship with “Go Live” licenses, so you can get started today building and deploying production applications using Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5. For this release candidate milestone, you’ll find substantial improvements since the…

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.NET 4.5 Improvements for Cloud and Server Applications

I’ve had multiple meetings recently with customers and press where the topic of .NET development has come up, particularly as it relates to the cloud and server.  They’ve heard about the extensive work we’ve done with Visual Studio 11 to enable the client-side development of Metro style apps for Windows 8 using C#, Visual Basic,…

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