Microsoft and Facebook are making the programming interfaces available to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 developers to add Facebook login to their apps.
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Mary Jo Foley
Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).
The Microsoft executive shuffle continues, with one-time Bill Gates heir-apparent Eric Rudder taking on a newly created role as head of 'Advanced Strategy.'
Microsoft execs quietly showed off new compiler technology under development at the company that aims to compile .Net code to native code directly.
Microsoft and cross-platform mobile-app development vendor Xamarin are tightening their technical and marketing ties under a new partnership deal.
Microsoft is starting to roll out Visual Studio Online, a set of Windows Azure-based tools designed to complement its Visual Studio development-tool suite.
Stack ranking, an employee-evaluation process that has been roundly criticized by many current and former Microsoft employees, is being abolished at the company.
Microsoft is making available updates and fixes for its Surface RT, Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 tablets as part of its November Patch Tuesday releases.
Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of IE, Dean Hachamovitch, is taking on a new role on an unspecified team at the company.
Microsoft is making it easier and cheaper for developers to build apps for both Windows Phone and Windows by unifying its dev-registration process.
Microsoft is starting to push the release-to-Web version of IE11 for Windows 7 to users as of November 7.