Microsoft's Windows 10 software development kit for writing universal apps is now available for download.
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Keeping your Windows PC fully patched and updated is a vital defense against hackers and malware, but applying patching can be a pain. Here's a simple (and free) download that will help you streamline the process.
Microsoft has released a new public preview of Azure Active Directory Connect, a tool for connecting Windows Server AD to Azure AD. It will replace DirSync and the standalone Azure AD Sync tools.
Microsoft's MDOP 2014 R2 set of management and deployment tools for Windows, adds new application and user-experience virtualization features.
The technical preview of Windows 10 is heavy on tools for the power desktop user that businesses will want to evaluate, but the most important features will be visible later in the preview cycle.
A beta of the next version of Microsoft's Visual Studio and other new tools for Windows developers are expected to get updates in November.
Canonical's Juju had been a great high-end cloud DevOps tool for Ubuntu on OpenStack. Now, Canonical is porting it to CentOS and Windows. And with IBM's help, that's only the start.
Microsoft is developing a set of cloud-based tools for managing and deploying session virtualisation servers, allowing you to publish and share apps on Windows, iOS, Android, OS X and (soon) Windows Phone devices. We take the beta for a test drive.
The 2014 version of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) suite of Windows virtualization, management and security tools is available for volume licensees.
With Office for iPad, Microsoft has set a very high bar for the forthcoming touch-based Windows 8 version of Office. If you've got an iPad and access to Office 365, these tools have to be a recommended install.
Cloud infrastructure market leader Amazon Web Services upgrades its tools so that Windows Server 2012 virtual-machine images can move between on-premise systems and EC2.
This week's Google Chrome update added some significant new features to its Windows 8 mode, effectively turning the browser into a stripped-down version of Chrome OS, with its own taskbar and window-management tools. But who's it for, really?
Microsoft is making its latest version of MDOP, its collection of virtualization, management and security tools for Windows 8.1, available for download.
Nokia's Windows Phone imaging tools have left beta. Here's how you'd use them to build your first computational photography app.
Just what does the future of Windows look like? And can we predict it from the tea leaves of Microsoft's developer tools?
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.
The dreaded blue screen of death is familiar to any long time Windows PC user, but Microsoft has been developing tools to keep the dreaded BSOD at bay.
The former Windows chief argued that "empowered knowledge workers" will acquire whatever tools needed to be successful -- regardless of IT rules and regulations.
Windows 8.1 Enterprise builds on the consumer Windows 8.1 with a selection of additional enterprise tools. We took it for a spin around our network.
Microsoft has a new Windows Phone development tool (in beta) that is targeted at non-programmers. Will Windows Phone App Studio help shrink the app gap with iPhones and Android phones?
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