Microsoft is making more organizational changes aimed at getting more software developers to write for its platforms.
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Microsoft will release its .NET-based programming model Orleans early next year, offering developers new tools to simplify the development of distributed application for the cloud.
Another new Microsoft Azure service now in preview is aimed at helping developers integrate and get insights from their disparate data sources more easily.
Forrester Research's survey shows that most developers, even ones who usually stick with Microsoft Visual Studio, are now using open source.
Microsoft will be talking more about its mobile, cloud and dev/ops products, services and strategies at its Connect() event in New York in mid-November.
Oracle has a large number of fixes lined up for Tuesday, including 25 for Java SE, while Microsoft and Adobe have patches due then too.
Next week's Patch Tuesday updates will include a much-needed fix for Internet Explorer, blocking outdated versions of the Java ActiveX control and closing one of the most popular vectors for installing malware.
Having written IE11 to support web standards, Microsoft is shimming it to handle mobile websites that are not following standards but catering for webkit quirks and/or non-standard features in Apple's Safari on iOS.
Microsoft will make the first update to Windows Phone 8.1 available to developers the week of August 4. Here's what to expect in that update, feature-wise.
Microsoft, Apple and Google have all made big announcements at their developer conferences. What do they mean for developers and how we design and build applications?
New updates for Internet Explorer 11 are included with the Windows 8.1 Update and will be pushed out to Windows 7 users next week as well. A key change is Enterprise Mode IE, which eases compatibility hassles with old internal web apps. And there's good news on the HTML 5 front.
Microsoft just open-sourced a software development kit that will enable Android developers to bring Office 365 data to their Android apps.
Microsoft developers will be able to reuse more of their code when building Windows Phone and Windows Store apps, according to new alleged leaks about Windows Phone 8.1.
A team of Microsoft evangelists and developers in China has developed a proof-of-concept app aimed at making Windows 8 app sideloading of business apps more palatable.
Yes, Microsoft has a trust problem when it comes to developers. But if they fix that, does the company remain relevant to modern developers?
The tool provides a single application programming interface (API) that developers can use to integrate with Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, Sky Drive and Microsoft SharePoint.
Buy a Windows 8 or 8.1 PC or tablet at a participating retailer and you will get a $25 gift card to the Windows Store for apps or games.
Microsoft's second generation Kinect gesture and voice control sensor is being sent to Windows developers who signed up to the Kinect for Windows v2 Developer Preview programme.
What's the former technical lead on Eclipse Java development tools been doing at Microsoft for the past three years? Building a browser-based development toolset.
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