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14,000 students participate in Microsoft's WOWZAPP global hackathon

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Microsoft opened registrations for its WOWZAPP 2012 global hackathon three weeks ago, an event designed to encourage students and developers to collaborate and create apps for Windows 8. This hackathon weekend kicks off today, in more than 100 locations on five continents, and Microsoft has confirmed that 14,000 people are...
14,000 students participate in Microsoft's WOWZAPP global hackathon

Microsoft opens up registration for WOWZAPP 2012 hackathon in 30 different locations

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Registration has opened for WOWZAPP 2012, Microsoft’s global hackathon for Windows. The event, which will take place in more than 30 different locations, will encourage students and developers to work in teams and create apps that will later be available to download through the Windows store. Anyone taking part in...
Microsoft opens up registration for WOWZAPP 2012 hackathon in 30 different locations

Week in review: copy protection standards, Start-free Windows 8, and LightSquared's failure

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This week in tech was full of conflict: Microsoft pointed its finger at Google's tracking cookies, the government took steps toward loosening the rules restricting unmanned surveillance drones in the U.S., and Visual Studio 11 revealed a design change that upset many long-time users. The jabs and shots are...
Week in review: copy protection standards, Start-free Windows 8, and LightSquared's failure

Microsoft adds HTML5 output support to its LightSwitch tool

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Microsoft is adding HTML output support to its Visual Studio LightSwitch tool, the latest version of which is available to testers....
Microsoft adds HTML5 output support to its LightSwitch tool
SAP cuddles up with Amazon, but what about Azure?

Microsoft’s new ALL CAPS menus in Visual Studio stir wails of agony from aggrieved developers

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Oh dear, this isn’t what Microsoft likely wanted to be the story surrounding the Visual Studio release candidate. Instead of a real discussion on the merits of the software, or on how it should be materially improved before its full release, the company is being forced to defend its menu design choices....
Microsoft’s new ALL CAPS menus in Visual Studio stir wails of agony from aggrieved developers
Microsoft embraces git with new TFS support, Visual Studio integration

Microsoft's Visual Studio 2012 shines on Windows 8

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Visual Studio is no longer simply an IDE, no longer a place you go just to write and debug C/C++ code....
Microsoft's Visual Studio 2012 shines on Windows 8

Microsoft updates Visual Studio 2012 with better testing tools and Windows XP support

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Microsoft's Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 (Visual Studio 2012.1) is now available for download. The update allows users to develop applications for Windows XP and more thoroughly test their work. The previous version of Microsoft's development tool was launched along with .NET 4.5 in September this year. That an...
Microsoft updates Visual Studio 2012 with better testing tools and Windows XP support

Microsoft Acquires InCycle's Release Management Service InRelease To Improve Its Team Foundation Server

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Microsoft has acquired InCycle’s release management solution InRelease, a tool for automatically deploying application components to target services in different environments. InCycle is a Canadian company that specializes in application lifecycle management (ALM) and release management solutions on Microsoft’s .NET platform. As Microsoft is only acquiring its InRelease business unit,...
Microsoft Acquires InCycle's Release Management Service InRelease To Improve Its Team Foundation Server

Mobilize.net aim to renew .NET apps for mobile, cloud use

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Mobilize.net, led by two long-time Microsoft execs, aims to bring thousands of legacy .NET applications to the mobile devices or cloud platform of the customer’s choice. While many in the Web 2.0 and mobile device world dominated by iOS and Android don’t see Windows and .NET as the platforms of the...
Mobilize.net aim to renew .NET apps for mobile, cloud use

BlackBerry PlayBook now supports Qt in bid to lure disgruntled Nokia developers

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Alec Saunders, RIM VP of developer relations, just announced BlackBerry PlayBook support for the Qt developer framework. Alec was joined on stage by Nokia's Lars Knoll, Qt Chief Architect. Qt is the popular cross-platform application framework that was previously the focus of Nokia's worldwide developer corps. However, when Nokia...
BlackBerry PlayBook now supports Qt in bid to lure disgruntled Nokia developers

Visual Studio LightSwitch: Will it emerge from sleeper status?

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The first version of Microsoft’s Visual Studio LightSwitch dev tool has achieved only modest traction in the market. Here’s a set of recommendations from an ardent supporter of the product....
Visual Studio LightSwitch: Will it emerge from sleeper status?
Xamarin 2.0 Lets Developers Write iOS Apps With Visual Studio, Introduces Free Starter Edition

Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

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Microsoft revealed full details of its annual BUILD developer conference a couple of weeks back, with the 2012 event running from October 30 – November 2 at its campus in Redmond, Washington. If you’re keen to attend and can stomach the $1595 fee (rising to $2095 if you’re not an...
Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

Bing Opens to Developers with Maps SDK & Search Library for PHP

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Good news for developers and fans of mashups, as this morning Microsoft has announced the availability of a software development kit (SDK) for building map apps on Bing Maps. What's more, last week Microsoft announced the creation of the Bing Search Library for PHP - a wrapper built in conjunction...
Bing Opens to Developers with Maps SDK & Search Library for PHP
Microsoft to launch Windows Server 8 and Visual Studio 11 betas on February 29th

Windows 8 preview release available for download today?

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An accidental blog post on the official Microsoft Hardware and Driver Developer blog may have inadvertently revealed the early release of the Windows 8 preview. The blog outlined availability for the preview with a "download here" hotlink for not only the preview, but also for a driver kit and the...
Windows 8 preview release available for download today?
Microsoft wants you to build apps for Office using these new tools

Microsoft accidentally announces Windows 8 Release Preview for May 31st, pulls blog post

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In a post on the Windows Hardware blog, Microsoft’s Chuck Chan touted the release of the Windows 8 Release Preview to the Windows Dev Center. The blog post seems to have disappeared, perhaps because it was posted accidentally, but we have archived it below. The post is dated May 31st,...
Microsoft accidentally announces Windows 8 Release Preview for May 31st, pulls blog post

Amazon Courts Windows Developers by Adding .Net to its Elastic Beanstalk

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Microsoft's Azure just got a little more competition from Amazon. The cloud giant announced yesterday that it was adding support for SQL Server to its Relational Database Service (RDS) and added .Net support to the Elastic Beanstalk cloud app deployment and management service. The addition of .Net to Beanstalk follows...
Amazon Courts Windows Developers by Adding .Net to its Elastic Beanstalk

Microsoft provides sneak peek of next Visual Studio beta

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Microsoft has begun sharing information about the beta of VS 11, the next release of its tool suite for Windows 8, that will be released on February 29....
Microsoft provides sneak peek of next Visual Studio beta
Xamarin debuts iOS and Android app development inside Visual Studio for C# programmers

Microsoft pulling free development tools for Windows 8 desktop apps, only lets you ride the Metro for free

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Microsoft has instituted a big change with its free Visual Studio 11 Express suite that's leaving some current- and soon-to-be Windows 8 developers up in arms: it's pulling support for creating anything but Metro-native apps. After 11 becomes the norm, desktop developers will need to either cling to Visual...
Microsoft pulling free development tools for Windows 8 desktop apps, only lets you ride the Metro for free

Microsoft promises to fix Windows Phone dev on Windows 8′s Consumer Preview

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Developers of Windows Phone applications who decided to install the Windows 8 Consumer Preview are in a tight spot: their development tools are having a hard time working with the new test build of the operating system. Microsoft has responded. The company first absolved itself of fault: “Windows 8 is...
Microsoft promises to fix Windows Phone dev on Windows 8′s Consumer Preview

Boot up: Windows 8 desktop shock, how iPads saved Greece, Apple's bad store move and more

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Plus Brin wears Goggles in SF, what's a modern browser?, the n0tice experiment, smartphone data and moreA quick burst of 13 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApple has removed Airfoil Speakers Touch from the iOS App Store >> Rogue AmoebaToday, we've been informed that...
Boot up: Windows 8 desktop shock, how iPads saved Greece, Apple's bad store move and more
Microsoft BUILD 2012 registration opens, Windows Phone 8 logo revealed

Microsoft updates Visual Studio 2012 testing tools, adds Windows XP support

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Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, now available for download, allows users to develop applications for Windows XP and more thoroughly test their work....
Microsoft updates Visual Studio 2012 testing tools, adds Windows XP support
No-cost desktop software development is dead on Windows 8

The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out: here's how to get it

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The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is now ready for download. There are two ways to get it. You can grab ISO images here, and a 5 MB installer that'll also check your system's compatibility here. The executable installer should result in a smaller download, but the ISO will be...
The Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out: here's how to get it
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