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Google Announces .NET APIs, Android Apps for Wearables and More

Google this week announced a library of client APIs for the Microsoft .NET Framework, a developer preview for building Android apps for wearable devices and guidance on how to use management tools with the Google Compute Engine cloud service.

Microsoft Opens Up Office 365 and SignalR to Android

Microsoft announced two new open source SDKs that let Android users access Office 365 data and use SignalR for real-time Web connectivity between clients and servers.

Xamarin Adds SAP Mobile to Cross-Platform Stable

Xamarin added support for the SAP Mobile Platform to its stable of cross-platform mobile app development tools.

Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1 Go Live

On Thursday Microsoft released Visual Studio 2013, which includes Team Foundation Server 2013, and .NET Framework 4.5.1.

Windows Phone Preview for Devs Launched

Microsoft has reversed an earlier decision and will now give Windows Phone developers earlier access to operating system updates.

Microsoft Launches SQL Server 2014 Preview 2

On Wednesday Microsoft announced the release of SQL Server 2014 Community Technology Preview 2 (CTP2).

Build Keynote, Day 1: Spotlight on Visual Studio 2013 and Bing Development Platform

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer kicked off the Build Conference in San Francisco this morning with his keynote that focused on giving the public a first look at Visual Studio 2013, the new Bing development API and Windows 8.1.

Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation Server 2013 Announced

Microsoft's Brian Harry announced during his TechEd keynote demo on Monday the upcoming release of Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013.

Cross-Platform Mobile Dev Platform Icenium Goes Commercial, Gets Cloud Backend

Developer tools and solutions provider Telerik last week released the first commercial version of Icenium.

Java/.NET Integrator Adds Mono Support

Java/.NET interoperability solutions provider JNBridge LLC released JNBridgePro 7.0 with new support for the open source implementation of the Microsoft .NET Framework known as Mono.

Microsoft Announces Git Support in TFS, Visual Studio

Microsoft announced on Wednesday that Visual Studio and Team Foundation Service (TFS) will fully support and integrate with Git source control.

Agile Development Tool for Visual Studio Released

A new cloud-based offering from Skytap aims to aid in agile development and testing processes for Visual Studio developers.

Salary Survey: .NET Developers Average $94K a Year

.NET developers continue to buck the slow economy trend, according to figures from the 2013 Visual Studio Magazine Salary Survey.

Trend Index Names C# as Programming Language of the Year

In terms of growth, C# surpassed all other programming languages in a popularity contest called the PoularitY of Programming Language index, based on Google Trends data from 2012.

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Released

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1, a major enhancement to the company's latest integrated development environment, which is geared towards modern development and Windows 8, was released by Microsoft on Monday.

SQL Server 2012 SP1 Released

On Friday Microsoft released the first service pack for SQL Server 2012.

Microsoft Updates .NET Framework for Windows Phone 8, Releases SDK

Microsoft released a phone-focused version of the .NET Framework this week as well as the Windows Phone 8 SDK.

Mono Update Adds Async Programming

The Mono project this week announced an update of the open source .NET development framework that includes a C# 5.0 compiler supporting asynchronous programming, along with a host of other improvements.

Microsoft Officially Launches .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012

Microsoft broadcasted a live launch event for .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 on Wednesday.

Microsoft: Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Coming to Devs Aug. 15

On Wednesday Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2012 and the .NET Framework 4.5 are build complete and will be released to Microsoft-focused developers starting Aug. 15.