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, 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.
On Friday Microsoft released the first service pack for SQL Server 2012.
Microsoft released a phone-focused version of the .NET Framework this week as well as the Windows Phone 8 SDK.
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 broadcasted a live launch event for .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 on Wednesday.
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.
GigaSpaces Technologies has added its support to the Windows Azure Plugin for Eclipse with Java project with the contribution of a "publish to the cloud" wizard.
.NET solution vendor and Microsoft partner GrapeCity announced that it has acquired .NET component and tool vendor ComponentOne.
Microsoft's .NET Framework 4.5 Release Candidates are now available for download for those with a "Go Live" license.
The code repository and collaboration Web site GitHub is releasing a desktop app that works on Windows versions as far back as Windows XP and as current as pre-release versions of Windows 8.
It's not SQL versus NoSQL anymore, according to Starcounter, which earlier this week announced what it calls the "world's fastest consistent database."
Amazon Web Services launched Amazon Relational Database Services on Monday for Microsoft SQL Server and ASP.NET support for AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
On Wednesday Microsoft announced that it has signed a deal with Twilio that will give developers the ability to have voice and SMS-enabled applications run on the Windows Azure cloud service.
According to Scott Hanselman, Microsoft's decision this week to welcome contributions from the open source community to its ASP.NET Web development framework wasn't really about open source.
Microsoft on Tuesday unveiled a new cloud-based build service for its upcoming hosted Team Foundation Service.
Java/.NET Application Performance Management (APM) company AppDynamics has just added end-user monitoring (EUM) to the commercial edition of its namesake APM solution.
The first of these some-assembly-required-kits is JNBridge's SSH Adapter for BizTalk Server.
The developer-focused Visual Studio 11 and the .NET Framework 4.5 were released for download earlier today.
Microsoft is releasing the .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 11 beta on Feb. 29.