From Windows preview updates and the new Visual Studio, to Cortana everywhere, the rollout of Android 5.0, and a bit of Raspberry Pi, we take a look back at highlights from this week's top tech news.
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Microsoft has made it clear that they are the productivity company no matter the platform and that holds true today with the announcement of a new Android emulator of Visual Studio
Microsoft has announced a new version of Visual Studio today and this time, they are making it free for nearly any group as long as it is not used for enterprise purposes.
Microsoft has announced the next version of Visual Studio and it will be called Visual Studio 2015; you can download a preview right now along with .Net 2015.
Three months after announcing that it was working on Visual Studio 2013 Update 4, Microsoft made the Release Candidate for the new update available today, bringing various bug fixes and improvements.
Microsoft has announced that the CTP 4 of Visual Studio is now available for download and it brings with it several updates over CTP 3. Download links are posted after the jump.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio ‘14' CTP 3 and the update includes all the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Web tooling improvement and ASP.NET vNext alpha 3 runtime packages.
Microsoft has released a new extension for Visual Studio that brings together the Sample Browser and Bing Coder search extension to make it easier to find and reuse code snippets.
Microsoft has announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 Release Candidate, and confirms that work has already begun on Update 4, with further details coming in the next few weeks.
Microsoft has announced that it has acquired SyntaxTree, the creator of the UnityVS plugin for Visual Studio; terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Microsoft's Visual Studio team has been pumping out updates to the platform at a regular cadence and now the company has released a preview version of Visual Studio '14' that you can download today.
Microsoft has announced the release of the Bing Code Search extension for Visual Studio, which will allow programmers to search for code from web nside the company's development tool.
Development manager for Microsoft, Matt Gertz, has posted about 'Roslyn' compiler as a service technology on MSDN's blog providing an insight on what to expect from the upcoming innovation.
Microsoft has announced that MSBuild will be included with all versions of its Visual Studio 2013 development tools, but a stand alone version will still be available called Microsoft Build Tools.
1080p assets for a Windows Phone emulator have been spotted in Visual Studio 2013, giving the strongest indication yet that Microsoft is gearing up to support 1080p Windows Phones very soon
At its BUILD conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced Visual Studio 2013 and that a preview of the platform is available to download today with a release to come later this year.
If you are a developer and you use Microsoft's dev stack to get your work down but also like to use Git for version control, we have some news that will make you squeal with joy.
Microsoft announced a number of new updates to its enterprise-themed server services, which are covered under its "Cloud OS' branding, including new versions of Windows Intune and System Center.
S. Somasegar, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of its Developer Division, chatted with Reddit readers on Friday in an AMA session on Windows 8, Visual Studio 2012 and more.
Microsoft has announced a few new details around Visual Studio 2012. Neowin is at the event and covering the announcements as they happen, make the jump to see the latest enhancements.
Neowin is at Microsoft's Visual Studio 2012 event in Seattle where we will be covering the keynote, conducting interviews, and much much more. Make the jump to learn more and see what we are up too.
Joining the long list of high profile leaks, Visual Studio 2012 RTM has leaked as well and is in good company of several Windows 8 ISOs. Make the jump to learn more about this latest RTM leak.
With the twentieth annual Microsoft TechEd now under way in Orlando, we look back at the first day's keynote address through some of the images we captured from the event earlier today.
Microsoft has added more achievements for developers to unlock while using its Visual Studio tool application, specifically for Windows Azure programming support.
Microsoft has revealed more information about its plans for Visual Studio 11 in a pair of new blog posts, ahead of the software development tool's beta release planned for Wednesday.
It's clear Microsoft wants to bring Metro to every property they own, and it's now come to Visual Studio 11. However, is this really the place for flat, basic styling?
In a rather inventive move, a group of coders have added Achievements to Microsoft's Visual Studio application in order to draw more attention to its feature-set.
Microsoft is set to release a record breaking Patch Tuesday that contains 17 bulletins, fixing 64 vulnerabilities, according to the advanced notification. Microsoft patches security holes and vulnerabilities in all of their software products on...
Microsoft is releasing the first service pack for Visual studio 2010 this week, according to ZDnet. Starting today, MSDN subscribers will get access to the update and the general public will get access on March...
Next Monday, April 12, looks set to be a busy day for Microsoft. With their mystery event - confirmed earlier today as the launch of Project Pink - scheduled for then, it seems that the...
On Tuesday Microsoft released Visual Studio 2010 RC and .NET Framework 4.0 RC to MSDN subscribers. Today, the company has made these releases available to the public. Visual Studio is a development environment that allows developers...