- Final Build for VS 2012 - Availability and Launch Dates Ahead - & Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Complete! - Jason Zander and Somasegar announce the completion of the final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, and reveal the dates for the release to MSDN Subscribers and the online launch event on 12th September.
- Releasing Windows 8 - August 1, 2012, Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone & Windows Server 2012 released to manufacturing! - Steven Sinofsky, Brandon LeBlanc and Jeffrey Snover highlight the RTM releases of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012, along with the timeline for the next month as various sections of the customer base get access to Windows8/2012
- Announcing YUI 3.6.0 - The Yahoo! User Interface team announce the release of YUI 3.6.0. This release contains improvements to the code quslity in terms of increased unit test coverage, Improved Uploader, and graphics modules, along with some new examples.
- Configuring Windows Azure Services for Windows Server - Roger Jennings gives a detailed runthrough of getting to work with the Windows Azure Services for Windows Server, bringing part of the cloud architecture to your on premise IT
- Windows Azure Authentication Library: a Deep Dive - Vittorio Bertocci announces the release and gives some further details of the first developer preview of the Windows Azure Authentication Library providing a bridge for client applications to authenticate against cloud based Windows Azure Active Directory.
- Git on the cloud with Windows Azure - Flavien Charlon rounds up his recent series of posts looking at setting up a Git server environment on Windows Azure virtual machines.
- Hands-on Backbone.js and PragPub Magazine - The Pragmatic Bookshelf highlights their latest publication and the August edition of PragPub Magazine, featuring the final part of a series on Scala, an article looking at functional programming from the point of view of an imperative programmer, and much more.
- Why TCP is evil and HTTP is king - Ayende discusses why using HTTP in preference to raw TCP gives significant gains in terms of understanding, and ability to debug due to nice HTTP debugging tools like Fiddler.