- The .NET Foundation and .NET Platform Innovation – Somasegar shares some further significant announcements, including the creation of an independent foundation to support open source development on the .NET Platform, a number of new technology innovations, including the open sourcing of Roslyn and C# / VB, an update on the partnership with Xamarin and much more
- Visual Studio Online Integration in the Azure portal – Brian Harry announces the integration of Visual Studio online into the Microsoft Azure portal along with a much enhanced protal, this brings the code editor capabilites of VS Online into the fore.
- Visual Studio Online “General Availability” – Also announcing today, Brian Harry highlights the general availability of Visual Studio Online
- Announcing Preview of New Portal and Exciting Updates to other Azure Services – Steven Martin shares the announcement of a number of new Microsoft Azure features, including the new portal, updated SDK, General Availability of Azure Active Directory Premium and partnerships with Chef and Puppet Labs
- The Next Generation of .NET – The .NET Team outline their plans for the next generation of .NET and discuss their guiding themes of Core innovation and cross platform applications, highlighting and discussing the various parts of this plan that they are releasing now.
- Taking a tour of Roslyn – The C# and VB teams share the significant announcements of a new preview release of Roslyn, along with their decision to open source all the work in this area, and have it maintained by MS Open Tech.
- C# and VB are open sourced – Eric Lippert shares his views and congratulations on the open sourcing of Roslyn, and especially their choice of Apache 2 license.
- RyuJIT CTP3: How to use SIMD – Kevin Frei discusses the latest CTP release of RyuJIT and highlights the SIMD features, showing how to get up and running with it.
- Facilitating Open Contributions for the F# Compiler, Library and Visual F# Tools – The F# Team are also embracing open source, and are now accepting open contributions for Compiler, library and tooling
- NuGet 2.8.1 Released, April 2nd-3rd Downtime, and the New Search Service – The NuGet Team announce their 2.8.1 release of NuGet, and discuss the recent downtime of the NuGet services
- Announcing Azure Mobile Service managed client SDK 1.3 alpha with Offline support – Hasan Khan highlights the pre-release version of Azure Mobile Services 1.3, and the new offline support, making it easier to have good application performance, with offline behaviours.
- Video Tutorial and Screenshots: Windows 8.1 Update 1 – Scott Hanselman gives a taste of the new Windows 8.1 Update 1 release outlining some of the key changes and features introduced – very useful, especially when the update reaches general availability in the next few weeks.
- Free book from Syncfusion on Visual Studio 2013 Succinctly – Tatworth highlights a free ebook on the Visual Studio 2013 IDE from Alessandro Del Sole and the folks over at Syncfusion.
- I’m throwing in the towel in FubuMVC – Jeremy D Miller makes the sad announcement that he is ceasing work on the FubuMVC project, sharing some history of the project, along with looking at where he feels it went wrong.
- Performance Profiling on Windows Phone 8.1 with Visual Studio – Haseeb Ah shares a look at the performance profiling features of the Performance and Diagnostic Hub which now include support for profiling Windows Phone 8.1 applications
- BUILD Day 2: Keynote Summary – Steve Fox shares a nice summary of the announcements in the Day 2 keynote at Build 2014
- Sublime is Sublime 12 – Greg Young round out his series of posts looking at the use of Sublime as an IDE for .NET code
- Orleans – Phil Trelford shares his views on the Orleans Project, announced at Build 2014, comparing it to other actor frameworks, and highlighting the good and bad parts of this new contender.