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OpenAccess ORM Q3 2013 SP1 Adds VS 2013 Support, Discontinued Classic Wizards, Oracle 9i and MySQL 5

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 03, 2014

The recently released OpenAccess ORM Q3 2013 SP1 by Telerik has introduced support for Visual Studio 2013 in addition to extended support for Visual Studio 2008. Moreover, support for classic wizards, Oracle 9i and MySQL 5.0 will be discontinued beginning with the next release of OpenAccess ORM.

Essential Studio Enterprise 2013 Volume 4 Adds LightSwitch, Localization and New Improvements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 20, 2013

Syncfusion has released Essential Studio Enterprise Edition 2013 Volume 4 with new JavaScript controls such as rich-text editor, map, tree map, range navigator, barcode, date-time picker and rotator in addition to extensions for LightSwitch. It also includes 3D chart support for WinRT, WPF, Silverlight, and Windows Phone suites including format manipulation libraries for Windows Phone.

Visual Commander Brings Back Visual Studio Macros

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 10, 2013

Vlasov Studio has released an extension for VS 2010 and later that restores the ability to create and run macros in both VB and C#.

Visual Studio 2013.1 RC1 Available

by Jeff Martin on  Dec 10, 2013

The first update for VS2013 is bringing bug fixes and the oft-requested support for systems running Internet Explorer 9.

A First Look at Opserver, Stack Exchange's Monitoring Solution

by João Miranda on  Dec 09, 2013

Opserver is an open source monitoring solution, released by StackExchange, of StackOverflow's fame. Opserver provides a quick overall view of each monitored system's health, while allowing the user to deep dive using a drill-down approach. InfoQ talked with Nick Crave, one of Opserver’s creators, for additional insight.

Wix 3.8 Adds VS 2013 Support in Votive and WiX Native Library and Bootstrapper Application Functions

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 04, 2013

Wix 3.8 has been released with support for Visual Studio 2013 in Votive and WiX native libraries. The release also includes bootstrapper application functions which extends WixStandardBootstrapperApplication including the ability to detect Windows 8.1 in Burn.

Microsoft Joins Forces with RedGate and Clickberry to Offer Node.js Tools for Visual Studio

by Jonathan Allen on  Dec 03, 2013

NTVS, short for Node.js Tools for Visual Studio, offers Node.js developers a fully featured IDE complete with Intellisense, package management, profiling, and debugging. NTVS is a joint effort by Microsoft’s Python Tools team, RedGate, Clickberry, and others.

Visual Commander Professional v1.3 Introduces 99 Commands, 50 Extensions and C# Syntax Highlighting

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 02, 2013

The recently released Visual Commander Professional v1.3 includes 99 commands, 50 extensions including syntax highlighting for C#. It also provides an ability to select default language for new commands and extensions by selecting the macro language in addition to several improvements.

List & Label 19 Adds Report Parameters, Collection Variables, OData and REST Data Providers

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 29, 2013

The recently released List & Label 19 provides support for report parameters, collection variables, new chart types such as combined, stacked, funnel, pipeline, shapefile and donut in addition to support for OData and REST data providers.

Microsoft Envisions One OS Running on Mobile Devices and Sensors

by Abel Avram on  Nov 26, 2013

During a UBS Global Technology Conference held last week, Microsoft’s Julie Larson-Green, EVP Devices and Studios, discussed her company’s approach to today’s software market, providing insights especially into the mobile device operating systems space. We selected the most interesting fragments from the session’s transcript (HTML, DOCX).

Visual Studio's C++14 Support Grows

by Jeff Martin on  Nov 25, 2013

A new CTP for Visual Studio 2013 allows developers to sample increased support for modern C++11/14 features. The CTP can be used with both Visual Studio Express and VS2013 Professional or greater.

Studio Enterprise 2013 v3 Adds ThemeRoller, VS 2013 Bootstrap Project Template and Mobile Controls

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 20, 2013

ComponentOne has recently released Studio Enterprise 2013 v3 with a new ThemeRoller for ASP.NET, mobile controls, support for Windows 8.1 and Visual Studio 2013 in addition to a new project template based on Bootstrap theming framework.

RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 SP1 Adds Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 Support

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Nov 19, 2013

Telerik has released an update to their RadControls for ASP.NET AJAX Q3 2013 control suite with support for Visual Studio 2013 and Internet Explorer 11 including several new features and bug fixes.

Power Productivity Tools for VS 2013

by Jonathan Allen on  Nov 18, 2013

Since 2010 the Power Productivity Tools have been Microsoft’s test bed for new Visual Studio features, some of which were incorporated in VS. This new version for VS 2013 brings 11 new and updated features including the ability see documentation without leaving the code editor.

Microsoft Ditches the Stack Ranking System. Yahoo! Lays off 600 because of It

by Abel Avram on  Nov 16, 2013 3

Yahoo! has recently laid off about 600 employees based on a ranking system introduced last year, while Microsoft is ditching their system to relieve some of the pressure from their staff.

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