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JavaScript Memory Analyzer in Visual Studio 2012 Identifies Leaks in Windows Store Apps

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 19, 2013

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 includes a new JavaScript Memory Analyzer for Windows 8 which identifies potential memory leaks to enable developers to fix their apps before submission to Windows Store.

Release of the Microsoft Script Explorer Canceled

by Jonathan Allen on  Apr 17, 2013

Microsoft has canceled the release of their Script Explorer. This tool was designed to make it easier to find PowerShell scripts located in either public repositories (e.g. TechNet Script Center and PoshCode) or a company’s internal collection.

Windows Azure Adds Active Directory, New Backup Service, Monitoring and Log Improvements

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Apr 15, 2013

Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows Azure Active Directory, new backup service with support for incremental backups including several monitoring and log improvements.

Windows Embedded 8 Released

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 25, 2013

Windows Embedded 8 has been released by Microsoft and entered general availability. Intended to be used by OEMs and in specialized environments, this series of releases marks Embedded's alignment with Windows 8's code base.

Develop Utility, Productivity, Financial and Media Apps with RadControls for Windows 8

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 21, 2013

Telerik has recently released RadControls for Windows 8, which enables developers to build touch optimized applications for desktop and mobile devices.

Windows Azure Mobile Services with Android, Active Directory, Localization, East Asia Region

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Mar 15, 2013

Microsoft has recently released several updates to Windows Azure with support for Android, Active Directory, Application monitoring with HTTP response codes, new five languages including expansion of Azure Store to 22 more countries.

Internet Explorer 10 Broadens Flash Support

by Jeff Martin on  Mar 14, 2013 1

Microsoft has announced increased Flash support on IE10 running on Windows 8 and Windows RT. This content will now be enabled to run by default and solidifies Flash's position on the Windows platform.

How to Keep Up to Date with Windows Security Guidelines

by Jonathan Allen on  Feb 12, 2013

Windows Security is a hard problem. There are countless optional settings that can introduce security vulnerabilities, many of which are enabled by default. The documentation for these settings are scattered with current articles freely mixed with out-of-date versions. One solution to this is the Microsoft Security Compliance Manager.

Windows Azure Notification Hubs with Common API

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 24, 2013

Microsoft recently added an enhancement to Windows Azure Management Portal by releasing Notification Hubs which enables you to broadcast push notifications to thousands of mobile devices using a common API.

Crypto Obfuscator .Net v2013 with Portable Class Library and WinRT

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 21, 2013

Crypto Obfuscator .Net v2013 includes several new performance enhancements with support for Windows 8 and Automatic Exception Reporting.

Amazon Web Services Launches AWS Tools For Windows PowerShell

by Matthias Marschall on  Jan 18, 2013

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released tools for the Windows PowerShell scripting environment to enhance support for Windows administrators' management of cloud infrastructure.

Windows 8 and WinRT - A Close Encounter with Microsoft

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Jan 17, 2013

Windows 8 throws open a wide range of opportunities for developers. In this marathon interview, Microsoft official spokesperson discloses facts behind the various aspects of Windows 8 and Windows RT.

Researcher Breaches Windows RT's Security System

by Jeff Martin on  Jan 10, 2013

An independent security researcher has discovered a way to run unsigned desktop applications on Windows RT running on Microsoft's Surface. InfoQ has an exclusive interview with the creator of the exploit.

WiX v3.7 - MSBuild, Self Update and Reference Counting

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 31, 2012

The recently released WiX 3.7 includes support for MSBuild, self update and reference counting

Tools for Building Advanced Media Applications

by Anand Narayanaswamy on  Dec 27, 2012

In the //Build/, Mike Downey demonstrated the key technologies that are employed by developers to create advanced media rich applications using Windows 8.

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