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vNext: What's in It for You?

Here's a grab bag of what you might find useful in the next version of the .NET Framework. It's good news for everyone but ASP.NET Web Form developers.

Visual Studio Online Update: Sprint 70

Visual Studio team offers a slew of new, untested features into an update to Visual Studio Online, mainly consisting of Work Item query improvements and incremental changes to displayed information.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 Offers Web-Based Code Review

First preview of VS 2013.4 introduces a web-based pull request option for Git and enhancements mainly to TFS and Visual C++.

Lost in Translation

After Wayne's employer decided to bring some outsourced code back in house, he discovered that developers in Kerbleckistan were doing some serious innovating in the science of passing parameters.

Microsoft Unveils Developer Edition of Internet Explorer

It includes updates to F12 developer tools and, for the first time, support for the WebDriver standard.

Visual Studio Online Update Adds Pull Requests

The feature, which is for code stored in Git, will eventually be added to local copies of Visual Studio.

Better Alerts for Visual Studio's Application Insights

The tool was entirely rebuilt for better monitoring of applications.

Visual Studio Online Now Integrates With Azure Active Directory

It currently only works with new Visual Studio Online accounts, but that will soon change.

TFS to Visual Studio Online Migration Tool Released

Data from TFS versions as far back as 2010 can be transferred.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: How the Cloud Improves ALM

Microsoft's Craig Kitterman demonstrated cloud-based load testing and monitoring for applications.

Windows Phone 8.1: A Giant Leap Forward for Convergence

It may look like a simple point upgrade, but it isn't. Examine more closely, and you'll see why the latest iteration of Windows Phone is a big deal.

Neural Network Cross Entropy Error

To train a neural network you need some measure of error between computed outputs and the desired target outputs of the training data. The most common measure of error is called mean squared error. However, there are some research results that suggest using a different measure, called cross entropy error, is sometimes preferable to using mean squared error.

Microsoft Is Not Killing Off TFS for Git

The company officially responds to a social media storm of worry.

Team Foundation Server Update 2 Released

Unlike Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, TFS isn't a release candidate.

How To Standardize Data for Neural Networks

Understanding data encoding and normalization is an absolutely essential skill when working with neural networks. James McCaffrey walks you through what you need to know to get started.

Neural Network Training Using Particle Swarm Optimization

Although mathematically elegant, back-propagation isn't perfect. Instead consider using particle swarm optimization (PSO) to train your neural network; here's how.

Deep Focus on Your Code with CodeLens

Visual Studio 2013's new CodeLens feature provides a wide variety of information to the developer, all while never leaving the code editing window.

Test-driven Development with Visual Studio 2012: Part 2

In Part 2 of his column, Mickey Gousset dives deeper into the Test Explorer window.

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation Server 2013

At TechEd, Microsoft reveals the next release of Visual Studio will be available later this year.

Serena Adds DevOps to Orchestrated IT Solution

New version of Orchestrated IT includes improved change and release management features.

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