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Microsoft brings Visual Studio Code to Mac, Linux

04/29, 1:12pm

Free version of Windows development suite heads to other platforms

Microsoft is bringing its Visual Studio suite to more platforms, the company announced at its Build conference keynote today. Visual Studio Code is a lightweight version of the long-standing code editing suite, with the new cross-platform version being made available in preview not only for Windows, but also OS X and Linux systems, and as a free download to developers.

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Parts of Microsoft software roadmap leak online

04/12, 12:05pm

Microsoft software roadmap from December leaked

Microsoft has begun sending out a roadmap that shows some details about its future software products such as Office 15, Internet Explorer 10, and Windows Phone to some of its partners. One of them, CEO of Meetroo Maarten Visser, shared part of it over Twitter, revealing said details. Dated December 22, 2011, the images weren't password-protected. Considering the date, the Windows roadmap doesn't mention anything past the Developer Preview and certainly not the Consumer Preview that launched on February 29.

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Microsoft intros Arduino-like .NET Gadgeteer platform

08/03, 11:40pm

System uses modular hardware, .NET framework

Microsoft has quietly introduced an open-source platform, .NET Gadgeteer, that appears to mimic Arduino. The toolkit enables users to build small electronic devices and prototypes using modular hardware, with coding via the .NET framework and Visual Studio or Visual C# Express.

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Analyst admits wrong, insists MS tools for Apple still due

05/27, 5:15pm

Global Equities thinks MS still on for iPhone tool

Analyst Trip Chowdhry tried to recover from a rebuttal of his claims by Microsoft on Thursday by insisting that some of the story of Apple-friendly developer tools was still accurate. He admitted that Microsoft wouldn't be at WWDC but claimed his sources are certain that Microsoft will have developer tools for the iPad, iPhone and Macs.

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Ballmer not at WWDC, but speculation persists

05/27, 2:10pm

Wild rumor of Ballmer at WWDC triggers talk

Microsoft today denied that Steve Ballmer would present at Apple's WWDC. It follows a questionable rumor that Microsoft's Steve Ballmer would make a presentation at the conference in roughly two weeks. Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry believed the Microsoft CEO was penciled in for seven minutes of time at the keynote and would talk about a new version of Visual Studio 2010 that would produce iPad, iPhone and Mac apps.

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