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“Microsoft Delivers Unprecedented Cloud Development Platform with visual studio”

Integration with Windows Azure will help development teams create, deliver and manage next generation applications

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Microsoft the worldwide leader in software for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software – any time, any place and on any device.

Microsoft has taken the next big leap in the development of modern applications by launching Visual Studio Online, a new set of development services and offerings, part of Microsoft’s Cloud OS, and a connected development experience for helping customers create next generation applications.  The next version of Visual Studio – Visual Studio 2013 and .NET framework, .NET 4.5.1 have also been made available simultaneously.  Visual Studio Online and Visual Studio 2013 represent the beginning of a new era of modern apps development, combining a powerful desktop integrated development environment (IDE) with rich developer services in the cloud.

Further, delivering on its services promise, Microsoft has also made available a preview of Visual Studio Online “Monaco”, a lightweight browser-based coding environment using standards-based HTML and JavaScript to build cloud services.  “Monaco” is complementary to the existing Visual Studio IDE and is an easy way for developers to get started and make quick updates to cloud services on the Windows Azure platform.

 As part of Visual Studio Online, Microsoft is releasing a limited preview of Visual Studio Online Applications Insights.  “Application Insights” enables teams to support agile application delivery across an organization by providing visibility into how an application runs and is being used by customers.  “Application Insights” collects live telemetry data across development, test and production environments and captures availability, performance and usage data, providing teams with a 360-degree view of an application’s health.

Some of the key news

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  • Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1 are available globally, and provide the best tools for modern application development on all of Microsoft’s latest platforms
  • Visual Studio Online is a new offering, providing  a rich collection of developer services in the cloud that work hand-in-hand with the Visual Studio IDE on the desktopHosted source control, work item tracking, agile planning, build and load testing services that were part of Team Foundation Service are now available in public preview as part of Visual Studio Online
  • Visual Studio Online Application Insights is a new service that provides a 360 degree view of your applications health, based on data about availability, performance and usage
  • Visual Studio Online “Monaco” is a coding environment for the cloud, in the cloud, offering light-weight, friction free developer experiences in the browser for targeted Azure development scenarios
  • Microsoft and Xamarin are collaborating to help .NET developers broaden the reach of their applications to additional devices, including iOS and Android
  • Visual Studio 2012 Update 4 is available today

This drives great value for businesses as they transform to adopt the biggest technology patterns impacting their customers and workforce. Mobile devices give everyone the potential to access information quicker than ever before, allowing faster decision-making and faster results.  In an era where apps are the key to bringing all this decision making and experiences to life on a variety of devices, there is a growing expectation placed on developers to deliver great applications experiences.

 S. Somasegar, Corporate Vice President – Developer Division, Microsoft, said, “More than ever, organizations are looking for help in taking advantage of the

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