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Microsoft Windows (or simply Windows) is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. It consists of several families of operating systems, each of which cater to a certain sector of the computing industry. Microsoft introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985. As of July 2015, the most recent version of Windows for personal computers, tablets and smartphones is Windows 10. The most recent versions for server computers and embedded devices are respectively Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows Embedded 8. The next server version of Windows is Windows Server 2016, which is expected to be released in 2016.
The expert software designers and programmers at delaPlex have extensive knowledge and experience in the rich array of development tools from Microsoft including: APIs, SDKs, languages, libraries, frameworks, and IDEs (Integrated Development Environments). These include: ActiveX, COM+, ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), DirectShow, Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI), Winsock, Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE), .NET Framework, remoting, assemblies, metadata, ADO.NET, ASP.NET, Microsoft Foundation Class Library (MFC), Active Template Library (ATL), and so much more.
An integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft. It is used to develop computer programs for Microsoft Windows, as well as web sites, web applications and web services. Visual Studio uses Microsoft software development platforms such as Windows API, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation. Built-in tools include a forms designer for building GUI applications, web designer, class designer, and database schema designer.
Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 (TFS) is the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management (ALM) solution. delaPlex highly recommends using TFS to support agile development practices, multiple IDEs and platforms locally or in the cloud. It provides you the tools you need to effectively manage software development projects throughout the IT lifecycle.