Microsoft has made some interesting announcements regarding their next version of Visual Studio (2015). Microsoft has announced that they will allow Apple iPhone/iPad apps and Android apps to be built for Windows: http://tcrn.ch/1JaMkXR
It sounds like Visual Studio 2015 will also allow developers to create apps for iPhone/iPad and Android apps using C#:
This is interesting news. It's pretty cool, but I wonder if Microsoft will end up shooting themselves in the foot by doing this. IBM did something similar in the 90s by allowing OS/2 to run Windows 3.1 apps. Many software developers decided to just create Windows apps, since Windows was more popular.
Microsoft seems to be getting more and more cross-platform with their development tools. I've also heard that Microsoft is bringing Visual Studio to Linux and Mac:
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