Visual C++ for Linux Development

⏱ Updated on November 26, 2018 to point to new post covering cross platform C++ development for Linux and Windows starting from an open source CMake project.  This post evolved over time as we added capabilities to the Linux C++ workload. We have written a new post that covers cross platform C++ development for Linux and…


Making every developer more productive with Visual Studio 2019

Today, in the Microsoft Connect(); 2018 keynote, Scott Guthrie announced the availability of Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1. This is the first preview of the next major version of Visual Studio. In this Preview, we’ve focused on a few key areas, such as making it faster to open and work with projects stored in git…


Overview of Microsoft Dynamics AX build numbers

For newer versions click here -> Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations builds Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3     (Roadmap survey) Version Build Availability Download link Recent kernel build 6.3.6000.8144 28 Feb 2019 KB4492767 February 2019 Update 6.3.6000.8149 20 Apr 2019 Feb 2019 Release Cumulative Update 13 6.3.6000.149* 13 Sep 2017 KB4032175 Cumulative Update 12 6.3.5000.138*…


Take C# 8.0 for a spin

Take C# 8.0 for a spin Yesterday we announced the first preview of both Visual Studio 2019 (Making every developer more productive with Visual Studio 2019) and .NET Core 3.0 (Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 1 and Open Sourcing Windows Desktop Frameworks). One of the exciting aspects of that is that you get to play…


Do more with patterns in C# 8.0

Do more with patterns in C# 8.0 Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 is out! And with it, a couple more C# 8.0 features are ready for you to try. It’s mostly about pattern matching, though I’ll touch on a few other news and changes at the end. More patterns in more places When C# 7.0…


Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 is now available

The second preview of Visual Studio 2019 is now available for download. This release contains a number of improvements and additions to the core experience and different development areas, many of which are a result of your direct feedback. As always, you can check out the release notes for more details or read on for…


Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 2

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 2. It includes new features in .NET Core 3.0 and C# 8, in addition to the large number of new features in Preview 1. ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 2  is also released today. C# 8 Preview 2 is part of .NET Core 3 SDK, and was also released…


New Experimental Console Features

As of Windows 10 build 18298, when you open the properties page of any Console window, you’ll notice an additional “Terminal” tab. Click on this tab and you’ll see several new settings for some experimental features we’re working on for future OS releases: Important Note: These settings are “experimental”, because in certain scenarios, it’s possible…


Direct3D team office has a Wall of GPU History

When you are the team behind something like Direct3D, you need many different graphics cards to test on.  And when you’ve been doing this for as long as we have, you’ll inevitably accumulate a LOT of cards left over from years gone by.  What to do with them all?  One option would be to store…