Open source contribution from Bing: RocksDB is now available in Windows Platform

RocksDB is an open source key-value persistent store, optimized for fast storage. It was started and open-sourced by the Facebook engineering team. It is performant in contemporary server environments, takes advantage of modern storage media, and drastically improves on the LevelDB foundation it was initially built on. It provides scalability with number of CPUs and…


Need compiler help? Bing in Visual Studio brings what you need in just one click

The search engine can be a developer’s best friend. But going between IDE and the browser is a hassle. Every time you are stuck in tricky compiler errors, you have to modify your search string, copy and paste all the relevant error information, and try multiple searches to find the right solution. In Visual Studio 2015, we’re making…


Recap: Microsoft Advertising at //Build/ 2015

  Thanks again to all of the developers at //Build/ 2015 who attended the advertising sessions in person and online, and to all who stopped by the Microsoft Advertising booth to ask us questions and offer feedback.  We appreciate the partnership and dialogue and it was great to connect with many of you in person!…


GitHub Integration in Developer Assistant

Developer Assistant for Visual Studio is a productivity plugin that brings the combined power of Bing code search capabilities and contextual help to day-to-day developer problems, like resolving code errors and searching for projects and code samples. Developer Assistant has taken a big leap with integration of GitHub in the latest version. GitHub hosts the…