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…


Help us help you! What desktop apps are you bringing to .NET Core 3.0?

Windows Desktop applications are coming to .NET Core. The recently released .NET Core 3.0 Preview 1 version includes WinForms and WPF support. To make .NET Core 3.0 viable for as many of you as possible, we have created a survey to understand the types of desktop applications you want to build with .NET Core. Based on the…


PHP Minor Version Update for January 2019

In the next release of Azure Web Apps, we will update the PHP stacks on Windows to the latest available versions. For information on the changes in the new versions, please see the change logs on the PHP website.


Python 2.7 Now Available for App Service on Linux

Python 2.7 has been added to the public preview of Python on Azure App Service (Linux).  With this recent addition developers can enjoy the productivity benefits and easy scaling features of Azure App Service using Python 2.7, 3.6 or 3.7.  More details on the public preview of Python support on Azure App Service (Linux) are…


New Azure DevOps Work Item Experience in Visual Studio 2019

In previous versions of Visual Studio, the work item experience was centered around queries, which need to be created and managed to find the right work items. In Visual Studio 2019, we have removed queries and added a new view for work items centered at the developer. This allows the developer to quickly find the…


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…


Azure Developer – Service Fabric is going open source

Yes, that’s right – Service Fabric is going open Source and it was announced by Service Fabric team. Please refer the earlier blog regarding the same.  Service Fabric is going open source under the MIT license and over the coming months it will be transitioning to a completely open development process on GitHub. Also check…


WordPress on Linux Updated

Updated image for WordPress on Linux We have recently updated the WordPress on Linux offering on Azure Marketplace.  In this version we have replaced Apache/mod_php with Nginx/PHP-FPM, we’ve seen the improved performance in our internal testing.  Customers can use the WordPress on Linux image from the Azure Marketplace to create a new WordPress site and…


AI-assisted coding comes to Java with Visual Studio IntelliCode

Visual Studio IntelliCode is a set of AI-assisted capabilities that aims to improve developer productivity with features like AI-assisted IntelliSense and statement completion, code formatting, and style rule inference. During SpringOne 2018, we announced that we will bring those productivity boosters to Java developers and now we’re happy to introduce AI-assisted IntelliSense to Java in…