CMake support in Visual Studio – CMake 3.9, Linux targeting, feedback

Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Preview 2 is now available and includes enhancements to Visual Studio’s CMake tools.  The latest preview upgrades CMake to version 3.9, includes better support for independent CMakeLists, and supports targeting Linux directly. Please check out the preview and try out the latest CMake features.  If you are just getting started with CMake,…

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Versions & Revisions

Today we are excited to announce the Public Preview of support for Versions and Revisions in Azure API Management! This new feature gives you flexibility and control in how you manage change and the lifecycle of your API. What are Versions & Revisions? It helps to first explain what we mean by these terms –…


August 2017 App Service update

This month we rolled out a few major releases for App Service including: Azure App Service on Linux, Web Apps for containers, New Azure Functions browse, File System Quota and IP Restrictions UX and Bot Apps on App Service.


NAV Development Preview – September Update

Welcome to the September update for the Developer Preview. In addition to the next batch of fixed issues we announce the following changes: We have a new developer preview image ready for you. To get up and running, follow these steps: Navigate to http://aka.ms/navdeveloperpreview to launch the September update of the Developer Preview. Specify Resource group, Vm…

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UWP & .NET Standard 2.0: A preview is now available!

Today, we released the first Preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4. This includes an update to the UWP tooling that supports .NET Standard 2.0. In this post, I’ll outline what this means for UWP development with .NET. Prerequisites In order to use .NET Standard 2.0 in UWP, you need to target Fall Creators Update (FCU)…


Microsoft Dynamics Marketing service will be discontinued, and learn what’s coming next.

Last year, we announced that Microsoft Dynamics Marketing would no longer be sold to new customers starting November 2016. Microsoft has made the decision that Microsoft Dynamics Marketing will be discontinued as of May 15, 2018. With the discontinuation of service, Microsoft suggests customers explore a few options that may serve their on-going marketing needs,…


CMake Support in Visual Studio: Customizing your Environment

In Visual Studio 15.3, there are new ways for you to apply advanced configuration to your CMake environments. Please download the latest and try out the latest CMake features.  If you are just getting started with CMake, follow the link to learn more about CMake support in Visual Studio.  We are looking forward to your feedback. What’s new…


Azure Functions Tools released for Visual Studio 2017 Update 3

Azure Functions Tools are now included in the Azure workload of Visual Studio 2017 Update 3. The tools support building and publishing a class library as the implementation of a Function App. Configure bindings and triggers using attributes in your code, rather than a separate metadata file.

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Announcing .NET Standard 2.0

The .NET Standard 2.0 specification is now complete. It is supported in .NET Core 2.0, in the .NET Framework 4.6.1 and later versions, and in Visual Studio 15.3. You can start using .NET Standard 2.0 today. While this post demos .NET Standard in C#, it’s also supported in Visual Basic and F#. For more details, take a look at the…


Announcing ASP.NET Core 2.0

The ASP.NET team is proud to announce general availability of ASP.NET Core 2.0.  This release features compatibility with .NET Core 2.0, tooling support in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, and the new Razor Pages user-interface design paradigm.  For a full list of updates, you can read the release notes and you can check the list…