Using MinGW and Cygwin with Visual C++ and Open Folder

Building cross-platform C and C++ code is easier than ever with Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 4.  The latest preview improves support for alternative compilers and build environments such as MinGW and Cygwin.  MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows), in case you are not familiar with it, is a compiler in the GCC family designed to run…


NAV Development Preview - July Update

The July update for Developer Preview is now live! With this update we can announce the following changes: We’re addressing the most highly requested .NET replacement, namely XML handling. This update brings a set of new native AL types that let you create, read, update, and output XML documents using the XML DOM model. The most…

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June 2017 App Service update

This month we shipped improvements to the overview blade, a new unified create experience for both Windows and Linux based apps as well a new recommendation history UI.


Introducing ASP.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2

At Build 2017, we released an initial preview version of ASP.NET Core 2.0.  Over the last two months we have incorporated your feedback and added a number of new features.  We now have a Preview 2 version of the ASP.NET Core 2.0 framework and Visual Studio tools for you to try.  In this post, we…


Installing public certificates in App Service

Introduction Today, we are announcing the support for installing public certificates in personal certificate stores. We are currently building a user-friendly experience to expose this functionality via Azure portal. In the meantime, you can use ARMClient/Azure Resource Explorer/Azure PowerShell/Azure CLI for calling the corresponding backend APIs to use this feature right away. For this blogpost,…


NAV Development Preview - June Update

The June update for Developer Preview is now live! We’ve had a month with new features and a lot of time spent on improving quality, especially trying to iron out the bugs you have submitted to us via https://github.com/Microsoft/AL/issues. Thanks again to everyone who has contributed and, please keep that feedback coming. This month’s update…

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Support Ending for Microsoft Dynamics CRM 4.0

Microsoft Dynamics 4.0 will reach end of extended support on April 10, 2018.  If you are using this version, please upgrade to Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2013 or a later version before April 10, 2018 to ensure supportability. The best way to continue to get full support for Dynamics CRM is to upgrade to the latest…


CMake support in Visual Studio – what’s new in 2017 15.3 Preview 2

We’re excited to announce improved CMake and Ninja support in Visual Studio 15.3 Preview 2.  In this preview, we have updated CMake from version 3.7.2 to version 3.8 and added improved support for the CMake Ninja generator.  Additionally, this preview includes several fixes for community reported bugs. Please download the preview and try out the…


.NET Core 2 and Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2

Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 was recently released which includes .NET Core 1.0 and 1.1, our latest production releases of .NET Core. You will need to install the .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 SDK to develop .NET Core 2.0 applications using Visual Studio 2017 (15.3) Preview 2 . We are working on .NET Core…

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May 2017 App Service update

This month we shipped Support for Deployment Slots in Azure Functions, new Backup and Delete experience for apps on App Service and integration with the new Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL