Announcing .NET Standard 2.1

Since we shipped .NET Standard 2.0 about a year ago, we’ve shipped two updates to .NET Core 2.1 and are about to release .NET Core 2.2. It’s time to update the standard to include some of the new concepts as well as a number of small improvements that make your life easier across the various implementations…


Dynamics 365 AI for Customer Service is now available in public preview

Dynamics 365 AI for Customer Service is a suite of products designed to help you provide better customer service experiences through the power of artificial intelligence (AI). We are excited to announce availability of Dynamics 365 AI for Customer Service Insights in public preview, giving businesses access to artificial intelligence powered insights on their customer…


Introducing ‘Suggest a Feature’ in Developer Community

Customer feedback is a critical input to help us improve Visual Studio. Up until two years ago, the Visual Studio customer feedback system left room for improvement – customers could use the “send a smile” feature in Visual Studio, but this would result in only coarse-grained feedback such as “I like this” or “I don’t…


Update on .NET Core 3.0 and .NET Framework 4.8

In May, we announced .NET Core 3.0, the next major version of .NET Core that adds support for building desktop applications using WinForms, WPF, and Entity Framework 6. We also announced some exciting updates to .NET Framework which enable you to use the new modern controls from UWP in existing WinForms and WPF applications. Today, Microsoft is…

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New SSH Experience and Remote Debugging for Linux Web Apps

The App Service team is happy to announce the Public Preview of a new SSH experience and the remote debugging capability for Linux app developers. In this release, we’re also enabling SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) for Linux web app content management. What’s new? We’re introducing a new TCP tunneling technology for Azure App Service,…


C++ Edit and Continue in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3

We’ve been continuing to improve on C++ Edit and Continue (EnC) since we shipped it in Visual Studio 2015 with the default debug engine and the VC 140 toolset. We’ve addressed a fair bit of customer feedback and based on this, I’ll go over the latest developments in C++ EnC for Update 3 (download) and other…