Blazor 0.8.0 experimental release now available

Blazor 0.8.0 is now available! This release updates Blazor to use Razor Components in .NET Core 3.0 and adds some critical bug fixes. Get Blazor 0.8.0 To get started with Blazor 0.8.0 install the following: .NET Core 3.0 Preview 2 SDK (3.0.100-preview-010184) Visual Studio 2019 (Preview 2 or later) with the ASP.NET and web development…

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Get to code: How we designed the new Visual Studio start window

By now, many of you may have noticed a very prominent change to the launch of Visual Studio in Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1. Our goal with this new experience is to provide rapid access to the most common ways that developers get to their code: whether it’s cloning from an online repository or opening…


C++ Binary Compatibility and Pain-Free Upgrades to Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2019 pushes the boundaries of individual and team productivity. We hope that you will find these new capabilities compelling and start your upgrade to Visual Studio 2019 soon. As you are considering this upgrade, rest assured that Visual Studio 2019 makes it distinctively easy to move your codebase from previous versions of Visual…


Visual Studio IntelliCode supports more languages and learns from your code

At Build 2018, we announced Visual Studio IntelliCode, a set of AI-assisted capabilities that improve developer productivity. IntelliCode includes features like contextual IntelliSense code completion recommendations, code formatting, and style rule inference. IntelliCode has just received some major updates that make its context-sensitive AI-assisted IntelliSense recommendations even better. You can download the updated IntelliCode Extension…


PowerShell – How to copy a local file to remote machines

During a training, a student asked me how to copy a local file to remote machines without using fileshare. It was a great question, so I decided to share here in this post. As I need a file to be used as example, I can create a new one using the following command: New-Item -Path…


ASP.NET Core updates in .NET Core 3.0 Preview 2

.NET Core 3.0 Preview 2 is now available and it includes a bunch of new updates to ASP.NET Core. Here's the list of what's new in this preview: Razor Components SignalR client-to-server streaming Pipes on HttpContext Generic host in templates Endpoint routing updates Get started To get started with ASP.NET Core in .NET Core 3.0…

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Outlook’s slow add-ins resiliency logic and how to always enable slow add-ins

Overview This post explains how to deploy registry settings that would force Outlook to always load a specific add-in. The information in this post only applies to slow (VSTO) add-ins in Outlook 2013 or higher.  If Outlook disables your add-in to prevent a crash, this blog post isn’t for you. EDIT: This logic now applies…

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What’s New in CMake – Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2

We have made a bunch of improvements to Visual Studio’s CMake support in the latest preview of the IDE. Many of these changes are taking the first steps to close the gap between working with solutions generated by CMake and the IDE’s native support. Please try out the preview and let us know what you…