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…


New Experimental Console Features

As of Windows 10 build 18298, when you open the properties page of any Console window, you’ll notice an additional “Terminal” tab. Click on this tab and you’ll see several new settings for some experimental features we’re working on for future OS releases: Important Note: These settings are “experimental”, because in certain scenarios, it’s possible…


Announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 2

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3 Preview 2. It includes new features in .NET Core 3.0 and C# 8, in addition to the large number of new features in Preview 1. ASP.NET Core 3.0 Preview 2  is also released today. C# 8 Preview 2 is part of .NET Core 3 SDK, and was also released…


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…


Visual Basic in .NET Core 3.0

Visual Basic in .NET Core 3 I’m excited about our plans for how Visual Basic.NET will be supported in .NET Core 3.0! Like other .NET languages, Visual Basic will continue to be supported on .NET Framework, and you do not need to make any changes to your application. You can read how .NET Core 3.0…


Blazor 0.6.0 experimental release now available

Blazor 0.6.0 is now available! This release includes new features for authoring templated components and enables using server-side Blazor with the Azure SignalR Service. We're also excited to announce our plans to ship the server-side Blazor model as Razor Components in .NET Core 3.0! Here's what's new in the Blazor 0.6.0 release: Templated components Define…

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Direct3D team office has a Wall of GPU History

When you are the team behind something like Direct3D, you need many different graphics cards to test on.  And when you’ve been doing this for as long as we have, you’ll inevitably accumulate a LOT of cards left over from years gone by.  What to do with them all?  One option would be to store…