Should I Use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code For My Next Angular Application?

This post on using Visual Studio to develop Angular applications comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh. I engage with a lot of our customers that work on Angular applications and I frequently get asked the following question: Should we use Visual Studio 2017 or VS Code for our next application? The short…

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Jump Start ASP.NET Core Application on Nano Server

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Linkai Yu who shares some tips to speed up ASP.NET Core Application dev on Nano Server. With the Nano server release from Windows 2016 Server, I’m excited to see the new application deployment practice to work with the thin and fast OS. If you are new…


TFVC Source Code Control in Visual Studio Code

In this post, Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh demonstrates how to integrate Visual Studio Code with your source control environment using Team Foundation Version Control. In this post I will be walking you through the Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) support within Visual Studio Code. I will assume that you are running on a windows…

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What Do You Mean My Windows Container isn’t Running?

This post on troubleshooting Windows container connectivity issues between Visual Studio and containers comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Rob Vettor. The Windows Containers tooling is great! It simplifies the process of containerizing your applications, generating Docker and Compose files and giving you the full Docker CLI (command line interface) with the same API…

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Resolving Azure ARM REST API Versions Conflict In ARM Templates

This post is from Premier Developer consultant Adel Ghabboun. Usually if you use the Azure Portal Automation Script feature to generate an ARM template and copy that to a new Visual Studio Azure Resource Group project, Visual Studio editor will complain about the API version that is used in the template and suggest a new…

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How to Track Impediments in VSTS

This post is from Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone. Note: While this post discusses impediments in VSTS, everything mentioned can be applied to TFS as well. Visual Studio Team Services (or VSTS) has great tools to support Scrum teams. The product owner can use the backlog and board to track the progress of individual teams…

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What can I do in .NET Core that I can’t in the full .NET Framework?

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Managers, Keith Beller and John Abele who ask the question, “What can I do in .NET Core that I can’t do in the full .NET Framework?” Microsoft’s mission to empower every individual and organization is manifested in .NET Core, the most transformative .NET framework ever. Rebuilt from…


Build sets the stage for developers in 2017

Developers from around the world came together this week as our Build Conference kicked off in Seattle. It’s always an inspiring time to hear new product announcements and seeing many new technologies in action for the first time. Build is sensory overload to anyone who loves technology, but more importantly, this conference sets the stage…


Visual Studio 2017 Install Screenshots

Building on the momentum of the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event, many of you will be installing the latest drop of our tools.  If you would like to get a peek of the install experience before jumping in, Application Development Manager Al Mata shared a few screen shots and notes from his install experience.  Check…


Visual Studio 2017 Launch Recap

If you missed the Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event last week, Senior Application Development Manager, Russ Clark, shared an event recap you may find helpful. Last week, Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2017! Here is a quick roundup of information that was announced: Launch Event On-Demand Keynote – Julia Liuson Visual Studio…