Python in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7

Note: This post was originally published with Visual Studio 15.7 Preview 4, it has been updated to reflect the latest as of Visual Studio 15.7 RTM. We have released the 15.7 update to Visual Studio 2017. You will see a notification in Visual Studio within the next few days, or you can download the new…


Python in Visual Studio Code – March 2018 Release

We are pleased to announce that the March 2018 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available from the marketplace and the gallery. You can the download the Python extension from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in Visual Studio Code. You can learn more about Python…


Python in Visual Studio 15.7 Preview

Note: this blog post was first released for 15.7 Preview 1, and has been updated to reflect the latest as of 15.7 Preview 3 We have released the third preview of our next update to Visual Studio 2017. If you already have the preview installed you will see a notification in Visual Studio within the…


Python in Visual Studio Code – Feb 2018 Release

We are pleased to announce that the February 2018 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available from the marketplace and the gallery. You can the download the Python extension from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in Visual Studio Code. You can learn more about Python…


Visual Studio Code is now shipping with Anaconda!

For everyone from enterprise programmers to data scientists, Python is one of the most popular dynamic languages for software development. Anaconda, the most popular Python data science platform, provides 6 million users with a streamlined Python environment on Windows, Mac or Linux. And starting today, Visual Studio Code, Microsoft’s free and cross-platform code editor, is…

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Python in Visual Studio Code – Jan 2018 Release

We’re pleased to announce the January 2018 release for the Microsoft Python extension for Visual Studio code is now available. You can the download the Microsoft Python extension for VS Code from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in Visual Studio Code. You can learn more about Python support in Visual…

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Python extension for Visual Studio Code version 0.9.0 now available

We’re excited to announce our first update to the Microsoft Python extension for Visual Studio Code. In this release, we’ve added additional support for conda environments and fixed numerous bugs in the editor and debugger. Support for Conda Environments Conda environments are now automatically detected from the Anaconda root location. You also have the option…


North Bay Python 2017 Recap

Last week I had the privilege to attend the inaugural North Bay Python conference, held in Petaluma, California in the USA. Being part of any community-run conference is always enjoyable, and to help launch a new one was very exciting. In this post, I’m going to briefly tell you about the conference and help you…


What’s new for Python in Visual Studio 2017 15.6 Preview 1

Today we have released the first preview of our next update to Visual Studio 2017. You will see a notification in Visual Studio within the next few days, or you can download the new installer from visualstudio.com. In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the new features we have added…


Don Jayamanne, creator of the Python extension for Visual Studio Code, joins Microsoft

I’m delighted to announce that Don Jayamanne, the author of the most popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code, has joined Microsoft! Starting immediately, Microsoft will be publishing and supporting the extension. You will receive the update automatically, or visit our Visual Studio Marketplace page and click “Install”. Python has a long history at Microsoft,…

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