Visual Studio and Internationalization

Our developer customer base for Visual Studio is truly global.  A significant portion of the Visual Studio user base is international, and as a result, we spend a lot of time and energy making sure that Visual Studio yields a great experience, regardless of locale, and we continually strive to improve that experience. One recent…

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Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

“Firsts” excite me.  This excitement isn’t about competition with others, but rather about competition with ourselves and our past, about constantly working to better what we do and how we do it, and about the value we provide to developers and teams who use our tools.  At our Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 launch…

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Building Apps for Office and SharePoint

Several months ago, I shared the news of our new set of development tools for Office and SharePoint, including the in-browser “Napa” tools and the rich client Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012. Today at the SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, we shared significant updates to these tools, with a range of improved support…

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Team Foundation Service is Released

Team Foundation Server is a mainstay of Microsoft’s collaboration platform for software development teams. It provides modern application lifecycle support for modern app development, including agile project planning and management tools, version control, build automation, and the continuous deployment automation needed to effectively and efficiently manage software development projects. In addition to the value TFS…

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Building Apps for Windows Phone 8

It’s a very exciting time for developers!  Last week, we launched Windows 8 and Surface. On Monday, we launched Windows Phone 8 and introduced some awesome new smartphone devices. Today, we’re kicking off the Build conference, where we’ll join with thousands of developers in person, and with hundreds of thousands virtually, to explore the opportunities…

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TypeScript: JavaScript Development at Application Scale

In addition to supporting industry-standard programming languages, such as C++, Python, and JavaScript, Microsoft has always been at the forefront of creating great programming languages – Visual Basic, C#, and F# being the most recent examples. We create programming languages to solve problems and to enable a broad set of people to build software. Today,…

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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 Launch

Today is the formal launch event for Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5, a state-of-the-art development solution for building modern applications that span connected devices and continuous services, from the client to the cloud. This morning’s launch keynote covers how Visual Studio 2012 takes you into the next era of software development. I opened the…

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Building an End-to-End Windows Store App – Part 2: Integrating Cloud Services

In my previous post, I started building a Windows Store app using Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8, and along the way integrated a few Windows features like live tiles and search.  These days, however, many applications benefit from consuming and integrating with a variety of backend services running in the cloud, and I’d…

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Building an End-to-End Windows Store App – Part 1

In previous posts, I’ve alluded to one of our key focus areas for Visual Studio 2012 being the theme of connected devices and continuous services.  This includes creating a top-notch set of tools in Visual Studio 2012 to both design and build amazing Windows apps and the services that back them. With Windows 8 and…

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Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 now available!

Two weeks ago, I shared that final builds of Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 had been created, and that they’d be available for MSDN Subscribers on August 15th.  Well, today is August 15th, and I’m excited to announce that the bits are live and ready to go. How can you get them? If you’re…

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