Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7 Preview 2

Today we released the second preview of the next update: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7. We hope that you will use this Preview and share your feedback with us. To use the Preview, you can either install it fresh from here, you can update the bits directly from the IDE, or if you have an… Read more

Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5 Preview 1

Earlier this month, we released version 7.4 of Visual Studio for Mac, our IDE for developers on macOS who are building mobile, web, and cloud apps. Today, we’re announcing the first preview of Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5, which you can get by changing the updater channel in Visual Studio for Mac to use… Read more

Supporting JUnit 5 in Visual Studio Code

After supporting the widely adopted JUnit 4 with the Java Test Runner extension for Visual Studio Code, we’ve received suggestions to add additional test frameworks, like JUnit 5 and TestNG. We’ve added initial support for JUnit 5, including running, debugging test cases as well as test report. Please give us a try and let us… Read more

Visual Studio at GDC 2018

Next week, the world’s largest professional game industry event kicks off in San Francisco: Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018. We’re incredibly excited to engage with all developers at the event looking to join the growing community of more than half a million monthly active developers building great games with Visual Studio today. Microsoft experts will… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7 Preview 1

Last week we released Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 and Visual Studio for Mac version 7.4, and today we are releasing the first preview of the next minor update: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7.   We hope that you will use this Preview and share your feedback with us.  To install, you can get it fresh… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, Visual Studio for Mac version 7.4 Released

Today, we released updates to both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. These updates include major performance improvements, fixes and new features to help you be more productive…. Read more

Join me on March 2, 2018 for a Developer Tools AMA

A lot has happened since I last hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) nearly two years ago. Our team launched Visual Studio for Mac in late 2016 and released it the following May. Shortly thereafter, we introduced live coding of mobile apps with .NET code with our Live Player. We made it easy to embed… Read more

Your guide to Azure services for apps built with Xamarin

When talking about app development today, the cloud is almost always part of the conversation. While many developers have an idea of the benefits that cloud can offer them – scalability, ready-to-use functionality, and security, to name a few – it’s sometimes hard to figure out where to start for the specific scenario you have… Read more

Fine-tuning the notifications experience inside the Visual Studio IDE

Whether your team is small or large, staying on top of essential information in a timely and efficient manner is key in any successful project. In previous blog posts, we introduced new notification experiences that help you stay updated about team activities such as build failures and work item assignments without having to switch context… Read more

Accessing Visual Studio Previews in Azure

In our most recent post, the Visual Studio team announced the availability of Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview 4.  Today, I’m excited to announce you can now access the latest Visual Studio previews in the Azure Marketplace.  Just boot a virtual machine and off you go with the very latest features (standard VM charges… Read more