Answers to your top TACO questions

Last month I had the pleasure of participating in a panel discussion at the Microsoft Ignite conference where we discussed mobile app development. I spoke about Visual Studio’s Tools for Apache Cordova (a.k.a. “TACO” for short) side-by-side with James Montemagno of Xamarin fame, Ankit Asthana from the Visual Studio C++ team, and Daniel Jacobson from… Read more

Improved overall Visual Studio “15” Responsiveness

This is the final post in a five-part series covering performance improvements for Visual Studio “15”. This series covers the following topics: Part 1: Faster Visual Studio “15” Startup Part 2: Shorter Solution Load Time in VS “15” Part 3: Reduced out-of-memory crashes in VS “15” Part 4: VS “15” gets faster for C++ Part 5: Improving… Read more

Faster C++ solution load and build performance with Visual Studio “15”

With Visual Studio ‘15’ our goal is to considerably improve productivity for C++ developers. With this goal in mind we are introducing many new improvements, which you can try out in the recently released Preview 5 build. The highlights of this release include the following: Faster C++ solution load ‘Fast project load’ is a new… Read more

Reduced Out of Memory Crashes in Visual Studio “15”

This is the third post in a five-part series covering performance improvements in Visual Studio “15” Preview 5. The previous 2 posts talked about faster startup, and shorter solution load times in Visual Studio 15″. Visual Studio is chock-full of features that millions of developers rely on to be productive at their work. Supporting these features,… Read more

Shorter Solution Load Time in Visual Studio “15”

This is the 2nd post in a five-part series covering performance improvements for Visual Studio “15”. Yesterday Selma shared some of the ways we have made Visual Studio “15” startup quicker than ever. Today, I will talk about a new feature in Visual Studio “15” called lightweight Solution load. This feature significantly reduces Solution load… Read more

Faster Visual Studio “15” Startup

As John mentioned last Wednesday in the preview 5 announcement post, we are investing heavily performance improvements in this release. This is part one of a five-part series covering performance improvements for Visual Studio “15”. Today, I’ll walk you through a set of investments we made to improve the Visual Studio startup experience in this… Read more

What’s new in Visual Studio “15” Preview 5 for Universal Windows Developers

In Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, we introduced support for building apps that target the Windows Anniversary Update SDK. Visual Studio “15” continues where VS 2015 left off and brings several new experiences and enhancements for UWP developers. We have been focusing on improving three major areas: Quick and easy getting started experience with building a… Read more

Announcing Visual Studio “15” Preview 5

Today we released Visual Studio “15” Preview 5. With this Preview, I want to focus mostly on performance improvements, and in the coming days we’ll have some follow-up posts about the performance gains we’ve seen. I’m also going to point out some of the productivity enhancements we’ve made. So kick off the installer here and… Read more

Join us this November for Connect(); 2016

Today, I am excited to announce that our popular developer event Connect(); is back for a third year on November 16th and 17th and will be live-streamed globally from New York City. I encourage you to save the date for what promises to be our best Connect(); yet. At Connect(); 2016, Executive Vice President Scott… Read more

New C# 7.0 features in Visual Studio “15” Preview 4

Over the past couple of previews, new C# language features have been trickling in, but Preview 4 marks a point where the majority of C# 7.0 are now available. Here’s a code sample that uses a good number of these features, and that works in Preview 4 today: class Program {     static void Main(string[]… Read more