Visual Studio Update 1 RTM

Today we’re releasing Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Let me be the first to thank everyone who installed these earlier releases, provided feedback, and helped us iron out the kinks. [The final release of Team Foundation Server Update 1 is also available today, which you can read about on Brian Harry’s blog.] I’ve already shared many… Read more

Improving your build times with IncrediBuild and Visual Studio 2015

IncrediBuild is a software acceleration technology that allows builds, tests, and other development processes to execute in parallel over a distributed network. It works locally on your development box and over a build server, and can also make use of idle CPU cycles in other computers over the entire network. In addition, developers with Visual… Read more

Latest Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015

We’re pleased to announce that Update 1 for the Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2015 is ready for you to install! This update includes a vocabulary change in our tools, Apps for Office and SharePoint are now known as Office and SharePoint Add-ins, and bug fixes, such as the Office/SharePoint node not appearing… Read more

Node.js Tools 1.1 for Visual Studio Released

Since our first stable release of Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio (NTVS) earlier this year, we have seen a lot of interest in this free extension. We are both humbled and excited by the response and community engagement on GitHub. We’ve been hard at work developing interim releases with the support of our vibrant… Read more

News and Announcements at Connect(); //2015

Today we held the Connect(); //2015 event in New York, where we introduced many new products and features that we’ve been working on. In this post I’ll share the highlights with you, and you can watch the Connect(); event along with many additional on-demand videos on http://www.visualstudio.com/connect2015. Visual Studio Code beta release. In this beta… Read more

Announcing the Intune App SDK

One of the challenges enterprises face in a cloud-first, mobile-first world is protecting sensitive data in the face of an increasing number of business critical mobile apps running on employee owned devices. To help tackle these challenges, Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) is designed to help organizations manage mobile devices and applications. This is achieved… Read more

SAP Fiori Mobile Apps and Tools for Apache Cordova

Cordova makes it easy to build an app for iOS, Android, and Windows using web technologies. Although Blank project templates in Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova provide all the raw materials to build your basic “Hello World”, you have also told us that you would like to see richer starting points. We have covered… Read more

Talk with our Apache Cordova Tooling team, live!

In the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova team, we’re always looking for ways to connect with developers using our tools to create mobile apps. Starting next week, we’re taking a cue from the ASP.NET team and trying a new format – live, weekly, community question and answer sessions via our http://taco.visualstudio.com/live site. We’ll be… Read more

Developer update for Microsoft Band

It’s been a year since we launched Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health. We’ve made a commitment to the developer community to make our ecosystem open and accessible on every platform. Since then, we delivered three developer tools around our devices and services: Microsoft Band SDK, Microsoft Band Web Tiles, and Microsoft Health Cloud APIs. And… Read more

Apache Cordova Face-to-Face Meeting, Fall 2015

Microsoft hosted an in-person meeting in mid-October for Apache Cordova committers and developers. The goal was to two-fold: (1) advance conversations around Apache Cordova’s future road map and (2) review the project health and, where necessary, create an action plan to address any quality issues identified by developers. The themes of the meeting included our… Read more