Since the release of Visual Studio 2015, the ecosystem of technologies around Visual Studio has diversified and grown significantly. That is why the Visual Studio Partner Program now represents over 6,500 extensions and integrations across Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio Team Services, and Xamarin. This vibrant community of partners not only creates tools that help customize and enrich your development experience.
The ecosystem of extensions available for Visual Studio 2017 today is quickly growing and, upon publishing this, we’ve passed 700 extensions! This number represents twice as many Visual Studio Partners as launched with us for Visual Studio 2015. We welcome you to peruse a full list of our Partners’ Sim-Ship Extensions and start using their technologies through the Visual Studio Marketplace.
We continue to bring you tools through the Visual Studio ecosystem that enhance your complete DevOps environment. Particularly exciting are the updates to the Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2017. Learn about how we have made these free tools more flexible and easy to manage in Justin Clareburt’s post. You can also increase your productivity by automating your testing framework through Parasoft or, as you saw in the keynote, optimizing database changes and deployments with RedGate. Not only have we made these great tools available to you through Visual Studio 2017 Subscription Benefits, our DevOps Partners have been certified to help you bring these advanced DevOps practices to life. We are happy to announce the re-launch of the DevOps Partner site, in which you can search for over 125 experts across the globe.
Together, the Visual Studio Partners and the DevOps Partners bring you over thirty 20th Anniversary Product Offers. This gives you a chance to easily explore new technologies to use with Visual Studio 2017 and take advantage of services that can accelerate your DevOps practice. So whether you are looking for more advanced charting libraries, want to optimize on debugging, or need help migrating to SQL Server, we encourage you to see what our partner networks have to offer.
Are you interested in authoring your own extensions for Visual Studio 2017? Visit the Visual Studio Extension site for documentation, code samples and a community forum that can help you get started. In addition, we encourage you to join the Visual Studio Partner Program for free and take advantage of the benefits we have built to give you access to the product teams behind Visual Studio and keep you posted on activities and opportunities.
|Shawn Nandi, Senior Director, Partnerships and Planning
Shawn drives partnerships and planning for the developer business at Microsoft as well as product management for Visual Studio developer programs and subscriptions.