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

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview 4

Today, we are excited to share the final Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6 feature preview, which builds upon earlier previews of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6. This preview contains new features, bug fixes, and other enhancements that address your feedback. The top highlights of this Preview are described in this blog post: an enhanced acquisition… Read more

Hot Code Replacement for Java comes to Visual Studio Code

Hot code replacement (HCR), which doesn’t require a restart, is a fast debugging technique in which the Java debugger transmits new class files over the debugging channel to another JVM. With this new feature in Visual Studio Code (VS Code), you can start a debugging session and change a Java file in your development environment,… Read more