Build an Azure IoT application with Cloud Explorer for Visual Studio

What we’ve heard and experienced ourselves is that when building applications, you have a frictionless experience when your code editor and tools are integrated and seamless. Yet when developing IoT apps, you often need to manage connected devices and send test messages between the device and IoT Hub at the same time that you’re debugging… Read more

Q# – a Wish List for the New Year

In previous blog posts you have read about some of the ideas behind Q#, how it came into existence, and its development over the past year. You have read about quantum computing, quantum algorithms and what you can do with Q# today. With the end of the year approaching, there is only one more thing… Read more

Build Visual Studio extensions using Visual Studio extensions

What if the community of extension authors banded together to add powerful features to Visual Studio that made it easier to create extensions? What if those features could be delivered in individually released extensions, but joined by a single installation experience that allows the user to choose which of the features to install? That’s the… Read more

Visual Studio Code Updates for Java Developers: Rename, Logpoints, TestNG and More

As we seek to continually improve the Visual Studio Code experience for Java developers, we’d like to share couple new features we’ve just released. Thanks for your great feedback over the year, we’re heading into the holidays with great new features we hope you’ll love. Here’s to a great 2019! Rename With the new release… Read more

Get to code: How we designed the new Visual Studio start window

By now, many of you may have noticed a very prominent change to the launch of Visual Studio in Visual Studio 2019 Preview 1. Our goal with this new experience is to provide rapid access to the most common ways that developers get to their code: whether it’s cloning from an online repository or opening… Read more

A Year of Q#

The Quantum Architecture and Computation group launched Q#, our quantum computing programming language, a year ago on December 11th, 2017. Q# 0.1 was the result of a lot of hard work from a small, dedicated team of developers, researchers, and program managers. We had made the decision to build a domain-specific language for quantum computing… Read more

New Benefits in Visual Studio Subscriptions

Last week at Microsoft Connect();, we announced two new benefits to assist cloud migration for our users who have Visual Studio Subscriptions. If you missed the event or want to watch the on-demand trainings, check out the Connect(); event page. If you’re a current Visual Studio subscriber, activate your new benefits to get started right… Read more

New Preview label for Visual Studio extensions

Visual Studio extensions can now be marked with a Preview label which is shown very clearly on the Visual Studio Marketplace. This gives your customers clear expectations that this version could contain issues as you are actively developing new features. You can get feedback from your users earlier, test out new code changes to improve… Read more

Visual Studio Live Share for real-time code reviews and interactive education

Collaborating with your team using Visual Studio Live Share keeps getting easier! Since making Live Share available for the public use at BUILD last May, we’ve heard so much great feedback from our users, which has helped guide us in continuing to build a tool that truly enables developers to collaborate in all the ways… Read more

Visual Studio IntelliCode supports more languages and learns from your code

At Build 2018, we announced Visual Studio IntelliCode, a set of AI-assisted capabilities that improve developer productivity. IntelliCode includes features like contextual IntelliSense code completion recommendations, code formatting, and style rule inference. IntelliCode has just received some major updates that make its context-sensitive AI-assisted IntelliSense recommendations even better. You can download the updated IntelliCode Extension… Read more