Source Control Showcase: Integrating Subversion and Perforce into Visual Studio 2017

Last year, we highlighted the new extensibility points for our source control providers. These hooks allowed them to take advantage of our start page and status bar to provide their users a more integrated experience in Visual Studio. Two of our partners, VisualSVN and Perforce, have taken advantage of this opportunity and we’re excited to… Read more

7 More Lesser-known Debugging Tactics for Visual Studio

So, you really liked learning about 7 Lesser Known Debugging Hacks for Visual Studio? Good news is that there is always more to learn! The Visual Studio debugger is an enchanting creature that can save you loads of time while finding and fixing issues in your application. It is bursting with tools that can make… Read more

Debug live apps in Azure with the Snappoints and Logpoints preview

At Build, we introduced the Snapshot Debugger: a new tool that enables you to debug production environments in Azure with minimal impact. The Snapshot Debugger enables you to get to the root cause of the “but it worked locally!” production issues with ease. We previously released functionality to automatically capture snapshots when your app runs into… Read more

A significant update to the XAML Designer

The XAML designers in Visual Studio and Blend have been powerful tools for developers and designers alike to build beautiful user experiences for Windows applications. Initially designed for WPF development in 2007, we have made significant changes to support a wide variety of XAML platforms over the last decade. We’ve also added new features along… Read more

New Xamarin University Webinar: Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks

Join me on Thursday, September 21 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 4 pm UTC for my “Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks” webinar, where I’ll combine my love of graphics programming with my passion for helping developers build better apps. Whether you’re just getting started or an experienced developer, you’ll learn… Read more

Create a CI/CD pipeline to Azure Service Fabric

At //BUILD 2017, we shipped an update to the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio. This update has support for configuring a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline for ASP.NET Core projects with container support to an existing Azure Service Fabric cluster directly from Visual Studio 2017. To configure continuous delivery to a Service Fabric… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.4 Preview

I’m happy to announce that the first Preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 is now available! This latest Preview contains new tools and features in several key workloads such as Universal Windows Platform (UWP) development, .NET desktop development, and Mobile and Game development…. Read more

Create a CI/CD pipeline for containerized ASP.NET Core projects

At //BUILD 2017, we shipped an update to the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio with support for configuring a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline for ASP.NET Core projects with container support to an existing Azure App Service on Linux directly from Visual Studio 2017…. Read more

Committing with Confidence: Commit Time Code Quality Information Updated

In the earlier post “Committing with Confidence: Getting Code Quality Information at Commit Time”, we introduced the new Build and Code Analysis Results panel, which gives you a heads-up reminder at commit-time of issues detected by any code analysis tool that puts results in the error list. This means you can take care of those… Read more

Why you should care about serverless computing

You may have heard the industry buzzword “serverless computing.” Whether you are already a serverless ninja, or still on the fence about the bizarre name, read on! How does it work? Why should you care? Is it just a fad, or a real trend in computing?… Read more