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

New Xamarin University Webinar: Take your desktop .NET skills mobile

Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin gives you everything you need to build amazing native mobile apps for Android, iOS, and UWP – and Xamarin University is making it even easier for desktop developers to learn how to apply existing skills, experience, and practices to do mobile development…. Read more

Updates in Visual Studio 2017 based on your UserVoice suggestions

Visual Studio sources community suggestions from the Visual Studio UserVoice site, where thousands of users have logged and voted on community ideas from small to large. With each release we try to balance improvements to our existing capabilities with new innovation…. Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Released

Today we have several releases to talk about: there’s the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, the release of .NET Core 2.0, and a release of Visual Studio for Mac version 7.1. We’ll talk about them briefly in that order, but as always, there’s a lot more information in the release notes for each… Read more

Accessibility improvements in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3

In 2015, Satya Nadella updated the Microsoft mission statement to a single sentence. Our mission is to “Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.” In 2016, Satya and Scott Guthrie looked at the directors in Visual Studio and asked how we’re honoring that mission with respect to the word ‘every’…. Read more

Visual Studio for Mac version 7.2 Alpha Preview

Today we’ve released a new alpha preview for Visual Studio for Mac in the alpha updater channel – our first preview for version 7.2. The major themes for this release are improving the performance and accessibility support. Trying the Latest Version If you’re already on the bleeding edge with the Alpha channel, simply check for… Read more

CodePush joins Visual Studio Mobile Center

About two years ago, a group of developers at Microsoft crafted a service for distributing Apache Cordova, React Native, and Windows Mobile updates to applications in the wild. They called it “CodePush.” Since then, mobile app developers have deployed thousands of releases to in-production apps – deploying quick bug fixes, feature improvements and content updates… Read more

Samsung Releases 4th Preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen including support for .NET Core 2.0 Preview

Samsung has released the fourth preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen. Tizen is a Linux-based open source OS running on over 50 million Samsung devices including TVs, wearables, and mobile phones. Since announcing its collaboration with Microsoft on .NET Core and Xamarin.Forms projects last November, Samsung has steadily released preview versions of.NET support for… Read more

Hands on with Visual Studio for Mac – Part 2

Since the release of Visual Studio for Mac we’ve been amazed by the number of Mac developers using it to build native apps for Mac, iOS, and Android, using Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms; web sites and services using ASP.NET Core; and games using Unity. We’re also excited by the number of developers trying it for the… Read more

7++ reasons to move your C++ code to Visual Studio 2017

Whether you are a full-time or occasional C++ developer, whether you are using an older Visual Studio version or are considering using Visual Studio for the first time, this blog post is for you. In this post I share seven reasons why Visual Studio 2017 should be your first choice of IDE for C++ development… Read more