Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, Visual Studio for Mac version 7.4 Released

Today, we released updates to both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac. These updates include major performance improvements, fixes and new features to help you be more productive…. Read more

Join me on March 2, 2018 for a Developer Tools AMA

A lot has happened since I last hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) nearly two years ago. Our team launched Visual Studio for Mac in late 2016 and released it the following May. Shortly thereafter, we introduced live coding of mobile apps with .NET code with our Live Player. We made it easy to embed… Read more

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

Xamarin University Presents: Ship better apps with Visual Studio App Center

At Microsoft Connect(); last November, we announced the general availability of Visual Studio App Center to help (Obj-C, Swift, Java, React Native, and Xamarin) developers quickly build, test, deploy, monitor, and improve their phone, tablet, desktop, and connected device apps with powerful, automated lifecycle services. As a .NET developer, you may already use the power… Read more

Support for Continuous Delivery to Containers and TFVC in Visual Studio 15.6 Preview 2

We have an update for the Configure Continuous Delivery feature in Visual Studio. For Solutions with an ASP.NET or ASP.NET Core projects you can right click on the solution node and select “Configure Continuous Delivery…”with and without container support. You can always configure Continuous Delivery for solutions under source control in GitHub and VSTS Git… Read more

New Visual Studio Code Extensions for Java Developers: Maven, Tomcat, and Checkstyle

Alongside the release of Debugger for Java and Java Test Runner this week, we’re welcoming a few new members to our Visual Studio Code Java Extension family. We think you’ll find them helpful for your Java development when you’re dealing with maven, Tomcat or making sure your Java code to follow the standard styles. Maven… Read more