Visual Studio 2017: Productivity, Performance, and Partners

Today we released Visual Studio 2017. Start your download and read on to learn more about some of the highlights of this release. For the complete list of changes in the release, check out the Visual Studio 2017 release notes. Some of the things I would like to highlight are: Fundamentals: Productivity and Performance 5-star… Read more

Announcing Visual Studio 2017 General Availability… and more

Now is an exciting time to work with developer tools. With a 25% increase in monthly active users of Visual Studio, 1.3 million active monthly users of Visual Studio Code, and a two-fold increase in active users of our Mac IDEs, I think our customers are excited too. Since we released the Visual Studio 2017… Read more

Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2017

As we are getting set up to launch Visual Studio 2017 tomorrow, we wanted to let you know that we have released the Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2017. So, you’ll be able to hit the ground running with all your favorite productivity features. The Productivity Power Tools is a collection of extensions that… Read more

Avoid these six mobile development pitfalls

In our previous post in this series, we talked about the three shifts you need to make to set your mobile apps apart. As you implement your winning strategy, plan to tackle the six common challenges discussed below, ranging from meeting demand to post-release improvement. Discover how industry leaders tackle these issues in the e-book,… Read more

Xamarin University Presents: Getting Started with Xamarin for Visual Studio

Our mobile devices and wearables shape how we communicate and find information. Luckily, Visual Studio – including the latest version, Visual Studio 2017, launching on March 7 – gives you all the tools you need to start building apps for the ever-growing connected device ecosystem. Whether you’re building for enterprise users or everyday consumers, Visual… Read more

Announcing Azure Stack TP3 And Why You Should Care About It

Today we’re announcing the availability of Azure Stack Technical Preview 3. Azure Stack is the vessel we’re using to bring Azure technologies in a way designed to run on-premises. Azure Stack is aimed at rounding out a cloud strategy by providing additional choice and flexibility when using Azure. You can easily factor Azure Stack into… Read more

How do industry leaders set their mobile apps apart?

The past few years, innovation and increasingly savvy users have dramatically raised the bar for app quality. Industry leaders have taken notice, and they’re capitalizing on three core trends to stay ahead of their users—and their competition: (1) transitioning from basic apps to amazing mobile experiences; (2) evolving from simple, data-aware functions to intelligent, data-driven… Read more

Join Us: Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event and 20th Anniversary

Twenty-five years ago, I started my first day at Microsoft as a developer on the Access team, and then as a developer on a newly created product – Visual InterDev. I remember how the emphasis was on the Visual part of our various product offerings, we have come a long way to the Visual Studio… Read more

Another Update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

Thank you for taking time to try out Visual Studio 2017 RC and sharing all your feedback. Today we have another update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate which mostly contains bug fixes. Take a look at the Visual Studio 2017 Release Notes and Known Issues for the full list of what’s changed with this… Read more

Continuous Delivery Tools Extension for Visual Studio 2017

DevOps is all about getting your applications into customers’ hands quickly. The Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio is a new extension for Visual Studio 2017 that brings DevOps capabilities to the IDE. You can use the extension to setup an automated build, test, and release pipeline on Visual Studio Team Services, for an ASP.NET… Read more