Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Preview

We recently released the third Preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 and we would love to get your feedback! We’ve been working hard to polish up some features, address some of the issues you’ve reported, and make meaningful improvements in the product’s fundamentals such as reliability, performance, and accessibility. For details of all the… Read more

7 lesser known hacks for debugging in Visual Studio

The Visual Studio debugger is a magical beast that can save you loads of time while finding and fixing issues in your application. It is chock-full of tools that can make debugging easier… if you know they exist, and where to find them! Let’s look at 7 lesser known goodies you can use to help… Read more

Hands on with Visual Studio for Mac

Visual Studio for Mac was released just under two months ago at Build 2017, and already we’ve seen tremendous growth in .NET developers working on the Mac. Visual Studio for Mac enables you to build native apps for macOS, native mobile apps for iOS, tvOS, watchOS, and Android, using Xamarin and Xamarin.Forms; and web sites… Read more

Take your web app to Azure

You’ve built your web app. It’s running, and getting good traffic. Now you need to move on to solving the ‘good problems’ to have. You want to scale your app to support more users, but only at peak times. Or you need better hardware and simply don’t want to manage that hardware… or software, or… Read more

Telerik UI for UWP – Free and Updated XAML Controls

In case you missed it, Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform by Progress was released as free and open-source earlier this year. With more than 22 XAML controls, this news has made it easier than ever before to start building UWP apps. Rather than needing to rewrite many complex XAML controls spanning user scenarios across… Read more

What’s New and Improved with the SlowCheetah Extension

We are delighted to announce the latest release of the SlowCheetah extension for Visual Studio. For those who are new to SlowCheetah, it’s an extension that lets you easily add transforms that enable different app settings, connection strings and more for different build configurations. You can read more here. In this release, we’ve made several… Read more

Xamarin University’s free webinar series: Learn mobile development from experts

Starting June 1st, Xamarin University’s team of mobile experts – including special guest and author Charles Petzold – will host five new demo-packed webinars, designed to show you how to use Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin to deliver fully native mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and more. Join a new topic every Thursday. Topics… Read more

Committing with Confidence: Getting Code Quality Information at Commit Time

Many developers tell us that they are under pressure to deliver software on an ever-faster cadence. This pressure for increased speed makes building your software at high quality from the start even more important – you want to make sure that any commits you make to your codebase are at the right quality, to avoid… Read more

Continuous Delivery Tools adds support for Containers

Last week at //BUILD, the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio shipped a new update. As always we are continuing to expand the extension’s set of features guided by your feedback. The enthusiasm and feedback has validated just how much opportunity there is to help you continuously deliver value to your users. Apart from bug… Read more

A Lap Around Python in Visual Studio 2017

We’re delighted to announce that our rich Python toolchain is fully available in Visual Studio 2017. Installation of Python tools, interpreters, runtimes, and numerous other features are directly integrated into the Visual Studio 2017 installer. Just select the Python development or Data science and analytical applications workloads, both of which let you select specific interpreters… Read more