Visual Studio 2017 Performance Improvements

Performance was a big focus area for Visual Studio 2017, with improvements in many areas, including: Faster installation Faster first launch after installing and faster subsequent startups. Faster solution load times for both C++ and C# Faster Git operations including fetching the latest version and viewing history Faster “F5” to start debugging your applications There… Read more

Continuous Delivery Tools Adds GitHub Support and My Build Notifications

The Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio shipped last month as a Microsoft DevLabs extension to experiment with some of the latest ideas for setting up and working with a DevOps pipeline. As with any experiment the goal is to learn and test our hypotheses. The enthusiasm and feedback has validated just how much opportunity… Read more

Become a Mobile Developer with Visual Studio 2017 and Xamarin University

Millions of developers around the world use the power of C# and .NET to deliver amazing apps. Whether you’re building for desktop with Windows Forms or UWP, or for the web with ASP.NET WebForms, or MVC, .NET’s flexible tools and frameworks help you ship software that solves almost any problem. In the mobile world, Visual… Read more

Apply Now for Microsoft’s Go Mobile Tech Workshops

This is your opportunity to bring Microsoft engineering experts to discuss app development and architecture best practices with your team 1:1  We’re excited to announce that the Microsoft engineering team is offering a limited number of technical sessions to help your team build better mobile apps faster. The Go Mobile Tech Workshops are 3 hour sessions dedicated to your team, covering everything from your technology… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Update Preview and Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

It’s only been a week since we released Visual Studio 2017 and we’re already working on an update: Visual Studio 2017 Update Preview. This Update preview includes two main changes: improvements to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) tools to support the Creators Update SDK and the addition of the Python tools. For full details of… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Poster

Since we launched Visual Studio 2017 last week, hundreds of thousands of customers like you have already installed and started using Visual Studio 2017, and we’re excited to see what you create. Visual Studio 2017 contains so many new features. From productivity enhancements to new C++ capabilities. Start using our ASP.NET Core Tooling along with… Read more

Live Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise

Live Unit Testing is present in the Enterprise edition of Visual Studio 2017 and it’s available for C# and VB projects that target the .NET Framework. [UPDATE 5/23/2017 : We now also support .NET Core Framework. Check out this post announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 1 to learn about it.] This is a more comprehensive… Read more

Iterations on infinity

Developers like you live with the Visual Studio icons every day: clicking on them multiple times, staring at them side by side on the taskbar, and seeing them attached to project files. So when we update them, it’s a big deal. After all, icons matter. For pictures that are at most just under a centimeter… Read more

Optimize your productivity with .NET in Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 makes you more productive by getting you to your code fast and helping you write code quickly. With improvements to performance, navigation, and debugging as well as the additions of new refactorings, code style configuration/enforcement, and live unit testing, this release is chock full of advancements. This post shows you how to… Read more

Redgate Data Tools in Visual Studio 2017

Today during the Visual Studio launch event, we announced that we’ve partnered with Redgate to include Redgate Data Tools in Visual Studio 2017. Redgate Data Tools includes three components that extend DevOps practices to SQL Server and Azure SQL databases and increase your productivity while doing database development. Here’s a brief overview of each of… Read more