Samsung releases second preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen

Samsung has released the second preview of Visual Studio Tools for Tizen today. Tizen is a Linux-based open source OS running on over 50 million Samsung devices including TVs, wearables, and mobile phones. You can now download the Visual Studio Tools for Tizen and begin building .NET applications for Tizen with Visual Studio. At Connect();… Read more

Update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

Today we have another update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate. Some of you may have noticed that yesterday we posted an RC update, but took it down because of a setup issue. The issue is now fixed so please give it a try. To try out the newest version, you can either click on… Read more

Create great looking, fast, mobile apps using JavaScript, Angular 2, and Ionic 2

In a recent Visual Studio Toolbox episode, I highlighted some new Ionic 2 templates for use with the Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO). These new Ionic 2 RC templates are now available for you to try out and in this post I’ll talk you through what’s new. > Download Ionic 2 templates… Read more

Connect(“demos”); // 2016: BikeSharing360 on GitHub

Microsoft loves developers and is constantly investing in enabling the future of development with cloud-first, mobile-first solutions that serve any developer, any application, and any platform. During our Connect(); event this year we presented 15 demos in Scott Guthrie’s and Scott Hanselman’s keynotes. If you missed the keynotes, you can watch the recording in Channel… Read more

Updating Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

We announced the availability of Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate a few weeks ago at Connect(); 2016. For those of you who tried it, let me start by saying, “Thank you!” Already you’ve submitted several hundred issues and requests and we’re using your feedback and the telemetry on the product to improve greatly. To get… Read more

Azure Notebooks now support F#

Last week I blogged about the availability of the new Data Storage and Data Science workloads in Visual Studio 2017 RC. The Data Science workload specifically provides support for the following: R integration, along with Microsoft’s optimized R libraries Python integration, along with the Anaconda distro F# integration with FSharp.Data, FsLab and Nuget libraries These… Read more

Harness the Power of the Redesigned Start Page

In Visual Studio 2017 RC, we brought you a faster installation, better performance, and new productivity features. One of these productivity features is a redesigned Start Page that prioritizes the actions that help you get to code and start working faster. Most Recently Used (MRU) List We’ve heard from you that the MRU is the… Read more

Productivity in Visual Studio 2017 RC

We know that many developers choose Visual Studio because of its powerful, yet natural, productivity features that help you stay “in the zone”. Visual Studio 2017 RC brings many improvements in this regard, helping you stay even more focused on your program rather than on the tools you use to build it. Download it now… Read more

More Productive JavaScript in Visual Studio 2017 RC

We know you choose Visual Studio for JavaScript editing because it provides tools that make you the most productive. In Visual Studio 2017 RC, we’ve been focusing on improving the things you use most so that you can spend even more time focusing on coding. In this post, we will highlight some of the most… Read more

Live Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2017 RC

We are very proud to introduce a new feature in Visual Studio 2017 called Live Unit Testing ! This feature will make it easy for you to maintain quality and test coverage during rapid development and take your productivity to a whole new level. Imagine you are fixing a bug in a code base which… Read more