A significant update to the XAML Designer

The XAML designers in Visual Studio and Blend have been powerful tools for developers and designers alike to build beautiful user experiences for Windows applications. Initially designed for WPF development in 2007, we have made significant changes to support a wide variety of XAML platforms over the last decade. We’ve also added new features along… Read more

New Xamarin University Webinar: Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks

Join me on Thursday, September 21 at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 4 pm UTC for my “Exploring UrhoSharp 3D with Xamarin Workbooks” webinar, where I’ll combine my love of graphics programming with my passion for helping developers build better apps. Whether you’re just getting started or an experienced developer, you’ll learn… Read more

Getting hands on with Visual Studio for Mac, containers, and serverless code in the cloud

This week we released the second alpha of Visual Studio for Mac version 7.2, as well as some hands-on labs to try out some of the new features. The alpha version of our next Visual Studio for Mac release includes support for Docker Containers, Azure Functions, and IoT projects…. Read more

Create a CI/CD pipeline to Azure Service Fabric

At //BUILD 2017, we shipped an update to the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio. This update has support for configuring a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline for ASP.NET Core projects with container support to an existing Azure Service Fabric cluster directly from Visual Studio 2017. To configure continuous delivery to a Service Fabric… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.4 Preview

I’m happy to announce that the first Preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.4 is now available! This latest Preview contains new tools and features in several key workloads such as Universal Windows Platform (UWP) development, .NET desktop development, and Mobile and Game development…. Read more

Create a CI/CD pipeline for containerized ASP.NET Core projects

At //BUILD 2017, we shipped an update to the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio with support for configuring a Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery pipeline for ASP.NET Core projects with container support to an existing Azure App Service on Linux directly from Visual Studio 2017…. Read more

Committing with Confidence: Commit Time Code Quality Information Updated

In the earlier post “Committing with Confidence: Getting Code Quality Information at Commit Time”, we introduced the new Build and Code Analysis Results panel, which gives you a heads-up reminder at commit-time of issues detected by any code analysis tool that puts results in the error list. This means you can take care of those… Read more

Why you should care about serverless computing

You may have heard the industry buzzword “serverless computing.” Whether you are already a serverless ninja, or still on the fence about the bizarre name, read on! How does it work? Why should you care? Is it just a fad, or a real trend in computing?… Read more

New Xamarin University Webinar: Take your desktop .NET skills mobile

Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin gives you everything you need to build amazing native mobile apps for Android, iOS, and UWP – and Xamarin University is making it even easier for desktop developers to learn how to apply existing skills, experience, and practices to do mobile development…. Read more

Updates in Visual Studio 2017 based on your UserVoice suggestions

Visual Studio sources community suggestions from the Visual Studio UserVoice site, where thousands of users have logged and voted on community ideas from small to large. With each release we try to balance improvements to our existing capabilities with new innovation…. Read more