Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 RC 1

Today we’ve released Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 RC 1 (Release Candidate 1). This is the newest version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft’s application lifecycle management (ALM) solution.  There are many feature updates in this update. Here’s a short summary: Version control: use Git… Read more

Targeting Windows 10 with your Apache Cordova app

This April, in concert with Windows 10 Technical Preview 2, we debuted support for the Windows 10 platform for Apache Cordova. Now, with the availability of Windows 10, full Windows 10 support is part of the Windows Apache Cordova platform and native to Visual Studio 2015.  Apache Cordova allows you to write apps targeting iOS,… Read more

Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 Released

[UPDATED 8/7] The final release of TFS 2015 is now available. Brian Harry’s post highlights some key capabilities like Agile Project Management, Continuous Delivery, Git improvements, and Extensibility. He also has links for download and release notes.  [UPDATED 7/29] Windows 10, Tools for Windows 10, and Windows 10 support in Apache Cordova Platform are all available… Read more

Microsoft Band and Health developer platform

New to Microsoft Band and Health? Let’s start with a short summary. Microsoft Band is Microsoft’s first wearable device that helps you live healthier and be more productive. Powered by Microsoft Health Service and supported by Microsoft Health apps on all mobile platforms, it is a complete solution for fitness and connectivity. At its launch… Read more

Save the date! Visual Studio 2015 Final Release

The final release of Visual Studio 2015 is coming soon! Mark your calendars for the celebrations on July 20th 2015. This event featuring tools for any developer and any app will start with Soma’s keynote streamed live starting 8:30 am PDT. New this year, you will have the opportunity to see the Visual Studio team… Read more

BUILD 2015 News: Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2015 RC, Team Foundation Server 2015 RC, Visual Studio 2013 Update 5

[UPDATED 8/5] Visual Studio 2015, Visual Studio 2013 Update 5, and .NET 4.6 were released on 7/20/2015. Check out this post announcing VS 2015 and VS 2013 Update 5 and this one announcing .NET framework 4.6. [Original Post] The Microsoft BUILD conference is typically a time when we release a lot of developer tools. This year we… Read more

Connect(“Live”); – HTML, CSS, JavaScript, & TypeScript Live Q&A

This week we bring you another installment of our Connect(“Live”); // Q&A series, this time featuring Mads Kristensen, Damien Edwards, and Ryan J. Salva who work on core Visual Studio capabilities for web developers. This is your chance to hear from the experts and ask questions during the free live event, we hope you join… Read more

Connect(“Live”); // WPF Team Live Q & A

It’s been a busy week for the .NET teams here at Microsoft. We’ve just concluded our two day, live, free, dotnetConf 2015 event, with 19 sessions from both our product teams and community presenters. If you missed it, don’t worry. You can watch all the videos on-demand over at the dotnetConf 2015 Channel 9 page…. Read more

A Preview of Angular 2 and TypeScript in Visual Studio

Last week, at ng-conf, the Angular team at Google provided the web developer world with an update on the state of Angular 2. They were joined on stage by a member of the TypeScript team, Jonathan Turner, to also announce that Angular 2 will be built using TypeScript. Jonathan then demoed a preview of the… Read more

Tools for Apache Cordova Update: Windows Phone 8.1 Debugging Support

For those of you running Visual Studio 2013, yesterday we released Tools for Apache Cordova CTP 3.1. This release contains a large number of performance and reliability improvements (many of which you’ve reported) along with support for Windows Phone 8.1 debugging. Note: If you use Visual Studio 2015 and have CTP6 installed, you already have… Read more