Connecting and Extending Office with Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio

Today, we are excited to announce the Office Developers Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – August 2015 Update. Along with the Visual Studio 2015 RTM; you can now get the latest Office development features in either version of Visual Studio. To answer some of the questions we’ve heard around what experiences are available in each… Read more

Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.2 Beta Released

It’s been a while since we released Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 (PTVS), and in that time the team has been working on Azure Machine Learning and the Python Client library. But we haven’t forgotten about PTVS. We’ve been working on some of the most popular requests from users, and today we are releasing… 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

Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 3 Released

Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 3 released today, primarily focuses on bug fixes. The release notes and knowledge base article have the complete list of features and fixes. As always, please give us your feedback, suggestions, thoughts, and ideas on our UserVoice site, through the in-product Send-a-Smile and Send-a-Frown UI, or file a bug… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 2 Released

Today we released Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 2, adding support for graphics debugging of Unity-based applications on Windows Phone, and making fixes in the IDE, Team Foundation Server, and Git support. The release notes have the complete list of features and fixes. As always, please give us your feedback, suggestions, thoughts, and ideas… Read more

Azure Virtual Machine Images for Visual Studio

Over the last year we have been constantly expanding our Visual Studio image offerings for the Microsoft Azure virtual machine gallery. The images have proven to be very popular not only for evaluating new Visual Studio releases but also for using them as developer environments in the cloud. In this post we’ll walk you through… Read more

Build and Run using Cordova CLI

With Apache Cordova, web developers can achieve maximal code re-use by building cross-platform mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. For details on how Apache Cordova works, read this blog. In order to build such a cross platform multi device application, Visual Studio uses a Cordova utility known as the Cordova command-line interface (CLI). The… Read more

Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio

Today we are releasing the RTM version of Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio! To get started, download Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2013 or Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2012 from the Visual Studio Extension Gallery. This extension provides smart, contextual help to solve every day dev problems like searching for projects,… Read more

Office 365 Client APIs for Hybrid Mobile Apps

The Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova enable developers to build mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows using web standards technologies. When used with the Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio, developers can access Office 365 APIs from their hybrid mobile applications to access to the user’s calendar, contacts, mail, and files from… Read more