Building Universal Windows apps targeting the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK

Today we are releasing an update to the Universal Windows App development tools in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 to enable you to build apps that target the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK (build 14393). In addition, the Windows Store is now open for submissions of apps that target the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK. The… Read more

Visual Studio Hidden Gems

Visual Studio is a powerful IDE with hundreds of productivity features to empower developers to do more, faster. I joined the Visual Studio team about a year ago, and here are some of the great things I’ve discovered. These are all in Visual Studio 2015, and some have been there for a few versions now… Read more

Node.js Tools 1.2 for Visual Studio 2015 released

What time is it?! Time to announce that our next stable release of Node.js Tools 1.2 for Visual Studio (NTVS) is available for download! NTVS 1.2 supports Visual Studio 2015 (including the free Visual Studio Community Edition and Express for Web). With Node.js Tools for Visual Studio, we strive to make it easier than ever… Read more

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 and .NET Core 1.0 Available Now

[UPDATED July 15th – New patch is now available to fix some top bugs in Update 3. Check Update July 15th tag] [UPDATED June 30th – See update tag within the post for details] Today we are sharing the final release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3, and .NET… Read more

Improved Productivity with new Version Control Features in Visual Studio 2015

Whether you’re working on a side project with some friends or developing enterprise software, odds are you’re using source control. With the advent of open source software and collaboration, source control is an increasingly important part of the developer workflow. We’ve spent the last two updates working to improve the source control experience within Visual… Read more

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC

Today we are sharing Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC. This release candidate primarily focuses on stability, performance, and bug fixes, but we also have some feature updates. I’ll share highlights in the rest of this post. Tools for Apache Cordova. This update includes TACO Update 9 and TACO Update 10, which adds plugins for… Read more

Macros extension: VS 2015 support and open-sourced

Macros have always been popular, first as part of the product, and now as an extension. In response to your feedback we have upgraded the Macros for Visual Studio 2013 extension to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015. You can download the upgraded extension from the Visual Studio Gallery. But wait, there’s more! As part… Read more

14 more reasons to download Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 today

If you haven’t downloaded Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 yet, now is a good time to do so. In the latest KB we have addressed some of the top reported problems around performance and reliability. So far, we’ve made 14 fixes and updates, that address Visual Studio build fail issues, Visual Studio crashes, and improve… Read more

New and Noteworthy Extensions for Visual Studio – April 2016

In April the community added another 100 new Visual Studio extensions to the Visual Studio Gallery. To help you enjoy this creativity from the community, every month or two I’ll be introducing some of the new extensions that caught my eye. Here are the highlights for this month: Open in Notepad++ (Good old Notepad++) File… Read more

The Latest of Microsoft Office Developer Tools: Office Add-in Commands and SharePoint 2016 Support

Office’s message at Build was loud and clear: Office is an open market for developers who want to reinvent productivity, backed by a consumer base of 1.2 billion users. Qi Lu welcomed developers to the Office ecosystem in his Build keynote, and showcased new robust extensibility features that enable you to create custom experiences in… Read more