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

We are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It would be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes. Thanks! Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin gives you everything you need to build amazing native mobile apps for Android, iOS, and… Read more

Updates in Visual Studio 2017 based on your UserVoice suggestions

We are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It would be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes. Thanks! Visual Studio sources community suggestions from the Visual Studio UserVoice site, where thousands of users have logged and voted on… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 Released

We are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It would be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes. Thanks! Today we have several releases to talk about: there’s the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3, the release of… Read more

Accessibility improvements in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3

We are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It would be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes. Thanks! In 2015, Satya Nadella updated the Microsoft mission statement to a single sentence. Our mission is to “Empower every person and every… Read more

7++ reasons to move your C++ code to Visual Studio 2017

Whether you are a full-time or occasional C++ developer, whether you are using an older Visual Studio version or are considering using Visual Studio for the first time, this blog post is for you. In this post I share seven reasons why Visual Studio 2017 should be your first choice of IDE for C++ development… Read more

7 lesser known hacks for debugging in Visual Studio

The Visual Studio debugger is a magical beast that can save you loads of time while finding and fixing issues in your application. It is chock-full of tools that can make debugging easier… if you know they exist, and where to find them! Let’s look at 7 lesser known goodies you can use to help… Read more

Take your web app to Azure

You’ve built your web app. It’s running, and getting good traffic. Now you need to move on to solving the ‘good problems’ to have. You want to scale your app to support more users, but only at peak times. Or you need better hardware and simply don’t want to manage that hardware… or software, or… Read more

A Lap Around Python in Visual Studio 2017

We’re delighted to announce that our rich Python toolchain is fully available in Visual Studio 2017. Installation of Python tools, interpreters, runtimes, and numerous other features are directly integrated into the Visual Studio 2017 installer. Just select the Python development or Data science and analytical applications workloads, both of which let you select specific interpreters… Read more

All Things Mobile at Microsoft Build

We released the Xamarin SDKs as a part of Visual Studio a year ago, open sourcing them in the process. Since then, we’ve been busy improving the experience of mobile developers using Visual Studio, launching iOS simulator remoting, Workbooks, Inspector, the Xamarin.Forms Previewer, and support for iOS 10 and Android N. In the last year,… Read more

New benefits for Visual Studio subscribers and Dev Essentials members

Today at Microsoft Build 2017, we’re excited to announce a set of new benefits for Visual Studio Subscribers and Dev Essentials program members. If you’re a current Visual Studio subscriber or Dev Essentials program member activate your new benefits to get started right away. To learn more about our developer subscriptions and programs visit the… Read more