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

Configure Microsoft Graph applications in the latest Visual Studio 2017 Preview

In Visual Studio, you can now easily configure your projects to access data across Office 365 and Azure Active Directory through the Microsoft Graph. Microsoft Graph serves as the single gateway for developers to access APIs for Exchange, SharePoint, Azure AD, OneNote, Planner, Excel, and more. It provides one REST API endpoint across all of… Read more

A fresh update to Visual Studio 2017 and the next preview

In his Build 2017 keynote, Scott Guthrie made several announcements across partnerships, new Azure service capabilities, and the Visual Studio family. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the keynote, check out ScottGu’s blog post. The recording of the keynote should be available later. From a Visual Studio product family perspective, the significant announcements are:… Read more

Announcing New Innovations to Help Every Developer Achieve More with Microsoft Azure

More than ever, organizations are relying on developers to create breakthrough experiences. From start-ups to enterprises to government agencies, developers are creating new digital experiences that are redefining organizations to empower us all. The cloud is a key enabler for this era, bringing powerful, new technology to developers across the globe. But, the cloud also… Read more

New Offline Books for Visual Studio 2017 Available for Download

Today we are happy to announce that new offline books for Visual Studio 2017 are now available for download. Now you can easily download content published on MSDN and Docs for consumption on-the-go, without needing an active internet connection. We are also hosting the book generation and fetching services entirely on Microsoft Azure, which makes… Read more

Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2017

As we are getting set up to launch Visual Studio 2017 tomorrow, we wanted to let you know that we have released the Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2017. So, you’ll be able to hit the ground running with all your favorite productivity features. The Productivity Power Tools is a collection of extensions that… Read more