Improving the responsiveness of critical scenarios by updating auto load behavior for extensions

The Visual Studio team partners with extension authors to provide a productive development environment for users, who rely on a rich ecosystem of quality extensions. Today, we’re introducing an update to extension auto load based on feedback from our community of developers, who need to quickly start Visual Studio and load their solution while deferring… Read more

Microsoft Build 2018: New releases for Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, .NET Core and Xamarin.Forms

Microsoft Build has always been a time when we deliver a wealth of developer-focused announcements. It’s an opportunity to share our vision for developer experiences across mobile, AR/VR, cloud, web, desktop, IoT and AI. This year, I’m excited to have brought this vision to life with more than a few exciting announcements: .NET Core 2.1… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and version 15.8 Preview 1

Today at Build, we announced the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and the first preview of the next update, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 1. If you would rather try these without installing them, check out the Visual Studio images in Azure that will be available soon. Before digging in, I’d like to… Read more

Introducing Visual Studio IntelliCode

Visual Studio IntelliCode brings you the next generation of developer productivity by providing AI-assisted development. Every keystroke and every review is informed by best practices and tailored to your code context. You can try it out today by downloading the experimental extension for Visual Studio 2017 that provides AI-powered IntelliSense. What is IntelliCode? IntelliCode is… Read more

Azure Storage Explorer Generally Available

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer. Storage Explorer provides easy management of Azure Storage accounts and contents, including Blobs, Files, Queues, and Table entities. For example, you can easily manage your Azure Virtual Machines disks as Blobs. Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Data Lake are also supported as… Read more

Supporting Jetty for Java in Visual Studio Code

Eclipse Jetty is a popular web server and servlet container in Java community. We’ve released a new Jetty extension for Visual Studio Code that makes it easy to run and deploy WAR packages (Web Application aRchive), operate your Jetty servers, and interact with your application from within the editor. Today this extension includes the following… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 roadmap now available

With the release of Visual Studio 2017, we moved to a release schedule that delivers new features and fixes to you faster. With this faster iteration, we heard you would like more visibility into what’s coming. So, we’ve now published the Visual Studio Roadmap. The roadmap lists some of the more notable upcoming features and… Read more

Mobilizing Existing .NET Apps

Since the first release of the .NET Framework in 2002, developers have been building large-scale apps with client-server architectures. These apps frequently adopt a layered approach, with business logic to solve diverse and complex problems, accessed via desktop or web front-ends. Today, C# and .NET are available across a diverse set of platforms in addition… Read more

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 3

Today we released the third preview of the next update: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7. The top highlights of this Preview include: Updates to Universal Windows Platform development C++ development improvements Significant updates in Xamarin and .NET Mobile Development Ability to configure installation locations Debugger support for authenticated Source Link Live Unit Testing improvements New… Read more

Load solutions faster with Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6

As we have been working to improve the solution load experience in Visual Studio 2017, you may have read our blog about these improvements in version 15.5. With version 15.6, we have introduced parallel project load, which loads large .NET solutions twice as fast as earlier versions when you reload the same solution. This video… Read more