10 things you should try on the leap day

It’s February 2016 and so those of us on the Gregorian calendar get to enjoy an extra day in the month! What will you do in those 24 bonus hours? How about learning some new tools and technologies? Here are ten great suggestions—OK, eleven! It is a leap year, so it’s a leap list: Get… Read more

Top News from October-December 2015, Part 2

In Part 1 of this post I shared news from the fall on Visual Studio, .NET, ASP.NET, and languages. Here I’ll conclude the roll-up with news around Connect(); //2015, cross-platform development,. Visual Studio Code, Windows 10, and a little more. Connect(); //2015: Our second Connect(); event was, to my mind, even more impressive than the… Read more

Visual Studio Update 1 RTM

Today we’re releasing Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Let me be the first to thank everyone who installed these earlier releases, provided feedback, and helped us iron out the kinks. [The final release of Team Foundation Server Update 1 is also available today, which you can read about on Brian Harry’s blog.] I’ve already shared many… Read more

Top News for September 2015

Hello everyone! Every month we share some top stories from the previous month, and here’s our round-up for September. Open-source, cross-platform MSBuild: Continuing the open-source, cross-platform .NET story that is already well underway with .NET Core and the .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”), MSBuild is joining the fun as explained by Nikolai Tillmann. The sources are… Read more

Update News: Tools for Universal Windows Apps 1.1.1, Visual Studio Emulator for Android, Tools for Apache Cordova Update 3

Tools for Universal Windows Apps 1.1.1: This  update, which is what you’ll get with a new installation, fixes a bug in Tools for Universal Windows Apps 1.1 where Visual Studio failed to create a package for a UWP app that uses a WinRT component. You can find additional information and installation instructions in Generating Store… Read more

WinTools 1.1, TypeScript 1.6 RTM, and Tools for Apache Cordova Updates

We’ve just released updates to several tools, along with something new for developers working with the Apache Cordova CLI. Tools for Universal Windows apps (v1.1). This update addresses a number of key issues reported by you in Visual Studio 2015 RTM including several .NET Native fixes, an updated NuGet release (v3.2), and fixes related to… Read more

Top News for August 2015

Hello everyone! Every month we share some top stories from the previous month, and here’s our round-up for August. DevOps tops the list this month! Brian Harry leads the way with his announcement on Visual Studio Online’s September pricing and licensing changes (short read: a new less expensive, tiered pricing model went into effect September… Read more

Targeting Windows 10 with your Apache Cordova app

This April, in concert with Windows 10 Technical Preview 2, we debuted support for the Windows 10 platform for Apache Cordova. Now, with the availability of Windows 10, full Windows 10 support is part of the Windows Apache Cordova platform and native to Visual Studio 2015.  Apache Cordova allows you to write apps targeting iOS,… Read more

Introducing the Windows 10 Apache Cordova platform

NOTE: This blogpost is outdated. Build your Cordova project into a Windows 10 (UWP) app by following the instructions here: http://taco.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/run-app-windows/ Apache Cordova allows developers to write apps targeting iOS, Android, Windows, and Windows Phone with a single codebase using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS. Today, Apache Cordova support for Windows 10 is available for developers to… Read more

Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10 Preview

Today we announced the Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Windows 10 Preview. These tools enable you to build Windows universal apps that run across all Windows 10 devices from Windows Phone to Xbox and Windows Store. In addition, you can also use these tools to build desktop Win32 apps that leverage Windows 10 APIs. You… Read more