Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.5, Visual Studio for Mac Released

[Hello, we are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It will be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes to fill out. Thanks!]   Today we released significant updates to both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio for Mac…. Read more

CodePush joins Visual Studio Mobile Center

[Update 11/15/2017: Visual Studio Mobile Center is now Visual Studio App Center. Learn more on the announcement post from Connect(); 2017] About two years ago, a group of developers at Microsoft crafted a service for distributing Apache Cordova, React Native, and Windows Mobile updates to applications in the wild. They called it “CodePush.” Since then,… Read more

Xamarin University’s free webinar series: Learn mobile development from experts

Starting June 1st, Xamarin University’s team of mobile experts – including special guest and author Charles Petzold – will host five new demo-packed webinars, designed to show you how to use Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin to deliver fully native mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and more. Join a new topic every Thursday. Topics… Read more

Xamarin University Presents: Getting Started with Xamarin for Visual Studio

Our mobile devices and wearables shape how we communicate and find information. Luckily, Visual Studio – including the latest version, Visual Studio 2017, launching on March 7 – gives you all the tools you need to start building apps for the ever-growing connected device ecosystem. Whether you’re building for enterprise users or everyday consumers, Visual… Read more

Webinar: Learn how to build cross-platform apps with Visual Studio and Xamarin

One of our goals at Microsoft is to give developers the tools they need to build native, cross-platform apps for Android, iOS and Windows. Our recent acquisition of Xamarin gives you 100% native API access so you can create truly native user experiences. If you attended Build 2016 in April, you most likely had the… Read more

dotnetConf is back! Free live streaming developer event – June 7th-9th 2016

.NET plays an important role in the lives of many Visual Studio developers, I for one have worked on many ASP.NET, WPF Desktop and other back-end .NET services over the years in my career and therefore its really exciting for me to be part of the team to bring you yet another dotnetConf, back again… Read more

News from Xamarin Evolve: What’s next for Visual Studio and Xamarin

Less than a month ago, at //BUILD, we announced the integration of Xamarin technology into our Visual Studio product line, furthering our Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform approach and bringing even more power and productivity to the nearly 13 million devs who have already downloaded Visual Studio 2015 and the 10 million who have… Read more

A Side-by-Side Comparison of Mobile-App Development Solutions

The world of mobile app development has been bursting at the seams with opportunities these last few years, as companies look for the next horizon of productivity gains and new revenue streams to fuel their growth. But along with the opportunities tied to each mobile platform comes the responsibility of ensuring a secure and seamless… Read more

Mobile App Development made easy with Visual Studio and Xamarin

Last month, we announced that Microsoft acquired Xamarin and welcomed the Xamarin team to Microsoft. Today, in his Build 2016 keynote, Scott Guthrie laid out our plans for how Xamarin and Visual Studio will come together. If you haven’t already, check out Scott Guthrie’s keynote summary post and Nat Friedman’s blog. In short, we’re making Xamarin’s cross-platform… Read more

Free Visual Studio Dev Essentials Program now includes $300 in Azure credits and Exclusive Xamarin University access

In November, we introduced the Visual Studio Dev Essentials Program to give developers everything they need to get started building and deploying apps on any platform, for free. Over the past 75 days more than 400,000 developers have signed up for the program to take advantage of deep technical training from Pluralsight and Wintellect, as… Read more