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

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

Connect(“demos”); // 2015: HealthClinic.biz

During Connect(); //2015 we showcased many technologies available to you as a developer across Azure, Office, Windows, Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team Services. We’ve also heard from you that you love to have real-world applications through which you can directly experience what’s possible using those technologies. This year, then, we built out a full… Read more

News and Announcements at Connect(); //2015

Today we held the Connect(); //2015 event in New York, where we introduced many new products and features that we’ve been working on. In this post I’ll share the highlights with you, and you can watch the Connect(); event along with many additional on-demand videos on http://www.visualstudio.com/connect2015. Visual Studio Code beta release. In this beta… Read more

Announcing the Intune App SDK

One of the challenges enterprises face in a cloud-first, mobile-first world is protecting sensitive data in the face of an increasing number of business critical mobile apps running on employee owned devices. To help tackle these challenges, Microsoft’s Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) is designed to help organizations manage mobile devices and applications. This is achieved… Read more