Marketplace is on a mission to energize the developer ecosystem and strengthen the community around Visual Studio family of products, subscriptions and services. We want to be the one place where developers can offer/monetize and find/acquire all the tools they need across any Visual Studio product, and since its launch as Preview back in November, it is well on its way towards that. Thanks to your support, Marketplace has already served nearly 5M downloads for over 1.7M unique visitors.
You have seen us adding broad set of features such as search, ratings & reviews, dynamic categories, fine-grained publisher roles for ease of administration and so on. We’ve also enabled tighter integration with TFS for on-prem support and frictionless install experiences for VSCode users. Most recently we brought the notion of Trials for VSTS/TFS extensions as well.
We are now busy working on enabling commerce for our VSTS/TFS publishers, seamless experiences for TFS connected environments and enriching publishers’ experiences, just to mention a few. Another key area, we are investing on, is to bring all the Visual Studio IDE extensions from current VS gallery directly into Marketplace, so that the users will have a single go-to place for everything they need around the whole of Visual Studio family. You will see us make the site responsive as well.
It’s super exciting time for us in the team, and we are looking forward to bringing these valuable features to you over the next few months. This is our new home for all Marketplace related announcements and other relevant info to make you more productive, whether you are writing new extensions or looking for some. Watch this space!
As always, we welcome your suggestions and feedback — either on our UserVoice site, or by direct emails to VSMarketplace-at-microsoft.com or on Twitter with #VSMarketplace.
– Marketplace team