ASP.NET Core in Visual Studio for Mac – Help us build the best experience

We are working to improve the experience for ASP.NET Core developers in Visual Studio for Mac. If you are working on ASP.NET Core apps in Visual Studio for Mac, we would love to hear you feedback. Your feedback is important so that we can help shape the future of ASP.NET Core in Visual Studio for…


Announcing new REST API’s for Process Customization (Azure DevOps)

Last sprint we released a new set of REST API endpoints for process customization. In version 4.1 there are 3 sets of REST API’s. Two for the inherited model and one for the Hosted XML model. This created some confusion on what endpoints to use and when. In the new 5.0 (preview) version we combined…


Xamarin.Forms 3.2.0 Released: Going Big with Little Things

Xamarin.Forms 3.2.0 continues the theme of previous releases to give you big wins by making little things much easier to do. The entire version 3 series has been about reducing the friction of doing such things as positioning the Android tabs to the bottom, controlling spellcheck and capitalization and prediction on text controls. There are…


The future of ASP.NET SignalR

In ASP.NET Core 2.1, we brought SignalR into the ASP.NET Core family. Many of our users have asked what this means for the previous version of SignalR: ASP.NET SignalR.


Deep dive into Azure Repos

With the introduction of Azure DevOps, we’re offering developers a new Git service called Azure Repos. It has unlimited free private repositories with collaborative code reviews, advanced file management, code search, and branch policies to ensure high quality code. Azure Repos is great for small projects as well as large organizations that need native AAD…


Announcing TypeScript 3.1 RC

Today we’re happy to announce the availability of the release candidate (RC) of TypeScript 3.1. Our intent with the RC is to gather any and all feedback so that we can ensure our final release is as pleasant as possible.


Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 17754 available now!

Today, we released a new Windows 10 Preview Build of the SDK to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview (Build 17754 or greater). The Preview SDK Build 17754 contains bug fixes and under development changes to the API surface area.


Deep dive into Azure Boards

Azure Boards is a service for managing the work for your software projects. Teams need tools that flex and grow. Azure Boards does just that, brining you a rich set of capabilities including native support for Scrum and Kanban, customizable dashboards, and integrated reporting.


How can I pause my code in Visual Studio?: Breakpoints FAQ

Have you ever found a bug in your code and wanted to pause code execution to inspect the problem? If you are a developer, there’s a strong chance you have experienced or will experience this issue many, many times. While the short and sweet answer to this problem is to use a breakpoint, the longer…


A (Belated) Welcome to C# 7.3

Better late than never! Some of you may have noticed that C# 7.3 already shipped, back in Visual Studio 2017 update 15.7. Some of you may even be using the features already.


Announcing ML.NET 0.5

Today, coinciding with the .NET Conf 2018, we’re announcing the release of ML.NET 0.5. It’s been a few months already since we released ML.NET 0.1 at //Build 2018, a cross-platform, open source machine learning framework for .NET developers. While we’re evolving through new preview releases, we are getting great feedback and would like to thank…


What’s new in Azure DevOps Launch Update (formerly known as VSTS)

We shared some exciting news this morning on the Azure blog: We’re bringing Azure DevOps to developers and enterprises around the world who need flexible and efficient tools for their development process. With the evolution of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) into Azure DevOps, current VSTS customers will shortly receive a Launch Update that seamlessly…


How to get started with Azure and .NET

Azure is a big cloud with lots of services, and for even the most experienced user it can be intimidating to know which service will best meet your needs. This blog post is intended to provide a short overview of the most common concepts and services .NET developers need get started and provide resources to…


Watch the .NET Conf Live! – Sept 12-14 (Xamarin Blog)

The 3-day virtual developer conference co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft is finally here! Now the question is how and where to watch the .NET Conf which will be completely live-streamed. It is the perfect opportunity to enhance your skills, ask questions to a live audience, and get inspired for your next project.


Why Would Prosthetic Arms Need to See or Connect to Cloud AI?

There are over 1 million new amputees every year, i.e. one every 30 seconds – a truly shocking statistic. The World Health Organization estimates that between 30 to 100 million people around the world are living with limb loss today. Unfortunately, only 5-15% of this population has access to prosthetic devices.


Using C++17 Parallel Algorithms for Better Performance

C++17 added support for parallel algorithms to the standard library, to help programs take advantage of parallel execution for improved performance. MSVC first added experimental support for some algorithms in 15.5, and the experimental tag was removed in 15.7.


Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 Preview 2

Today, we are releasing the second preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9, and it can be downloaded here. This latest preview contains new features and improvements to Universal Windows Platform development, C++ debugging, and export installation settings. Read more in the feature highlight summary below and check out the Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9…


Azure.Source – Volume 48

Now in preview Avere vFXT for Microsoft Azure now in public preview – The Avere vFXT for Azure is a high-performance cache for HPC workloads in the cloud that provides low-latency access to Azure compute from Azure Blob and file-based storage locations. The Avere vFXT for Azure has no charge associated with licensing; however, costs…