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Azure IoT Hub SDK Opens Up to iOS Devices

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 14:36:00 GMT

iOS devices aren't traditionally used for Internet of Things deployments, but Microsoft is seeking to help change that.

VS Code Live Share Now Works on Linux, the Most-Requested Feature

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 19:17:00 GMT

Linux support, the most-requested feature for Visual Studio Code Live Share -- which allows real-time collaboration among developers on different machines and platforms -- was announced this week.

Blazor Update Adds Reusable Component Libraries

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:59:00 GMT

Microsoft has updated Blazor -- for full-stack Web apps coded in C# -- with new features including the ability to create reusable component libraries.

Windows Template Studio 2.0 Ships with Improved Visual Studio UI

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Windows Template Studio, an open source Visual Studio extension that provides a low-code approach to creating Universal Windows Platform apps, launched in version 2.0 with an improved Visual Studio UI highlighting new features.

Q&A with Ben Hoelting: Top Tips on JavaScript Patterns for the C# Developer

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 19:41:00 GMT

From variables to inheritances to what JavaScript patterns you really need to know, C# MVP Ben Hoelting offers his top tips for C# coders looking to use JavaScript to build complex client-side Web apps.

Coding WebAssembly? New IDE Offers Alternative to Visual Studio

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:14:00 GMT

Mozilla has unveiled an IDE for coding WebAssembly projects that could serve as an alternative to Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Code editor.

New Azure Sphere Secures IoT Devices

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:46:00 GMT

At the RSA security conference, Microsoft announced a preview of Azure Sphere for securely connecting Internet of Things devices.

Q&A with Jason Bock: What's New with Concurrent Programming in .NET

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 16:55:00 GMT

From new features like async return types and advice on when to use the latest structures, here's Microsoft MVP Jason Bock's top tips for developers currently working with concurrent and asynchronous programming.

What's New in .NET Core 2.1 Previews

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:11:00 GMT

Microsoft this week announced the second previews of .NET Core 2.1 and its like-versioned associates, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.

VS App Center Touts Open Source, API-Driven DevOps for Mobile Development

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Microsoft has open sourced several tools in the pursuit of API-Driven Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery for mobile apps with Visual Studio App Center.

.NET Core Is Key Focus of Upcoming Visual Studio Features

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 21:24:00 GMT

.NET Core, the reinvention of the Microsoft .NET Framework as an open source, cross-platform development choice, is a key focus of the upcoming features planned for the Visual Studio IDE.

New VS Code Tool Eases Writing Microsoft Documentation

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:30:00 GMT

A couple years ago, Microsoft revamped its developer documentation experience, turning to an open model in which anyone could contribute to the docs.microsoft.com site. Now, a new Visual Studio Code extension has been published to make that easier.

Visual Studio 2017 v15.7 Preview 3: Mobile Gets a Boost

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 12:00:00 GMT

Microsoft yesterday cranked out the third preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 with the usual bevy of improvements, including several of special interest to mobile developers creating apps with Xamarin and other .NET tools.

'90s-Era File Manager Open Sourced, Available as Visual Studio Solution

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 20:54:00 GMT

Microsoft's Craig Wittenberg has revived the original File Manager that first came with Windows 3.0 in 1990, getting it to run on Windows 10 and making it available as a Visual Studio solution.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.22 (March Release)

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 12:45:00 GMT

Among the usual bevy of new features introduced on a monthly basis by the Visual Studio Code team is a new take on debugging breakpoints, called Logpoints. It comes in the March release, v1.22.

GrapeCity Update Includes .NET Standard Template for Xamarin Mobile Development

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:57:00 GMT

Visual Studio and .NET component specialist GrapeCity's latest update features better data visualization, new project templates -- including a new .NET Standard project for Xamarin mobile development -- and more.

What's New in the Mobile-Centric Visual Studio App Center

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:21:00 GMT

The latest updates to the Visual Studio App Center -- described as a "mission control" service for iOS and Android mobile apps -- includes error reporting for Xamarin-based apps, device-based management and more.

SQL Operations Studio Adopts VS Code Extension Model

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:11:00 GMT

The extension model introduced with Visual Studio Code and subsequently tracked by the Visual Studio IDE is proving so popular it has been applied to SQL Operations Studio, Microsoft's cross-platform, open source data management tool.

Microsoft Offers AI Training to Public

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:42:00 GMT

To address the confounding shortage of artificial intelligence skills, Microsoft yesterday announced a new online learning track as part of its Microsoft Professional Program, designed to train qualified individuals for specific job roles.

Visual Studio Code Adds C/C++ Functionality, Focusing on IntelliSense

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:03:00 GMT

The Visual Studio Code team improved its C/C++ extension, still in preview, with a March update that focuses on improved IntelliSense for better auto-complete, easier configuration and more.

Windows Devs Can Now Test Apps with 'Private Audiences'

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 15:42:00 GMT

Microsoft this week announced a private audience capability that lets developers target only specific people to try out their Windows Store apps and games before they go mainstream.

Popular Python Extension for the Visual Studio Code Editor Boosts Debugging

Thu, 29 Mar 2018 09:30:00 GMT

The Python extension for the open source Visual Studio Code editor -- the most popular offering available in the marketplace -- has been updated with improved debugging functionality.

Q&A: Philip Japikse on Hands-On with ASP.NET Core and EF Core

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:11:00 GMT

'I think ASP.NET Core is the biggest game changer in the history of Web development using the Microsoft stack.'

Microsoft Open Sources Tool to Run More Linux Distros on Windows 10

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 19:49:00 GMT

Microsoft has open sourced a tool that helps official Linux distribution maintainers and other developers run their OS packages on Windows 10, via Windows Store distribution for the former or individual sideloading for the latter.

TypeScript 2.8 Officially Released: Hello Conditional Types

Wed, 28 Mar 2018 17:35:00 GMT

Less than two weeks after publishing the TypeScript 2.8 Release Candidate, Microsoft has officially launched it into general availability, bringing conditional types and more.