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Live! 360: Microsoft Shares DevOps Lessons Learned

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Microsoft shared some lessons learned at this week's Live! 360 conference in Orlando, detailing how the Visual Studio Team Services/Team Foundation Server group eats its own DevOps dog food.

Developer Value Goes Far Beyond Coding

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 21:34:00 GMT

While coding cutting-edge tech in Visual Studio is cool, it's not enough in today's environment of communication, collaboration, agile methodologies, DevOps and so on, said experts in a panel discussion at the Live! 360 conference in Orlando.

New Realm .NET Caters to Mobile Dev Platform's 'Fastest Growing Segment'

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:13:00 GMT

Realm has boosted the Microsoft stack capabilities of its mobile development platform, catering to C# coders and .NET developers, who constitute the platform's fastest growing segment of users.

Microsoft Updates Java Debugger for VS Code

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 18:49:00 GMT

Microsoft updated the open source Java debugger for Visual Studio Code, adding support for Java 9 among other improvements.

VS Code Finally Gets Multi-Root Workspaces

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 19:18:00 GMT

Visual Studio Code development is marching on to its steady monthly release cadence, knocking off user feature requests one by one, with multi-root workspaces topping the new v1.18 iteration.

VS Code Goes All In on Python

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 20:27:00 GMT

The Visual Studio Code team hired the developer of the code editor's most popular Python extension, took over the project as its own and is hiring more Python coders to improve it.

Microsoft Combines Visual Studio Extension Publishing, Management

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT

Microsoft is now providing a one-stop-shop for Visual Studio extensions -- both for publishers and consuming developers.

Azure Functions, App Service Go On-Premises

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 19:45:00 GMT

Two cloud development services -- Azure Functions and Azure App Service -- are now available on Azure Stack, which brings cloud functionality to on-premises, hybrid implementations.

Roslyn Analyzer IDs Problem .NET Core, .NET Standard APIs

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 18:27:00 GMT

Microsoft launched a Roslyn-based analyzer that works in Visual Studio to flag problematic .NET Core and .NET Standard APIs that might be deprecated or incompatible with certain platforms.

Xamarin Leverages New iOS 11 Functionality

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:38:00 GMT

The Xamarin team at Microsoft has been updating its cross-platform development software to accommodate the new functionality in Apple's iOS 11, publishing guidance along the way.

OutSystems Low-Code DevOps Tooling Ties In to Visual Studio

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 15:00:00 GMT

Low-code development specialist OutSystems is further courting the enterprise by adding new DevOps features to its platform, along with Visual Studio Team Services integration to put them to work.

AI-Based Automatic Tuning Is New Default for Azure SQL Database

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:07:00 GMT

Automatic tuning assisted by artificial intelligence will be enabled by default for the Azure SQL Database service starting early next year.

Edge Browser Switches WebAssembly to 'On'

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 17:24:00 GMT

For the first time, the Microsoft Edge Web browser provides default support for WebAssembly, the experimental technology that lets developers write Web code in non-JavaScript languages like C, C++ and even -- with a little work -- .NET languages like C#.

Electron.NET Uses ASP.NET Core 2.0 for Cross-Platform Desktop Apps

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 17:25:00 GMT

Two Microsoft MVPs have collaborated on a project called Electron.NET that uses the open source ASP.NET Core 2.0 framework to create cross-platform desktop apps running on Windows, OSX and Linux.

Visual Studio Team Services in UI/UX Revamp

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

The latest development sprint for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is short on new features but does tease a major revamp of the UI to improve the user experience.

What's Coming for Visual Studio Code

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 19:57:00 GMT

Microsoft published the roadmap for Visual Studio Code, giving developers a glimpse into upcoming features for the popular, open source, lightweight code editor.

Microsoft Quickens C# Release Cadence, Unveils v7.1

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 17:30:00 GMT

Here are the new features being introduced with C# 7.1, the first "point" release in the programming language's accelerated release cadence.

Microsoft Updates R Distro for Big Data Analytics

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 15:24:00 GMT

Microsoft R Open, the company's enhanced, open source distribution of the R programming language especially suited for Big Data statistical analysis and data science, has been upgraded.

XAML Controls Gallery Teaches Fluent Design for Windows 10 UWP Apps

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 22:00:00 GMT

Microsoft is showing off its Fluent Design System across apps built for all Windows 10-based devices with the new XAML Controls Gallery that provides interactive samples built with the XML-based markup language.

Visual Studio Mobile Center Adds React Native Code Signing

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 17:45:00 GMT

In another Microsoft embrace of competitive technologies, the Visual Studio Mobile Center -- serving as "mission control" for mobile apps -- now supports code signing of React Native apps via its new CodePush functionality.

Microsoft Updates Entity Framework, Even as EF Core Ascends

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:13:00 GMT

Microsoft shipped a new release of the nine-year-old Entity Framework object/relational mapper (O/RM) runtime even as it cedes mindshare to the newer, lightweight, open source and cross-platform version, Entity Framework Core.

New Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview Boosts C++ Functionality

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:00:00 GMT

Microsoft this week issued its second preview of Visual Studio 2017 15.5, with several new features introduced to improve C++ development in particular.

Java Debugger for VS Code Goes Open Source

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 13:00:00 GMT

Less than a month after Microsoft released a Visual Studio Code extension to provide Java debugging, the company announced it was such a big hit that it's been improved and open sourced, as promised.

Tool for VS Code Enables Serverless, SQL-Based Big Data Analytics on Azure Cloud

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:14:00 GMT

New extension fosters analytics of various types of data stored in the Azure Data Lake using U-SQL, a blend of declarative SQL and imperative C#.

VS Code: Brought to You by 15,000 Developers

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:57:00 GMT

It's open source, cross-platform, lightweight, increasingly popular, widely described as being performant, endlessly extensible and easy to use -- and is brought to you by some 15,000 community contributors.