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VisualStudio.Extensibility: Install extensions without restarting Visual Studio!

The new VisualStudio.Extensibility SDK helps you build extensions that run outside of the main IDE process for improved performance and reliability. With a focus on developer productivity, it features a modern, intuitive .NET Core-based API and solid, well-maintained documentation. This public preview release builds on our previous ...


Azure Cosmos DB design patterns – Part 7: Materialized View

We are thrilled to introduce the seventh installment of our blog series, focusing on design patterns in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL applications. This edition builds on real-world customer insights to guide you through the complexities of JSON-based NoSQL databases. In this segment, we explore a range of NoSQL patterns, ideal for newcomers to ...


Azure Pipelines deprecated tasks retirement schedule

Azure Pipelines includes around 150 build & release tasks as well as many more task extensions. Various included tasks have multiple (major) versions bringing the total to over included 200 tasks. Some of these tasks have been deprecated for some time, as newer tasks have replaced them. Deprecation means the task is still supported, ...