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Visual Studio's Full Year in Review (2023)

In 2023, we added many new features, fixes, and improvements to Visual Studio 2022 to make your coding experience more productive, enjoyable, and accessible. This blog post looks back at all the notable enhancements that shipped in 2023 for Visual Studio 2022. Here are the recaps for the year:  For...


Speed up your Java Development on Windows with Microsoft Dev Drive

An overwhelming majority of Java developers work on Windows devices. Developers, IDE and cloud service providers are constantly looking for ways to enhance efficiency and reduce build times. Microsoft Dev Drive is a tool specifically designed to optimize the development environment on Windows, including significant performance improvements for...


我们对 .NET 9 的愿景

本篇翻译于.NET Team 的 Our Vision for .NET 9。 欢迎来到.NET 9!继几个月前成功发布 .NET 8 之后,我们又进入了一个新年度发布周期。 我们建议开发人员将他们的应用程序迁移到 .NET 8。在这篇文章中,我们将分享我们对 .NET 9 的初步设想,它将于年底在 .NET Conf 2024...


How to visualize Semantic Kernel & Azure OpenAI plans using Mermaid

Jordan Bean explores how to visualize Semantic Kernel & Azure OpenAI plans using Mermaid. Using the function calling ability of Semantic Kernel/OpenAI is very exciting from an application development point of view. Instead of hard-coding paths though the system, Semantic Kernel & OpenAI can decide for themselves what plugins to ...


Azure DevOps Pipelines: Discovering the Ideal Service Connection Strategy

John Folberth explores various configurations, decisions, and pros/cons that should be evaluated when deciding how your DevOps environment will deploy code into Azure. About This post is part of an overall series on Azure DevOps YAML Pipelines. The series will cover any and all topics that fall into the scope of Azure DevOps Pipelines...


A Year of C++ Game Development Improvements in Visual Studio

Game development is evolving rapidly and keeping up with the latest trends is crucial. I’m thrilled that David Li took the time to highlight all the improvements added to Visual Studio for game developers during 2023. Check out his blog here.  The Unreal Engine integrations are where my eyes jumped to first. There is now an Unreal Engine...