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Storyboard shapes extensions being deprecated from Visual Studio Marketplace

PowerPoint integration has been deprecated in Visual Studio 2019 Starting today Visual Studio extensions are now being served from the Visual Studio Marketplace. Nearly all 10,000 + private and public Visual Studio extensions have been migrated to the Visual Studio Marketplace. As part of this change we are deprecating the Storyboard Shapes ...

Visual Studio extensions now on the Marketplace!

We launched the public preview of the Visual Studio Marketplace at Connect() last year. Since then we’ve added a lot of features and have seen great engagement from developers both building and consuming extensions. But there was always one major missing element in our catalog, and that was Visual Studio extensions. Today we are proud to ...

What’s trending on the Marketplace? Now you know!

Today we’re launching a new list on the VS Code home page to show case the top 18 trending extension on the Marketplace. By default, the list will show the top trending extensions in the week, but you can also see what extensions are trending in a day or month as well using the drop down. Reach out to us at vsmarketplace@microsoft.com for...

Add build/project details to your extension page on Marketplace

Developer activity on an extension has proven to be an important indicator of trust and reliability for users on the Marketplace. We’ve seen two such indicators used widely by publishers: We’ve seen a number of publishers linking to their repositories from their extension details page. We’ve also seen them respond to ...

Publisher responses to reviews is now live on Marketplace!

In the two months since the launch of Ratings and Reviews on the Visual Studio Marketplace, we’ve seen great participation from our community. Well over 1000 reviews have been posted on the Marketplace already. But while we enabled a great way for users to express their opinion, the publisher’s voice was yet to be heard. Today, we’re ...

Tips and tricks for search on Visual Studio Marketplace

There are times when searching for something, when a simple term just won’t do. Whether it is when you are ordering some coffee or sifting through your inbox, sometimes you know exactly what you are looking for and you just need a way to do it. Well, with our query language constructs you can now do exactly that while discovering extensions ...

Assessing extension reliability and safety

With 3rd party extensions now being available for Team Foundation Server as well on the Marketplace, there have been a number of queries around evaluating extension reliability and safety. With this post we aim to provide a general set of guidelines for users, as well as publishers, regarding plugin safety and reliability. We also want to get ...

Now Rate and Review extensions on Marketplace!

As the number of extensions on the Visual Studio Marketplace grew, we felt the need to have a mechanism to provide feedback and easily differentiate extensions. Today we are glad to announce a Rating and Review system on the Marketplace as the first step in fulfilling that need. The rating for an extension will appear on its tile as ...

Marketplace Search now available for Visual Studio

We launched search on Visual Studio Marketplace for Visual Studio Team Services and Visual Studio Code last month. But at the time we were still redirecting to Visual Studio Gallery when searching in the Visual Studio product context. Today we are glad to announce that search is now available for the Visual Studio product context as well. You...

Search now available on Visual Studio Marketplace

Ever since we launched the preview of Visual Studio Marketplace in November, the response from all of you in the community has been tremendous. With more and more extensions being added each day, the requests for one particular feature kept growing, Search. Today we are glad to announce that we are enabling search for Visual Studio Marketplace...