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Visual Studio 2022 Performance Enhancements 17.4

Every new Visual Studio release includes new performance improvements that make the product faster and more responsive. 17.4 has some significant improvements across common scenarios like  Find in Files, Branch switching, configuration changes, unit testing, C++ indexing and file saving. We use product telemetry from our GA releases to set ...


Agility SDK 1.608.0: Enhanced Barriers and more

We’ve published another Agility SDK, version 1.608.0.  This Agility SDK has support for Enhanced Barriers, and a few minor DX12 features. That’s right: these features no longer require developer mode to run on your machine! Head to Agility SDK Downloads to grab it. Enhanced Barriers For an overview of Enhanced Barriers, please see ...


Enable Group Policy Settings with Visual Studio Administrative Templates (ADMX)

IT Administrators often want to control, via group policy, certain aspects of Visual Studio behavior to achieve consistency, compliance, and compatibility across their organizations. One challenge has been that there was no easy way to discover what global policies exist for Visual Studio. Because there was no centralized repository that ...


Large-screen design patterns

Hello app designers, At the first Android Dev Summit of 2022 Google announced updated large screen design guidance, gallery, and tips for foldables. These updates included a list of canonical layouts which are complementary to the dual-screen design patterns featured in the Surface Duo developer documentation. Material Design has ...