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Visual Studio 2022 17.9 Now Available

Welcome to Visual Studio 2022 17.9! This release comes with more capabilities and improvements that enhance productivity for you and your team, such as AI-assistance and better extensibility. Plus, we're always improving core productivity and performance! We’ve included suggestions from you in the community and are publishing more about our ...


Build your APIs with DAB using Containers - Part 2

Are you tired of spending countless hours building APIs from scratch? With Data API builder (DAB), you can create your API in just minutes! All you need to do is create a JSON configuration file to describe your database entities (tables, views, stored procedures, or collections) from your Azure SQL Database, SQL Server, Cosmos DB, PostgreSQL...


Hybrid Cluster Configuration with Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra Client Configurator

We are excited to announce our new tool, the Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra Client Configurator! We designed this tool to simplify the configuration process for hybrid clusters, enabling a smooth migration to Azure Managed Instance for Apache Cassandra. Whether you operate in a self-hosted environment or from on-premises data ...


Workload identity federation for Azure deployments is now generally available

In September, we announced the ability to configure Azure service connections that do not need a secret. Azure service connections that use workload identity federation are easier to manage and more secure. Many customers have adopted this feature and we're excited to announce it is now generally available! (image) Improved security ...


A Look Back: Visual Studio’s Profiling Tool Advancements in 2023

In retrospect, the past year our team was on a mission to enhance Profiling tools, making them more efficient and user-friendly. We improved instrumentation and our .NET counter tool, broadened platform support, seamlessly integrated unit test profiling, and boosted overall performance. Your valuable feedback via Developer Community was ...