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PowerShell Gallery TLS Support

Summary To provide the best-in-class encryption to our customers, the PowerShell Gallery has deprecated Transport Layer Security (TLS) versions 1.0 and 1.1 as of April 2020. The Microsoft TLS 1.0 implementation has no known security vulnerabilities. But because of the potential for future protocol downgrade attacks and other TLS ...


Bring your own machine to Visual Studio Online

Today Visual Studio Online provides fully-managed, on-demand, ready-to-code development environments in the cloud, but did you know you can also register your own machines and access them remotely from Visual Studio Code or our web editor? This is a great option for developers that want to cloud-connect an already configured work or home ...


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OData Connected Service v0.8.0 Release

OData Connected Service 0.8.0 has been released and is now available on the Visual Studio Marketplace. The new version adds the following features:   There  instances where you want to re-use same configuration settings across multiple projects. Manually supplying the same settings every time you spin up a new ...


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Premium Files and Blob Storage now available in Azure Government

New capabilities in Azure Government include Azure Premium Files to help you achieve the next level of performance and Azure Blob Storage for scalable, cost-effective cloud storage for all your unstructured data. In addition, we recently announced the availability of SQL Database Managed Instance, Azure Dedicated Host, and Azure Storage ...


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MSVC Backend Updates in Visual Studio 2019 Version 16.5

In Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 we have continued to improve the C++ backend with new features, new and improved optimizations, build throughput improvements, and better security. Here is a brief list of improvements for you to review. For additional optimizations implemented in MSVC in previous ...