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Read the latest updates about all things Python at Microsoft

Python in Visual Studio Code – October 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the October 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we addressed 97 issues, including native editing of Jupyter Notebooks, a button to run a Python file in the terminal, and linting and import improvements with the Python Language Server. 

Announcing Support for Native Editing of Jupyter Notebooks in VS Code

Today, we're excited to announce the first release of native Jupyter notebook support inside VS Code through the Python extension that shipped today! This brings together the interactivity of Jupyter Notebooks and the power of VS Code, offering a brand-new way for data scientists and developers to experiment and work with data efficiently.

Come meet Microsoft at DjangoCon 2019

DjangoCon 2019 is happening next week in San Diego and Microsoft is pleased to be supporting the conference as Gold sponsors this year. We will have some members from our Python team, our Azure Cloud Advocates, and the PostgreSQL team. Be sure to check out our talks from our team during the conference, and come by the booth!

Python in Visual Studio Code – September 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the September 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. This was a short release where we closed 35 issues, including improvements to the Python Language Server and to Jupyter Notebook cell debugging, as well as detection of virtual environment creation. 

What’s New for Python in Visual Studio (16.3 Preview 2)

Today, we are releasing Visual Studio 2019 (16.3 Preview 2), which contains newly-added pytest support a re-worked unittest experience for Python users. Our latest updates apply to both Python Projects and Open Folder workspaces. In this post, we'll take a closer look at this new experience.

Python in Visual Studio Code – August 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the August 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available.  In this release we closed a total of 76 issues including Jupyter Notebook cell debugging, introducing an Insiders program, improvements to auto-indentation and to the Python Language Server,

Python in Visual Studio Code – June 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the June 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we closed a total of 70 issues including a plot viewer with the Python Interactive window, parallel tests with pytest, and indentation of run selection in the terminal.

Python in Visual Studio Code – May 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the May 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we closed a total of 42 issues including IntelliSense in the Python Interactive Window and additional improvements to the Python Language Server. Check out the full list of improvements in our changelog.

Who put Python in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update?

Today the Windows team announced the May 2019 Update for Windows 10. In this post we’re going to look at what we, Microsoft’s Python team, have done to make Python easier to install on Windows by helping the community publish to the Microsoft Store and,

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Remote Python Development in Visual Studio Code

Microsoft’s Python and Visual Studio Code team announced remote development in Visual Studio Code, enabling you to work in development setups where their code and tools are running remotely inside of docker containers, remote SSH hosts, and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), while you still get a seamless experience locally.

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Publish to Azure in Visual Studio 2017

This week, those of you using Visual Studio 2017 RC will be getting an update notification. This is a refresh of RC, with a whole lot of improvements and fixes (based on your feedback), and a selection of features that didn’t quite make the initial RC release.

Azure Python SDK 2.0.0rc2 is out! Why it’s a major step for Azure with Python.

My name is Laurent and I recently moved from France to join the Python team at Microsoft. Along with the rest of our team, I am responsible for maintaining the Azure Python SDK, and we are glad to announce the 2.0.0 RC2 version!

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What’s New with the AI and Machine Learning Tools for Python: February 2019 Update

Across Visual Studio Code and Azure Notebooks, January brought numerous exciting updates to the AI and Machine Learning tooling for Python! This roll-up blog post recaps the latest products updates and the upcoming events for AI and Machine Learning.

Data Science with Python in Visual Studio Code

Today we’re very excited to announce the availability of Data Science features in the Python extension for Visual Studio Code! With the addition of these features, you can now work with data interactively in Visual Studio Code, whether it is for exploring data or for incorporating machine learning models into applications, making Visual Studio Code an exciting new option for those who prefer an editor for data science tasks.

What do your users really think? Using Text Analytics to understand GitHub Issue Sentiment

Ever get the feeling your users aren’t that happy with your project? We all get those issues that are real downers on our repository. So I thought, let’s take these issues and make something fun. Using the Text Analytics Service and the WordCloud Python package,

Python 3 is Winning Library Developer Support

https://notebooks.azure.com/library/rJUgQ81mnpo
In 3 months, Python 3 will be better supported than Python 2.
Are you using Python 3 for your development? It has been out for 7+ years at this point. So, if you aren’t using it, why not? Since December of 2008,

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What’s New for Python in Visual Studio (16.3 Preview 2)

Today, we are releasing Visual Studio 2019 (16.3 Preview 2), which contains newly-added pytest support a re-worked unittest experience for Python users. Our latest updates apply to both Python Projects and Open Folder workspaces. In this post, we'll take a closer look at this new experience.

Who put Python in the Windows 10 May 2019 Update?

Today the Windows team announced the May 2019 Update for Windows 10. In this post we’re going to look at what we, Microsoft’s Python team, have done to make Python easier to install on Windows by helping the community publish to the Microsoft Store and,

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Come meet Microsoft at DjangoCon 2019

DjangoCon 2019 is happening next week in San Diego and Microsoft is pleased to be supporting the conference as Gold sponsors this year. We will have some members from our Python team, our Azure Cloud Advocates, and the PostgreSQL team. Be sure to check out our talks from our team during the conference, and come by the booth!

Come meet Microsoft at PyCon 2019!

Next week we (the Python team here at Microsoft) will be at the PyCon conference in Cleveland, OH on May 1-9, and are looking forward to meeting you! Come join our workshops, then stop by our booth to get some great swag and check out the latest in Visual Studio Code, Azure, Azure Pipelines, and Python on Windows.

Come see us at EuroPython 2018!

Next week is the EuroPython conference from July 23-29 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Microsoft is a platinum sponsor of EuroPython this year, and are looking forward to meeting you there! Be sure to come by our booth and check out our sessions.

New web app tutorials in the VS and VS Code Python docs, and docs feedback

Recognizing the popularity of the Django and Flask web app frameworks, we recently added several tutorials in the Python documentation that guide you through working with these frameworks in Microsoft’s Python-capable IDEs: the lightweight Visual Studio Code available on all operating systems, and the full Visual Studio for Windows. We also wanted to take the opportunity to highlight how you can contribute to docs, and the ways you can give feedback—both of which we very much welcome!

Selecting Python/Native Debugging from the dropdown in Visual Studio 2017
Embedding Python in a C++ project with Visual Studio

In this post, we're going to walk through a sample project that demonstrates scripting a C++ application with Python using CPython, PyBind11 and Visual Studio 2017. We show how you can wrap a C++ class with Python and how to use cross-language debugging and type-hints to get a development experience that only Visual Studio can offer.

Python in Visual Studio Code – May 2018 Release

We are pleased to announce that the May 2018 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available from the marketplace and the gallery. In this release we have closed a total of 103 issues including support for the new and popular formatter Black, improvements to the experimental debugger and formatting as you type.

Recap: Microsoft at PyCon US 2018

Microsoft was a keystone-level sponsor of PyCon US 2018 this year, which took place in Cleveland Ohio from May 9-17th. We had a great time interacting with and learning from the community, and we had a lot of fun! In this post we’ll share our experience and useful links from the conference.

Python in Visual Studio Code – April 2018 Release

We are pleased to announce that the April 2018 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available from the marketplace and the gallery. You can download the Python extension from the marketplace, or install it directly from the extension gallery in Visual Studio Code.

Python at Microsoft: Meet us at Build and PyCon US!

Next week are the Microsoft Build conference in Seattle, WA on May 7-9, and the PyCon conference in Cleveland, OH on May 9-17, and we (the Microsoft Python team) will be at both conferences looking forward to meeting you! If you are going to either of these conferences,

Python in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7

Note: This post was originally published with Visual Studio 15.7 Preview 4, it has been updated to reflect the latest as of Visual Studio 15.7 RTM.
We have released the 15.7 update to Visual Studio 2017. You will see a notification in Visual Studio within the next few days,

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What’s New for Python in Visual Studio (16.3 Preview 2)

Today, we are releasing Visual Studio 2019 (16.3 Preview 2), which contains newly-added pytest support a re-worked unittest experience for Python users. Our latest updates apply to both Python Projects and Open Folder workspaces. In this post, we'll take a closer look at this new experience.

Python in Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2

Today we are releasing Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2, which contains new features for Python developers to improve the experience for managing Python environments and enable you to work with Python code without having to create a Python project. We’ve also enabled Python support for Visual Studio Live Share. In this post we’ll take a closer look at these new features.

Python in Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8

We have released the 15.8 update to Visual Studio 2017. You will see a notification in Visual Studio within the next few days, or you can download the new installer from visualstudio.com. In this post, we're going to look at some of the new features we have added for Python developers: IntelliSense with type shed definitions, faster debugging, and support for Python 3.7.

Introducing the Python Language Server

Visual Studio has long been recognized for the quality of its IntelliSense (code analysis and suggestions) across all languages, and has had support for Python since 2011. We are pleased to announce that we are going to be making the Python support available to other tools as the Microsoft Python Language Server.

What’s new for Python in Visual Studio 2017 15.6 Preview 1

Today we have released the first preview of our next update to Visual Studio 2017. You will see a notification in Visual Studio within the next few days, or you can download the new installer from visualstudio.com.
In this post, we’re going to take a look at some of the new features we have added for Python developers.

Python tools in your language

This week we’ve released a preview of the next update to Visual Studio. It has all of the improvements that were released recently in VS 2017 Update 1, and also the earliest previews of VS 2017 Update 2.
For Python support,

Interactive Windows in VS 2017

Last week we announced that the Python development workload is available now in Visual Studio Preview, and briefly covered some of the new improvements in Visual Studio 2017. In this post, we are going to go into more depth on the improvements for the Python Interactive Window.

Released: Python support in Visual Studio 2017

Today is launch day for Visual Studio 2017, and you can see all the info and join the live event at launch.visualstudio.com. But over in this corner of our world, we are announcing something special.
As you likely know, once software is officially released,

Visual Studio Code

Python in Visual Studio Code – October 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the October 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we addressed 97 issues, including native editing of Jupyter Notebooks, a button to run a Python file in the terminal, and linting and import improvements with the Python Language Server. 

Announcing Support for Native Editing of Jupyter Notebooks in VS Code

Today, we're excited to announce the first release of native Jupyter notebook support inside VS Code through the Python extension that shipped today! This brings together the interactivity of Jupyter Notebooks and the power of VS Code, offering a brand-new way for data scientists and developers to experiment and work with data efficiently.

Python in Visual Studio Code – September 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the September 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. This was a short release where we closed 35 issues, including improvements to the Python Language Server and to Jupyter Notebook cell debugging, as well as detection of virtual environment creation. 

Python in Visual Studio Code – August 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the August 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available.  In this release we closed a total of 76 issues including Jupyter Notebook cell debugging, introducing an Insiders program, improvements to auto-indentation and to the Python Language Server,

Python in Visual Studio Code – June 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the June 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we closed a total of 70 issues including a plot viewer with the Python Interactive window, parallel tests with pytest, and indentation of run selection in the terminal.

Python in Visual Studio Code – May 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the May 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we closed a total of 42 issues including IntelliSense in the Python Interactive Window and additional improvements to the Python Language Server. Check out the full list of improvements in our changelog.

IntelliSense and Debugging working in a remote python workspace running in a docker container
Remote Python Development in Visual Studio Code

Microsoft’s Python and Visual Studio Code team announced remote development in Visual Studio Code, enabling you to work in development setups where their code and tools are running remotely inside of docker containers, remote SSH hosts, and Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL), while you still get a seamless experience locally.

Python in Visual Studio Code – April 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the April 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we have closed a total of 84 issues, including a Variable Explorer and Data Viewer, enhancements to debug configuration and additional improvements to the Python Language Server. Check out he full list of fixes and improvements in our changelog.

Python in Visual Studio Code – March 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the March 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we closed 52 issues that includes Live Share support in the Python Interactive Window, support for installing packages with Poetry, improvements to the Python Language Server and to the Test Explorer.

Python in Visual Studio Code – February 2019 Release

We are pleased to announce that the February 2019 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. In this release we have closed a total of 40 issues, including a built-in Test Explorer, validation of breakpoint targets when debugging, and the ability to run any code selection in the Python Interactive window.