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, in collaboration with Windows, adding a default “python.exe” command to help find it.
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. It is available first today in
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.
Last week I had the privilege to attend the inaugural North Bay Python conference, held in Petaluma, California in the USA. Being part of any community-run conference is always enjoyable, and to help launch a new one was very exciting. In this post, I'm going to briefly tell you about the conference and help you find recordings of some of th
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. As always, the preview
It's been a while since we last posted, and we've been hard at work on new features for Python in Visual Studio 2017. Today, the first preview of the next update has been released, which you can install from visualstudio.com or by updating your existing Preview install. In this post, we'll briefly discuss the new features in this preview, in
Next week, we'll be hosting PyData Seattle 2017 at Microsoft. Several hundred attendees, speakers and teachers will converge on our main conference center for three days of talks, tutorials, and other fun. What is PyData?
PyData is a regular conference that occurs all around the world multiple times every year. With a focus on data science,
Last week we took our Python team on the road to PyCon US 2017, which was held in Portland, Oregon, USA. PyCon is our best opportunity for our engineers to meet the broad range of people who make up the Python community. We love the chance to hang out at our booth, meet and chat with anyone who comes by, and show off the things we've been w
Today we have released our next update to Visual Studio 2017, and it's the one you've been waiting for. As of today, the Python development and Data Science and Analytical Applications workloads are stable and ready for production use. You can read our post on the Visual Studio blog for an overview of what is new, and we will release a detail
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, probably our most significant update is that we are now available in all fourteen languages that Visual Studio ships wit