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Microsoft + GitHub: Free Tools for Student Developers

When we launched the new Visual Studio Community 2013 edition last year, we talked about students being one the audiences this product is really great for.  Free access to the tools that professional developers use every day is a great resource for students to learn,

Microsoft acquires HockeyApp, leading mobile crash analytics and beta distribution service for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

As mobile, cloud, and DevOps continue to transform the application development landscape, we are bringing together the most complete set of tools and services for highly productive mobile-first, cloud-first development – from cross-platform mobile development tools in Visual Studio to Application Insights in Visual Studio Online.

Opening up Visual Studio and .NET to Every Developer, Any Application: .NET Server Core open source and cross platform, Visual Studio Community 2013 and preview of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015

Visual Studio and .NET have been two bedrocks of the Microsoft developer ecosystem for over a decade.  With over 1.8 billion installations of .NET and over 7 million downloads of Visual Studio 2013 in just the last year, Visual Studio and .NET are enabling millions of developers to build some of today’s most important software and services powering businesses,

Chance to Connect(); on What’s Coming Next, November 12th and 13th

On November 12th, we’ll be hosting an online developer event called Connect();.  Connect(); will be a chance to have a conversation with developers about what’s coming next for developer tools, developer services and application platforms across Microsoft.  
Check out the Connect(); event page for the agenda and other details.

Connect(); builds upon where we’ve been, and the work we’ve been doing over the last year. 

Chance to Connect(); on What’s Coming Next, November 12th and 13th

On November 12th, we’ll be hosting an online developer event called Connect();.  Connect(); will be a chance to have a conversation with developers about what’s coming next for developer tools, developer services and application platforms across Microsoft.  
Check out the Connect(); event page for the agenda and other details.

Connect(); builds upon where we’ve been, and the work we’ve been doing over the last year. 

Visual Studio Online – Stakeholder License

As more and more developer scenarios extend from the desktop to the cloud, we announced last year a new collection of hosted developer services as part of Visual Studio Online.  These services represent an exciting opportunity to bring the power of the cloud to every development project. 

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Team Foundation Server 2015 Now Available

Today, we are making available the final release of Team Foundation Server 2015.  Team Foundation Server 2015 provides a complete on-premises Application Lifecycle Management and DevOps solution for any development team, and represents a substantial update in both breadth and depth of capabilities for Team Foundation Server.

Building Apps for Windows 10 with Visual Studio 2015

Today is an exciting day for Windows users and developers alike with the launch of Windows 10.  For developers, Windows 10 represents the culmination of our platform convergence journey with Windows running on a single, unified Windows core. This convergence enables one app targeting the Universal Windows Platform to run on every Windows device –

Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 Available for Download

Today, I am excited to announce that Visual Studio 2015 and .Net 4.6 are available for download! 
These releases are the next big step in the journey we outlined last November to bring the productivity of Visual Studio and .NET to any developer working on any kind of application while also delivering a new level of innovation in developer productivity for all Visual Studio developers.

Save the Date: Visual Studio 2015 RTM on July 20th

Today, I’m happy to share that the final releases of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6 will be available for download on July 20th. 
Visual Studio 2015 is a big release.  We are opening up Visual Studio to developers targeting new platforms –

Introducing Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2015 RC, Application Insights Public Preview and .NET Core Preview for Linux and Mac

Developers targeting today’s mobile and cloud platforms require greater levels of choice than ever before.  Whether you are targeting iOS, Android or Windows on the client, targeting Windows or Linux on the server, or using a wide variety of languages and frameworks,

Visual Studio for Game Development: New Partnerships with Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d

Game developers build the apps that hundreds of millions of users play every day across a wide variety of devices, from Xbox and Windows to iOS, Android, and the Web. For many years now, it’s been great to see Visual Studio be one of the industry’s most popular tools for game development,

Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Update: The final release of Visual Studio 2015 and Tools for Universal Windows apps is now available.  Read more about the release here.
Today we are making available a first preview of the Visual Studio 2015 tools for building Windows 10 applications. 

Application Insights, Visual Studio Online and Azure Tools for Java Developers

Today more than ever, the tools and services we are building are targeting a broad array of developer needs – from cross-platform mobile development tools in Visual Studio, to support for a wide range of programming languages and operating systems in Azure.

TypeScript <3 Angular

Three years ago, we introduced TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript for application development at scale offering compile-time type checking and richer tooling integration.
Since then, we’ve seen great adoption and usage of TypeScript across a wide range of projects and applications –

TypeScript <3 Angular

Three years ago, we introduced TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript for application development at scale offering compile-time type checking and richer tooling integration.
Since then, we’ve seen great adoption and usage of TypeScript across a wide range of projects and applications –