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Announcing the Visual Studio 2015 Product Lineup

We’re continuing to improve upon the power and productivity of Visual Studio, making it easier to use, no matter what platform you’re on, no matter what app you’re building. We also want to make it easier for you to choose which edition of Visual Studio is the right one for you. Last November, we made Visual Studio Community ...

Visual Studio Upcoming Features Timeline

[UPDATE: 7/20/2015] You asked for it and you got it! We’ve added a Planned Date column on the VS Feature Timeline that will share quarter-year or half-year timeframes. Of course, these are subject to change but once we know the timeframe that a feature will ship in, you’ll know. [ORIGINAL POST] Over the past few years, Visual Studio ...

Updated ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit

If you use the ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit, you know that our long-time Visual Studio partner DevExpress maintains it, and that it’s free and open-source. Recently they released an updated and improved ASP.NET AJAX Control Toolkit. You can download this new version here: devexpress.com/act In a short time that they have taken over the ...

Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio

[UPDATE] We have updated this post. Look for an [UPDATE] tag to find the updates.  Node.js Tools 1.0 for Visual Studio (NTVS) is now available for download! NTVS is a free, open source extension for Visual Studio 2012 and Visual Studio 2013 that turns Visual Studio into a Node.js IDE. NTVS 1.0 supports the free Visual Studio Community ...

Introducing the Azure API Apps Tools for Visual Studio 2013

With the Azure SDK 2.5.1 Release we took the opportunity to combine existing Web Publishing techniques with the new Azure Resource Management APIs to support Azure’s newest feature for Web, Mobile, and API developers – Azure App Service. We’ve added Azure API Apps as a publishing target for the ASP.NET developer, so you can ...

Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10 Preview

Today we announced the Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Windows 10 Preview. These tools enable you to build Windows universal apps that run across all Windows 10 devices from Windows Phone to Xbox and Windows Store. In addition, you can also use these tools to build desktop Win32 apps that leverage Windows 10 APIs. You can read more in this blog ...

Connect(“Live”); // WPF Team Live Q & A

It’s been a busy week for the .NET teams here at Microsoft. We’ve just concluded our two day, live, free, dotnetConf 2015 event, with 19 sessions from both our product teams and community presenters. If you missed it, don’t worry. You can watch all the videos on-demand over at the dotnetConf 2015 Channel 9 page. Next Week...

dotnetConf 2015 – Join us live March 18th and 19th

dotnetConf is a free, live web event featuring speakers from Microsoft product teams and the .NET community at-large. Together, across two content-packed days, we’ll cover .NET 2015, ASP.NET 5, .NET open source, and cool community presentations – including several from our MVPs, Xamarin partners, and internal Microsoft teams. ...

Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.2 Beta Released

It’s been a while since we released Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 (PTVS), and in that time the team has been working on Azure Machine Learning and the Python Client library. But we haven’t forgotten about PTVS. We’ve been working on some of the most popular requests from users, and today we are releasing the beta of PTVS...

A Preview of Angular 2 and TypeScript in Visual Studio

Last week, at ng-conf, the Angular team at Google provided the web developer world with an update on the state of Angular 2. They were joined on stage by a member of the TypeScript team, Jonathan Turner, to also announce that Angular 2 will be built using TypeScript. Jonathan then demoed a preview of the upcoming TypeScript 1.5 release via an ...

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