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Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 RTM Released

On August 24th we released Visual Studio 2012 Update 5 RTM. This update is also available through the MSDN Subscriber Downloads. In Team Foundation Server 2015 we introduced a new feature Team Project Rename. This update for Visual Studio 2012 is primarily focused on the ability to update local workspaces after a team project is renamed. ...
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Top Azure News for Visual Studio Developers – August 2015

A lot has happened on the Azure side of the house in the last couple of months. We wanted to give you some of the highlights in case you aren’t already following the Azure blog, focusing especially on items that are most relevant to developers using Visual Studio. Using App Service Web Apps Continuous Deployment with GitHub ...

A Day in the Life of Visual Studio Send a Smile Feedback

Last time we talked about the Feedback Tools in Visual Studio 2015 RTM and I shared how you can send us feedback. In this post, I am going to share what happens to the feedback after you send it to us. There are two key goals that we have for the feedback that you share: The action taken could be any of these listed below (and I will...

Connecting and Extending Office with Microsoft Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio

Today, we are excited to announce the Office Developers Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – August 2015 Update. Along with the Visual Studio 2015 RTM; you can now get the latest Office development features in either version of Visual Studio. To answer some of the questions we’ve heard around what experiences are available in each ...

Introduction to Debugging

Whenever those of us in Visual Studio give talks or write blog posts about debugging, we typically focus on tips and tricks and new features that take for granted you already know the basics of debugging. The problem with this is like most things in life debugging is a skill you have to learn before you can take advantage of tips and tricks. ...

Top News from July 2015

Hello everyone! Every month we share some top stories from the previous month, and here’s our round-up for July. Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 Available for Download. Within the Visual Studio team, we’re clearly delighted with the release of Visual Studio 2015 as Soma announces on his blog! This release fulfills the promises we ...

Visual Studio 2015 FAQ

Since we released Visual Studio 2015 on July 20th we’ve been busily answering questions on our forums, here on the blog, on Connect, and on StackOverflow. Here are some of the common questions. Install / Setup Licensing / Purchase Tools / Features Install / Setup 1. Why is my setup taking so...

Why write Python in Visual Studio?

Recently, Visual Studio 2015 was released with support for Python. Python Tools for Visual Studio (PTVS) are available to help throughout Visual Studio in all the places you’d expect, from editing and IntelliSense, to debugging, profiling, and publishing to Azure. You can find all the details and some video walkthroughs, documentation, ...

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