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Visual Studio Update 1 RC

Today we released Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC, which builds on the Update 1 CTP we released three weeks ago. In addition to the features introduced in the CTP as described here, the Release Candidate includes the following:   For a complete list of features in Update 1 RC and information on bug ...

Writing and Using Custom Code in U-SQL – User-Defined Functions

In my last blog post, I introduced U-SQL as the new Big Data query language for the Azure Data Lake that unifies the benefits of SQL with the expressive power of your own code. Today we are announcing the availability of the Azure Data Lake in public preview. You can now try U-SQL in Visual Studio and run it over massive amounts of data in the...

Top News for September 2015

Hello everyone! Every month we share some top stories from the previous month, and here’s our round-up for September. Open-source, cross-platform MSBuild: Continuing the open-source, cross-platform .NET story that is already well underway with .NET Core and the .NET Compiler Platform (“Roslyn”), MSBuild is joining the fun as...

Apache Cordova Customer Spotlight: WeatherPerfect

In this blog we typically share updates and improvements to Visual Studio itself. We also want to highlight examples of how developers use these tools to build compelling mobile apps. Meet Sverre Nøkleby, a developer from Norway who’s been building the very cool WeatherPerfect app using Apache Cordova. I interviewed him recently ...

Microsoft Connect (); // 2015 Developer Event Set for November 18-19

Microsoft is a developer company, so there’s nothing we love more than connecting with developers to share our latest tools, technologies and plans for the future. I therefore invite you to set your calendar for November 18-19 for Connect (); // 2015 – when Microsoft hosts its premier fall developer event, streamed live and for ...

New Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Documentation Site and Beginner’s Guide

Earlier this summer, the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova moved to an open documentation model to engage developers like you to help create an amazing hybrid mobile app development experience. We believed at that time that Apache Cordova was the future of mobile development, and we believe it now as we continue investing our efforts into...

The Road Ahead for the Feedback Channels

In two earlier posts (Visual Studio Customer Feedback Channels and A Day in the Life of Visual Studio Send a Smile Feedback) we talked about the different ways you could send us feedback for Visual Studio 2015 and I shared what happens with your Send a Smile feedback once it gets to Microsoft. In this post, I’ll talk about how we’...

Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 RC 1

Today we’ve released Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 1 RC 1 (Release Candidate 1). This is the newest version of Team Foundation Server (TFS), the collaboration platform at the core of Microsoft's application lifecycle management (ALM) solution.  There are many feature updates in this update. Here’s a short ...

Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 CTP

Today we released Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 CTP. Included, you’ll find: For a complete description of the improvements, bug fixes, and known issues in this release, see Description of Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 CTP. As always, we welcome your feedback. Share your feedback, suggestions, thoughts, and ...

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