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Mobile App Development made easy with Visual Studio and Xamarin

Last month, we announced that Microsoft acquired Xamarin and welcomed the Xamarin team to Microsoft. Today, in his Build 2016 keynote, Scott Guthrie laid out our plans for how Xamarin and Visual Studio will come together. If you haven’t already, check out Scott Guthrie’s keynote summary post and Nat Friedman’s blog. In short, we’re ...

Build Ionic Apps in Minutes with VS Code

With our Cordova Tools Extension for Visual Studio Code, you can use your existing web skills to build cross-platform hybrid mobile applications for iOS, Android, and other platforms. This means that you can create and maintain one project to target millions of potential customers using various mobile devices. One of the most popular ...

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 RTM

Today at Build 2016 we released the final version of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2. This release includes everything we shared in the Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 CTP release, as well as Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 RC. Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 has focused on improving performance and reliability and addressing your feedback. Some key ...

Visual Studio “15” Preview Now Available

At Build 2016 we shared a preview of the next version of Visual Studio, which we call Visual Studio “15” (not to be confused with Visual Studio 2015). The download is available here. This is a Preview and is unsupported, so please refrain from installing it on your production environments. This preview lays a lot of groundwork for vNext...

Introducing R Tools for Visual Studio

R is a programming language that is widely used by data scientists, and developers seeking a more powerful tool to work with data. While data scientists use R to write programs, their work product is rarely the program itself. Instead, they produce reports or presentations from the results generated by their R program to help influence or ...

Open Sourcing the Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools

We’re excited to announce that we’re open-sourcing the Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools on GitHub. Productivity Power Tools, first released in 2010, is a pack of powerful extensions to improve developer productivity including Ctrl+Click Go to Definition, Copy As HTML, and Middle Click Scroll, just to name a few. Since their ...

Open Sourcing the Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools

We’re excited to announce that we’re open-sourcing the Visual Studio Productivity Power Tools on GitHub. Productivity Power Tools, first released in 2010, is a pack of powerful extensions to improve developer productivity including Ctrl+Click Go to Definition, Copy As HTML, and Middle Click Scroll, just to name a few. Since their ...

Support Ending for Visual Studio 2005

In October 2005, before Twitter, jQuery, Blu-Ray movies, Xbox 360, Amazon AWS, Internet Explorer 7, and Google Analytics, we released Visual Studio 2005. A lot has happened in software development since 2005 (we’re looking at you, C++ 11, TypeScript, .NET 4.6, Cordova, Roslyn, and UWP!). So now it’s time to say goodbye. In line with our ...

Announcing Tools for Apache Cordova Update 7

Fresh on the heels of Update 6, we are happy to announce the release of Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova Update 7 (version 60219.1). What’s New? In this update we have some new features as well as bug fixes. In this post I’ll share a little about some feature and bug fixes. Consume structured error data from Cordova You have told us...

Microsoft joins the Eclipse Foundation and brings more tools to the community

At Microsoft, our developer mission is to deliver experiences that empower any developer, building any application, on any OS. And this mission requires us to be open, flexible, and interoperable: to meet developers and development teams where they are, and provide tools, services and platforms that help them take ideas into production. This ...

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