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Announcing the new Desktop to UWP Packaging Project for Visual Studio “15”

At the Build 2016 conference, we released the Desktop App Converter which enables you to bring your existing desktop applications to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). With the Desktop App Converter, a number of important improvements are being made to the Windows platform for all developers. First, you can convert existing Windows desktop...

Announcing Updated Web Development Tools for ASP.NET Core RC2

We are pleased to announce the ASP.NET Core Tooling Preview release to support the .NET Core RC2 and ASP.NET Core RC2 release. Get the new version of the framework and Visual Studio 2015 support now at: http://dot.net Tooling Preview, What’s That? With this release, we’re splitting the delivery of the Visual Studio tools from the ASP.NET ...

Macros extension: VS 2015 support and open-sourced

Macros have always been popular, first as part of the product, and now as an extension. In response to your feedback we have upgraded the Macros for Visual Studio 2013 extension to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015. You can download the upgraded extension from the Visual Studio Gallery. But wait, there's more! As part of our commitment to...

Visual Studio “15” Preview 2

Last month, we released our first preview of the next version of Visual Studio. After listening to your feedback, we have fixed issues and improved experiences in this preview. Download Visual Studio “15” Preview 2 to get the latest. This is still a Preview and is unsupported, so please refrain from installing it on your production ...

14 more reasons to download Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 today

If you haven’t downloaded Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 yet, now is a good time to do so. In the latest KB we have addressed some of the top reported problems around performance and reliability. So far, we’ve made 14 fixes and updates, that address Visual Studio build fail issues, Visual Studio crashes, and improve memory usage by disabling ...

Top New from March 2016

Yes, it might seem a bit odd to have a post with “March” in the title now that it’s already May, but it does take a few weeks for the data to show what you’ve all been reading about lately. So with no further ado, here are those recent highlights! Xamarin included with Visual Studio. As announced at //build 2016 to great applause, ...

Visual Studio TACO Update 9

Update 9 of the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) is ready for you! You’ll soon see a notification in Visual Studio to install the update or you can download and install it directly, now. If this is the first you’ve heard of TACO, take a moment and learn more about our mobile developer tools for web developers. This release ...

New and Noteworthy Extensions for Visual Studio – April 2016

In April the community added another 100 new Visual Studio extensions to the Visual Studio Gallery. To help you enjoy this creativity from the community, every month or two I’ll be introducing some of the new extensions that caught my eye. Here are the highlights for this month: Open in Notepad++ by Calvin A. Allen Download Open ...

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