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Webinar: Learn how to build cross-platform apps with Visual Studio and Xamarin

One of our goals at Microsoft is to give developers the tools they need to build native, cross-platform apps for Android, iOS and Windows. Our recent acquisition of Xamarin gives you 100% native API access so you can create truly native user experiences. If you attended Build 2016 in April, you most likely had the chance to see some of the ...

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 and .NET Core 1.0 Available Now

[UPDATED July 15th – New patch is now available to fix some top bugs in Update 3. Check Update July 15th tag] [UPDATED June 30th – See update tag within the post for details] Today we are sharing the final release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3, and .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0. I’m going to ...

On the Road to Release: Redesigning Visual Studio Installation

For those of you who have been closely tracking the progress of our next release of Visual Studio (codenamed Visual Studio “15”), you’ll know that one of our big product release themes is installation and update. We are refactoring our installation to be smaller by default, faster and more reliable, and easier to manage, as described in ...

Apache Cordova & the browser based workflow

Apache Cordova applications leverage HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create mobile applications that run across multiple device platforms including Android, iOS, and Windows. Today, the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO) support in Visual Studio helps you get up and running quickly using Cordova. Cordova developers are web developers, ...

Improved Productivity with new Version Control Features in Visual Studio 2015

Whether you’re working on a side project with some friends or developing enterprise software, odds are you’re using source control. With the advent of open source software and collaboration, source control is an increasingly important part of the developer workflow. We’ve spent the last two updates working to improve the source control ...

New Pluralsight Courses for Visual Studio Subscribers Coming in July 2016

We’re refreshing the Pluralsight course list for Visual Studio subscribers on July 1, 2016! As you may know, Pluralsight is a benefit included with your Visual Studio (MSDN) Subscription. They are a global leader in high-quality online training for developers. Pluralsight provides on-demand access to rich collection of expert-led courses, ...

Visual Studio TACO Update 10

We are proud to present Update 10 of the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO). You can look forward to installing it with Update 3 of Visual Studio 2015, or download and install it directly now. If this is the first time you’ve heard of TACO, try our beginner’s guide and build your first app for Android, iOS and Windows, with ...

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC

Today we are sharing Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC. This release candidate primarily focuses on stability, performance, and bug fixes, but we also have some feature updates. I’ll share highlights in the rest of this post. Tools for Apache Cordova. This update includes TACO Update 9 and TACO Update 10, which adds plugins for Intune, Azure ...

dotnetConf is back! Free live streaming developer event – June 7th-9th 2016

.NET plays an important role in the lives of many Visual Studio developers, I for one have worked on many ASP.NET, WPF Desktop and other back-end .NET services over the years in my career and therefore its really exciting for me to be part of the team to bring you yet another dotnetConf, back again and streaming live this week (and for free...

dotnetConf is back! Free live streaming developer event – June 7th-9th 2016

.NET plays an important role in the lives of many Visual Studio developers, I for one have worked on many ASP.NET, WPF Desktop and other back-end .NET services over the years in my career and therefore its really exciting for me to be part of the team to bring you yet another dotnetConf, back again and streaming live this week (and for free...

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