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Visual Studio tips and tricks

Whether you are new or have been using Visual Studio for years, there are a bunch of tips and tricks that can make you more productive. We’ve been sharing tips on Twitter using the #vstip hashtag for a while, and this is a collection of the best ones so far.

Java on Visual Studio Code June Update

Welcome to the June update of Java on Visual Studio Code! Earlier this month, we shared our new Java Installer for Visual Studio Code, which aims to help new Java developers to get their environment ready and start coding in just a few clicks. In this update, we’d like to share a couple new features and enhancements delivered during last ...

Announcing the Visual Studio Code Installer for Java

It’s been almost 3 years since the first Java language server was developed during a hackathon in a small conference room at Microsoft’s Zurich office with people from Red Hat, IBM, Codenvy and Microsoft, which later became one of the most popular extensions for Visual Studio Code with more than 2.7 million installations. Since then, ...

Azure IoT Tools help you connect to Azure IoT Hub in 1 minute in Visual Studio Code

When doing development for Azure IoT solutions, developers may want to test and debug their cloud solution with a real device. However, not every developer has a real device in their hand.  With the Azure IoT Tools for Visual Studio Code, you can easily use Visual Studio Code as a device simulator to quickly interact with Azure IoT Hub.

Going all in on ‘Suggest a Feature’ in Visual Studio Developer Community

In October 2018, we shared the plan to migrate from UserVoice forum to Developer Community. Since then, we have received and responded to over 2500 new feature suggestions on Developer Community with hundreds of those shipped in Visual Studio. Thank you for making the move and continuing to help us improve the functionality in Visual Studio!

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