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Azure IoT Tools August Update: IoT Plug and Play tooling public preview and more!

Welcome to the August update of Azure IoT Tools!  In this release of August, we have made several feature and improvements!  IoT Plug and Play tooling public preview  On August 22, 2019, we released a preview of IoT Plug and Play. IoT solution developers can start using Azure IoT Central or Azure IoT Hub to ...

Getting Started with GitHub Actions in Visual Studio

This month, GitHub announced CI/CD support for the GitHub Actions API. GitHub Actions now makes it easier to automate how you build, test, and deploy projects on any platform, including Linux, macOS, and Windows. This blog is an introduction to how you can quickly start utilizing GitHub Actions in Visual Studio.

The PowerShell you know and love now with a side of Visual Studio

While we know that many of you enjoy, and rely on the Visual Studio Command Prompt, some of you told us that you would prefer to have a PowerShell version of the tool. We are happy to share that in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2, we added a new Developer PowerShell! Using the new Developer PowerShell We also added two new menu entries, ...

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.3 Preview 2 and Visual Studio for Mac version 8.3 Preview 2 Released!

Visual Studio version 16.3 Preview 2 and Visual Studio for Mac version 8.3 Preview 2 are available. Because many of the features in this release are a response to Developer Community feedback, we are excited to share our changes. First of all, the latest Preview versions both PC and Mac are available to download from VisualStudio.com. You can ...

Preview Features in Visual Studio

The Preview Features page under Tools > Options > Environment has a new look! We introduced the Preview Features page so that you can easily find these capabilities and be able to control their enablement. The new layout provides more information and an opportunity to give feedback on the features. While these features are in development...

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