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Visual Studio Toolbox: Accelerate your builds of SDK-style .NET projects

The Visual Studio Toolbox show helps you become a more productive developer by focusing on tooling in and out of Visual Studio.  Our latest episode of VS Toolbox (available both on Learn and YouTube) features Drew Noakes from the .NET team. He demonstrates how you can dramatically reduce build times for SDK-style .NET projects. What is ...

Announcing Create a Pull Request in Visual Studio

  We heard from you that you can do 90% of your development workflow in Visual Studio, but then need to rely on the web to create your pull requests. We're continually bringing productivity enhancements to Visual Studio and are excited to announce that as of 17.7 preview 2 release. You can now create a pull request without leaving the ...

Configure Visual Studio policies using Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune)

Visual Studio global policies are now included in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) settings catalog! It's easier for administrators to configure their organization’s devices now that the Visual Studio software policies are readily accessible in the Device Configuration Profile UI. A few months ago, we announced the release of ...

Visual Studio 2022 17.7 Preview 2 is here!

Welcome to the Public Preview 2 of Visual Studio version 17.7! Hot on the heels of our recent Preview 1, we're thrilled to roll out another collection of upgrades tailored to empower developers like you. Preview 2 pushes the boundaries further, providing speed, productivity, and collaboration improvements for developers across different ...

Visual Studio’s IntelliSense list can now steer GitHub Copilot code completions.

TL:DR GitHub Copilot and Visual Studio’s built-in AI assistance features are now better together. With the latest version of GitHub Copilot, changing your selection in Visual Studio's IntelliSense list steers the GitHub Copilot with additional context about your code, so you can easily explore the single and multi-line code completions to ...
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Announcing C# Dev Kit for Visual Studio Code

We are thrilled to announce the preview release of C# Dev Kit, a new Visual Studio Code extension that brings an improved editor-first C# development experience to Linux, macOS, and Windows. The C# Dev Kit is designed to enhance your C# productivity when you’re working in VS Code. It works together with the C# extension, which has been ...