Ruben Rios

Senior Program Manager, Visual Studio

Ruben is a Program Manager on the Visual Studio IDE platform team. During his time at Microsoft, he’s helped build tools and services for web & mobile devs in both Visual Studio and the Microsoft Edge F12 dev tools. Before joining Microsoft, he was a professional web developer and has always been passionate about UX.

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Azure DevOps requires TLS 1.2 on all connections including Visual Studio

Starting Monday January 31st, Azure DevOps will no longer accept connections coming over TLS 1.0 and 1.1 due to security vulnerabilities in those protocols. Developers have increasingly become the target of hackers and these protocols have known security vulnerabilities not specific to Microsoft’s implementation. Going forward Azure ...

Improving developer security with Visual Studio 2022

Software developers are increasingly being targeted by malware. Recent incidents include Nobelium, Octopus Scanner, and ZINC. To reduce the risk of open-source library adoption in the face of such attacks, developers need a toolchain that assists them in evaluating untrusted content. In Visual Studio 2022 we've been focused on developer and...

A more integrated terminal experience

As part of the new additions of the Visual Studio 2019 v16.8 release, and thanks to your feedback, we have added a couple new tricks to the integrated terminal! It now allows you to open a new terminal to a location based on your Solution Explorer selection and provides customizable commands for copy and paste.   Solution Explorer...

GitHub accounts are now integrated into Visual Studio 2019

We are happy to announce that Visual Studio 2019 now offers a fully integrated GitHub account experience. Starting with version 16.8, you’ll be able to add both GitHub and GitHub Enterprise Server accounts directly from Visual Studio. The new functionality allows you to add and leverage them just as you do with Microsoft accounts, which ...

A more secure GitHub Experience

As the next step in the journey towards a more secure GitHub experience, beginning November 13th, GitHub and Visual Studio will no longer accept account passwords when authenticating with the REST API and will instead require using token-based authentication (e.g., personal access or OAuth), for all authenticated operations for GitHub.com. ...

Improving the authentication experience for enterprises leveraging Conditional Access policies

As part of the Visual Studio 2019 16.6 update, we’ve introduced a set of new capabilities to improve your overall authentication experience. While these changes benefit all Visual Studio users, they are especially helpful if you need to work across Azure AD tenants that have enabled multi-factor authentication (MFA) policies. That’s ...

Say hello to the new Visual Studio terminal!

  Building on the momentum from the recently announced Developer PowerShell, we are excited to share the first preview of the new Visual Studio terminal. This new preview experience is part of Visual Studio version 16.3 Preview 3.   Rather than build everything from scratch, the Visual Studio terminal shares most of its ...

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, ...

A better multi-monitor experience with Visual Studio 2019

Visual Studio 2019 now supports per-monitor DPI awareness (PMA) across the IDE. PMA support means the IDE and more importantly, the code you work on appears crisp in any monitor display scale factor and DPI configuration, including across multiple monitors.

Visual Studio Team Services notifications in Visual Studio IDE

In our earlier post “Continuous Delivery Tools Extension for Visual Studio 2017” , we introduced failure notifications for a single tracked Continuous Integration (CI) build on Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). In subsequent releases of the Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio extension, our notification model evolved, to ...