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Live Share now included with Visual Studio 2019

Today we’re excited to announce Visual Studio Live Share for generally availability and included with Visual Studio 2019! This is the culmination of over a year of hearing your feedback and building a product that enhances the many diverse ways you and your team collaborate. Regardless of whether your team is fully remote, partially distributed, or entirely co-located, we want to make your collaboration experiences more enjoyable and productive with Live Share.

Become a Visual Studio for Mac super user with this Tips and Tricks Video Series

Visual Studio for Mac comes packed with powerful, yet hidden features. In this video series, we put together a number of tips and tricks to help you become more productive and efficient with writing code with Visual Studio for Mac. Whether you're creating a new game with Unity or a new web application with .NET Core, these short, roughly 5-minute, videos will help you do it better and faster. Check out the new series now!

Save with the Unity Pro and Visual Studio Professional Bundle

The combination of Visual Studio and Unity provides a top-notch experience for game development across a variety of platforms and devices. While we offer no cost software for those just starting out, as your team’s size and success grows, so does the need for professional tools. We’re happy to announce in partnership with Unity ...

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8

Today we are releasing Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8. In this version we have focused on productivity, performance and bug fixes. There are many new features you‘ll find useful, but in this post, I’ll underscore the highlights you may be most interested in. For the complete list of all the updates in today’s release, check out the ...

New Updates for Azure Development in Visual Studio

With Microsoft Build 2018 in the books, we just released a series of updates to Visual Studio for Azure Development. This improves productivity and security for developers building and diagnosing web applications, containers and microservices. To help you make the most of these new advancements for developing in the Azure cloud, we've compiled...

Visual Studio and Unity 2018.1, even better together

The Visual Studio team is excited about the Unity 2018.1 release: It's the start of a new release cycle packed with great new features like the Scriptable Render Pipeline and the C# Job System. You can read the full blog post by Unity for all the details on what’s new in the 2018.1 release. First and foremost, we're thrilled Unity chose ...

Microsoft Build 2018: New releases for Visual Studio, Visual Studio for Mac, .NET Core and Xamarin.Forms

At Microsoft Build this year we have many exciting announcements - .NET Core 2.1 RC, Future of Windows Desktop Development, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7, Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5, Xamarin Forms 3.0 General Availability, Visual Studio Live Share Public Preview, and we introduce Visual Studio IntelliCode.