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Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and version 15.8 Preview 1

Today at Build, we announced the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 and the first preview of the next update, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8 Preview 1. If you would rather try these without installing them, check out the Visual Studio images in Azure that will be available soon. Before digging in, I’d like to call out other ...

Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5 and beyond

Last year at Build, we launched Visual Studio for Mac, our native macOS IDE for developers building cloud, web, and mobile applications using .NET. Updates have been rolling out at a steady pace ever since, and we're excited to announce the release of Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5. We have also continued to bring more Visual Studio 2017 ...

Azure Storage Explorer Generally Available

We are pleased to announce the general availability of Microsoft Azure Storage Explorer. Storage Explorer provides easy management of Azure Storage accounts and contents, including Blobs, Files, Queues, and Table entities. For example, you can easily manage your Azure Virtual Machines disks as Blobs. Azure Cosmos DB and Azure Data Lake are ...

Mobilizing Existing .NET Apps

Almost any .NET codebase, including Windows Forms, WPF, ASP.NET, and Silverlight, has sharable code that can be ported to Mobile projects. In this blog post, You’ll learn how to port business logic from WPF and build a phone- and tablet-friendly mobile app for Android, iOS, and UWP. 

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7 Preview 3

Today we released the third preview of the next update: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7. The top highlights of this Preview include - Updates to Universal Windows Platform development, C++ development improvements, significant updates in Xamarin and .NET Mobile Development, ability to configure installation locations, debugger support for authenticated Source Link, Live Unit Testing improvements, new tooling for migrating to NuGet PackageReference, connected Service improvements to deployment and Key Vault functionality.

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7 Preview 2

Today we released the second preview of the next update: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.7. We hope that you will use this Preview and share your feedback with us. The top highlights of this Preview include - Improved intellisense for conditional XAML, additional C++ development improvements, streamlined configuration for updating UWP apps, inclusion of TypeScript 2.8, ability to debug JavaScript files using Microsoft Edge, tooling to prevent Web application permission problems, support for building additional project types on the build servers.

Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5 Preview 1

Earlier this month, we released version 7.4 of Visual Studio for Mac, our IDE for developers on macOS who are building mobile, web, and cloud apps. Today, we’re announcing the first preview of Visual Studio for Mac version 7.5, which you can get by changing the updater channel in Visual Studio for Mac to use the Beta channel. In this release...

Join me on March 2, 2018 for a Developer Tools AMA

A lot has happened since I last hosted a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) nearly two years ago. Our team launched Visual Studio for Mac in late 2016 and released it the following May. Shortly thereafter, we introduced live coding of mobile apps with .NET code with our Live Player. We made it easy to embed .NET into native applications with...

Your guide to Azure services for apps built with Xamarin

When talking about app development today, the cloud is almost always part of the conversation. While many developers have an idea of the benefits that cloud can offer them – scalability, ready-to-use functionality, and security, to name a few – it’s sometimes hard to figure out where to start for the specific scenario you have in mind. ...

Xamarin University Presents: Ship better apps with Visual Studio App Center

At Microsoft Connect(); last November, we announced the general availability of Visual Studio App Center to help (Obj-C, Swift, Java, React Native, and Xamarin) developers quickly build, test, deploy, monitor, and improve their phone, tablet, desktop, and connected device apps with powerful, automated lifecycle services. As a .NET developer, ...