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Announcing New Innovations to Help Every Developer Achieve More with Microsoft Azure

More than ever, organizations are relying on developers to create breakthrough experiences. From start-ups to enterprises to government agencies, developers are creating new digital experiences that are redefining organizations to empower us all. The cloud is a key enabler for this era, bringing powerful, new technology to developers across ...

Visual Studio 2017: Productivity, Performance, and Partners

Today we released Visual Studio 2017. Start your download and read on to learn more about some of the highlights of this release. For the complete list of changes in the release, check out the Visual Studio 2017 release notes. Some of the things I would like to highlight are: Fundamentals: Productivity and Performance...

Update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

Today we have another update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate. Some of you may have noticed that yesterday we posted an RC update, but took it down because of a setup issue. The issue is now fixed so please give it a try. To try out the newest version, you can either click on the link above or click on the notification within Visual ...

Azure Notebooks now support F#

Last week I blogged about the availability of the new Data Storage and Data Science workloads in Visual Studio 2017 RC. The Data Science workload specifically provides support for the following: These three languages and their corresponding stacks cover just about every data processing, technical computing, analytics and machine ...

On the Road to Release: Redesigning Visual Studio Installation

For those of you who have been closely tracking the progress of our next release of Visual Studio (codenamed Visual Studio “15”), you’ll know that one of our big product release themes is installation and update. We are refactoring our installation to be smaller by default, faster and more reliable, and easier to manage, as described in ...

New Pluralsight Courses for Visual Studio Subscribers Coming in July 2016

We’re refreshing the Pluralsight course list for Visual Studio subscribers on July 1, 2016! As you may know, Pluralsight is a benefit included with your Visual Studio (MSDN) Subscription. They are a global leader in high-quality online training for developers. Pluralsight provides on-demand access to rich collection of expert-led courses, ...

Node.js: From Zero to Bobble with Visual Studio Code

Node.js is a platform for building fast, scalable applications using JavaScript. It’s making its way just about everywhere – from servers, to Internet of Things devices, to desktop applications, to who knows what next? Ooh—I know what next...bobbleheads! Bobblehead Generator Of course, we don't just want one bobblehead...we want so ...

Connect(“demos”); // 2015: HealthClinic.biz

During Connect(); //2015 we showcased many technologies available to you as a developer across Azure, Office, Windows, Visual Studio and Visual Studio Team Services. We’ve also heard from you that you love to have real-world applications through which you can directly experience what’s possible using those technologies. This ...

Introducing U-SQL – A Language that makes Big Data Processing Easy

Microsoft announced the new Azure Data Lake services for analytics in the cloud that includes a hyper-scale repository, a new analytics service built on YARN that allows data developers and data scientists to analyze all data, and HDInsight, a fully managed Hadoop, Spark, Storm and HBase service. Azure Data Lake Analytics includes U-SQL, a ...

A Day in the Life of Visual Studio Send a Smile Feedback

Last time we talked about the Feedback Tools in Visual Studio 2015 RTM and I shared how you can send us feedback. In this post, I am going to share what happens to the feedback after you send it to us. There are two key goals that we have for the feedback that you share: The action taken could be any of these listed below (and I will...

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