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Visual Studio for Mac: now generally available

Today at the Microsoft Build conference, we announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2017 for Mac. Visual Studio for Mac is a full-featured IDE built natively for the Mac, to help you develop, debug, and test anything from mobile and web apps to games. Teams across PC and Mac can share code seamlessly by relying on the same ...

A fresh update to Visual Studio 2017 and the next preview

In his Build 2017 keynote, Scott Guthrie made several announcements across partnerships, new Azure service capabilities, and the Visual Studio family. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the keynote, check out ScottGu's blog post. From a Visual Studio product family perspective, the significant announcements are - The general availability of Visual Studio for Mac, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 Preview, A preview of .NET Standard 2.0 support in .NET Core, Here’s a little more about each of these announcements.

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 for Mac to the Cloud and Beyond

In November, we announced Visual Studio for Mac, a fully featured IDE that we hope will help every Mac developer create mobile and cloud applications. We started with a solid foundation for mobile development using Xamarin, and cloud development using .NET Core. Over the past few months we have been working on porting C# code that was ...

Apply Now for Microsoft’s Go Mobile Tech Workshops

This is your opportunity to bring Microsoft engineering experts to discuss app development and architecture best practices with your team 1:1  We’re excited to announce that the Microsoft engineering team is offering a limited number of technical sessions to help your team build better mobile apps faster. The Go Mobile Tech ...

Visual Studio 2017 version 15.1 Preview and Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

It’s only been a week since we released Visual Studio 2017 and we’re already working on an update: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.1 Preview. This Update preview includes two main changes: improvements to the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) tools to support the Creators Update SDK and the addition of the Python tools. For full details of ...

Iterations on infinity

(image) Developers like you live with the Visual Studio icons every day: clicking on them multiple times, staring at them side by side on the taskbar, and seeing them attached to project files. So when we update them, it's a big deal. After all, icons matter. For pictures that are at most just under a centimeter wide on a normal display (or ...