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Visual Studio Innovations at .NET Conf 2023: Save The Date

We're gearing up for .NET Conf 2023 from November 14th to 16th and are excited to showcase how the latest enhancements in Visual Studio will bolster your .NET development workflow. This free, three-day virtual developer conference, co-organized by the .NET community and Microsoft, is an excellent opportunity to delve into new Visual Studio ...

Designed with your feedback: a better Extension Manager

Earlier this year, we showed you how to try a preview version of our new Extension Manager, which was designed to make it easier for developers like you to find great extensions to boost your productivity and personalize your Visual Studio experience. We invited you to use it and share your thoughts, and you delivered. Thank you for all the ...

Visual Studio 2022 17.8 Preview 3 is here!

Welcome to Visual Studio 2022 17.8 Preview 3! This release is dedicated to addressing community submitted feedback where we resolved nearly 100 Developer Community tickets. Our primary focus was improving stability and reliability while also introducing a few new features. Productivity   Visual Studio Update Notification ...

How Microsoft Empowers Developers with Disabilities: Celebrating NDEAM

(image) October is National Disability Employee Awareness Month, or NDEAM, a time to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and raise awareness about the value of diverse and inclusive workforces across the globe. At Microsoft, we are committed to empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve ...

A unit of profiling makes the allocations go away

In Visual Studio 17.8 Preview 2 we have updated unit test profiling, allowing you to use any of the available tools in the performance profiler – not just the instrumentation tool. With this change, it’s easy to quickly profile small units of work in isolation, make changes, and then remeasure and validate the impact of the change. ...

New React TypeScript SPA Templates and More

We have made the latest React TypeScript SPA Templates available in our latest preview. If you are developing React TypeScript Web application with ASP.NET as backend in Visual Studio, go ahead and try the new template! All the Visual Studio React and Vue templates using the JavaScript SDK are now using Vite, so you would get the benefit of a ...

Visual Studio 2022 17.8 Preview 2 has arrived!

We hope everyone enjoyed all the new and updated features that came with our first preview of Visual Studio’s next version, and now we’re back with more! This release brings additional tools to help you improve your productivity, debug your code, as well as some additional C++ and Game Dev enhancements. Browse this comprehensive ...