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Azure IoT Tools August Update: IoT Plug and Play tooling public preview and more!

Welcome to the August update of Azure IoT Tools!  In this release of August, we have made several feature and improvements!  IoT Plug and Play tooling public preview  On August 22, 2019, we released a preview of IoT Plug and Play. IoT solution developers can start using Azure IoT Central or Azure IoT Hub to ...

Azure IoT Tools July Update: IoT Edge tooling GA and more!

Welcome to the July update of IoT Tooling! In the release, we have made a lot of features and improvements for our IoT developers! General Availability of IoT Edge tooling Azure IoT Edge was released in the year of 2017. With near two years’ continuous working on the Azure IoT Edge Tooling, we are happy to announce that Azure IoT ...

Azure IoT Tools help you connect to Azure IoT Hub in 1 minute in Visual Studio Code

When doing development for Azure IoT solutions, developers may want to test and debug their cloud solution with a real device. However, not every developer has a real device in their hand.  With the Azure IoT Tools for Visual Studio Code, you can easily use Visual Studio Code as a device simulator to quickly interact with Azure IoT Hub.

Introducing Time Travel Debugging for Visual Studio Enterprise 2019

The Time Travel Debugging (TTD) preview in Visual Studio Enterprise 2019 provides the ability to record a Web app running on a Azure Virtual Machine (VM) and then accurately reconstruct and replay the execution path. TTD integrates with our Snapshot Debugger offering and allows you to rewind and replay each line of code however many times you want, helping you isolate and identify problems that might only occur in production environments.

Build an Azure IoT application with Cloud Explorer for Visual Studio

To ensure that the tools you need are close at hand, we’ve updated the Cloud Explorer for Visual Studio extension for IoT developers to enable you to view your Azure IoT Hubs, inspect their properties, and perform other actions from within Visual Studio. Cloud Explorer is installed by default if you selected the Azure Workload when installing Visual Studio.

What’s Next for Visual Studio for Mac

Since it was released a little more than a year ago, Visual Studio 2017 for Mac has grown from being an IDE primarily focused on mobile application development using Xamarin to one that includes support for all major .NET cross-platform workloads including Xamarin, Unity, and .NET Core. Our aspiration with Visual Studio for Mac is to bring the...

Visual Studio for Mac version 7.6

For this release of Visual Studio for Mac, we’ve focused our energy on improving product reliability, creating a better code editing experience, and making the performance second to none. We’re also exited to announce full support for Azure functions – it’s now possible to create, edit, configure, and publish your Function from within the IDE.