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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...

Visual Studio at GDC 2018

Next week, the world’s largest professional game industry event kicks off in San Francisco: Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2018. We’re incredibly excited to engage with all developers at the event looking to join the growing community of more than half a million monthly active developers building great games with Visual Studio today. ...

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.7 Preview 1

The top highlights of this Preview include productivity enhancements, better diagnostics, additional C++ development improvements, better management of Android and iOS environments, updated tooling for Universal Windows Platform and .NET Core projects, and an improved update experience.  Please note that this is the first set of version 15.7 features; more goodness awaits in the next Preview.

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. ...

Accessing Visual Studio Previews in Azure

In our most recent post, the Visual Studio team announced the availability of Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview 4.  Today, I’m excited to announce you can now access the latest Visual Studio previews in the Azure Marketplace.  Just boot a virtual machine and off you go with the very latest features (standard VM charges will still ...

Support for Continuous Delivery to Containers and TFVC in Visual Studio 15.6 Preview 2

We have an update for the Configure Continuous Delivery feature in Visual Studio. For Solutions with an ASP.NET or ASP.NET Core projects you can right click on the solution node and select “Configure Continuous Delivery…"with and without container support. You can always configure Continuous Delivery for solutions under source control in ...