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Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview 2 and Visual Studio for Mac Version 7.4 Preview

We’re excited to start the new year off with great updates to the Visual Studio 2017 15.6 Preview for both Windows and Mac, and we hope that you will install and use it, and then tell us what you think. If you’re on a Windows machine, you can either install it or, if you already have it installed, click on the notification you’ll receive in the product informing you that the update is available. If you’re on a Mac, switch to the Visual Studio for Mac Beta updater channel to try out the new preview features. This second preview contains new features, bug fixes, and other enhancements that address your feedback. We’re also releasing a new Visual Studio for Mac version 7.4 Preview, available in the Beta channel of the updater.

Visual Studio for Mac as the default editor for Unity

Unity is a powerful solution to create games for a multitude of platforms, from mobiles to consoles, desktop and web games. Since Unity 5.2, Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Tools for Unity have been the default experience on Windows. When we released Visual Studio for Mac last year, Unity was among the first scenarios we supported out ...

Visual Studio Code Java Debugger Adding Step Filter and Expression Evaluation

Happy new year! We’d like to thank you all for using Visual Studio Code for your Java development as well as for sharing your feedback. Within just three months, we’ve published 5 releases for our Debugger for Java extension for Visual Studio Code and received 400K+ downloads. With our new 0.5.0 release, we’re adding two new exciting ...

Connect(); 2017: SmartHotel360 Demo Apps and Architecture

Last month we hosted Microsoft Connect(); in New York City. Connect(); is a three-day, in-person and online developer event. If you missed it, no worries! You can watch our keynotes, sessions, and on-demand videos on Channel 9. For the past five months our keynote demo team worked on a new set of reference apps. We used most of these apps ...

Easily Create IoT Edge custom modules with Visual Studio Code

At the recent Connect(); 2017 in November, we announced public preview of Azure IoT Edge. Now you can bring the intelligence of the Cloud right to the IoT Edge as well as easily create and manage business logic for your devices. The new Azure IoT Edge extension for Visual Studio Code along with the updated Azure IoT Toolkit extension will make...

Sky’s the limit with Azure, ASP.NET Core, and Visual Studio for Mac

[Hello, we are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It will be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes to fill out. Thanks!] Cloud services represent a huge leap in functionality, performance, and management simplicity for web apps, APIs, mobile ...

Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview

A few days ago we released Visual Studio 2017 version 15.5 and an update to Visual Studio for Mac, and today we are releasing the first preview of the next minor update: Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6. You can either download the Preview, or, if you already have it installed, click on the notification you’ll receive in the product informing you that the update is available. This latest preview contains new features, productivity improvements, and other enhancements that address our customers' feedback. Read the feature highlight summary in this blog post.

Post-Connect(); 2017 Visual Studio Partner Webinar Series

[Hello, we are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It will be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes to fill out. Thanks!] Earlier this week, we released 13 Visual Studio partner webinars that build off of some of the major announcement areas of ...

Snapshot Debugging with Visual Studio 2017: Now Ready for Production

[Hello, we are looking to improve your experience on the Visual Studio Blog. It will be very helpful if you could share your feedback via this short survey that should take less than 2 minutes to fill out. Thanks!] Earlier this year we previewed the Snapshot Debugger, a tool that enables you to debug web apps running in production in Azure...