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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 ...

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 ...

Spend more time working on the interesting stuff

There’s a reason that each day thousands of developers take advantage of the rich set of extensions offered by our growing family of VS and VSTS Partners and the broader VS community. Collectively these offerings can save you and your team time in many different ways, from helping find bugs faster, to making it easier to work with data, to ...

Keep Your Skills Up to Date: New Training and Azure Resources

Finding better ways to upskill is a consistent topic that comes up when we talk to you about what’s top of mind. It’s no wonder when the one constant in our industry is change with new techniques, frameworks, tools, and languages emerging all the time. Developers by nature are extremely self-reliant when it comes to dealing with this ...

The Latest in Developer Productivity and App Experiences

Whatever the language or platform, developers want the same thing - to create app experiences that are high-quality, intelligent and personalized. Experiences that delight users and keep them engaged. To do that, we need tools that increase our productivity, so that we spend more time on what matters most to our app's success. At Connect...

Connect(“demos”); // 2016: BikeSharing360 on GitHub

Microsoft loves developers and is constantly investing in enabling the future of development with cloud-first, mobile-first solutions that serve any developer, any application, and any platform. During our Connect(); event this year we presented 15 demos in Scott Guthrie’s and Scott Hanselman’s keynotes. If you missed the keynotes, you ...

Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

Today during the Connect(); 2016 event we announced the availability of the release candidate of the next version of Visual Studio, Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate. Thank you to those who tried out the pre-builds and previews and provided feedback. Your feedback always plays an important role in the successful release of Visual Studio. ...

Announcing the new Visual Studio for Mac

At this morning’s Connect(); 2016 keynote, Nat Friedman and James Montemagno introduced Visual Studio for Mac, the newest member of the Visual Studio family.Visual Studio for Mac is a developer environment optimized for building mobile and cloud apps with Xamarin and .NET. It is a one-stop shop for .NET development on the Mac, including ...

Join us this November for Connect(); 2016

Today, I am excited to announce that our popular developer event Connect(); is back for a third year on November 16th and 17th and will be live-streamed globally from New York City. I encourage you to save the date for what promises to be our best Connect(); yet. At Connect(); 2016, Executive Vice President Scott Guthrie and Principal Program...

Top News from October-December 2015, Part 2

In Part 1 of this post I shared news from the fall on Visual Studio, .NET, ASP.NET, and languages. Here I’ll conclude the roll-up with news around Connect(); //2015, cross-platform development,. Visual Studio Code, Windows 10, and a little more. Connect(); //2015: Our second Connect(); event was, to my mind, even more impressive than the ...

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