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Writing extensions just got easier

In collaboration with the open source community, we’re introducing a new toolkit for writing Visual Studio extensions. Extensions used to be difficult to write, but the new toolkit makes it easier than ever. The toolkit consists of brand-new tooling inside Visual Studio as well as new APIs to code against. It’s all included in the free ...

Build apps for Microsoft Teams with .NET

Create, debug, and deploy web apps directly in Teams with Visual Studio and Blazor using an early preview of the Teams Toolkit extension available for Visual Studio 2019 today. Learn more about the Teams Toolkit and follow along to get started in under 5 minutes.

Get Started with Visual Studio for Mac

The first step is often the hardest. Do you find yourself with great ideas for the next awesome app, website, or game but you never get around to making that first leap into the unknown? Today, I’ll help you with that! In this blog post, I’m going to walk through how to get started with Visual Studio for Mac. Visual Studio for Mac is a ...

Announcing the public preview of Azure Dev Spaces

Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of Azure Dev Spaces, a cloud-native development experience for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), where you can work on your applications while always staying connected with the cloud and your team. Over the last year, we have spoken to many developers working in different languages and ...

Getting Started with Microsoft’s Python Developer Tools

Microsoft's teams have been working over the last few years to bring Python developer tools to the Azure cloud and our most popular developer tools: Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio. Python is one of the fastest growing languages, with both beginner and expert developers taking to it. What makes it attractive is its easy-to-learn semantics...

Webinar: Level-up Your Unity Games with Visual Studio, C#, and Azure Easy Tables

Join David Antognoli on Tuesday, November 7th at 9 am PT / 12 pm ET / 4 pm UTC for our “Build Better Games with Unity and Microsoft Azure” webinar. He'll show you how to add an Azure cloud data store to your Unity games and create more immersive player experiences. With Visual Studio Tools for Unity, you get the best of both worlds. You ...

Unity game development with Visual Studio for Mac

In 2014, we released the first version of the Visual Studio Tools for Unity (VSTU). Since then, we’ve successfully released multiple versions of the Tools for Unity on Windows, but never had the opportunity to bring our tools to Unity developers running macOS. Today at the Microsoft Build conference, we announced the general availability of...

Xamarin University Presents: Getting Started with Xamarin for Visual Studio

Our mobile devices and wearables shape how we communicate and find information. Luckily, Visual Studio – including the latest version, Visual Studio 2017, launching on March 7 – gives you all the tools you need to start building apps for the ever-growing connected device ecosystem. Whether you're building for enterprise users or everyday ...