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Node.js Tools for Visual Studio 1.0 Beta 2 Available

Today we released the Node.js Tools for Visual Studio 1.0 Beta 2 which is now available for download. NTVS is Microsoft’s free Visual Studio add-on that enables a rich experience for working with Node.js apps, giving developers the power of the Visual Studio code editor including support for IntelliSense, the Visual Studio debugger, and...

Visual Studio Web Development Survey

A lot of Visual Studio customers use Visual Studio to do web development. We’d like to know more about your experiences using UI frameworks, so we’ve created an anonymous survey. It should take as little as 5 minutes to complete and we’ll use the information from it to inform changes in future versions of Visual Studio. When ...

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is here!

We’re excited to share that the final release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is ready to download. If you are already using Visual Studio 2013 then you’ll soon have a notification waiting for you in the notification hub to start the download and install Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013. If you haven’t started using Visual Studio 2013 you ...

TypeScript 1.0 Released and Open for Contributions

Recently, we announced the release of TypeScript 1.0. In addition, we’re excited to say that TypeScript is now taking code contributions from the community. This is a significant milestone for the TypeScript project and team! TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that adds types to JavaScript to make it easier to build large-scale ...

Enhancements to Debugging and Profiling in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

Less than a year ago, I gave you a quick overview of the many investments we made to debugging and profiling in Visual Studio 2013 RTM and got some great feedback from you about what we’d done. Now, with Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC available for download, I wanted to run you through the enhancements we have made since last summer. We’ve...

Building Windows Phone 8.1 Apps in HTML

Last week at the BUILD conference, we announced that you can now build apps for Windows Phone 8.1 using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using much the same techniques you use for building Windows 8.1 Store apps today. To help you build these apps, we’ve made many improvements to Visual Studio 2013 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013. In this post, we...

The Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

Release candidate of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is now available to download. This update supports TFS 2013 Update 2 RTM as well as the Windows 8.1 Update 1 and Windows Phone 8.1 platform releases announced yesterday. Checkout Somasegar’s blog where he talks about these new releases, the .NET Native preview release, TypeScript 1.0 and more...

Blend for HTML Behaviors and Actions

Blend for Visual Studio 2013 introduces a feature to HTML developers that may be familiar to those who already work with XAML: Behaviors. When attached to HTML elements, Behaviors add life to an application by executing a JavaScript event handler. Developers can choose from a wide variety of ready-to-use Behaviors or create their own. For ...

Announcing Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update

Today at SharePoint Conference 2014, we are thrilled to announce that Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2013 – March 2014 Update is available to download! The March 2014 Update ships with a ton of new features that improves support for Office 365 Cloud Business App and apps for Office/SharePoint in Visual Studio 2013. Download the ...