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A Lap Around Python in Visual Studio 2017

We’re delighted to announce that our rich Python toolchain is fully available in Visual Studio 2017. Installation of Python tools, interpreters, runtimes, and numerous other features are directly integrated into the Visual Studio 2017 installer. Just select the Python development or Data science and analytical applications workloads, both of...

Visual Studio for Mac: now generally available

Today at the Microsoft Build conference, we announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2017 for Mac. Visual Studio for Mac is a full-featured IDE built natively for the Mac, to help you develop, debug, and test anything from mobile and web apps to games. Teams across PC and Mac can share code seamlessly by relying on the same ...

A fresh update to Visual Studio 2017 and the next preview

In his Build 2017 keynote, Scott Guthrie made several announcements across partnerships, new Azure service capabilities, and the Visual Studio family. If you didn’t get a chance to watch the keynote, check out ScottGu's blog post. From a Visual Studio product family perspective, the significant announcements are - The general availability of Visual Studio for Mac, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.2, Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 Preview, A preview of .NET Standard 2.0 support in .NET Core, Here’s a little more about each of these announcements.

Visual Studio 2017: Productivity, Performance, and Partners

Today we released Visual Studio 2017. Start your download and read on to learn more about some of the highlights of this release. For the complete list of changes in the release, check out the Visual Studio 2017 release notes. Some of the things I would like to highlight are: Fundamentals: Productivity and Performance...

Another Update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

Thank you for taking time to try out Visual Studio 2017 RC and sharing all your feedback. Today we have another update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate which mostly contains bug fixes. Take a look at the Visual Studio 2017 Release Notes and Known Issues for the full list of what’s changed with this update. Please try this latest ...

Update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

Today we have another update to Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate. Some of you may have noticed that yesterday we posted an RC update, but took it down because of a setup issue. The issue is now fixed so please give it a try. To try out the newest version, you can either click on the link above or click on the notification within Visual ...

Create great looking, fast, mobile apps using JavaScript, Angular 2, and Ionic 2

In a recent Visual Studio Toolbox episode, I highlighted some new Ionic 2 templates for use with the Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Apache Cordova (TACO). These new Ionic 2 RC templates are now available for you to try out and in this post I’ll talk you through what’s new. > Download Ionic 2 templates on the Visual Studio Extension ...

Updating Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate

We announced the availability of Visual Studio 2017 Release Candidate a few weeks ago at Connect(); 2016. For those of you who tried it, let me start by saying, “Thank you!” Already you’ve submitted several hundred issues and requests and we’re using your feedback and the telemetry on the product to improve greatly. To get the latest ...

More Productive JavaScript in Visual Studio 2017 RC

We know you choose Visual Studio for JavaScript editing because it provides tools that make you the most productive. In Visual Studio 2017 RC, we’ve been focusing on improving the things you use most so that you can spend even more time focusing on coding. In this post, we will highlight some of the most exciting improvements to IntelliSense...

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. ...