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

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7 Hidden Gems in Visual Studio 2017

I’ve been working on developer tooling for over 16 years, and I still love it when I find a new tip or trick that shaves seconds off a repetitive task. The set below are features that I see infrequently used but can save loads of time! Gem #1 - Expression Evaluator Format Specifiers The part of the debugger that processes the language ...

Visual Studio for Mac version 7.2 Alpha Preview

Today we’ve released a new alpha preview for Visual Studio for Mac in the alpha updater channel - our first preview for version 7.2. The major themes for this release are improving the performance and accessibility support. Trying the Latest Version If you’re already on the bleeding edge with the Alpha channel, simply check for updates ...

Take your web app to Azure

You’ve built your web app. It’s running, and getting good traffic. Now you need to move on to solving the ‘good problems’ to have. You want to scale your app to support more users, but only at peak times. Or you need better hardware and simply don’t want to manage that hardware… or software, or even the network. What if you just ...

Telerik UI for UWP – Free and Updated XAML Controls

In case you missed it, Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform by Progress was released as free and open-source earlier this year. With more than 22 XAML controls, this news has made it easier than ever before to start building UWP apps. Rather than needing to rewrite many complex XAML controls spanning user scenarios across data ...

Optimize your productivity with .NET in Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio 2017 makes you more productive by getting you to your code fast and helping you write code quickly. With improvements to performance, navigation, and debugging as well as the additions of new refactorings, code style configuration/enforcement, and live unit testing, this release is chock full of advancements. This post shows you ...

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...

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 ...

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 ...

Node.js Tools 1.2 for Visual Studio 2015 released

What time is it?! Time to announce that our next stable release of Node.js Tools 1.2 for Visual Studio (NTVS) is available for download! NTVS 1.2 supports Visual Studio 2015 (including the free Visual Studio Community Edition and Express for Web). With Node.js Tools for Visual Studio, we strive to make it easier than ever to build enterprise-...

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