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Azure DevOps requires TLS 1.2 on all connections including Visual Studio

Starting Monday January 31st, Azure DevOps will no longer accept connections coming over TLS 1.0 and 1.1 due to security vulnerabilities in those protocols. Developers have increasingly become the target of hackers and these protocols have known security vulnerabilities not specific to Microsoft’s implementation. Going forward Azure ...

Building Universal Windows apps targeting the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK

Today we are releasing an update to the Universal Windows App development tools in Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 to enable you to build apps that target the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK (build 14393). In addition, the Windows Store is now open for submissions of apps that target the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK. The Windows 10 Anniversary ...

Visual Studio Hidden Gems

Visual Studio is a powerful IDE with hundreds of productivity features to empower developers to do more, faster. I joined the Visual Studio team about a year ago, and here are some of the great things I’ve discovered. These are all in Visual Studio 2015, and some have been there for a few versions now so you’ll find them in previous ...

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-...

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 and .NET Core 1.0 Available Now

[UPDATED July 15th – New patch is now available to fix some top bugs in Update 3. Check Update July 15th tag] [UPDATED June 30th – See update tag within the post for details] Today we are sharing the final release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3, and .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0. I’m going to ...

Improved Productivity with new Version Control Features in Visual Studio 2015

Whether you’re working on a side project with some friends or developing enterprise software, odds are you’re using source control. With the advent of open source software and collaboration, source control is an increasingly important part of the developer workflow. We’ve spent the last two updates working to improve the source control ...

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC

Today we are sharing Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC. This release candidate primarily focuses on stability, performance, and bug fixes, but we also have some feature updates. I’ll share highlights in the rest of this post. Tools for Apache Cordova. This update includes TACO Update 9 and TACO Update 10, which adds plugins for Intune, Azure ...

Macros extension: VS 2015 support and open-sourced

Macros have always been popular, first as part of the product, and now as an extension. In response to your feedback we have upgraded the Macros for Visual Studio 2013 extension to be compatible with Visual Studio 2015. You can download the upgraded extension from the Visual Studio Gallery. But wait, there's more! As part of our commitment to...

14 more reasons to download Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 today

If you haven’t downloaded Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 yet, now is a good time to do so. In the latest KB we have addressed some of the top reported problems around performance and reliability. So far, we’ve made 14 fixes and updates, that address Visual Studio build fail issues, Visual Studio crashes, and improve memory usage by disabling ...

New and Noteworthy Extensions for Visual Studio – April 2016

In April the community added another 100 new Visual Studio extensions to the Visual Studio Gallery. To help you enjoy this creativity from the community, every month or two I’ll be introducing some of the new extensions that caught my eye. Here are the highlights for this month: Open in Notepad++ by Calvin A. Allen Download Open ...

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