Welcome to the new home of our developer tools blogs!

Nicole Bruck

Nicole

Today, we’re proud to show you the new look and URL for Microsoft’s developer tools and services blogs where you can explore the latest news and updates for our products, discover a new project to try out, and share your favorite content with your friends. With our new mobile-friendly design, you can stay connected with our developer community even when you’re AFK (away from keyboard).

You’ll see this enhanced UI and functionality on our Visual Studio, IoT Developer, Premier Developer, DevOps, and the new QSharp blogs. Over the next few weeks, you’ll see additional developer blogs transition to this new URL. All blogs will preserve existing content as well as your bookmarks and RSS feed subscriptions. However, if you have any issues reaching your desired content, please report it to us through the Feedback button in the lower right corner.

Explore your favorite tags

On some of our existing posts, you will notice some visual changes. We’ve reviewed our previous posts on the Visual Studio blog and edited for more accurate categories and tags so that you can more easily find content related to your work. When you find a post that is helpful, make sure to check out the categories and tags at the bottom to discover other related posts.

We’ll be evolving and improving these tags over time to make sure that we’re keeping you connected with the latest topics and news. If you’re looking for a tag that doesn’t currently exist or you have a topic you’d like us to cover, please send us a suggestion through our Feedback button. Our authors will be reviewing these suggestions to inspire their next posts!

Visual Studio Blog’s most popular categories and tags:

Share with your colleagues

It’s a great feeling when you can show someone a tool or trick that makes their development so much easier. Now, when you discover a quote, code snippet, or blog post that shows you that new tool or concept, you can share it on your favorite social media easily.

Walkthrough of how to use the Twitter share button on a blog post

Frequently Asked Questions

To see the full list of FAQs and latest on the known issues, please see our Developer Blogs FAQ. If you have a question, idea, or concern that isn’t listed, please share it with us through the Feedback button in the lower-right.

How do I find content, especially about topics relevant to my projects or from my favorite authors?

You can always do a search or filter to posts in a specific blog. If you’re still having trouble finding content, please tell us about it by completing our short survey. To find posts by a certain author, you can now visit their author page where you can connect with on social media or discover other topics they’ve recently written about.

I have saved/bookmarked the URL to this blog. Will I need to change this?

We have you covered. All your existing URLs will auto-redirect. However, if a link unintentionally breaks, please report it through our feedback.

What about my RSS feed? Will my feed reader still get all the latest posts?

Your RSS feed will continue to work through your previous set-up. If your RSS feed is broken, please report it with details about which feed reader you use.

How do I follow the team / author?

For the authors, please visit the author pages to find the appropriate social spaces to follow them at.

For a blog, or related social, please see the “Follow Us” links at the very bottom of the blog.

How do I find other developer blogs?

The navigation right on top will take you to our various developer blogs. Some links will take you to a blog on the new site. Others will show an error. This is because those blogs are still in the process of moving to our new platform. For immediate access to content on those blogs, please continue to visit the MSDN blog.

Is this the only blog that is moving?

This migration involves a number of Microsoft developer blogs. Check out the Developer Blogs FAQ for a table of all blogs that will be migrated over the next few weeks.

Share your feedback!

We are very excited about our new blogs and would love to hear your thoughts. Please fill out this survey to help us improve, or share your feedback and bug reports through the feedback button.

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40 Comments
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anonymous 2019-02-14 21:23:59
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Emiliano Magliocca 2019-02-14 21:32:36
Congrats on the really needed new platform, I hope that all the rest of dev blogs will follow soon and also the rest of MS non dev blogs will be gathered under a unique platform, just few things: - I cannot see the feedback button (latest version of Edge on latest version of windows 10) - I cannot find a way to reach the premier developer blog from the menu - would be nice to have a home: devblogs.microsoft.com with a list of all the news thanks and keep working on it  
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Linus Wieland 2019-02-15 02:51:21
Great new fresh and clean blog. Bravi..
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Dean Jackson 2019-02-15 13:45:46
It's slow loading the site right now.
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Jon McGuire 2019-02-15 14:54:49
Needs a dark mode. Devs have like 50 huge screens, I'm going blind here.
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Mark Harr 2019-02-15 16:32:50
Nice fresh layout.  I was somewhat surprised though to see Apache Cordova listed on your list of tagged (featured?) addresses, and hopeful of some new content, I clicked on it.  Alas, still no new content in 2 1/2 years. <sigh>
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Zoey M 2019-02-15 18:07:03
This is very cool! 
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Theo Albers 2019-02-16 04:43:34
Very nice, easy to read on my phone! It's a bit slow loading pages though...
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Raman Jindal 2019-02-17 05:01:05
Hello, I could not find any place for naviagting to 'Premier Developer' blog in the naviagation menu (Product blogs, Devops etc.) at the top. Can we please ensure that there are navigation links for all the blogs in the navigation menu. Also, can you please help know where the 'Data Platform' and 'Server & Management' blogs moving from 'Microsoft Server & Tools blogs'? I am seeing broken links there.
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Yves Goergen 2019-02-19 04:38:44
Welcome, too. The new design is more elegant then the old which had much technical stuff all around. But it's still slow as hell. I have to wait 10 seconds and more for any page to load. That's hardly interactive anymore. Also, when submitting a comment, the page scrolls up to the top. why does it do that? When I scroll down again, the entire comments "widget"(?) is disabled and an activity indicator tells me that it's working really hard to submit my comment. Not so elegant anymore. But it's still on par with my expectations from Microsoft websites. If I want faster websites, I'm going elsewhere.
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monkey noises 2019-02-19 06:34:53
Please make the pages more printer, offline and archive friendly. I usually have a habit of "printing" blog articles to pdf, as that has serveral benefits:- it can be read/viewed offline - there is "always" a backup of the content, in case the blog is taken down, or a redesign "loses" information e.g. comments There's a lot of "white space" in the side panels (unnessary in my opinion) and quite a small font size when printed say by Chrome. Provide the ability to "download" a PDF of an entire blog - you could do something like your docs.microsoft.com did with its "PDF Support"....where they have a "Download PDF" button.This would allow the blog to be easily navigable, and skimmable using whatever PDF viewer tool people and aid discoverability, and provide the offline/archive benefit.
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anonymous 2019-02-19 14:42:02
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SuperCocoLoco . 2019-02-19 14:43:14
I see that the WPF blog dissapear in this new home of your developer tools blogs. That's mean the dead of WPF? Or simply the lack of interest in WPF from Microsoft as in VB.NET?
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Will Dewees-Power (Bothell) 2019-02-21 05:08:45
I really like the new site, but miss one feature of the old. On the main page, I always used the comments link to see at a glance if there was new posts (I remembered the old post count) and to quickly get to the comments instead of having to scroll through the article every time.
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Joshua Mallorca 2019-02-21 06:20:04
Nice .. Im looking foward to upcoming news.
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Justin Bigelow 2019-02-21 13:05:07
The update looks great! Can you tell us anything about the engine that powers the blogs? Is it open source or an internal app? EDIT: Nevermind, just realized it was WordPress :)
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Daniel Smith 2019-02-22 04:17:14
I used to go to blogs.msdn.com which was a convenient way to access blog posts across all the different teams. If I go to devblogs.microsoft.com it redirects to devblogs.microsoft.com/visualstudio.  I was hoping that devblogs.microsoft.com would act in a similar way as blogs.msdn.com and aggregate all the posts from Visual Studio, ASP.NET, .NET etc. New posts to devblogs.microsoft.com don't appear to be showing up on blogs.msdn.com, so where is the new central place where we can view all the posts now?
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John Schroedl 2019-02-25 13:22:35
Generally, I like the cleaner look of the pages. However, I find the dark Twitter, Facebook an Linked In icons to be very distracting. I will never use them. Please consider providing a way for me to hide or disable them. They really do distract from the reading experience at least on my PC browser. 
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Bassam M. El-Shafei 2019-02-26 00:27:03
I think there is a typo in /category/game/ category, its /category/gaming/. Thanks in advance
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Chuck Ryan 2019-02-26 08:57:26
Is ther any way to change the sort order of the comments? Having the primary comments sort newest first and then having the responses sorted oldest first, my prefered sort order, makes the whole thing pretty hard to read.  
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Thomas McCorkell 2019-04-13 13:12:01
The Virtual PC Guy blog (https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/virtual_pc_guy/) seems to have gone missing - I get a "Page not found" message. Hopefully it's not gone for good as there's some useful posts in there (e.g. https://web.archive.org/web/20170122200921/https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/virtual_pc_guy/2010/05/27/installing-windows-98-on-windows-virtual-pc/)!