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Azure Pipelines integration with Jira Software

Some teams prefer to have a choice of tools for configuring development pipelines, and that is most effective when the tools are integrated and users can retain context as they move between systems for details.

Create and manage Azure Pipelines from the command line

We recently introduced a unified YAML experience in Azure Pipelines where you can configure pipelines to do CI, CD or CI and CD together. Over the past few months we have been building capability to manage YAML backed pipelines from the command line to cater to developers who prefer working from the command line interface or require commands to automate set up and management.

Snppts – Beautiful UI Snippets for Xamarin.Forms

Features like Visual, Shell and the CollectionView control gives developers the power to bring their ideas to life and create beautiful user interfaces. A lot of people in the community are creating awesome things with these. Although, with so much happening sometimes their efforts go unfound.

Participate in the Developer Economics Survey

The Developer Economics Q2 2019 survey is here in its 17th edition to shed light on the future of the software industry. Every year more than 40,000 developers around the world participate in this survey, so this is a chance to be part of something big,

Xamarin.Essentials welcomes tvOS, watchOS, and Tizen

This week marked the launch of Xamarin.Essentials 1.2 packed full of new enhancements and optimizations. The main highlight is the new file preview features enabling you to send, view, and email files from a single cross-platform API. We are actively seeking feedback on these features.

Clang/LLVM Support for MSBuild Projects

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2 Preview 3 includes built-in Clang/LLVM support for MSBuild projects. In our last release, we announced support for Clang/LLVM for CMake. In the latest Preview of Visual Studio, we have extended that support to also include MSBuild projects.

Checklist for writing great Visual Studio extensions

Great Visual Studio extensions share a few key features that sets them apart from the rest. They look and feel well crafted, are performant and reliable, do what they advertise to perfection, and blend in naturally among Visual Studio’s own features.

Announcing XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms

Today at Xamarin Developer Summit, we announced XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms, which enables you to make changes to your XAML UI and see them reflected live, without requiring another build and deploy.

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.NET Framework July 2019 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the July 2019 Cumulative Update, Security and Quality Rollup, and Security Only Update for .NET Framework.

Azure Pipelines integration with Jira Software

Some teams prefer to have a choice of tools for configuring development pipelines, and that is most effective when the tools are integrated and users can retain context as they move between systems for details.

Create and manage Azure Pipelines from the command line

We recently introduced a unified YAML experience in Azure Pipelines where you can configure pipelines to do CI, CD or CI and CD together. Over the past few months we have been building capability to manage YAML backed pipelines from the command line to cater to developers who prefer working from the command line interface or require commands to automate set up and management.

Snppts – Beautiful UI Snippets for Xamarin.Forms

Features like Visual, Shell and the CollectionView control gives developers the power to bring their ideas to life and create beautiful user interfaces. A lot of people in the community are creating awesome things with these. Although, with so much happening sometimes their efforts go unfound.

Resolve code issues in live apps running in Azure Kubernetes Services with the Snapshot Debugger

With ASP.NET core, my life as a Windows-first developer just broadened dramatically. I can now develop apps without being tied to a single platform. Having spent most of my career as a “Windows only” developer, I am now taking on the task of redesigning a twenty-year-old,

Participate in the Developer Economics Survey

The Developer Economics Q2 2019 survey is here in its 17th edition to shed light on the future of the software industry. Every year more than 40,000 developers around the world participate in this survey, so this is a chance to be part of something big,

Xamarin.Essentials welcomes tvOS, watchOS, and Tizen

This week marked the launch of Xamarin.Essentials 1.2 packed full of new enhancements and optimizations. The main highlight is the new file preview features enabling you to send, view, and email files from a single cross-platform API. We are actively seeking feedback on these features.

Clang/LLVM Support for MSBuild Projects

Visual Studio 2019 version 16.2 Preview 3 includes built-in Clang/LLVM support for MSBuild projects. In our last release, we announced support for Clang/LLVM for CMake. In the latest Preview of Visual Studio, we have extended that support to also include MSBuild projects.

Checklist for writing great Visual Studio extensions

Great Visual Studio extensions share a few key features that sets them apart from the rest. They look and feel well crafted, are performant and reliable, do what they advertise to perfection, and blend in naturally among Visual Studio’s own features.

Announcing XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms

Today at Xamarin Developer Summit, we announced XAML Hot Reload for Xamarin.Forms, which enables you to make changes to your XAML UI and see them reflected live, without requiring another build and deploy.

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CUDA 10.1 available now, with support for latest Microsoft Visual Studio 2019 versions (C++)

We are pleased to echo NVIDIA’s announcement for CUDA 10.1 today, and are particularly excited about CUDA 10.1’s continued compatibility for Visual Studio. CUDA 10.1 will work with RC, RTW and future updates of Visual Studio 2019. To stay committed to our promise for a Pain-free upgrade to any version of Visual Studio 2017 that also carries forward to Visual Studio 2019,

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Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.1 is now available (and a Preview for 8.2)

Today, we are excited to announce the release of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.1 along with the first preview of Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.2. Both releases contain exciting new features as well as improvements to performance and stability across the IDE.

Automatic Android SDK Management

As a mobile developer building apps for Android, there are many tools used under the hood to build, deploy, and debug your Android applications. We know this can be an intimidating process. So to ensure that you will have the best experience while focusing on developing your apps,

Announcing Entity Framework Core 3.0 Preview 6 and Entity Framework 6.3 Preview 6

New previews of the next versions of EF Core and EF 6 are now available on NuGet.Org.

The Evolving Infrastructure of .NET Core

With .NET Core 3.0 Preview 6 out the door, we thought it would be useful to take a brief look at the history of our infrastructure systems and the significant improvements that have been made in the last year or so.

Announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 6

Today, we are announcing .NET Core 3.0 Preview 6. It includes updates for compiling assemblies for improved startup, optimizing applications for size with linker and EventPipe improvements. We’ve also released new Docker images for Alpine on ARM64.

Try the new System.Text.Json APIs

For .NET Core 3.0, we’re shipping a brand new namespace called System.Text.Json with support for a reader/writer, a document object model (DOM), and a serializer. In this blog post, I’m telling you why we built it, how it works, and how you can try it.

Three ways to get notified about Azure service issues

Preparing for the unexpected is part of every IT professional’s and developer’s job. Although rare, service issues like outages and planned maintenance do occur. There are many ways to stay informed, but we’ve identified three effective approaches that have helped our customers respond quickly to service issues and mitigate downtime.

.NET Framework May 2019 Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the May 2019 Cumulative Update, Security and Quality Rollup, and Security Only Update.

How to optimize your Azure environment

Without the right tools and approach, cloud optimization can be a time-consuming and difficult process. There is an ever growing list of best practices to follow, and it’s constantly in flux as your cloud workloads evolve. Add the challenges and emergencies you face on a day-to-day basis,

Join Microsoft Teams at Xamarin Developer Summit

On July 11-12th, the community-run Xamarin Developer Summit is set to launch in Houston, Texas. The two-day conference is packed full of amazing Xamarin content, covering a wide range of mobile development topics by expert speakers from around the world. Microsoft is excited to partner with the Xamarin Developer Summit community and for helping to bring even more Xamarin awesomeness to this conference.