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DevOps for Android App Bundles (Xamarin)

Android App Bundle is a new app packaging format from Google for Android applications that dramatically reduces the install size for end users. Traditionally, when building an Android app, one would create one large APK file that all users would receive.

Removing older images in Azure Pipelines hosted pools

Over the past year, we have been able to update Azure Pipelines hosted images faster than ever before. We have also rolled out new images – Windows Server 2019 with Visual Studio 2019, Ubuntu 18.04, and macOS Mojave 10.14. We have seen a phenomenal growth in the use of hosted pools.

Simplifying Visual State Manager with TargetName

The Visual State Manager (VSM) has been around since Xamarin.Forms 3.0, but we’re not done developing it. One of the things we really wanted to add is the ability to change a property on any child element within scope. Up until now,

Announcing Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings

Today I’m excited to announce a new experimental project to enable native mobile app development with Blazor: Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings. These bindings enable developers to build native mobile apps using C# and .NET for iOS and Android using familiar web programming patterns.

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DevOps for Android App Bundles (Xamarin)

Android App Bundle is a new app packaging format from Google for Android applications that dramatically reduces the install size for end users. Traditionally, when building an Android app, one would create one large APK file that all users would receive.

Removing older images in Azure Pipelines hosted pools

Over the past year, we have been able to update Azure Pipelines hosted images faster than ever before. We have also rolled out new images – Windows Server 2019 with Visual Studio 2019, Ubuntu 18.04, and macOS Mojave 10.14. We have seen a phenomenal growth in the use of hosted pools.

D3D12 Translation Layer and D3D11On12 are now open source

If you’re a developer looking to port your game to DX12, we have good news: There’s a helper library available to get you there more easily!

Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2020.01.17

The new year is underway, and the days are getting longer. This week, we have some exciting news to share, and some great articles to discuss. Grab a warm beverage and let’s get started!

Announcing: Visual Studio for Mac: Refresh(); event on February 24

Join us online on February 24th for the Visual Studio for Mac Refresh(); event!

Collecting and analyzing .NET memory dumps

Building upon the diagnostics improvements introduced in .NET Core 3.1, we’ve introduced a new tool for collecting heap dumps from a running .NET Core process.

.NET Framework January Security and Quality Rollup

Today, we are releasing the January 2020 Security and Quality Rollup Updates for .NET Framework.

Simplifying Visual State Manager with TargetName

The Visual State Manager (VSM) has been around since Xamarin.Forms 3.0, but we’re not done developing it. One of the things we really wanted to add is the ability to change a property on any child element within scope. Up until now,

Announcing Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings

Today I’m excited to announce a new experimental project to enable native mobile app development with Blazor: Experimental Mobile Blazor Bindings. These bindings enable developers to build native mobile apps using C# and .NET for iOS and Android using familiar web programming patterns.

.NET Core January 2020 Updates – 2.1.15, 3.0.2, and 3.1.1

Today, we are releasing the .NET Core January 2020 Update. These updates also contain security and reliability fixes. See the individual release notes for details on updated packages.

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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.