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Check That Your Config Files Are Transformed Correctly

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 11:21
The ability for Visual Studio to automatically transform your development Web.config file into a production version is certainly convenient ... but only if the transformation is done right. Here's how to check that your config file is being transformed correctly.
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Notes from Visual Studio Live! No Typical Developer

Fri, 12/22/2017 - 13:12
What I learned: There's no typical developer, they face tough resource constraints, cutting-edge tech is not of the most interest to many dealing with real-world legacy concerns, and foresighted companies are making investments for the future even with the tight budgets.
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Coding iOS Apps with Visual Studio and Xamarin (but No Mac?)

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 08:00
You still need a Mac to deploy an iOS app to the App Store, but there is an awful lot you can do just with Visual Studio on Windows, thanks to a preview tool and a handy cloud service, Matthew Soucoup explained in a presentation at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Orlando, Fla.
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So What's Microsoft SQL Operations Studio?

Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:37
One week from today, a public preview of Microsoft SQL Operations Studio will be available for download. Microsoft provided a "sneak preview" of the tool at the recent PASS Summit for SQL Server developers and DBAs, but details remain scant.
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Ouch! Stack Overflow Devs Really Don't Like Microsoft

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 14:15
Microsoft programming languages, products -- and even the company itself -- graded poorly in a Stack Overflow data scientist's investigation into the most "disliked" tech offerings on the popular coding Q&A site.
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Facing Developer Anger, Microsoft Reverses VS Code Icon Color Change

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 11:44
Citing "passionate feedback" from developers (some called it "backlash") that was "very helpful, painful, and entertaining all at the same time," Microsoft reversed its decision to change the color of the icons for the Visual Studio Code editor.
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Developers Revolt Against New VS Code Icons

Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:14
Developers -- predictably -- are revolting against the new icons introduced by Microsoft for Visual Studio Code, the open source, cross-platform little cousin to the Visual Studio IDE.
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As Kotlin Ascends, What Are Options for Visual Studio Devs?

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:00
Kotlin is a hot programming language right now, and its eclipse of Java for Android mobile development might leave Visual Studio developers wondering how they can get in on the action.
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