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What's New in the Visual Studio for Mac 7.4 Preview

5 hours 39 min ago
Although Microsoft's new Visual Studio for Mac 7.4 preview is mostly a "fix stuff" release, it does add support for Android Oreo 8.1 along with some productivity boosts for those coding mobile apps with Xamarin.
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AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core 2.0 Support for C# Coding of Lambda Functions

11 hours 9 min ago
Amazon Web Services this week said .NET-centric developers using its cloud platform to write AWS Lambda functions can now do so in C# while leveraging .NET Core 2.0 libraries.
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VS Code Continues Java Blitz with Bevy of New Extensions

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 08:16
After several improvements to a popular Java debugger, the VS Code team has added more extensions to support JUnit testing, Maven, Tomcat and Checkstyle.
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Visual Studio Preview Automates Mac Provisioning for Xamarin Mobile Development

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 07:59
The just-released second Visual Studio 2017 15.6 preview continues to ease the previously cumbersome experience of hooking up to Mac machines for iOS development using Xamarin.
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New Visual Studio Preview Boosts Performance, Productivity, More

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 05:00
Performance, productivity and diagnostics are three areas of focus in new previews of the Visual Studio family just unveiled yesterday: Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.6 Preview 2 and Visual Studio for Mac Version 7.4 Preview.
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Microsoft Continues to Improve Java Debugger for VS Code Editor

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 12:28
Fifth update in the past three months improves expression evaluation, adds step filter for bypassing certain code.
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Unity Replaces Mono-Based IDE with Visual Studio

Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:27
The popular Unity game development platform has dropped its default Mono-based IDE in favor of Visual Studio products in order to leverage new C# and scripting features.
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Microsoft AI-Based Bots Tools Now Generally Available

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 11:58
Microsoft, one of the tech giants attempting to take artificial intelligence-based development mainstream, has made two tools crucial to this effort generally available to developers interested in programming bots and using natural language interfaces.
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VS Code Tool Integrates with Azure Data Lake for Big Data Analytics

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 08:30
Microsoft updated its Visual Studio Code extension for working with the Azure Data Lake for Big Data analytics in the cloud, furthering integration of the extension's data exploration tool among other new features and improvements.
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Microsoft's Adam Tuliper Explains Tuples in C# 7.0

Mon, 12/18/2017 - 08:38
At a recent Visual Studio Live! conference, the principal software engineer demonstrated the ins and outs of the new System.TupleValue functionality coming with C# 7.0, along with other new features such as pattern matching, local functions, "out" variables, throw expressions, generalized async return types and many more.
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Microsoft Touts New VS Code Extension for IoT Development

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 02:30
Microsoft this week published hands-on guidance for using its new Azure IoT Edge service, just launched as an extension for the Visual Studio Code editor in a public preview program.
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Microsoft Ships Windows Template Studio 1.5

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 10:41
The Visual Studio extension lets developers more easily develop UWP apps by providing built-in project types, a choice of app frameworks and different app pages that can sport various Windows 10 features.
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Application Architecture Guide Published for Microsoft Azure Cloud

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 03:00
Microsoft has published an Azure Application Architecture Guide to help cloud developers keep pace with new styles, approaches and industry trends while planning their projects.
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New Quantum Development Kit Integrates with Visual Studio

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 02:30
Microsoft unveiled a new Quantum Development Kit for developers wanting to get in on the bleedingest of bleeding-edge technologies.
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Microsoft Tool Optimizes 3D Models for Mixed Reality

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:02
Microsoft announced a new tool to speed up the optimization of 3D models for mixed reality applications running on iOS, Android and Windows.
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At Visual Studio Live!, Microsoft Sees Bright Future for AI-Driven Bots Programming

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 07:55
Microsoft's Nick Landry painted a bright future for AI-driven bots programming at the recent Visual Studio Live! conference in Orlando, detailing how to get started in the growing space with the company's Bot Builder SDK, Bot Framework and other resources.
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The Visual Studio Magazine 2017 Reader's Choice Awards Are Out

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 12:14
For the 24th year the readers of Visual Studio Magazine have weighed in with your thoughts on products you love best for the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards.
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Visual Studio Code Gets Boost for Java, Spring Boot Development

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 13:13
As part of a wide-ranging collaboration with Pivotal Software, Microsoft's VS Code editor is getting improved support for Java and Pivotal's Spring Boot framework in the form of new and enhanced extensions.
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Microsoft Previews 'IoT Central' Low-Code Service

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 02:30
Microsoft today unveiled a public preview of IoT Central, its Software-as-a-Service offering that works with the company's Azure cloud computing platform to simplify the development of connected device solutions.
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Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Ships with Better Performance, Debugging, More

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 02:30
Here's a look at what's new, including improved functionality for Docker, mobile development with Xamarin, unit testing, Visual Studio for Mac, security, VS Tools for Azure Functions and much more.
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