Microsoft has released Visual Studio Community 2013, a copy of Visual Studio Professional that is free to use for users in a non-corporate setting. While the Express editions remain available this new version of Visual Studio provides developers with a single environment that can target traditional Windows applications, the Web, Android, and iOS.
Visual F# Tools 3.1.1 has been released with support for both desktop and web versions of Visual Studio 2013 Express edition in addition to the ability to install it directly from PowerShell prompt.
The recently released Visual Commander Professional v1.3 includes 99 commands, 50 extensions including syntax highlighting for C#. It also provides an ability to select default language for new commands and extensions by selecting the macro language in addition to several improvements.
Microsoft released two new editions of its free Visual Studio Express 2012 series that will target F# and traditional Windows desktop applications. This enables developers using C#, C++, F#, and Visual Basic .NET to take advantage of VS2012's improvements.
In conjunction with the upcoming Visual Studio 11 beta release date, Microsoft announced the creation of Team Foundation Server Express. Designed for small developer teams of composed of 1-5 users, TFS Express will be provided free of charge.
The SharpDevelop community has released version 3.0 of the free open source .NET IDE. SharpDevelop (#Develop) features support for .NET 3.5, C#, VB.NET, F#, Code Completion, Auto Code Insert, Refactoring and others.
Today Microsoft released Visual Studio 2008 and the .NET Framework 3.5 to developers. This is a much anticipated release and includes all the promised features.
Along with the full version of Visual Studio Orcas in beta, the free versions that make up the Visual Studio Express line are now available.
TestDriven.Net has restored and enhanced support for the Visual Studio Express Editions in the 2.5 beta despite tensions between Jamie Cansdale and Microsoft over license concerns.
SP1 for Visual Studio can take anywhere from a few minutes to several hours to install. Jon Galloway has collected some tips on reducing this time.
The long awaited, and some say much needed, service pack 1 for Visual Studio 2005 has been released today.
Microsoft has released a Print Form component for VB 2005 and is developing a Printer Compatibility Library that will allow VB 2005 applications to use the Printer object from VB6.
Microsoft has announced the release of the first beta of the Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1. Currently it can only be downloaded via the Microsoft Connect site. It is currently available in English and Japanese. The final version is expected to be available in 3 to 4 months.