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F# 4.5 Brings Spans, Match!, and More

by Sergio De Simone Follow 14 Followers on  Aug 05, 2018

Now available as a preview, F# 4.5 introduces a number of new features, including support for .NET Core 2.1 new primitive type Span, a new Match! keyword, and more.

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Visual Studio 15.8 Preview 3 Adds Multi-Caret Editing

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jul 04, 2018 1

Preview 3 of VS2017 15.8 brings a long-requested feature: multi-caret editing to the IDE, as well as new options for keyboard bindings that should help developers who are familiar with other popular editors. The editing experience in the IDE should also be improved for JavaScript and TypeScript developers.

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VS2017 15.8 Preview 2 Improves CPU Profiling, F# Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 06, 2018

Microsoft's second preview of Visual Studio 2017 15.8 debuts enhancements to the CPU Profiler in the Debugging tools. Several important changes were made in its support for F#-- including faster IntelliSense and several bug fixes.

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Build 2018: .NET Overview & Roadmap

by Michael Stiefel Follow 6 Followers on  May 17, 2018

At Microsoft Build 2018, Scott Hunter, director program management, .NET and Scott Hanselman, director community, .NET gave a session on the future of .NET. The thrust of the presentation was that .NET can be the platform for building any kind of application: desktop, web, cloud, mobile, gaming, IoT or AI. Your existing language skills are not wasted and can be used in new areas.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.7 Brings Full C++17 Compliance

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  May 11, 2018

Microsoft has released a seventh update to Visual Studio 2017. Notable additions in this release include full C++17 compliance, an improved installer, and general quality of life changes that should benefit most developers.

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Visual Studio 15.7 Preview 4 Improves Git, C++ Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 20, 2018

Microsoft has delivered a couple of new previews for the forthcoming Visual Studio 2017 15.7, and based on the limited size of the changes it would seem that we are nearing its formal release. As usual, the changes cover a wide range of territory- so developers should see some benefits regardless of what languages they use.

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Visual Studio 2017 Debuts 15.7 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 05, 2018

Microsoft continues to iterate on the development of VS2017 and has recently released its preview of 15.7. This preview debuts support for TypeScript 2.8, NuGet package signatures, and adds Step-back debugging to .NET Core projects.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.6 Released

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 13, 2018

Microsoft has released their 6th update to Visual Studio 2017. Following the pattern of previous releases, it contains several bug fixes and quality-of-life improvements across the IDE.

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Visual Studio 15.6 Preview 4 Sharpens F# Functionality

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 13, 2018

Microsoft continues to make evolutionary changes in Visual Studio 15.6. The 4th preview of the IDE has been released, and with it comes a primary focus on improving F# support.

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Latest Advances in Visual Studio 2017 15.6 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jan 17, 2018

Microsoft's latest preview of Visual Studio 2017, version 15.6, adds several new features for code diagnostics, debugging and source control. Foremost among these is greatly expanded support tags when using Git source control.

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5th Update to Visual Studio 2017 Expands Debugging Tools

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017

The fifth update to Visual Studio 2017 has reached general availability and brings another batch of improvements to Microsoft's popular developer tool. Version 15.5 focuses on improvements to the debugger tools, faster C#/VB solution loading times, and expanded C++17 support.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview Adds F# Core & Standard Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Nov 21, 2017

Microsoft has supported F# since .NET Core 1.0 was released, but tooling availability has varied in comparison to fellow .NET Core languages C# and VB.NET. With the release of Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 4, F# projects can now target .NET Core and .NET Standard.

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Expanding Visual Studio's Cross-Compiler Support for ARM

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Oct 31, 2017

Visual Studio has long possessed the ability to target the ARM-platform, as long as the platform is running Windows. In Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Preview 2, the IDE is expanding this support by adding the capability to target ARM based computers and IoT devices through the use of the GCC compiler.

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First Look at Visual Studio 2017 Update 5 Preview

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Oct 19, 2017

Microsoft continues to quickly iterate development of Visual Studio 2017, and has just released 15.5 Preview, a look at the company’s fifth update to the popular IDE since its release. This update adds new debugging capabilities and performance improvements for C++, Visual Basic, and C#.

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Visual Studio 15.4 Released, Increasing Multiplatform Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Oct 18, 2017

The 4th update to Visual Studio 2017 has been released by Microsoft, and continues the company’s commitment to supporting .NET Standard 2.0 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps. .NET Standard 2.0 support is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for promoting cross-platform application development and code reuse.

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