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VS2015 Update 3 Focuses on Performance and Stability

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 29, 2016 1

The full release of Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 has been made. Update 3 places a great emphasis on improving the stability of the product and reducing the amount of memory used by the IDE for solutions of all sizes. Other changes include better C++ support and better handling of product activation.

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Taking a Look at Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 17, 2016

The Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 has been released. This latest update includes several bits of polish and bug fixing.

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Writing C++ for Linux on Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 16, 2016

Visual Studio 2015 users have a new way to write C++ code for non-Windows environments. Thanks to the Visual C++ for Linux extension, VS2015 supports writing C++ code under Windows and then deploying that code to a Linux machine for compilation, execution, and debugging. New features increase the usefulness by adding a Linux Console Window and fixing several bugs.

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Macros Return to Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Jun 06, 2016 2

Writing macros to automate tasks was a popular feature in older versions of Visual Studio. Since Visual Studio 2012, macros have not been available but now a new extension promises to provide macros to users of Visual Studio 2013 & 2015.

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How VS2015 Update 2 Improves .NET Native Code

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Apr 26, 2016

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 has brought several new capabilities and improvements to VS2015. One area that has seen improvement is compiling code for .NET Native, yielding better support for generics and an improved backend compiler.

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V.Next Announced, Use Visual C++ for Linux Today

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 31, 2016

Microsoft has announced the first preview of Visual Studio 2015's successor. Even more impressive is a new extension available now that provides VS2015 with the ability to create and develop C++ projects for Linux and UNIX based systems.

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The 6 Main Reasons to use VS2015 for C++ Development

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Mar 30, 2016

Today at Build, the presentation “6 Reasons Move your C++ code to VS2015” was given which discussed the new features in VS2015 that make it more useful to C++ developers. VS2015 has been evolving since its original July 2015 release and there are several new features that should increase its attractiveness to C++ developers regardless of the platforms they target.

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Previewing VS2015's Improved C++ Compliance

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 17, 2016

Microsoft continues to increase its compliance with the C++11, C++14, and upcoming C++17 language standards with its second update to Visual Studio 2015.

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VS2015 Update 2 Focuses on Stability

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Feb 16, 2016 2

Microsoft has released its first preview of the second update for Visual Studio 2015 that debuts a few new features while focusing on bug fixes and stability enhancements.

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VS2015 Update 1 Improves C++ Edit and Continue Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Dec 09, 2015

Microsoft debuted improved Edit and Continue (EnC) support for C++ projects with VS2015 launch. The first update to VS2015 brings several improvements to EnC users. Windows Store apps and DirectX applications can now use EnC. And all C++ EnC users will find bug fixes and usability tweaks.

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Linux Debugging Comes to Visual Studio

by Jeff Martin Follow 16 Followers on  Nov 19, 2015

Visual Studio 2015 continues to expand its reach into non-Windows development scenarios. A new extension enables Visual Studio to be used to debug C++ code being run on Linux-based systems.

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The SharpDevelop Community Releases Refactoring Essentials 2

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 04, 2015 1

The SharpDevelop Community recently released version 2 of Refactoring Essentials for Visual Studio. The release brings new analyzers, new refactorings and several improvements to the Visual Studio extension.

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Price Drop and Extension Marketplace for VS Online

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Sep 04, 2015

When TFS was first envisioned a decade ago, it was meant to be an all-encompassing ALM solution. Since then Microsoft has come to realize that most companies prefer to mix and match the tools that best suit their needs. In response, they are reducing the price of VS Online and creating a new marketplace for third-party tools.

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TFS Power Tools is Now Available for Visual Studio Express

by Jonathan Allen Follow 576 Followers on  Sep 03, 2015

Starting with this release, TFS 2015 Power Tools will support all major editions of Visual Studio include the VS Express variants. Previously you need to have Visual Studio Pro or higher to use this set of extensions.

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CodeRush on Roslyn

by Pierre-Luc Maheu Follow 4 Followers on  Aug 10, 2015

CodeRush for Roslyn (CRR) is a new product from DevExpress, distinct from its predecessor CodeRush Classic. Its main difference is the use of Microsoft’s compiler platform, Roslyn. CCR isn’t offering all the features of its predecessor yet; they are being added as new versions are released.

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