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  • TFS2015 Released with New Build System and Greater Git Support

    TFS2015 was originally intended to launch alongside VS2015 in July, but was held back for final polishing and bug fixes. The wait is over and TFS2015 RTM is now available. Among the many changes included are the new build system and greater Git support.

  • Taking Advantage of Edit and Continue with C++ and VS2015

    The Edit and Continue debugging feature for C++ code has been available in Visual Studio before in various forms. In Visual Studio 2015 this support has been expanded to include both 32-bit and 64-bit code while maintaining the use of the other debugging tools Visual Studio offers.

  • Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 RTM Available

    The long awaited official releases of .NET 4.6 and Visual Studio 2015 are now available. Exhibiting Microsoft's renewed focus on producing a compelling developer tool regardless of application target, VS2015 supports iOS and Android development in addition to the expected Windows family.

  • VS2015's C++ Benefits from Over 750 Bug Fixes

    C++ Developers will benefit from the involvement of hundreds of fellow users who reported numerous bugs with the C++ compiler during its release stage. Microsoft has provided a list of all of the bugs that have been corrected for the upcoming release of VS2015RTM.

  • VS2015 Coming July 20, C++ Features Finalized

    The Visual Studio 2015 team has finalized its implementation of the various C++ 11/14/17 standards that it will support in VS2015RTM. Accompanying these C++ features will be the completion of C99 language support. All of these will be part of production release of VS2015, which is coming in July.

  • Reducing Technical Debt with SonarQube and Visual Studio

    Java developers have long been able to use SonarQube to measure and analylize their code base for technical debt. Now C# developers using can benefit from this tool thanks to its improved cooperation with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server.

  • Visual Studio 2015 RC Targets All Devices

    Microsoft has delivered the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2015, demonstrating their desire to be the first choice for developers regardless of the platform that they are targeting.

  • WPF Tooling in Blend and Visual Studio 2015

    A question that keeps coming up is whether or not Blend should be integrated into Visual Studio. The current thought is that it is still better to have separate tools, one focused on UI design tasks and one focused on application development. But that doesn’t mean both can’t be improved.

  • Windows 10 SDK Brings Universal Apps to Visual Studio

    The Windows 10 SDK, dubbed the Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview, has been released allowing developers to experiment firsthand with writing apps for Windows 10 that take advantage of the Universal App platform. When enabled developers can produce an app that runs unmodified across all Windows 10 enabled devices: including PC, phone, and XBOX.

  • ASP.NET5 Advances in VS2015 CTP6

    The sixth CTP for VS2015 includes the latest changes to ASP.NET 5. It includes better support for JavaScript tooling and some changes to the K Package Manager.

  • New VS2015 Preview Highlights Enhanced Diagnostic Tools

    The latest preview of Visual Studio 2015 demonstrates new diagnostic and debugging tools along with a new release of TypeScript. An updated build of ASP.NET 5 is also included, broadening its developer tools.

  • Simplifying Microsoft User Accounts

    Signing in with Internet-based accounts is supposed to make life easier, but too often leads to frequent password prompts. Microsoft is seeking to streamline this for developers in Visual Studio 2015.

  • Blend Moves Closer to Visual Studio

    New details about Blend for Visual Studio 2015 provide a glimpse of what users can expect in the new release. However, a couple of key features have been removed in an effort tighten the product's focus.

  • Android Joins Visual Studio

    Visual Studio 2015 Preview includes a newly designed emulator for Android, enabling developers to build and test their apps on Google's mobile platform. It is the latest action from Microsoft that seems to indicate that a change is underway to position Visual Studio as a tool for all developers, not just Windows-centric ones.

  • Latest Preview of Visual Studio “14” Exhibits Growing Pains

    The fourth preview of Visual Studio "14" integrates several new features, including improvements to the debugger, integration of a new high-performance 64-bit JIT compiler, and ASP.NET vNext. Alongside these changes are several rough edges that reinforces the notion this software is still under active development.

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