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An Introduction to the Windows Template Studio for Desktop Development

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Aug 07, 2018

Over the last couple of decades, the amount of boilerplate code necessary to develop Windows applications has increased dramatically, which takes away from .NET’s early roots as a RAD or Rapid Application Development framework. Microsoft’s attempt to counter-act this is the Windows Template Studio for UWP applications.

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Early Details about Visual Studio 2019

by Jeff Martin Follow 19 Followers on  Jun 11, 2018

Microsoft’s John Montgomery has officially announced that the company is working on Visual Studio 2019. InfoQ reports on what is currently known about the successor to VS2017.

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Microsoft Announces JavaScript Support for Excel Custom Functions

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 12 Followers on  Jun 07, 2018

Microsoft recently announced a developer preview release supporting JavaScript to create custom functions directly in Excel. This addition moves beyond the existing Microsoft Office JavaScript API, which is limited to building add-ins or web applications that interact with the object models in Office host applications.

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First Look at Visual Studio 2017 15.8 with ARM64 Support

by Jeff Martin Follow 19 Followers on  May 14, 2018

The first preview of Visual Studio 2017 15.8 has been released, and includes the first support for the ARM64 platform.

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Visual Studio Live Share Allows Collaborative Development

by Thomas Betts Follow 54 Followers on  May 08, 2018

The new Visual Studio Live Share extension was demoed at Microsoft Build, and is now available for public preview. Live Share provides real-time, bi-directional collaboration between developers, each on their respective computers, without the need to share repos or set up a development environment. The extension is available for VS2017 and VS Code, including on Mac and Linux installs.

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Rust in Visual Studio and VS Code

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Dec 15, 2017

Daniel Griffen has released a preview version of a Rust language service for Visual Studio. This plugin requires Visual Studio 2017 Preview, an experimental release stream for testing new VS features.

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Language Server Protocol Support for Visual Studio

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Dec 13, 2017

Like Visual Studio Code and a variety of editors, Visual Studio is adding support for the Language Server Protocol. This will allow new programming languages to be added to Visual Studio with a fraction of the effort currently required.

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Build 2017 Day 1 Keynote Recap

by Jeff Martin Follow 19 Followers on  May 10, 2017

Microsoft's Build 2017 developer conference began today with an informative and wide-ranging presentation of new technologies for the artificial intelligence, Azure and the cloud, and developer tools. InfoQ was there to provide a running summary and key takeaways.

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NuGet is Now Part of MSBuild

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Apr 06, 2017 4

After experimenting with a json-based project format, Microsoft has returned to MSBuild as the foundation for C# and VB project files. Along with that decision came the promise to implement many of the much-liked project.json features. Today we’re going to talk about one of these features, NuGet integration.

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Microsoft to Offer Live Unit Testing in Visual Studio 2017

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Feb 07, 2017 2

With more features being pushed down into less expensive versions, Microsoft is always looking for ways to justify the hefty price tag for Visual Studio Enterprise Edition. New for this year, the headline feature is “live unit testing”.

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Microsoft Open Sources Visual Studio Test

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Jan 21, 2017

Microsoft has open sourced their Visual Studio Test Platform (VS Test) used to run tests in many languages, collect diagnostic data and report the results.

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Visual Studio Marketplace (mostly) Replaces VS Gallery

by Jonathan Allen Follow 655 Followers on  Dec 08, 2016

Visual Studio has a new website for extensions. Known as Visual Studio Marketplace, this site aggregates extensions for the Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and Visual Studio Team Services.

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JetBrains Rider: A New .NET IDE Based on IntelliJ and ReSharper

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 22, 2016 4

JetBrains Rider was introduced in January of this year but spent the most part of the year in private Early Access Preview, not yet ready for the public. Now the EAP has been made available to everyone who wants to see what it is like to develop for .NET on the IntelliJ platform. There are some issues to be fixed before it becomes generally available but the tool is quite stable.

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Microsoft to Announce Visual Studio for Mac

by Abel Avram Follow 12 Followers on  Nov 15, 2016 3

The MSDN Blog briefly published a post on Visual Studio for Mac, then they took it down because the new product is supposed to be announced at Microsoft Connect(), which is to take place from Nov 16-18, 2016. A copy of the page can be accessed on Google’s cache.

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VS Code Breaks NPM Registry

by James Chesters Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 08, 2016 1

Microsoft has launched VS Code 1.7.1, after breaking NPM registry with its 1.7 release. Project manager Wade Anderson said VS Code's Automatic Type Acquisition unintentionally flooded npm with requests for non-existent packages.

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