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  • .NET News Roundup - Week of Mar 1st, 2021

    InfoQ examines a number of smaller stories in the .NET ecosystem from the week of March 1st, 2021.

  • Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.9

    Earlier this week, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 version 8.9 for Mac. The new release includes support for .NET 6 Preview 1 and testing Unity applications. It also contains improvements such as more accessible UIs, solution filtering, a new native XML editor, and support for the Apple M1 chip via the Rosetta 2 translation layer.

  • Microsoft Releases Visual Studio 2019 v16.9

    Earlier this week, Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 version 16.9 for Windows. The new release contains multiple improvements to .NET and Git productivity features, along with updated C++, XAML, and F# tools, new memory dump analyzers, and a new dynamic instrumentation profiling tool for .NET.

  • Diablo IV: Debugging Linux in Visual Studio

    Blizzard's Diablo IV team has published a blog about how they leverage Visual Studio and WSL to debug Linux core dumps on their Windows environments.

  • Microsoft Releases Git Experience in Visual Studio

    Earlier this month, during the 2020 edition of .NET Conf, Microsoft released the latest version of Visual Studio for Windows. One of the most critical features of this release was what Microsoft called "The Git Experience": a set of tools that makes Git the default source control experience in Visual Studio 2019, allowing the developer to control a Git repository directly from Visual Studio.

  • Microsoft .NET Conf 2020: .NET 5, C# 9.0, F# 5.0, and More

    At the 2020 edition of .NET Conf, streamed online last week, Microsoft released the much-awaited .NET 5, along with new major .NET language versions (C# 9 and F# 5), ASP.NET 5, and EF Core 5.0. New versions of Visual Studio 2019 were also released, with support for .NET 5 and improved Git tooling. The event also featured sessions covering tools and frameworks such as Blazor and Project Tye.

  • Microsoft Releases Bridge to Kubernetes

    Earlier this week, Microsoft released Bridge to Kubernetes, a Visual Studio extension that allows developers to write, test and debug microservice code locally while consuming dependencies from a Kubernetes environment. The purpose of this extension is to simplify microservices development by eliminating the need for extra assets such as a Dockerfile or Kubernetes manifests.

  • Visual Studio Codespaces Is Now GitHub Codespaces

    Earlier this month, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio Codespaces is consolidating into GitHub Codespaces. Visual Studio Codespaces is a cloud-based, on-demand development environment similar to Gitpod. The consolidated product supports Azure Functions and can be used with Visual Studio 2019, Visual Studio Code, and modern browsers.

  • Microsoft Build 2020: Highlights

    Last week Microsoft held the 10th edition of Build, its annual conference aimed at developers using Microsoft technologies. The online event included multiple important announcements and releases, such as the general availability of Blazor WebAssembly, updates on the upcoming .NET 5, Azure Static Web Apps, and new projects related to IoT and Artificial Intelligence.

  • With Project Reunion Microsoft is Attempting to Unify Win32 and UWP APIs

    At Build 2020, Microsoft announced Project Reunion with the aim of unifying app development across multiple Windows 10 versions and devices. The first three components of Project Reunion available to developers in preview are WinUI 3, WebView2 and MSIX (MSIX-Core).

  • Microsoft Visual Studio Online: Distributed Development for Visual Studio

    Earlier this month, Microsoft announced the public preview of Visual Studio Online (VSO) at its Ignite conference. The service provides managed development environments that can be used with Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code. It also features an online code editor with IDE capabilities such as debugging, code completion, and collaborative sessions.

  • Microsoft .NET Conf 2019: .NET Core 3.0, C# 8.0, F# 4.7, and Machine Learning

    At the 2019 edition of .NET Conf, streamed online earlier this week, Microsoft announced several new features for the .NET ecosystem. .NET Core, ASP.NET, and EF Core 3.0 were released, together with C# 8.0 and F# 4.7. The new releases have a considerable impact on how Windows Desktop, Web, and Mobile applications are developed. New features and tools for Visual Studio 2019 were also showcased.

  • Bringing Blockchain Developer Tools to the Enterprise, Truffle and Microsoft Announce Partnership

    In a recent blogpost, Microsoft and Truffle announced a partnership to bring blockchain developer tools and experiences to the Microsoft Azure ecosystem. The investments the organizations are making include local blockchain nodes for testing, with test data, smart contract authoring and continuous deployment, debugging and testing.

  • Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Online

    Last month Microsoft announced the launch of Visual Studio Online, an online code editor for the web. With the new service, Microsoft wants to enable developers to work together from anywhere, on any device.

  • Microsoft Announces General Availability of Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac

    Microsoft has announced the general availability of Visual Studio 2019 for Windows and Mac. The new version comes with a number of improvements over the last major version released in 2017. A couple of highly anticipated features - IntelliCode and Live Share - have been included in this release.