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Replace a Running Application with a New Version

One situation that can prevent a successful file transfer is when the destination file is, in fact, the program that's doing the copying. Here's how to work around such problems.

Microsoft Touts New VS Code Extension for IoT Development

Microsoft this week published hands-on guidance for using its new Azure IoT Edge service, just launched as an extension for the Visual Studio Code editor in a public preview program.

Microsoft Ships Windows Template Studio 1.5

The Visual Studio extension lets developers more easily develop UWP apps by providing built-in project types, a choice of app frameworks and different app pages that can sport various Windows 10 features.

New Microsoft Quantum Development Kit Integrates with Visual Studio

Microsoft unveiled a new Quantum Development Kit for developers wanting to get in on the bleedingest of bleeding-edge technologies.

Tracking History in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database

SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database both give you tables that automatically keep track of changes to your data. Here's how to both create those tables and alter existing tables so they track the history of your data.

At Visual Studio Live!, Microsoft Sees Bright Future for AI-Driven Bots Programming

Microsoft's Nick Landry painted a bright future for AI-driven bots programming at the recent Visual Studio Live! conference in Orlando, detailing how to get started in the growing space with the company's Bot Builder SDK, Bot Framework and other resources.

The Visual Studio Magazine 2017 Reader's Choice Awards Are Out

For the 24th year the readers of Visual Studio Magazine have weighed in with your thoughts on products you love best for the 2017 Reader's Choice Awards.

Visual Studio 2017 15.5 Ships with Better Performance, Debugging, More

Here's a look at what's new, including improved functionality for Docker, mobile development with Xamarin, unit testing, Visual Studio for Mac, security, VS Tools for Azure Functions and much more.

New for VS Code: Support for JUnit, HDInsight PySpark, Python and R for Azure Data Lake

Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team ships new releases monthly, but new features are also continually being provided via other means, such as extensions. Here's a look at some brand-new functionality just announced this week.

Visual Studio IDE Opens Up to More Programming Languages

Visual Studio developers who want to program in non-native languages can now write their own extensions to do so with new support (in preview) for the Language Server Protocol, catching up to existing VS Code functionality.

Rounding Up the Newest Extensions for Visual Studio 2017

I've collected 46 of the newest Visual Studio 2017 extensions for customizing your code editor, organizing files and projects and managing your source control.

Visual Studio Catching Up to VS Code Editor in AI Tooling

While the open source Visual Studio Code editor has featured artificial intelligence tooling for a while now, the Visual Studio IDE is catching up, recently getting its own AI extension.

.NET Core: To Port or Not to Port?

Microsoft cautions that not all projects are good candidates for moving off .NET Framework to .NET Core, which is optimized for building highly scalable Web applications running on Windows, macOS or Linux.

Improving Startup Time by Sharing Packages

You can speed up how fast your "less frequently used" sites load by sharing assembles among your sites. You'll also reduce memory consumption on your server.

F# Now Targets .NET Core Projects in Visual Studio

Microsoft's F# functional programming language now lets Visual Studio coders target .NET Core and .NET Standard projects.

Visual Studio Dev Lead Leaves for Google's Flutter Team, with a Few Parting Shots

Tim Sneath, a former principal lead program manager for Visual Studio and 17-year Microsoft veteran, has joined Google to work on that company's Flutter mobile app development framework, leaving behind a few parting shots about Microsoft's missteps in the client space.

'Visual Studio Live Share' Preview Does Real-Time Collaboration

At last week's Connect conference, Microsoft introduced Visual Studio Live Share to allow dev teams to interactively collaborate via sharing code for editing/debugging, troubleshooting, iteration or optimizing apps -- among a host of other preview tools.

Storing Configuration Data in the Windows Registry Playground

Today, application settings are more likely to appear in local XML files, but the Windows Registry and its hives of key/value pairs can also be used. The good news is that interacting with the Registry is straightforward, as Tim shows you here.

New Realm .NET Caters to Mobile Dev Platform's 'Fastest Growing Segment'

Realm has boosted the Microsoft stack capabilities of its mobile development platform, catering to C# coders and .NET developers, who constitute the platform's fastest growing segment of users.

Microsoft Updates Java Debugger for VS Code

Microsoft updated the open source Java debugger for Visual Studio Code, adding support for Java 9 among other improvements.

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