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TFS 2017's Team Explorer Solution Has Issues, It Seems

A Team Explorer-like solution that was excluded from TFS 2017 when Visual Studio 2017 launched is now available, but there are still issues with quality. Plus, Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 4 is now generally available.

SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0 Now Available

The RDBMS formerly known as SQL Server vNext is now out as SQL Server 2017 Community Technology Preview 2.0.

Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.2 Loads Up on Workloads

Among the highlights in this early and raw preview include additional workloads for data science, Python, and gaming, and a slew of fixes that correct one particularly vexing installation issue and errors that have cropped up in Team Explorer.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds in More Linux Support

There's no rest for Windows developers, as one of the more interesting parts of the next Windows 10 release that's accessible by insiders, Build 16176 for PC, is improved support for Windows Subsystem for Linux.

End is Nigh for CodePlex, Visual Studio 2008

Two wholly unrelated end-of-life events are on the horizon, one for the once-popular CodePlex source code sharing site built by Microsoft, and the other for a waning Visual Studio 2008.

TypeScript Gets Closer To ECMAScript

The release candidate for version 2.3 of the JavaScript-like language adds more support for several ECMAscript features and capabilities, including downlevel generator and iterator support when targeting ES versions 3 and 5.

Developers Can Dive into Windows 10 Creators Update

The Windows Developer group opened up the Windows 10 Creators Update and its SDK today, and that gives developers the opportunity to officially start tapping into its gaming and AI capabilities.

New Release: .NET Framework 4.7

With the impending release of Windows 10 Creators Update, there's a new version 4.7 of the .NET Framework that has High DPI support for Windows Forms applications, touch support for WPF applications, and enhanced cryptography support.

Faster, More Creative Visual Studio 2017 Update

Support for Windows 10 Creators Update SDK and Xamarin Workbooks, updates to the Redgate Data Tools, and a number of performance enhancements are good reasons for developers to take heed with this VS 2017 update.

Visual Studio Team Services Runs Right Along at 115

Like clockwork, the Visual Studio team has Visual Studio Team Services rolling out with Sprint 115, with improvements in pull requests and the package management UI, and lots of progress in automation via DevOps.

Syncfusion Beefs Up Essentials Studio with Visual Studio 2017 Support

Syncfusion Essential Studio 2017 adds bevy of new controls for charts, text, and provides more responsive menus. Bonus: It's all now .NET Standard-compliant.

Azure Service Fabric Gets Open Source Treatment

Azure Service Fabric team hopes to spur improvements to Service Fabric .NET SDK through the open source community. ASF and the SDK have also recently been updated.

VB-.NET Refactoring Tool Adds VS 2017 Support

Mobilize.net now has support for Visual Studio 2017 for users of its VB-to-.NET code migration tool.

Visual Studio Code 1.10 Updates Workbench, Previews a Code Minimap

Visual Studio Code's February Build is now available, and it sports quite a few updates having to do with the workbench and debugging features, and includes a preview of a new code view.

TFS 2015 Update 4 Preview Is All About Squashing Bugs

Team Foundation Server 2017 is out, but that doesn't mean there isn't important work to be done with TFS 2015. The VS team has released a preview of a TFS 2015 update that rolls up about 25 fixes for mostly customer-reported issues.

Microsoft's DevOps Goals: "Any Language, Any Platform"

Microsoft knows that, out there in the real world, developers come at DevOps using a wide range of languages and platforms, some of which are not of the developer's choosing. That was the core message of Microsoft DevOps expert Donovan Brown's demo at VSLive! in Las Vegas this week.

Google App Engine Adds .NET Support

.NET developers now have another option for the streamlined creation of cloud apps, now that Google App Engine has announced support for the Microsoft developer stack.

Workflow Engine 2.0 Improves UI

Version 2.0 of the business process development tool comes in builds for .NET Core and Java, and sports streamlined UI improvements and a number of new methods.

Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 114 Delivers

Visual Studio Team Services team are in the midst of rolling out yet another sprint, this one with additional Delivery plans features, a more optimized mobile work item experience, and some other Team features.

Yes, Finally, Visual Studio 2017 Now Available

No secrets here, as features and updates of the suite have been portioned out in public testing in the months and weeks leading up to the launch. So much of what's new in this morning's announcements has to do with the current state of several VS iterations, including the Mac and Mobile Center previews, as well as some new benefits.

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