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Blazor Marches on, Now at 0.7.0

Microsoft's experimental Blazor project to run .NET code such as C# in the browser -- heretofore mostly a province of JavaScript -- is out in version 0.7.0 with improved debugging and more.

Let the Debate Commence: New Visual Studio Icon Revealed

Despite a lot of support, many developers immediately took issue with the icon change, with comments such as: "I hate to say it but this is ridiculous. This smells of tinkering with the UI just for the sake of it."

Java Gets AI-Assisted IntelliCode in Visual Studio Code Editor

Java developers using the Visual Studio Code editor can now enjoy the same AI-assisted IntelliCode functionality previously available only to Python coders.

Developers Request, and Get, Database Project for SQL Data Warehouse in Visual Studio

Promising that developers can "save weeks of development effort," Microsoft today answered their request for database project support in Visual Studio to target Azure SQL Data Warehouse projects.

.NET Standard 2.1 Announced with 3,000 New APIs

Microsoft just announced .NET Standard 2.1, its first update in more than a year as it plays catch-up with the .NET Core implementation, which is about to hit v2.2.

Windows Community Toolkit 5.0 Shouts Out to WinForms, WPF

Windows Community Toolkit 5.0 includes new functionality for using UWP controls in Windows Forms and WPF desktop applications, introduces a new TabView control, boosts social media platform support and more.

New VS Code Extension: 'One-Stop Shop for Data Scientists'

A Visual Studio Code extension developed by a student is receiving a lot of buzz for its intention to serve as a "one-stop shop for data scientists."

Roadmap Updated for Azure DevOps (Formerly VSTS)

Microsoft has provided a peek at upcoming features for Azure DevOps, the evolution of Visual Studio Team Services, which is being brought to the cloud in the wake of the company's acquisition of GitHub.

ASP.NET Core Ditching .NET Framework, Will Be 'Part of .NET Core' Going Forward

Microsoft said that going forward, ASP.NET Core will only run on the NET Core 3.0 platform, not the traditional 16-year-old .NET Framework.

What's New in Azure Data Studio (Formerly SQL Operations Studio)

The October release of Azure Data Studio includes preview support for SQL Server 2019 and more.

What's the Only Major Visual Studio Extension with a Perfect Rating?

.NET developers have long availed themselves of a wealth of functionality -- mostly free -- from the Visual Studio Marketplace, but only one major offering has earned a perfect 5.0 rating above a certain threshold of developer reviews.

In .NET Updates, Traditional Framework Takes Back Seat to Core

Microsoft's shift from the traditional 16-year-old .NET Framework to modernized, open source and cross-platform "Core" implementations is picking up in pace.

Xamarin.Forms Updates Buttons, Images, Labels, More

The latest update to Xamarin.Forms -- Microsoft's C#-based, open source cross-platform mobile app dev solution -- addresses the "little things" such as buttons, images labels and more.

Telerik Dev Tools Adds UI Components for .NET Coding

Progress announced a new release of Telerik UI components for Web, mobile and desktop development in the .NET ecosystem.

Microsoft: Visual Studio 2019 Preview Coming Soon

Microsoft announced the first preview of Visual Studio 2019 will be available before year's end, with general availability of the flagship IDE expected in the first half of 2019.

Microsoft Claims 2 of Top 5 Open Source Projects in GitHub

GitHub released its huge yearly Octoverse report on activity in the open source community, revealing that Microsoft claimed two of the top five projects, ranked by the number of contributors.

New Particle IoT Development Tool Based on Visual Studio Code

Internet of Things specialist Particle has come out with a new IoT development tool based on the Visual Studio Code editor, in a partnership with Microsoft.

Visual Studio for Mac Getting VS Code Internals in Reliability Revamp

Persistent performance and reliability issues in the Visual Studio for Mac IDE will be addressed by replacing most of the editor internals with code from the Visual Studio IDE.

From Ada to Azure: 25 Years of Software at Visual Studio Live!

Laurent Bugnion, a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft who downloaded his first Web site on Mosaic in 1993, takes you on a trip through time to review software developments during the 25-year span of the Visual Studio Live! .NET training and networking conferences.

Visual Studio Feedback Switching from UserVoice to 'Suggest a Feature' on Developer Community Site

The Visual Studio Engineering Team is moving off the UserVoice site previously used to collect developer feedback about the IDE in favor of a new "Suggest a Feature" mechanism on the Developer Community site.

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