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Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 1 RC Gets Personal

TFS 2017 Update 1 RC is a "go live" version, which means it's about five nines ready as it'll ever be, with more personalization features and version control, build, and cross-platform improvements across the board.

Windows 10 Devs Can Check Out Windows 10 Creators Update SDK

A not-ready-for-production preview, which contains updates and additions to the Windows namespace, is available for testing to Windows Insiders members.

Visual Studio Test Platform Released To Open Source Community

Portions of the unit test execution infrastructure that's used in Visual Studio is now an open source project.

SharePoint Webhooks Now Available in SharePoint Online

Developers can get notified of events happening with SharePoint Lists, such as when items get added, updated, deleted or moved, now that the capability is now enabled in SharePoint Online.

Visual Studio Code November Build

Last VS Code update of 2016 has hot exit and a number of other code-focused enhancements and improvements.

Visual Studio Team Services Sprints 110, 111 Roll Out Slower Than Molasses in Winter

A winter chill will hinder progress somewhat on the next VSTS sprints, which includes two previews for new UX features.

Visual Studio Team Services Feature Slated for Removal

The Visual Studio Team announces the end of the Team Room feature in upcoming sprints, as the feature is deprecated.

Microsoft Discounts Azure Exams

The Azure developer exam discounts are part of a broader initiative by the Microsoft Partner Network to narrow the Azure deployment and development skills gap.

Azure, Amazon Web Services Ramp Up with Dev Tools for Serverless Computing

Amazon and Microsoft are anticipating the serverless computing space to heat up, with support and developer tools.

TypeScript 2.1 Is Done, But There's More

Following the RC release of 2.1 nearly a month ago, the final version adds a few more tweaks to smooth the coding experience.

Visual Studio Team Services Sprint 109 Caps 2016

As the year winds down, so does the work being done by the Visual Studio Team Services team as it rolls out Sprint 109. Micrsoft's Brian Harry highlights build task versioning, pull request tracking, and support for Linux hosted build pools in this one.

New Xamarin Tools in Visual Studio 2017 RC

Two new tools for cross-platform developers provide insight into app performance and allow for real-time XAML previews.

New in VS 2017 RC1: Cordova, Unity Tools Updates

The Visual Studio 2017 RC from a week ago introduced speedier build and edit-debug tools for TACO, and an improved IDE for Unity game devs.

Visual Studio Code 1.7.2 Replugs JavaScript IntelliSense Module

The Automated Typings Acquisition module that was disabled in VS Code 1.7 looks to be working as originally intended, and is now in a new incremental build available this week.

Microsoft Now a Linux Foundation Platinum Member

Microsoft has been on the Linux bandwagon for a while, and many of the development tool offerings announced at this week's Connect(); event prove that the company is in it for the long haul.

Azure Data Lakes Tools for Visual Studio Code Now in Preview

The ability to embrace U-SQL jobs via authoring, scripting, extensibility via the VSCode environment and using C# is the key to this tooling preview.

New Visual Studio Versions Target Windows, Mobile and Mac Developers, Boost DevOps

Microsoft Corporate Vice President Scott Guthrie kicked off the Connect(); conference with an action-packed keynote where he revealed significant tooling improvements impacting mobile app development, containerized app dev, cross-platform mobile DevOps and serverless compute architectures, and more.

Get Used To Calling It 'Visual Studio 2017'

The new name for what we've been calling Visual Studio '15' is actually the smaller of several big news items to come out of today's Microsoft Connect(); event oline. Among the bigger reveals is the preview of a Mac-native version of Visual Studio.

SQL Server SP1 Gets Connected

One highlight of this roll-up release is the addition of row-level security and dynamic data masking, which were only available in the Enterprise version, are now in Standard, Express, and other versions.

TypeScript 2.1 Is Now Smarter Than Ever

It's like a better version of TypeScript 2.0, only this incremental update adds "smarter" inference and a bevy of other improvements.

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