Node.js Tools for Visual Studio 2015 1.2 Improves on Productivity

Latest update includes support for more recent Node.js release, as well as quite a few productivity enhancements and bug fixes.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Services Update: Archiving, Jenkins Support

Sprint 102 adds two new build tasks, one for archiving files on various platforms, and another for queuing up Jenkins jobs.

Visual F# Update To Include .NET Core Project Editing, Compiling

A preview of the forthcoming Visual F# Tools for F# 4.1 to be released later this year includes support for F# 4.1, editing and compiling .NET Core and .NET Framework projects, as well as support for tuples, struct records, and a number of other F# language enhancements.

Syncfusion's .NET Tools Updated with Xamarin, JavaScript Support

Highlights of Syncfusion Essential Studio Enterprise Edition 2016 Volume 2 are a number of Agile-related components on the Xamarin end, and support for Aurelia and Angular 2 on the JavaScript end. There's also a slew of UWP additions as well.

Developer Assistant Adds 21 Millions Samples of C++ to the Mix

Microsoft's Bing-powered code searching tool now adds contextually aware coding help for those writing C++ code.

Generally Available: Azure Storage Node Client Library

First previewed at Build 2016, this GA version comes with a number of samples for getting started with building Node.js apps that can take full advantage of Azure Blob, File, Table and Queue storage.

2-for-1: Application Insights Widget for VSTS, Azure Toolkit Update

Microsoft offers up a new dashboard widget for Visual Studio Team Services that monitors performance, and updates the Azure Toolkit with support for Java Web Apps.

VS 2015 Tooling Update for Unity Game Devs

Among the changes in Visual Studio 2015 Tools for Unity is a fix for an issue that prevented the abiltity to debug Unity games that incorporated Xamarin. It also incorporates support for Visual Studio 2015 function breakpoints and access to Unity MonoBehaviours.

Workbench, Editor Updates Make Visual Studio Code June Release

The Visual Studio team's latest update includes quite a number of enhancements, including tab, workbench, and editor improvements/addition, and some new debugging options.

TypeScript 2.0 Beta Supports Nullable Types

Besides support for nullable types, a beta of TypeScript 2.0 is now available that includes a smoother way of working with declaration files and makes module declarations more efficient.

Visual Studio 15, Team Foundation Server 15 Preview Now Available

IDE usage improvements, addition of Exception helper and Xamarin 4.1 are highlights of this release, notes John Montgomery, head of Visual Studio development.

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3, .NET Core and ASP.NET Core 1.0 Out Now

Finalized versions of Microsoft's venerable software technologies are now generally available, and for Visual Studio 2015 U3, it includes the resolution of some high memory consumption issues that bedeviled some larger VS customers.

Checked C Targets More Secure, Reliable C Language Coding

Microsoft Research is open sourcing the project to help extend the C language, while also aiming to make it more secure and reliable.

Azure DevTest Labs Extension for VSTS Now at GA

A preview of the extension for spinning up Azure development and test environments right from within Visual Studio Team Services is now no longer a preview.

May Release of Visual Studio Code 1.2 Includes Tab Preview

A big user request, tab support, is developed enough that it's now available in preview form for those working with the VSC Insiders Release.

Xamarin Showcases Stable Release of Its Cross-Platform Dev Tools

The cross-platform solutions provider that was acquired by Microsoft earlier this year released updates to its tools at the dotNetConf last week.

As Devs Code .NET Core, Microsoft Offers Bug Bounty

As developers churn through coding the next versions of .NET Core and other key Microsoft technologies, the company offers new bounties on bugs. Program runs to September.

Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC Now Available

Updates to TACO, AppInsight and HockeyApp are features of this release along with stability, performance, and bug fixes.

Sprint 100: A Milestone Visual Studio Team Services

Last week, Microsoft's Visual Studio team released the 100th sprint for VSTS. It includes Docker release management and a Dashboard SDK for VSTS dashboard customization.

Now In The AWS Marketplace: WinDocks

WinDocks is now available for .NET developers looking for a smoother solution for spinning up Windows Server 2012-based Docker containers in the AWS cloud.

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