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New VS Code Extension Adds GitHub Pull Request Functionality

Microsoft announced a new extension for Visual Studio Code that simplifies the process of working with GitHub pull requests, which can now be done completely within the editor.

Microsoft Evolves Visual Studio Team Services into Azure DevOps

VSTS, the familiar DevOps offering that has been incorporated into the Visual Studio IDE for years, has evolved into the new cloud-hosted Azure DevOps, Microsoft announced.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.27 (August Update)

The latest monthly update of the lightweight, cross-platform and open source Visual Studio Code editor features a number of UI, navigation and other improvements.

Python, Fully Embraced by Visual Studio, Is on the Rise

For the first time, Python has cracked the top three in the TIOBE index of programming language popularity, helping to demonstrate why Microsoft has fully embraced the language in its Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code editor.

Babel 7 JavaScript Compiler Adds TypeScript Support

The popular open source Babel compiler that makes modern JavaScript compatible with older environments has shipped in version 7 and, with help from Microsoft, now supports TypeScript.

Microsoft Embraces Go Programming Language for Azure Cloud Development

Coinciding with the start of the GopherCon show for developers using the Go programming language created by Google, Microsoft today published an extensive series of videos to help Azure cloud developers use Go.

Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Survey Says Data Storage Is No. 1 Use Case

Microsoft today published the results of hybrid cloud survey, with one of the findings indicating that controlling important data storage is the top use case, closely followed by backup/disaster recovery.

Microsoft R Open Update Adds Multi-Processor Performance

Microsoft this month updated its R Open programming language with multi-processor support highlighting new functionality.

New Catch2 Offering for C++ Adds to VS Code Test Explorers

A brand-new C++ offering for Catch2 highlights the growing body of test explorers for the cross-platform, open source Visual Studio Code editor available in its marketplace.

New ReSharper Ultimate 2018.2 Supports C# 7.3, Adds Initial Blazor Support

.NET development tool specialist JetBrains has launched ReSharper Ultimate 2018.2, with performance improvements, support for C# 7.3 and initial support for the hot new Blazor project, which aims to allow for C#-based Web development.

ASP.NET Core: New Preview Out as Survey Says It's Going Mainstream

Things are happening fast for ASP.NET Core, as Microsoft just released a new Version 2.2.0 preview while a recent developer survey indicates the Web dev framework is quickly becoming a mainstream option.

.NET Core 2.1 Powers 34 Percent Bing Performance Boost

The modernization of the .NET ecosystem is paying off for Microsoft's Bing.com engineering team, which reports a 34 percent performance boost for the search engine following a shift from .NET Framework to .NET Core 2.1

Azure Functions Support Highlights Visual Studio for Mac 7.6 Release

The latest update for Visual Studio for Mac focuses on improving code editor reliability, IDE performance and working with Azure Functions.

Microsoft Answers Developer Calls for Linux-Like Pseudo Console in Windows

Microsoft is bringing a pseudo console to Windows 10, which will make it easier for developers to connect their command-line and graphical user interface-based applications.

Microsoft Store Closing Door to Windows 8/8.1 (and Windows Phone)

Microsoft Store on Oct. 31 will stop accepting new app submissions for Windows Phone 8.x or earlier, along with XAP or APPX packages for Windows 8/8.1.

Visual Studio Update Boosts Web Dev

The recent release of Visual Studio 2017 15.8 featured a bevy of improvements for Web developers, ranging from new Docker container to Azure Functions functionality.

VSLive! Keynote: Abel Wang Details Microsoft's Painful DevOps Journey

Wang's team has been at the forefront of Microsoft's journey from plodding, waterfall-oriented software provider to agile, cloud-based organization. It was, he said, "incredibly painful."

F# 4.5 Arrives with Span Support, Aligning with .NET Core 2.1

Microsoft shipped an update to its functional programming language, incorporating Span support in the new F# 4.5.

What's New in Visual Studio 2017 15.8

New features in Visual Studio 2017 15.8 focus on productivity and performance.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: Building Effective Development Teams the Hard Way

Expert advice often explains how to do things easier, but sometimes that advice resonates more when it details hard lessons learned.

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