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Tool Checks Desktop App Readiness for .NET Core 3.0

Microsoft released a tool to help developers check if their Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Framework applications are ready for the new platform, which it said promises a "drastically better deployment solution."

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.26 (July Update)

The July 2018 release of Visual Studio Code features new functionality for navigation, applying Quick Fixes to address problems, working with extensions and more.

Xamarin Previews iOS 12 SDKs

Microsoft's Xamarin team announced a preview release that lets C# developers tackle iOS 12, the next major release of Apple's mobile OS that's expected to ship this fall.

Windows Community Toolkit 4.0 Update Ships

Microsoft has shipped Windows Community Toolkit 4.0, after earlier this year renaming the collection of development tools to reflect its broader reach beyond Universal Windows Platform apps to frameworks such as WPF, WinForms, Xamarin and .NET Core.

Microsoft Updates ML.NET Machine Learning Framework

Microsoft has updated ML.NET, its cross-platform, open source machine learning framework for .NET developers, as it asks for input on a major API revamp.

VS Code Tool Targets Alexa Skills Development

A new Visual Studio Code extension from the Amazon Alexa dev team targets the development and deployment of skills, or capabilities the voice-activated virtual assistant can perform in response to verbal commands.

Microsoft Addresses Botched .NET Framework Updates

Microsoft issued fixes to address problems with .NET Framework applications that were caused by July Windows patches.

Xamarin.Android 9.0 (P) Preview Now Available

Microsoft's Xamarin team announced the availability of Xamarin.Android 9.0 (P) Preview, letting Visual Studio developers target the next big update to Google's Android mobile OS.

Microsoft .NET Framework Updates Don't Fix Most Recent Windows 10 Builds

This week Microsoft released updates to .NET Framework versions to fix problems caused by its botched July 10 patches, but some key Windows systems remain unpatched.

Open Source Community Powers New F# 4.5 Preview

Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the "new" Microsoft than the process of developing the F# functional programming language it created 13 years ago, a process heavily dependent upon the open source community.

TypeScript 3.0 Ships

It includes new project reference functionality, support for operating on parameter lists, new types to enforce explicit checks, improved JSX support, a better error UX and much more.

VS Code Gets AI-Assisted IntelliCode for Python

Python developers using Visual Studio Code are getting an AI-assisted boost from the editor's IntelliCode extension, just released in a preview.

GitHub Strengthens Visual Studio Ties

As expected following its recent purchase of GitHub, Microsoft's flagship Visual Studio IDE is seeing stronger integrations with the development platform and open source code repository.

Microsoft Puts VS Code Text Editor Tech into Azure Cloud Shell Command-Line Tool

Microsoft boosted the text editing capabilities of its Azure Cloud Shell command-line interface (CLI) tool with the addition of graphical Visual Studio Code editor technology.

Want to Get Started in Open Source? Try Improving Visual Studio Documentation

Improving documentation is often cited as a good onramp to open source, and Microsoft is inviting developers to get on board with Visual Studio and VS Code.

GrapeCity Updates Dev Tools, Adds VS Code Extension

GrapeCity, known for its Microsoft-centric components and development tools, has issued a new software release, featuring new .NET controls and a Visual Studio Code extension for its JavaScript-based designer.

Visual Studio's AI-Assisted IntelliCode Now Infers and Enforces Coding Conventions

Visual Studio's AI-assisted IntelliCode is getting smarter: It now infers coding conventions by scanning existing code, and lets you know when new code violates those conventions.

Visual Studio's Python IntelliSense Goes Standalone, Previews in VS Code Extension

Microsoft is converting the baked-in Python IntelliSense support in Visual Studio into a standalone product and previewing it in the new update to the VS Code Python extension.

Django, Flask Web App Tutorials Added to Python Docs for Visual Studio, VS Code

Microsoft added new Web app tutorials -- covering Django and Flask -- to its Python documentation for Visual Studio and its open source little cousin, the cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor.

Microsoft Warns of SQL Server 2008 End of Support in Less than a Year

In less than a year, Microsoft will end support for SQL Server 2008, meaning no more updates and no more support of any kind, but perhaps more problems on the security and compliance fronts for organizations that don't migrate to newer options.

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