"The Python extension walkthrough has been improved to more easily guide users to installing Python when needed, and selecting it in VS Code."
Here's what's new in Visual Studio Code 1.70 as highlighted by the dev team, with links for full information.
After multiple previews, Microsoft shipped .NET Community Toolkit 8.0 almost exactly one year after it released v7.1 of its precursor, Windows Community Toolkit.
News emerged last week that famed Windows media player Winamp had been revived after four years of work by developers, whose biggest challenge was upgrading the project from Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2019.
"A new .NET Data landing page will help .NET developers quickly navigate to the area of interest."
Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to nod to Microsoft-centric developers, most recently announcing Visual Studio 2022 on Amazon EC2, along with AWS Lambda Powertools for TypeScript.
Microsoft-owned GitHub announced the general availability of a revamped Projects that's intended to more fully integrate the project planning and development processes.
As July winded down, Microsoft started pumping out weekly previews of Visual Studio 2022 v17.3, along with open sourcing a tool to generate a software bill of materials (SBOM), instrumental to government cybersecurity best practices guidance.
You have a 50/50 shot at accessing a new experiment from the Visual Studio dev team that integrates tutorials with the IDE for an experience that combines guidance with live code.
Azure Functions, Microsoft's serverless cloud computing offering, is previewing new functionality coming with its new support of .NET 7 as a runtime.
With ASP.NET MVC out of active development in favor of ASP.NET Core, one developer is reviving the old MVC tech for application in one of the hottest projects in Microsoft's new open source, cross-platform "Core" world: Blazor.
Thousands of developers have made the ask over the past four years or so.
A new experimental Command Palette is available for testing in the bleeding-edge Canary channel for daily builds of the Microsoft Edge web browser.
Microsoft has teamed with Uno Platform to revamp its Windows Community Toolkit, a collection of helpers, extensions and custom controls for building UWP and .NET apps for Windows.
A developer-oriented, get-started-on-Azure command-line tool from Microsoft is in a public preview.
The big news in the July 2022 update to Microsoft's Java on Visual Studio Code extensions is that they all now fully support the Lombok library.
Visual Studio 2022 has been out for some eight months now, but it still lacks full support for SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) and SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), a top feature request.
In addition to the Microsoft Teams Development Tools (Teams Toolkit) improvements, it has IEnumerable debugger visualizer enhancements, a C++ LLVM tools update and more.
Infragistics Ultimate 22.1 has shipped with improvements to the low-code App Builder component that was introduced early this year.
"Performance is always high on our priorities in EF Core," Microsoft said in announcing the new Entity Framework Core 7 Preview 6 release, which the company dubbed the "performance edition."