The Visual Studio Code team hired the developer of the code editor's most popular Python extension, took over the project as its own and is hiring more Python coders to improve it.
Microsoft is now providing a one-stop-shop for Visual Studio extensions -- both for publishers and consuming developers.
Two cloud development services -- Azure Functions and Azure App Service -- are now available on Azure Stack, which brings cloud functionality to on-premises, hybrid implementations.
Microsoft launched a Roslyn-based analyzer that works in Visual Studio to flag problematic .NET Core and .NET Standard APIs that might be deprecated or incompatible with certain platforms.
Low-code development specialist OutSystems is further courting the enterprise by adding new DevOps features to its platform, along with Visual Studio Team Services integration to put them to work.
The Xamarin team at Microsoft has been updating its cross-platform development software to accommodate the new functionality in Apple's iOS 11, publishing guidance along the way.
Automatic tuning assisted by artificial intelligence will be enabled by default for the Azure SQL Database service starting early next year.
Two Microsoft MVPs have collaborated on a project called Electron.NET that uses the open source ASP.NET Core 2.0 framework to create cross-platform desktop apps running on Windows, OSX and Linux.
The latest development sprint for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is short on new features but does tease a major revamp of the UI to improve the user experience.
Here are the new features being introduced with C# 7.1, the first "point" release in the programming language's accelerated release cadence.
Microsoft published the roadmap for Visual Studio Code, giving developers a glimpse into upcoming features for the popular, open source, lightweight code editor.
Microsoft R Open, the company's enhanced, open source distribution of the R programming language especially suited for Big Data statistical analysis and data science, has been upgraded.
Microsoft is showing off its Fluent Design System across apps built for all Windows 10-based devices with the new XAML Controls Gallery that provides interactive samples built with the XML-based markup language.
In another Microsoft embrace of competitive technologies, the Visual Studio Mobile Center -- serving as "mission control" for mobile apps -- now supports code signing of React Native apps via its new CodePush functionality.
Microsoft shipped a new release of the nine-year-old Entity Framework object/relational mapper (O/RM) runtime even as it cedes mindshare to the newer, lightweight, open source and cross-platform version, Entity Framework Core.
Microsoft this week issued its second preview of Visual Studio 2017 15.5, with several new features introduced to improve C++ development in particular.
Less than a month after Microsoft released a Visual Studio Code extension to provide Java debugging, the company announced it was such a big hit that it's been improved and open sourced, as promised.
New extension fosters analytics of various types of data stored in the Azure Data Lake using U-SQL, a blend of declarative SQL and imperative C#.
It's open source, cross-platform, lightweight, increasingly popular, widely described as being performant, endlessly extensible and easy to use -- and is brought to you by some 15,000 community contributors.