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Windows 10 Mobile Support Ends in December

Microsoft confirmed the official demise of its mobile initiative will be Dec. 10, 2019, when support ends for Windows 10 Mobile, the failed challenger to iOS and Android.

Cloud Explorer (VS 2017 Azure Workload) Gets IoT Update

The Cloud Explorer tool installed automatically with Azure Workloads in Visual Studio 2017 now sports additional functionality for interacting with the Azure IoT Hub.

Tool Converts Visual Studio IDE Code Snippets for VS Code Editor

Developer Rick Strahl, tired of the cumbersome process of converting his many Visual Studio IDE code snippets into formats that can be used in the Visual Studio Code editor and the JetBrains Rider IDE, has created a tool to automate the process.

GitHub Tool Does Pull Requests from Visual Studio Code

GitHub highlighted improvements to its Visual Studio Code extension that lets developers manage pull requests from the open source code repository with a few clicks from within the code editor.

ML.NET Update for Machine Learning Comes with New Visual Studio Templates

Microsoft today released an update to its ML.NET framework that includes new Visual Studio templates to help developers code their machine learning projects.

Will Flutter Become a Xamarin Option?

An open source GitHub project championed by a handful of developers seeks to add Google's new Flutter mobile UI framework as an option for creating native mobile apps in the Xamarin framework.

Top .NET Tutorials in 2018

Visual Studio Magazine's stable of expert programmers this year wrote code-laden, hands-on tutorials ranging from traditional topics such as ASP.NET MVC to cutting-edge Blazor to Microsoft's new direction: .NET Core. Here's a recap of the most popular how-tos.

The Visual Studio Magazine 2019 Reader's Choice Awards Are Out

There's no better source of guidance about tool selection than the opinions of fellow developers.

VB.NET Hits High in Programming Language Popularity Index

TIOBE, in discussing Visual Basic's all-time high in the popularity index, characterized the ascension of the "toy" language as "surprising" and predicted a future decline.

VS Code Python Tool Adds Jupyter Functionality

The super-popular Python extension for the Visual Studio Code editor gets some new Jupyter functionality in the December release, including Jupyter Notebook export options and remote Jupyter support.

Triplebyte Charts 'The Rise of Visual Studio Code'

Technical hiring specialist Triplebyte, noticing a huge upsurge in the use of Visual Studio Code during its hands-on programming interviews, dug into its data trove to learn more.

Big Changes in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 Prompt Early Preview

There are so many big changes coming in Xamarin.Forms 4.0 that Microsoft has issued an earlier-than-usual preview to gather feedback on the cross-platform UI toolkit for coding iOS and Android apps.

Blazor Gets a Fiddle

Cutting-edge Web developers who want to use Blazor to code sites in the browser with C# instead of JavaScript can now experiment in an online playground/sandbox.

Developers Find New Use Cases for Visual Studio Live Share

After helping developers collaborate from within Visual Studio with Live Share, Microsoft is finding those coders are coming up with innovative use cases for the technology it hadn't thought of.

Microsoft Ships .NET Core 2.2 and Previews .NET Core 3.0

Amid the hubbub caused by Microsoft open sourcing WPF, WinForms and other desktop tech, the company also shipped the final version of .NET Core 2.2 and unveiled the first preview of .NET Core 3.0.

Visual Studio's AI-Powered Assistant, IntelliCode, Gets Smarter

Visual Studio's IntelliCode has gotten smarter -- using artificial intelligence to provide better code completion suggestions -- and more robust, now supporting more programming languages.

Enabling Enterprise AI for Everyone with SQL Server

Microsoft believes artificial intelligence is so powerful it should be "democratized" so organizations and developers of all types can use it to transform and improve their business practices.

Microsoft Open Sources .NET Desktop Tech: WPF, Windows Forms, WinUI

Microsoft's sunsetting of the proprietary Windows-centric .NET Framework continues as the company has open sourced some of its most popular desktop components: Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Forms and Windows UI XAML Library.

Visual Studio 2019 Preview Debuts

Visual Studio 2019 debuted today in its first preview, showing off more collaborative and "smarter" AI-assisted coding.

Python Tool for Visual Studio Code Gets Leaner, Faster

The popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is out in a November update that sees it getting smaller, downloading faster, installing quicker and starting up sooner.

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