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Working from Home, Dev Team Ships Visual Studio 2019 v16.6 Preview 2

"The Visual Studio team are all working from home and learning how to navigate the challenges that brings to our day-to-day lives," said program manager Jacqueline Widdis in announcing Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6 Preview 2, which revamps the Git experience, improves debugging, adds ML.NET Model Builder and much more.

Blazor WebAssembly Marches On to GA: Now Debug from Visual Studio, VS Code

Planning for a May 2020 debut of client-side Blazor, Microsoft released preview 3 of Blazor WebAssembly 3.3, which lets developers debug projects from Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code rather than browser-based development tools.

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Remote Development Productivity at Microsoft: 'No Lunchtime Dip'

So what happens to productivity when an enterprise shifts its software development to a remote, work-from-home scheme? Having made the switch a few weeks ago, Microsoft mined its internal data to find out.

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Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.5 Ships

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.5 shipped this week, improving ASP.NET Core authentication and unit testing, adding support for Azure Functions 3.0 and more.

Microsoft Details Low-Code DevOps

The burgeoning low-code application development space should and can do DevOps too, says Microsoft, which has detailed new tooling for its Power Apps and Power Platform.

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Visual Studio Code Gets New Python Debugger

The March 2020 update to Microsoft's wildly popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code focused on improving quality via bug fixes, but it did introduce a new debugger.

F# 5 Preview Focuses on Interactive Analytics

Microsoft is previewing F# 5, the latest iteration of its functional-first programming language, as it moves toward a unifying .NET 5 release in November.

Microsoft Advances Native UI Platform for Windows, WinUI

Microsoft this week launched a new web site for WinUI, its native UI platform for applications running on Windows 10 devices, as a new version 3 is offered in beta.

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Unifying .NET 5 Arrives in Preview 1

Microsoft released .NET 5 Preview 1, the first iteration of what will become one framework to handle all .NET development projects.

'Docker for Visual Studio Code' Tool Generally Available in Version 1.0

Microsoft shipped version 1.0 of the extension for Visual Studio Code used to build applications that use Docker containers, adding support for an experimental Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) engine among a slew of new features.

What's New for .NET, Mobile, C++ and Debugging in Visual Studio 2019 v16.5

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5, with new features for .NET, C++, debugging and many more areas.

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Microsoft: 'We Do Not Plan to Evolve Visual Basic as a Language'

In its move to the open-source, cross-platform .NET Core, Microsoft will support Visual Basic in the upcoming .NET 5 and is expanding the programming language's supported application types to help VB developers migrate their code, but noted "we do not plan to evolve Visual Basic as a language."

Blazor WebAssembly Tackles Progressive Web Apps

The client-side effort of Microsoft's Blazor project -- for C#-based web development powered by WebAssembly -- is out in a new preview before a May debut, adding support for Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) among several other new features.

New Tool Removes Those Pesky Unused .NET Core Instances

Plagued by proliferating piles of unused .NET Core SDKs and runtimes as you accompany Microsoft on its journey to the open-source, cross-platform future? Zap them with the new .NET Core Removal Tool!

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VS Code 1.43 Polishes JavaScript Debugger, Other Preview Features

Visual Studio Code 1.43, the February 2020 update, is out with the usual phalanx of new features, tweaks, bug fixes and more including work on preview features such as a JavaScript debugger.

Xamarin Team Documents How to Bind Kotlin Libraries

Shortly after detailing new guidance to bind Swift libraries in Xamarin-based iOS mobile development, Microsoft has published similar documentation for binding Kotlin libraries in Android projects.

Open Source Silverlight Replacement Powered by WebAssembly Debuts

Userware, on a years-long quest to bring back developer favorite Silverlight, announced an open source implementation of Microsoft's long-deprecated framework for writing rich internet applications, this one based on WebAssembly.

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Microsoft's Miguel de Icaza Ponders New Use for WebAssembly

Miguel de Icaza doesn't post to his personal blog often, but when he does, developers listen.

VS Code PowerShell Tool Gets Editor/Debugger Revamp

Microsoft updated its PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code, continuing a months-long re-architecture to improve the stability of its editor and debugger, which was identified as the No. 1 user request.

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ML.NET Model Builder for Machine Learning Adds Recommendations

Microsoft's latest update of ML.NET Model Builder adds a recommendation scenario to the machine learning (ML) framework, along with image classification model training functionality.

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