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Top 10 Dev Products Going GA at Microsoft Build 2022

Here are 10 interesting products/technologies hitting general availability (GA) status at the Build developer conference.

Visual Studio Code Nods to Rapidly Rising Rust Language

Rust, one of the fastest-growing programming languages, is the subject of a new Visual Studio Code topic.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Team Fixes Release Candidate Issues

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac 17.0 Release Candidate 2 has shipped, cleaning up some issues reported by developers trying out the previous release candidate.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.67 (April 2022 Update)

Explorer file nesting is now no longer experimental, along with default bracket pair colorization, new functionality for find all references in markdown and much more.

.NET MAUI Finally Replaces Xamarin in Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 1

Specifically, .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI) is now a project type among the five Desktop & Mobile options in Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 1, replacing the Xamarin-based option.

Visual Studio 2022 17.2 Goes GA, Faces Update Issues

Visual Studio 2022 17.2 reached General Availability status this week, but some users outside the U.S. soon encountered download update issues.

Microsoft: Web Forms Is No Silverlight

The death of Web Forms has been greatly exaggerated.

New Previews for .NET 7, EF7, ASP.NET Core and .NET MAUI RC3

Microsoft shipped fourth previews for .NET 7 (including ASP.NET Core) and Entity Framework 7, along with an unusual Release Candidate 3 for .NET MAUI, the evolution of Xamarin.Forms that adds support for building desktop apps.

C# Gains Most in Programming Language Popularity Index

Microsoft's C# programming language posted the largest 12-month gain in popularity, says the TIOBE Index for May 2022

Syncfusion Essential Studio Release Enhances .NET MAUI, WinUI, Blazor and More

The new release of Syncfusion's Essential Studio 2022 Volume 1 enhances controls for .NET MAUI, Microsoft's evolution of Xamarin.Forms, which is expected to soon hit general availability status.

Python in Visual Studio Code Gets 3 New Extensions

Microsoft's Python in Visual Studio Code dev team introduced three new extensions: Black Formatter, isort and Jupyter Powertoys.

VS Code PowerShell Tool Gets Major Feedback-Driven Overhaul

Microsoft's dev team for the PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code has updated the tool in a major revamp some two years in the making, driven by user feedback submitted via GitHub issues.

Microsoft 'Eats Own Dog Food' with WebView2, .NET 6, WinUI 3 for PowerToys

As Microsoft releases new developer tech, it's "eating its own dog food" by using it to create the company's own commercial products, with PowerToys being the latest example.

Microsoft Touts IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains for Azure Development

It's well-known that Microsoft touts Java for Azure cloud development with its Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code editor, but it also supports developers who want to work in other tools, including the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains.

AWS Previews Framework for Writing .NET 6 Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services is previewing a new framework for using its recently introduced .NET 6 runtime to create AWS Lambda functions, the foundation of serverless computing in the Amazon cloud.

Community Devs Revive WCF After Microsoft Deprecation

"CoreWCF is intended for customers who have been using WCF on .NET Framework and need WCF support in .NET Core to facilitate modernizing the application."

GitHub Desktop 3.0 Enhances Pull Request Integration

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced GitHub Desktop 3.0, noting that it provides better integration for developer pull requests (PRs).

.NET MAUI Release Candidate 2 Adds Tizen Support

Only two weeks after .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) RC1, Microsoft has shipped RC2, highlighted by new Tizen support.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Hits Release Candidate Stage

Huge dev effort entailed complete UI swap, dumping Mono for .NET 6, support of ARM-based M1 chips from Apple and more.

Visual Studio 2022 17.2 Preview 3 Intros All-In-One Search

Visual Studio 2022 v17.2 Preview 3 introduces an All-In-One searching experience for finding symbols in code, IDE features, files and more.