Microsoft published new products to help with developing apps for and on Windows 11, including an updated driver kit, a new assessment and deployment kit, and ARM64EC ("Emulation Compatible"), a new way to build apps for Windows 11 on ARM.
In announcing Windows 11, Microsoft said a more open Microsoft Store ecosystem will provide more opportunities for developers.
Developers can now set an application-wide default font for WinForms projects with a new API.
A new update to Infragistics UI/UX tooling enhances many components that target .NET-centric developers, including Blazor, Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) and more.
New Azure Data Tables libraries and beta Azure Monitor libraries highlight the latest update to the Azure SDK.
Some six years in the making, an effort to quicken app startup times in Entity Framework Core via compiled models has been realized in the new v6.0 Preview 5.
Microsoft continues to enhance .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI), improving animations, view transformations and single page templates, along with porting of several UI components from Xamarin.Forms, the mobile dev framework which .NET MAUI is evolving.
In the brand-new .NET 6 Preview 5, the dev team has furthered Hot Reload functionality in the ASP.NET Core component, used for web development.
The first preview for the landmark Visual Studio 2022 edition is out, focusing on 64-bit support as opposed to new features.
"The future has truly arrived," said Microsoft's Richard Lander in announcing the new .NET 6 Preview 5.
A new Remote Repositories preview extension lets developers working in Visual Studio Code remotely browse and edit GitHub repos, without having to clone them locally and then open them up in the popular, open source-based code editor.
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.11 Preview 2, a nondescript release most notable for improvements to Git tooling.
The Project Reunion dev team fixed a bunch of bugs in the new v0.8 RC as Microsoft's evolution of the Windows desktop app development platform nears stability.
In the new v3.8 release of the open source Uno Platform, a new grid control revamped with Microsoft code is said to provide a 2x performance boost.
Developers can now experiment with serverless computing projects with Azure Functions on the latest preview of the upcoming .NET 6 milestone release.
Visual Studio Code v1.57, the May update, includes a bunch of new features that were previewed earlier, including terminal tabs, Workspace Trust, remote repositories (RemoteHub) and more.
Client-side debugging of Blazor WebAssembly apps, a hot topic among developers, is being addressed in the Rider .NET IDE from JetBrains, starting with a new Early Access Program build.
A new single-tenant version of Azure Logic Apps has reached general availability status, expanding the options for Microsoft's integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering that's built on a containerized runtime.
Microsoft is previewing a new Visual Studio Code extension for working with the open source, experimental Tye project that's used for microservice and distributed application development.
Microsoft's .NET development framework ranked high in recent research about coding bootcamps, or "immersive technology education."