GitHub released its huge yearly Octoverse report on activity in the open source community, revealing that Microsoft claimed two of the top five projects, ranked by the number of contributors.
Internet of Things specialist Particle has come out with a new IoT development tool based on the Visual Studio Code editor, in a partnership with Microsoft.
Persistent performance and reliability issues in the Visual Studio for Mac IDE will be addressed by replacing most of the editor internals with code from the Visual Studio IDE.
Laurent Bugnion, a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate for Microsoft who downloaded his first Web site on Mosaic in 1993, takes you on a trip through time to review software developments during the 25-year span of the Visual Studio Live! .NET training and networking conferences.
- By John K. Waters
The Visual Studio Engineering Team is moving off the UserVoice site previously used to collect developer feedback about the IDE in favor of a new "Suggest a Feature" mechanism on the Developer Community site.
One of the latest Microsoft creations to be taken open source is a cutting-edge project in the booming artificial intelligence space.
In a Visual Studio Live! conference keynote Tuesday a couple of Microsoft program managers discussed .NET today and tomorrow, clearly signaling that .NET Core is the future of the ecosystem and that programmers should use it for all new development projects.
Microsoft announced the third preview of Visual Studio 2017 v15.9, improving Xamarin and TypeScript functionality along with a bevy of other improvements.
Blazor is heading for the big time, to be packaged with the next major release of .NET Core, ready for production use.
.NET Core 2.0 in a sense "died" yesterday, Oct. 1, the official "end of life" date for that milestone version of Microsoft's open source, modular and cross-platform modernization of the .NET Framework.
The Visual Studio App Center is previewing a new feature that adds more enterprise security to the app lifecycle management portal.
.NET dev specialists Syncfusion and Mobilize.Net have entered a partnership to help customers migrate legacy desktop applications to to the Azure cloud, where they're reborn as Web apps.
Microsoft focused on Azure development at this week's Ignite conference in Orlando, announcing a slew of new products and services for cloud coders, many in public previews.
Microsoft introduced a preview of the latest edition of its flagship RDBMS, SQL Server 2019, highlighting new Big Data capabilities integrated into the core database engine.
Microsoft is arming developers with next-generation tools and looking to the future at its Ignite conference, which runs through Friday in Orlando.
Amazon Web Services Inc. added support for PowerShell Core 6.0 running on .NET Core 2.1 to its AWS Lambda service for cloud-based, event-driven, serverless code execution.
An upcoming change to Microsoft's .NET Framework patch delivery model could take effect as early as next month.
Microsoft's Jay Schmelzer shared the story of Microsoft's multi-year transition to DevOps and continuous delivery during his keynote at Visual Studio Live! Chicago. It all started, he told attendees, with a groundswell of discontent within the product engineering teams.
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft's Visual Studio team has long made each release of the IDE faster, more functional, less buggy and so on, but now, with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it's actually getting smarter.