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Microsoft Ships Windows App SDK 1.1 to Build Apps Using WinUI 3, WebView2

Microsoft shipped a major update of its Windows App SDK, a unifying resource for building various kinds of Windows apps with modern technologies.

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Visual Studio Code Tools for Azure Revamped

They help cloud application developers work with Azure services for web site hosting, databases, serverless computing, containers, managing virtual machines and much more.

Microsoft Retools 'Untapped Superpower' Low-Code Push with Power Pages

Microsoft is doubling down on its low-code push spearheaded by its Power Platform, just revamped with a new offering called Power Pages for building simple, data-driven web sites.

TypeScript 4.7 GA, Visual Studio on Arm64, Azure Deployment Environments, More

It was a big week for Microsoft-centric development news, including TypeScript 4.7 reaching General Availability, Visual Studio for Arm coming soon, Azure Deployment environments and more.

Microsoft Build Conference Heralds Era of AI-Assisted Software Development

AI might not be coming for your coding job, but it sure is going to change it.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Finally Generally Available

Lagging by about six months, Visual Studio 2022 for Mac v17.0 has finally caught up to its Windows counterpart and reached Generally Available (GA) status after a huge revamp of its frontend UI and backend runtime.

Microsoft Introduces 'Dev Box' Service for Cloud Workstations

Developers will be able to hook into a new cloud service that provides secure, ready-to-code developer workstations for hybrid teams of any size, called Microsoft Dev Box.

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.

.NET MAUI Reaches General Availability, Replacing Xamarin.Forms

Microsoft's evolution of Xamarin.Forms, .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), has finally reached General Availability status, providing one framework for both mobile apps and, now, desktop apps.

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

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.

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.

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.