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Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 2 Is First Native Arm64 Release

As promised at the recent Build developer conference, Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 2 is now available as a native Arm64 application on Windows 11.

.NET 7 Preview 5 Boosts Generic Math, Observability, More

Microsoft shipped the fifth preview of .NET 7 en route to a November debut, with improvements concerning generic math, observability and much more.

Visual Studio Code Devs Can Now Sponsor Favorite Extensions

Microsoft now lets Visual Studio Code users financially sponsor authors of their favorite extensions.

New Python Set-Up Tool for VS Code: 'What Would Brett Do?'

Very opinionated tool is named after its creator, Brett Cannon, engineering manager for the Python extension who is also a member of the Python Steering Council.

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Microsoft Updates Quantum Development Kit to .NET 6, VS 2022

Microsoft updated its Quantum Development Kit (QDK) to support.NET 6 instead of .NET Core 3.1, and Visual Studio 2022 instead of VS 2019.

GitHub Killing Atom Code Editor for Cloud Tools

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced it will sunset its popular Atom "hackable text editor" late this year as it concentrates on cloud-based dev tooling.

.NET MAUI Devs Wrestled with iOS App Size, Android Startup

Microsoft struggled to improve .NET MAUI performance beyond that of Xamarin.Forms, wrestling with thorny issues like iOS app size and Android startup times.

Java on Azure: IntelliJ Toolkit Update, Azure Spring Apps Enterprise GA

Microsoft's big Java on Azure push is moving forward with an update to the Azure toolkit for the IntelliJ IDE, along with the General Availability status for the Azure Spring Apps Enterprise tier.

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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.

.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.

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.