After Preview 7, next steps are two Release Candidates and a GA, but some still claim many problems.
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2022 v17.7 with a raft of new functionality, fixes and features, including some that have been in the making for years.
Meanwhile, OpenAI ends the waitlist.
Among a raft of improvements to the UX are several related to the tool's Chat functionality, which was recently introduced in beta for business users.
Unity: "This plugin was a result of one of our hackweek experiments by a few of our former employees. Unfortunately, it's never been fully functional and hasn't received any updates for almost two years, bringing you an unstable coding experience."
The open source project lets developers and data pros to use its Semantic Kernel SDK to experiment and test the abilities of LLMs to generate SQL queries based on natural language expressions.
The tool will package up the most common Avalonia workflows and offer them to VS Code developers, starting out with two oft-used scenarios involving XAML markup: previewing and code completion.
Basically a collection of cloud-design patterns and best practices, the new pattern leads several recent Java announcements that also concerned the company's Visual Studio Code tools for Java and its Java on Azure tooling.
This extension pulls in validated content from both the public platform and your private Stack Overflow for Teams instance to provide your developers with a personalized summary of how to solve their problems efficiently and effectively, allow them to dig deeper where needed, and then document new learnings and solutions."
Microsoft announced an open source project called TypeChat to help developers create better natural language UI for working with the large language models (LLMs) in advanced AI-powered applications.
Microsoft has been busy updating its Semantic Kernel open source SDK for creating AI-infused applications, recently adding Java support and integration with Azure Cognitive Search.
"Imagine this: code explanations, debugging assistance, unit test suggestions, and more right in the IDE."
Third-party .NET UX/UI dev tooling vendor Infragistics touted customized controls for Blazor and Web Components in the latest release of its flagship offering for desktop, web and mobile app designers and developers.
"We're updating the Extension Manager to make it easier for you to find great extensions from the Visual Studio Marketplace and to make managing and keeping your existing extensions up to date a more seamless experience."
Syncfusion shipped its latest release, Essential Studio 2023 Volume 2, bringing a variety of new controls and enhancements for supported mobile, web, and desktop platforms across a diverse range of targets including .NET MAUI, Blazor and more.
Userware is using vestiges of the long-gone and sorely missed Microsoft Silverlight web-dev platform to power its new "XAML for Blazor" offering, which lets .NET developers use markup language within client-side Blazor applications.
.NET 8, now four months away from GA, continues to advance native ahead-of-time compilation (native AOT) functionality in the new Preview 6.
Brand new in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace is a .NET MAUI tool that provides cross-platform developers with easy access to the evolution of Xamarin.Forms that adds the ability to create desktop apps.
As promised at Build 2023 in May, Microsoft Dev Box is now generally available, providing an Azure-based service that delivers virtual workstations specially configured for software development.