Microsoft announced a "special invitation with a" "sweet offer" to developers attending the upcoming Visual Studio Live! developer conference in Las Vegas, headlined by the company's expert developers.
Number of installs has grown some 1,770 percent since we last checked, and it's now the second-most popular AI tool behind original GitHub Copilot.
Microsoft is polishing up a new PowerToys utility to improve the user experience on PowerShell in Windows 10 and 11 by suggesting installations of missing components through WinGet packages.
GitHub Copilot Chat is delivered as extensions for Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio, with the VS Code tool much more popular (nearly 6 million installs compared with 191,183 for the IDE version).
Debuting with the unwieldy moniker "Azure Migrate application and code assessment tool for .NET" (shortened to AppCAT), it helps developers assess a .NET app's code, configurations and binaries to smooth the migration process.
Microsoft's Semantic Kernel AI SDK has new documentation to explain its capability to create AI agents that can interact with users, answer questions, call existing code, automate processes and perform various other tasks.
Microsoft is always soliciting feedback to help guide its development tooling efforts, most recently asking developers to weigh in with their requests to Santa for new debugging functionality in the form of a "debug-tastic" gift.
As we have reported before, Microsoft's super-popular Visual Studio Code is the No. 1 code editor for multiple programming languages, and Google's Go is on that list.
Microsoft's C# programming language led the race to be named "programming language of the year" for 2022 by the TIOBE Index before being overtaken at the very end, but it's expected to attain the throne this year.
New features and functionality boost productivity, C++ game development and .NET/C# (.NET MAUI).
The December 2023 update to Python in Visual Studio Code introduces several new features, including configurable debugging options that are now available on the Run button menu.
In Visual Studio Code 1.85, the dev team has improved the GitHub Copilot "AI pair programmer" in several ways, including tweaking the chat UI and providing more support for the Rust programming language.
After Microsoft's Semantic Kernel SDK for AI projects was set for a revamp upon the company finding "unexpected uses," it has this week shipped in near-final form as a Release Candidate 1.
WebAssembly made Microsoft's Blazor framework possible by enabling C#-based web development, and now the company wants it to completely remake cloud computing.
Microsoft's sweeping infusion of advanced AI tech throughout its dev tooling continues apace, most recently providing a new focus point for the company's Java on Azure team.
The top open item for Visual Studio on Microsoft's Developer Community feedback site asks for native Rust support, but the company has taken little action on the years-old request.
Add "submit Git commit" to the growing list of developer tasks in Visual Studio 2022 that are now being handled by AI.
Microsoft shipped ML.NET 3.0, enhancing deep learning and data processing scenarios in the company's machine language framework that lets devs create AI-infused apps completely within the .NET ecosystem.
Microsoft advanced TypeScript to version 5.3 with a bevy of changes affecting everything from import attributes to interactive inlay hints for types, along with multiple optimizations.
Six months ago, Microsoft teased Visual Studio 2022 developers by announcing an upcoming UI refresh, which they can now finally get their eyes on in the new v17.9 preview 1.