Microsoft's sunsetting of the proprietary Windows-centric .NET Framework continues as the company has open sourced some of its most popular desktop components: Windows Presentation Foundation, Windows Forms and Windows UI XAML Library.
Visual Studio 2019 debuted today in its first preview, showing off more collaborative and "smarter" AI-assisted coding.
The popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code is out in a November update that sees it getting smaller, downloading faster, installing quicker and starting up sooner.
Microsoft is preparing its open source Visual Studio Code editor to support Blazor, the company's experimental technology for using languages such as C# for Web programming.
The newly shipped Visual Studio 2017 for Mac 7.7 features improved IntelliSense and supports newer versions of .NET Core 2.2 and Azure Functions, among other improvements.
Microsoft has shipped Windows Template Studio 2.5, adding new functionality and fixing bugs in the wizard-driven tool for quickly creating Universal Windows Platform apps.
Microsoft, already busy with the upcoming Visual Studio 2019, has shipped the final minor update to Visual Studio 2017, improving debugging, UWP development and more.
Microsoft shipped the first release candidate of Azure DevOps Server 2019, the self-hosted, on-premises version of the company's DevOps solution that used to be known as Team Foundation Server.
Despite a lot of support, many developers immediately took issue with the icon change, with comments such as: "I hate to say it but this is ridiculous. This smells of tinkering with the UI just for the sake of it."
Java developers using the Visual Studio Code editor can now enjoy the same AI-assisted IntelliCode functionality previously available only to Python coders.
Promising that developers can "save weeks of development effort," Microsoft today answered their request for database project support in Visual Studio to target Azure SQL Data Warehouse projects.
Microsoft just announced .NET Standard 2.1, its first update in more than a year as it plays catch-up with the .NET Core implementation, which is about to hit v2.2.
Windows Community Toolkit 5.0 includes new functionality for using UWP controls in Windows Forms and WPF desktop applications, introduces a new TabView control, boosts social media platform support and more.
A Visual Studio Code extension developed by a student is receiving a lot of buzz for its intention to serve as a "one-stop shop for data scientists."
Microsoft has provided a peek at upcoming features for Azure DevOps, the evolution of Visual Studio Team Services, which is being brought to the cloud in the wake of the company's acquisition of GitHub.
Microsoft said that going forward, ASP.NET Core will only run on the NET Core 3.0 platform, not the traditional 16-year-old .NET Framework.
The October release of Azure Data Studio includes preview support for SQL Server 2019 and more.
.NET developers have long availed themselves of a wealth of functionality -- mostly free -- from the Visual Studio Marketplace, but only one major offering has earned a perfect 5.0 rating above a certain threshold of developer reviews.