Microsoft's mobile dev team continues to update Xamarin.Essentials, which provides cross-platform APIs for a variety of device-specific features and functionality in iOS and Android apps.
Microsoft announced the end-of-life of last year's .NET Core 2.0 offering has been extended to Oct. 1 because of a flaw that prevents some updates to .NET Core 2.1.
The cloud-based solution for bringing local intelligence to distributed Internet of Things devices is ready for production and open source.
Microsoft shipped the latest preview for Visual Studio 15.8 with the usual bevy of enhancements for productivity and performance, tooling and improvements to cloud and mobile functionality, and more.
Microsoft updated its bleeding-edge Quantum Development Kit with several enhancements, including an improved debugging experience.
Visual Studio-backed programming languages fared well in the latest TIOBE Index popularity report, with Visual Basic and R jumping up in the rankings and TypeScript cracking the top 100 for the first time.
The big news around collaborative coding in the Microsoft ecosystem has lately focused on the impending GitHub acquisition, but work is continuing on improving the existing VSTS platform.
Open source champion Red Hat announced the general availability of .NET Core 2.1 for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift container platforms.
Windows Template Studio, Microsoft's low-code tool for quickly creating Universal Windows Platform apps, is aiming to support more project types, including Xamarin.Forms-based iOS and Android and (possibly) Windows Presentation Foundation apps.
While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella probably won't be working up a sweat jumping around a stage shouting, "containers, containers, containers!" the company is clearly ramping up its focus on the technology.
Microsoft's .NET has come a long way from its origins as a closed-source software framework for Windows to become what James Montemagno describes as "a vast, open, constantly growing, and ever-evolving ecosystem" that millions of modern developers are leveraging to build applications for virtually any platform.
- By John K. Waters
The young .NET Core, an open source, cross-platform alternative to .NET Framework, is increasingly becoming the runtime target choice for C# coders, according to new survey results published by JetBrains.
"You owe it to yourself" was a continuing theme in the keynote presentation about embracing constant change at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Boston today, presented by Jasmine Greenaway, a cloud developer advocate at Microsoft.
To better support developers who are building containerized applications that target Kubernetes in Visual Studio, Microsoft last week announced the preview of an extension for the IDE.
Scott Klein, CTO at Cloud and Devices, explains how enterprises can leverage the built-in intelligence features of SQL Server 2017 to ensure DevOps pays off.
The May update of Visual Studio Code has added documentation for using the popular MongoDB in Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform code editor.
TypeScript 2.9 has shipped with several new editor features added along with some language/compiler features.
For the first time, Microsoft has begun to officially talk about Visual Studio 2019.