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.
Here are 10 interesting products/technologies hitting general availability (GA) status at the Build developer conference.
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.
Rust, one of the fastest-growing programming languages, is the subject of a new Visual Studio Code topic.
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.
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.
Specifically, .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI) is now a project type among the five Desktop & Mobile options in Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 1, replacing the Xamarin-based option.
The death of Web Forms has been greatly exaggerated.
Visual Studio 2022 17.2 reached General Availability status this week, but some users outside the U.S. soon encountered download update issues.
Microsoft shipped fourth previews for .NET 7 (including ASP.NET Core) and Entity Framework 7, along with an unusual Release Candidate 3 for .NET MAUI, the evolution of Xamarin.Forms that adds support for building desktop apps.
Microsoft's C# programming language posted the largest 12-month gain in popularity, says the TIOBE Index for May 2022
The new release of Syncfusion's Essential Studio 2022 Volume 1 enhances controls for .NET MAUI, Microsoft's evolution of Xamarin.Forms, which is expected to soon hit general availability status.
Microsoft's Python in Visual Studio Code dev team introduced three new extensions: Black Formatter, isort and Jupyter Powertoys.
Microsoft's dev team for the PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code has updated the tool in a major revamp some two years in the making, driven by user feedback submitted via GitHub issues.
As Microsoft releases new developer tech, it's "eating its own dog food" by using it to create the company's own commercial products, with PowerToys being the latest example.
It's well-known that Microsoft touts Java for Azure cloud development with its Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code editor, but it also supports developers who want to work in other tools, including the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains.
Amazon Web Services is previewing a new framework for using its recently introduced .NET 6 runtime to create AWS Lambda functions, the foundation of serverless computing in the Amazon cloud.
"CoreWCF is intended for customers who have been using WCF on .NET Framework and need WCF support in .NET Core to facilitate modernizing the application."
Microsoft-owned GitHub announced GitHub Desktop 3.0, noting that it provides better integration for developer pull requests (PRs).
Only two weeks after .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) RC1, Microsoft has shipped RC2, highlighted by new Tizen support.