Some six years in the making, an effort to quicken app startup times in Entity Framework Core via compiled models has been realized in the new v6.0 Preview 5.
Microsoft continues to enhance .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI), improving animations, view transformations and single page templates, along with porting of several UI components from Xamarin.Forms, the mobile dev framework which .NET MAUI is evolving.
In the brand-new .NET 6 Preview 5, the dev team has furthered Hot Reload functionality in the ASP.NET Core component, used for web development.
The first preview for the landmark Visual Studio 2022 edition is out, focusing on 64-bit support as opposed to new features.
"The future has truly arrived," said Microsoft's Richard Lander in announcing the new .NET 6 Preview 5.
A new Remote Repositories preview extension lets developers working in Visual Studio Code remotely browse and edit GitHub repos, without having to clone them locally and then open them up in the popular, open source-based code editor.
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 v16.11 Preview 2, a nondescript release most notable for improvements to Git tooling.
The Project Reunion dev team fixed a bunch of bugs in the new v0.8 RC as Microsoft's evolution of the Windows desktop app development platform nears stability.
In the new v3.8 release of the open source Uno Platform, a new grid control revamped with Microsoft code is said to provide a 2x performance boost.
Developers can now experiment with serverless computing projects with Azure Functions on the latest preview of the upcoming .NET 6 milestone release.
Visual Studio Code v1.57, the May update, includes a bunch of new features that were previewed earlier, including terminal tabs, Workspace Trust, remote repositories (RemoteHub) and more.
Client-side debugging of Blazor WebAssembly apps, a hot topic among developers, is being addressed in the Rider .NET IDE from JetBrains, starting with a new Early Access Program build.
A new single-tenant version of Azure Logic Apps has reached general availability status, expanding the options for Microsoft's integration Platform-as-a-Service (iPaaS) offering that's built on a containerized runtime.
Microsoft is previewing a new Visual Studio Code extension for working with the open source, experimental Tye project that's used for microservice and distributed application development.
Microsoft's .NET development framework ranked high in recent research about coding bootcamps, or "immersive technology education."
In announcing an update to the PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code, Microsoft's dev team revealed it helped fix the latest edition of the OmniSharp C# Language Server Protocol in a month-long effort. One of the bugs fixed would have broken the debugger, while the other affected startup reliability.
"IntelliCode Package Suggestions use a collaborative filtering algorithm to take the context of your project, including the installed packages and project framework, to then suggest packages that are frequently included in similar projects."
Microsoft claims its new PyTorch Enterprise on Microsoft Azure is the first offering from a cloud platform to provide enterprise support for PyTorch, the popular open source deep learning framework.
Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.10, furthering the effort to convert the UI layer to native macOS, an effort scheduled to reach culmination with VS for Mac 2022.
Microsoft's low-code Power Apps is seemingly headed to no-code, helping developers leverage AI to create applications with natural language.