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Microsoft Dev Tooling Onboard with New Arm-Based Azure VMs

In announcing a preview of Azure virtual machines (VMs) based on Arm-based processors earlier this month, Microsoft noted that much of its development tooling already or soon will support the new scheme.

Java on Visual Studio Code Supports Java 18

The regular monthly update to Java on Visual Studio Code adds support for the latest edition of the language, Java 18.

TypeScript 4.7 Beta Tackles 'Very Difficult' ECMAScript Module Support

Microsoft shipped the beta release of TypeScript 4.7, which tackles a "very difficult feature," ECMAScript Module Support in Node.js.

.NET Community Toolkit v8.0 Preview 3 Tweaks MVVM Source Generators

Microsoft shipped .NET Community Toolkit v8.0 Preview 3 as part of its effort to coalesce all of its general .NET libraries into a one-stop-shop resource.

Microsoft Asks for Votes on Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Issues

Microsoft's dev team for Visual Studio 2022 for Mac is seeking more developer feedback on top issues faces by users as it polishes up the IDE, which just shipped in Preview 9.

Update Pipeline Improved in Entity Framework Core 7

Entity Framework Core 7 (EF7) Preview 3 is out with improvements to the update pipeline along with initial preview support for scaffolding (database-first) templates and more.

Mads Asks What You Want for Visual Studio 2022

Microsoft's Mads Kristensen -- Visual Studio developer and extensions author extraordinaire -- is asking his 30,000-plus Twitter followers what features they would like for Visual Studio 2022.

ASP.NET Core Furthers Minimal API Work in .NET 7 Preview 3

Minimal APIs are architected to create HTTP APIs with minimal dependencies, ideal for microservices and ASP.NET Core apps in which developers want to include only the minimum files, features and dependencies.

.NET MAUI Release Candidate Ships with 'Go Live' Support

.NET MAUI, Microsoft's tardy "evolution" of Xamarin.Forms, has shipped as a Release Candidate with "go live" support for production-ready applications.

.NET 7 Preview 3 Is All About Native AOT

Microsoft's new .NET 7 Preview 3 showcases native ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation, a much-requested and long-awaited feature for .NET, with Microsoft even taking the time to explain what it is.

What's New in VS Code 1.66 (March 2022 Update)

Improvements touch upon accessibility, the workbench, terminal, online VS Code for Web and more.

VS 2022 for Mac Preview 8 Tackles Top Issues, Quality

Microsoft's Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 8 is out with the dev team addressing top feedback issues as part of a huge effort to revamp the IDE and provide quality equal to its Windows counterpart, which debuted last November.

Visual Studio 2022 Now Does GitHub Copilot, the 'AI Pair Programmer'

The potentially game-changing tech drew many "ooohs" and "aaahs" from the developer community -- and a fair amount of debate about ethics and security -- when it was unveiled last summer for Visual Studio Code.

Python in VS Code Team Is Breaking Up Big Extension

It's by far the most popular tool in the marketplace with more than 53 million installs, nearly 20 million more than any other extension.

Spring Cloud Azure 4.0 Now Generally Available

Microsoft announced that Spring Cloud Azure -- not to be confused with Azure Spring Cloud -- is now generally available in a version 4.0 update.

Microsoft Won't Do Drag-and-Drop for Blazor

Don't look for Microsoft to provide drag-and-drop functionality for Blazor, though it can still be done via JavaScript interop.

How to Prepare for .NET 5 End-of-Support on May 8

Microsoft has published guidance on how to prepare for the upcoming end of support for .NET 5.

Microsoft Offers Visual Studio 2019 in New Azure VM for Game Development

The customized, GPU-supported, Azure VM comes pre-installed with tools enabling game production on the cloud, suitable for use with Unreal Engine and Perforce Helix Core.

VS Code Power Platform Tools Now Generally Available

Microsoft announced the general availability of a Visual Studio Code extension for working with the Power Platform, a line of business intelligence, app development and app connectivity applications.

Microsoft Claims 2 of Top 5 Favorite Programming Languages in New Report

Careers firm Hired published a "2022 State of Software Engineers" report that analyzes demand, salaries, skills and preferences, including programming languages.