The recent release of Visual Studio 2017 15.8 featured a bevy of improvements for Web developers, ranging from new Docker container to Azure Functions functionality.
Wang's team has been at the forefront of Microsoft's journey from plodding, waterfall-oriented software provider to agile, cloud-based organization. It was, he said, "incredibly painful."
- By John K. Waters
Microsoft shipped an update to its functional programming language, incorporating Span support in the new F# 4.5.
New features in Visual Studio 2017 15.8 focus on productivity and performance.
Expert advice often explains how to do things easier, but sometimes that advice resonates more when it details hard lessons learned.
Microsoft released a tool to help developers check if their Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Framework applications are ready for the new platform, which it said promises a "drastically better deployment solution."
The July 2018 release of Visual Studio Code features new functionality for navigation, applying Quick Fixes to address problems, working with extensions and more.
Microsoft's Xamarin team announced a preview release that lets C# developers tackle iOS 12, the next major release of Apple's mobile OS that's expected to ship this fall.
Microsoft has shipped Windows Community Toolkit 4.0, after earlier this year renaming the collection of development tools to reflect its broader reach beyond Universal Windows Platform apps to frameworks such as WPF, WinForms, Xamarin and .NET Core.
Microsoft has updated ML.NET, its cross-platform, open source machine learning framework for .NET developers, as it asks for input on a major API revamp.
A new Visual Studio Code extension from the Amazon Alexa dev team targets the development and deployment of skills, or capabilities the voice-activated virtual assistant can perform in response to verbal commands.
Microsoft issued fixes to address problems with .NET Framework applications that were caused by July Windows patches.
Microsoft's Xamarin team announced the availability of Xamarin.Android 9.0 (P) Preview, letting Visual Studio developers target the next big update to Google's Android mobile OS.
This week Microsoft released updates to .NET Framework versions to fix problems caused by its botched July 10 patches, but some key Windows systems remain unpatched.
Perhaps nothing better exemplifies the "new" Microsoft than the process of developing the F# functional programming language it created 13 years ago, a process heavily dependent upon the open source community.
It includes new project reference functionality, support for operating on parameter lists, new types to enforce explicit checks, improved JSX support, a better error UX and much more.
Python developers using Visual Studio Code are getting an AI-assisted boost from the editor's IntelliCode extension, just released in a preview.
As expected following its recent purchase of GitHub, Microsoft's flagship Visual Studio IDE is seeing stronger integrations with the development platform and open source code repository.
Microsoft boosted the text editing capabilities of its Azure Cloud Shell command-line interface (CLI) tool with the addition of graphical Visual Studio Code editor technology.
Improving documentation is often cited as a good onramp to open source, and Microsoft is inviting developers to get on board with Visual Studio and VS Code.