During its Ignite 2021 online event for IT pros and developers this week, Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.9, arriving with out-of-the-box support for .NET 6 Preview 1, which the company also released recently.
"Using formulas that are already familiar to hundreds of millions of users, Power Fx allows a broad range of people to bring skills they already know to low code solutions."
Microsoft is urging enterprises and professional coders to standardize on the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.9, a servicing baseline release that's guaranteed to receive official support for an extended period.
Microsoft open sourced homegrown tools it used to check its systems for code related to the recent massive breach of supply chains that the company has named Solorigate.
Migration technology uses the Angular web framework and Progress Kendo UI user interface elements to convert ASP.NET Web Forms client code to HTML and CSS, with application business logic converted automatically to ASP.NET Core.
For all of the talk of unifying the disparate ecosystem of Microsoft-centric developer tooling -- using one framework for apps of all types on all platforms -- Blazor Desktop is not the answer. There isn't one.
New tech reports reveal the top-paying .NET skills and most in-demand programming languages in the Microsoft-centric developer landscape.
Dapr is now production ready in version 1.0, easing microservices development on-premises, on the edge or in the cloud by abstracting away distributed computing hassles.
The Entity Framework Core 6 dev team shipped Preview 1 this week, headed toward a debut with the larger, unifying .NET 6 umbrella platform in November.
Using Python in Visual Studio Code for machine learning model training and experimentation is easier in the February 2021 update to the tool that fosters Python programming in Microsoft's popular, open source, cross-platform code editor.
The first preview of .NET 6 arrived with grand plans for ASP.NET Core -- the web-dev component -- including much-requested features like hot reload, ahead-of-time (AoT) compilation and the beginnings of Blazor hybrid desktop projects.
Uno Platform, an innovative player in the .NET-centric development world, reaffirmed its support for #WinUIEverywhere in its new v3.5 release, announcing day-zero support of Microsoft's UI platform for Windows apps, WinUI 3 Preview 4.
Microsoft shipped the first preview of .NET 6, expected to debut in November as the culmination of a years-long effort to provide an open source, cross-platform framework for all things .NET in one unifying umbrella offering.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has officially embraced Microsoft's open source Visual Studio Code editor, known for its cross-platform capabilities enhanced by a vast selection of extensions.
WinUI uses Fluent Design to provide a native user experience (UX) framework for both Windows Desktop (Win32) and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) applications.
Visual Studio Code developers using Microsoft's C/C++ extension have gained the ability to customize the way IntelliSense works when coding for different platforms.
Microsoft unveiled a preview of authoring support in an update to the C#/WinRT tool used to help C# developers more easily work with interfaces to the Windows Runtime, the underlying infrastructure used by Windows to expose its APIs.
VS Code's popularity in the data science camp was revealed in a survey by Kaggle, a Google subsidiary that fosters an online community of data scientists and machine learning practitioners.
Java has been getting some developer tooling attention from Microsoft lately in both the cloud and its popular, open source, cross-platform code editor, Visual Studio Code.