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Visual Studio 2022 17.3, .NET MAUI Now Generally Available

Microsoft on Aug. 9 made Visual Studio 2022 17.3 generally available, along with .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), an evolution of Xamarin.Forms that adds support to create desktop apps in addition to mobile.

VS 2022 for Mac Alternative: Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac & VS Plugin

With Microsoft facing tough challenges in bringing Visual Studio 2022 for Mac up to parity with its Windows cousin, a new alternative just shipped: Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac.

Microsoft Ships Last Preview of .NET 7 Before Release Candidate

Microsoft today (Aug. 9) shipped .NET 7 Preview 7, the final preview before it hits Release Candidate stage in advance of a Nov. 10 debut.

New for PowerShell: 'Get-WhatsNew' Cmdlet, VS Code Tool Update

The idea of the cmdlet is to help inform users who may be unaware of benefits, new features and changes that could impact their automation, performance and security.

Python in Visual Studio Code Improves 'Getting Started' Experience

"The Python extension walkthrough has been improved to more easily guide users to installing Python when needed, and selecting it in VS Code."

.NET Community Toolkit 8.0 Goes GA

After multiple previews, Microsoft shipped .NET Community Toolkit 8.0 almost exactly one year after it released v7.1 of its precursor, Windows Community Toolkit.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.70 (July 2022 Update)

Here's what's new in Visual Studio Code 1.70 as highlighted by the dev team, with links for full information.

New '.NET Data Hub' Is One-Stop-Shop for .NET Data Handling

"A new .NET Data landing page will help .NET developers quickly navigate to the area of interest."

Devs Reviving Winamp Struggled with Visual Studio 2008 to 2019 Upgrade

News emerged last week that famed Windows media player Winamp had been revived after four years of work by developers, whose biggest challenge was upgrading the project from Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2019.

AWS Announces Visual Studio 2022 on EC2, and Lambda TypeScript Tools

Amazon Web Services (AWS) continues to nod to Microsoft-centric developers, most recently announcing Visual Studio 2022 on Amazon EC2, along with AWS Lambda Powertools for TypeScript.

How New GitHub Projects 'Connects Your Planning Directly to the Work'

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced the general availability of a revamped Projects that's intended to more fully integrate the project planning and development processes.

Microsoft Pumps Out Weekly VS 2022 Previews, Open Sources SBOM Tool

As July winded down, Microsoft started pumping out weekly previews of Visual Studio 2022 v17.3, along with open sourcing a tool to generate a software bill of materials (SBOM), instrumental to government cybersecurity best practices guidance.

Microsoft Tests Tutorials Inside Visual Studio, Starting with Blazor

You have a 50/50 shot at accessing a new experiment from the Visual Studio dev team that integrates tutorials with the IDE for an experience that combines guidance with live code.

Azure Functions Boosted with .NET 7 Support

Azure Functions, Microsoft's serverless cloud computing offering, is previewing new functionality coming with its new support of .NET 7 as a runtime.

Blazor MVC Revives Old Tech for Modern, Red-Hot Web-Dev Framework

With ASP.NET MVC out of active development in favor of ASP.NET Core, one developer is reviving the old MVC tech for application in one of the hottest projects in Microsoft's new open source, cross-platform "Core" world: Blazor.

'Visual Studio for Linux?' Tops Microsoft Q&A Site

Thousands of developers have made the ask over the past four years or so.

Edge Browser Tests Experimental DevTools Command Palette

A new experimental Command Palette is available for testing in the bleeding-edge Canary channel for daily builds of the Microsoft Edge web browser.

Uno Platform Enlisted for Windows Community Toolkit Labs Makeover

Microsoft has teamed with Uno Platform to revamp its Windows Community Toolkit, a collection of helpers, extensions and custom controls for building UWP and .NET apps for Windows.

Azure Developer CLI in Public Preview

A developer-oriented, get-started-on-Azure command-line tool from Microsoft is in a public preview.

Java on Visual Studio Code Fixes Lombok Library Issues

The big news in the July 2022 update to Microsoft's Java on Visual Studio Code extensions is that they all now fully support the Lombok library.