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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Java on VS Code: More Snippet Shortcuts, Optimized Code Completion

The regular monthly update to Java on Visual Studio Code sees added shortcut snippets aligning with other editors, optimized code completion, improvements to the Maven build automation tool and more pre-release version of extensions.

Visual Studio 2022 v17.2 Previews Live Unit Testing

The second preview of Visual Studio 2022 version 17.2 is out with a full gamut of tweaks across all areas: including C++, .NET productivity, web tools and testing.

.NET 7 Inches Closer to NativeAOT in Preview 2

Native ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation -- a much-requested and long-awaited feature for .NET -- is getting closer in the new .NET 7 Preview 2.

Sporting a New MenuBar, .NET MAUI Heads for Release Candidate

Addressing an impressive array of issues, .NET MAUI gets a new MenuBar in Preview 14, the last stop before it reaches Release Candidate status.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview Brings Back Xamarin Support

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac keeps trudging along toward general availability several months behind its Windows cousin, with the latest preview introducing new Azure Functions V4 tooling and reintroducing Xamarin mobile tooling.