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New Azure Visual Studio Images Support Microsoft Dev Box

Microsoft is offering new Visual Studio VM images on its Azure cloud computing platform, some supporting the Dev Box service for cloud-based workstations customized for software development.

Microsoft Previews 'Vision Studio' for Working with Azure Computer Vision API

As if things weren't complicated enough with oft-confused Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code offerings, Microsoft has now announced a preview of Vision Studio, for working with the Computer Vision API in the Azure cloud computing platform.

Visual Studio Dev Requests Code Copying with Proper Indentation, Mads K. Delivers

Microsoft's Visual Studio extension guru Mads Kristensen is at it again, taking a developer request and turning it into a handy tool, which he has put out there for experimentation and feedback.

Windows Dev Kit 2023 ('Project Volterra') Debuts as Arm Device for Developers

Microsoft debuted Windows Dev Kit 2023 to help developers create Windows apps to run on Arm-powered devices.

With Java 19, VS Code Now Does Virtual Threads While Debugging

The latest update to Java on Visual Studio Code improves the debugging experience thanks to support for the newly released Java 19.

Another GitHub Copilot Detractor Emerges, a California Lawyer Eyeing Lawsuit

"The legal­ity of Copi­lot must be tested before the dam­age to open source becomes irrepara­ble."

VS 2022 17.4 Preview 4 Features .NET MAUI with .NET 7 Release Candidate 2

Microsoft yesterday shipped Visual Studio 17.4 Preview 4 with production-ready code for .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) with .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.

Microsoft Power Pages Launches for Low-Code Business Web Sites

"The Design Studio enables makers to easily create modern, data-centric business web sites for desktop or mobile without writing a single line of code."

OpenSilver Gets Closer to Open Source Parity with Long-Dead Microsoft Silverlight

OpenSilver 1.0 arrived a year ago on the same exact date that Microsoft Silverlight's official support life ended, providing an open source alternative to the developer favorite that effectively died years earlier. Now, it has been updated to v1.1, getting closer to feature parity with the framework it was designed to replace.

Ignite 2022: Microsoft Low-Code Power Products Get GitHub Copilot 'AI Pair Programmer' Tech

Users describe what they want to automate, after which AI will build the flow in seconds.

Ignite 2022 Showcases Visual Studio for Cloud, Collaborative Development

The days of a single developer sitting in an office while using desktop Visual Studio to code a monolithic enterprise app are waning. Now it's all about the cloud and collaboration, Microsoft emphasized at the start of its big Ignite 2022 conference.

No Need to Wait for .NET 8 to Try Experimental WebAssembly Multithreading

Multithreading support for client-side Blazor WebAssembly apps is planned for .NET 8 in November 2023, but developers can try it out now for .NET apps thanks to experimental functionality in the brand-new .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.

One Month to GA: .NET 7 Release Candidate 2 Ships

The next stop for .NET 7 is General Availability, one month out, as Microsoft shipped .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.

Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ Gets Azure Cosmos DB Support, Enhances VMs

Microsoft's regular monthly update to Java on Azure Tooling sees the dev team introducing support for Azure Cosmos DB and furthering recently introduced Azure Virtual Machine functionality.

Simplified Project Setup for Python in Visual Studio Code

The team has recently been busy improving the getting started and set-up experiences, now providing a new Create Environment command.

VS Code v1.72 Adds Community Discussions for Extension Authors

"There is now a VS Code Community Discussions site for extension authors as a gathering place to ask questions, connect with other developers, and show off great work."

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.NET MAUI Community Toolkit v1.3 Supports Gravatar ('Globally Recognized Avatar')

Nodding to today's social media-centered tech world and the under-construction metaverse, Microsoft announced the new .NET MAUI Community Toolkit v1.3 adds support for Gravatar, standing for "globally recognized avatar."

Blazor Among Top Libraries for 'Niche' WebAssembly, Which Sees Shrinking Usage

While WebAssembly has made quite a splash in the web-dev world, a new report describes it as "niche" tech whose usage is actually contracting, though among that shrinking usage, Microsoft's Blazor is among the top libraries.

Did .NET MAUI Ship Too Soon? Devs Sound Off on 'Massive Mistake'

Microsoft recently advanced .NET MAUI to General Availability status, but many developers have complained about half-baked functionality that was shipped too soon.

DevOps Firm Plots Rise of TypeScript for CI/CD

TypeScript has climbed steadily over the past few years to become the most popular programming language used on the CircleCI platform.