Linux support, the most-requested feature for Visual Studio Code Live Share -- which allows real-time collaboration among developers on different machines and platforms -- was announced this week.
Windows Template Studio, an open source Visual Studio extension that provides a low-code approach to creating Universal Windows Platform apps, launched in version 2.0 with an improved Visual Studio UI highlighting new features.
Mozilla has unveiled an IDE for coding WebAssembly projects that could serve as an alternative to Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Code editor.
Microsoft this week announced the second previews of .NET Core 2.1 and its like-versioned associates, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.
Microsoft has open sourced several tools in the pursuit of API-Driven Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery for mobile apps with Visual Studio App Center.
.NET Core, the reinvention of the Microsoft .NET Framework as an open source, cross-platform development choice, is a key focus of the upcoming features planned for the Visual Studio IDE.
A couple years ago, Microsoft revamped its developer documentation experience, turning to an open model in which anyone could contribute to the docs.microsoft.com site. Now, a new Visual Studio Code extension has been published to make that easier.
Microsoft's Craig Wittenberg has revived the original File Manager that first came with Windows 3.0 in 1990, getting it to run on Windows 10 and making it available as a Visual Studio solution.
The extension model introduced with Visual Studio Code and subsequently tracked by the Visual Studio IDE is proving so popular it has been applied to SQL Operations Studio, Microsoft's cross-platform, open source data management tool.
The Python extension for the open source Visual Studio Code editor -- the most popular offering available in the marketplace -- has been updated with improved debugging functionality.
Microsoft has open sourced a tool that helps official Linux distribution maintainers and other developers run their OS packages on Windows 10, via Windows Store distribution for the former or individual sideloading for the latter.
Less than two weeks after publishing the TypeScript 2.8 Release Candidate, Microsoft has officially launched it into general availability, bringing conditional types and more.
Microsoft's flagship Visual Studio IDE is continuing to track the extension model introduced with the company's open source Visual Studio Code editor, most recently adding support for debug adapters.
Data developers using Microsoft's Azure cloud have several new offerings to work with as database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL, along with Azure Databricks, are now generally available.