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Creating a Custom Start Page in Visual Studio 2017

Visual Studio is all about making the developer coding experience more streamlined, allowing you to get to elements of the IDE that matter to you most. Customizing the Start Page is, well, a good start.

New, Updated C++ Tooling in Visual Studio 2017, VS Code

Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio Code are a bit more C++-friendly now that tools have improved support. Plus: Windows 10 evaulation VMs are now updated and available.

Leveraging Contract Technology for Simpler Applications

If you haven’t used the .NET Framework Contract tools to help guarantee code quality, it’s worthwhile to consider integrating them into your work. If you figured that Contracts were all hype, it may be time to see how they could be genuinely useful.

Working with the Properties Window in Visual Studio's Categories View

If you prefer to keep your Properties Window in Categories View, then here's some shortcuts you might find valuable.

Update: Windows 10 Creators Update and SDK, .NET Framework 4.7, More

Platform tools get some exposure on this week's roundup of news for developers in this week's podcast. Also: Who's listening, and who should we interview next?

Supercomputing with the .NET Task Parallel Library

Huge volumes of data need near-supercomputer power to process and analyze it all. You can get there with the .NET Task Parallel Library.

SQL Server 2017 CTP 2.0 Now Available

The RDBMS formerly known as SQL Server vNext is now out as SQL Server 2017 Community Technology Preview 2.0.

Code Reviews and Presentations with Visual Studio, Part 2

Last time we looked at presentation tools that you can use to show off your work to an audience or to a team. This time, we look at tools that might be more suitable for use in code review. I also share some of my experiences using these tools.

Visual Studio 2017 Preview 15.2 Loads Up on Workloads

Among the highlights in this early and raw preview include additional workloads for data science, Python, and gaming, and a slew of fixes that correct one particularly vexing installation issue and errors that have cropped up in Team Explorer.

Windows 10 Insider Preview Builds in More Linux Support

There's no rest for Windows developers, as one of the more interesting parts of the next Windows 10 release that's accessible by insiders, Build 16176 for PC, is improved support for Windows Subsystem for Linux.

Grouping in LINQ with Methods

Peter follows up -- yet again – on a column on how to group results with LINQ using the SQL-like syntax with the same solution using the method-based syntax. And, no, you're not seeing double.

End is Nigh for CodePlex, Visual Studio 2008

Two wholly unrelated end-of-life events are on the horizon, one for the once-popular CodePlex source code sharing site built by Microsoft, and the other for a waning Visual Studio 2008.

Code Reviews and Presentations with Visual Studio

Whether you're giving a presentation at a conference or working with peers on a code review, these Visual Studio tools help make you look great.

Introducing: Serverless C# with Azure Functions

Azure Functions get you beyond the traditional client/server approach to app creation, right into the cloud. Let’s first look at triggers.

TypeScript Gets Closer To ECMAScript

The release candidate for version 2.3 of the JavaScript-like language adds more support for several ECMAscript features and capabilities, including downlevel generator and iterator support when targeting ES versions 3 and 5.

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