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VS Code: Brought to You by 15,000 Developers

It's open source, cross-platform, lightweight, increasingly popular, widely described as being performant, endlessly extensible and easy to use -- and is brought to you by some 15,000 community contributors.

Computer Vision, AI Help Devs Build the New Experience

While it may seem a bit like "Big Brother," facial recognition and other technologies have truly life-saving implications.

Two New Features in SQL Server Management Studio

Microsoft has updated its SQL Server Management Studio to version 17.3, adding two features along with various minor enhancements and bug fixes.

Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.7.1

Microsoft shipped the latest iteration of its foundational .NET Framework, version 4.7.1, adding support for .NET Standard 2.0 among a host of other improvements to accessibility, security, performance, reliability and more.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: 'Never Stop Learning'

The key to being an effective developer is constantly expanding your knowledge, says Microsoft's Dustin Campbell, a lifelong programmer and avid learner, at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Anaheim.

Report: Use of Swift Falls, Signaling Change to Multiplatform Mobile Coding

Cumbersome mobile app development using individual languages for each platform is giving way to multiplatform coding -- at which Visual Studio tooling is adept -- according to TIOBE, which tracks language popularity.

Analysis of GitHub C# Code Reveals Most Popular NuGet Packages, Tabs vs. Spaces, More

Perhaps answering the tabs-vs.-spaces indentation question forever, a developer has used Google's BigQuery analytics tool to investigate all things related to the C# programming language in GitHub's vast trove of open source code projects.

Microsoft, AWS Team Up for 'Gluon' Deep Learning Library

The new joint project provides an open source deep learning library "to more easily and quickly build machine learning models without compromising training performance."

New Visual Studio 2017 Preview Round Starts, Improving Debugging, More

Just one day after Visual Studio 2017 15.4 graduated into production, Microsoft announced a new preview round, v15.5, with a focus on debugging, productivity, performance and more.

Windows Dev Day: Fall Creators SDK, .NET Standard 2.0 for UWP

Windows Developer Day revealed the SDK for the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is ready for download, and that the Universal Windows Platform now supports .NET Standard 2.0 for consistent API usage.

Microsoft Boosts Terminal Performance in VS Code

After fulfilling developer demand for an integrated terminal within the Visual Studio Code editor, Microsoft has continued to incrementally improve the feature, boosting its performance by up to 45 times in the latest release.

Visual Studio 2017 15.4 Officially Released

Microsoft today announced the official release of Visual Studio 15.4, a minor update that fixes bugs, improves performance and adds some new features.

Microsoft Exec Tweets the Death of Windows Mobile

On Sunday, a tweet signaled the end: "Of course we'll continue to support the platform.. bug fixes, security updates, etc. But building new features/hw aren't the focus" -- followed by a frowning emoticon.

Q&A: Enhancing Office 365 Collaboration via Microsoft Teams Extensions

Paul Schaeflein, enterprise architect and Microsoft MVP for Office Development, explains how developers can use automation, bots and other rich capabilities of Microsoft Teams to enhance collaboration among Office 365 users.

AI-Driven Stack Overflow Bot Answers Programming Questions Within VS Code Editor

Visual Studio Code developers can now leverage the power of Microsoft's AI-driven Bot Framework with a new extension developed by Microsoft and Stack Overflow, the popular programming Q&A site.

Puppet Previews VS Code Extension

There's now a Visual Studio Code extension -- in technical preview -- for Puppet, the software configuration management tool that automates the delivery and operation of applications and facilitates enterprise DevOps practices.

VS Code Tools for AI Further Microsoft's Deep Learning Efforts

Much of the Microsoft Ignite conference news last week focused on the company's artificial intelligence and deep learning efforts, including the new Visual Studio Code Tools for AI.

Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0 Released with .NET Standard 2.0 Support

With help from more than 20 open source community developers, a stable release of Xamarin.Forms 2.4.0 is out, introducing several new features and supporting .NET Standard 2.0 for consistent API usage.

VS Code Gets Java Debugger

Visual Studio Code is getting more Java programming functionality in a new extension from Microsoft -- in collaboration with Red Hat -- that adds debugging capabilities.

Microsoft Joins Open Source Initiative

Microsoft, continuing a years-long transformation into a more open company, has joined the Open Source Initiative as a premium sponsor.

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