• News

    PowerShell on Linux? It's About Time

    Microsoft is open sourcing its popular scripting language and porting it to the Linux and Mac OSX platforms. PowerShell capabilities will also reach into the cloud via extensions for Microsoft Operations Management Suite. 08/18/2016

  • Code Focused

    It's All About Character in C# and Visual Basic

    How C# and Visual Basic handle characters and single-character strings is a bit inconsistent. There's no tidy solution, but it's something you do need to know. 08/18/2016

  • Visual Studio Toolbox

    17 New Extensions for Visual Studio 2015

    Here's a round-up of the most recently released extensions for Visual Studio. There's something here for everyone, from starting a new project to deploying your code. 08/17/2016

  • News

    Visual Studio 2015 Approaching Single Sign-On Nirvana

    It's not quite there yet, but Visual Studio 2015 has improved the authentication process so that developers aren't forced to sign into it more than twice a day. 08/16/2016

  • Practical .NET

    Making Your Data Updates and Deletes More Efficient

    By adding one open source library to your application (and adding two methods to your LINQ statements) you can cut the time spent on database updates and deletes in half. 08/15/2016

  • Visual Studio Toolbox Shortcuts: Expand, Collapse, and Find

    Here are three tips to make interacting with the toolbox faster. 08/12/2016

  • News

    Running Custom Code in SharePoint? Not For Long...

    As the end approaches for code-based sandbox support in SharePoint sites, Microsoft and third parties point to a few resources for inventorying sites that use it. 08/11/2016

  • Code Focused

    Test Out Code Variations at Runtime Using a Static Variable

    Recompiling source code while debugging is possible, but sometimes your C++ project might not be configured to use it. 08/11/2016

  • News

    DevOps is In The Details, Says Microsoft's Brown

    How can developers gain the trust of the operations side? As Microsoft's Donovan Brown explains in a Visual Studio Live! keynote, automation is key in gaining that trust. He then live-demoed a DevOps pipeline within an Azure environment to prove his point. 08/11/2016

  • News

    What's In Xamarin for Visual Studio Developers?

    Developer evangelist James Montemagno explains the benefits that developers will derive in the coming months as a result of the company's acquisition by Microsoft earlier in the year (one hint: open source). He also doesn't hide his affinity for a certain mobile platform. 08/10/2016

  • The Data Science Lab

    R Language Basic Data Structures

    Vectors, lists, arrays, matrices and data frames -- a look at five of the most fundamental data structures built into R. 08/10/2016

  • News

    Progress Report: The Open Microsoft Developer Platform

    At Visual Studio Live! on Tuesday, Microsoft's Amanda Silver offered up a state of the Microsoft development stack, noting the gains made by open sourcing its tools. 08/10/2016

  • Add an Error Handler to Your ASP.NET MVC Controller

    You can customize how your Controllers deal with unhandled errors (though "unhandled errors" don't really exist). 08/09/2016

  • News

    Team Foundation Server 15 RC1 Trots Out New UI

    A release candidate for TFS '15' comes with UI changes on the Web side and a slew of improvements to Agile planning capabilities, Git, Build, and Release Management, to name a few (as well gobs of bug fixes). 08/09/2016

  • Practical .NET

    A First Look at Visual Studio Code

    If you're looking for a lean, mean, cross-platform, desktop code editor then Visual Studio Code might be just your cup of tea. However, if you're used to the level of functionality you get with Visual Studio, it's important to set your expectations appropriately. 08/08/2016

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