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  • Blog Post: Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.2 Beta Released

    It’s been a while since we released Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 (PTVS), and in that time the team has been working on Azure Machine Learning and the Python Client library . But we haven’t forgotten about PTVS. We’ve been working on some of the most popular requests from users...
  • Blog Post: A Preview of Angular 2 and TypeScript in Visual Studio

    Last week, at ng-conf , the Angular team at Google provided the web developer world with an update on the state of Angular 2 . They were joined on stage by a member of the TypeScript team, Jonathan Turner , to also announce that Angular 2 will be built using TypeScript . Jonathan then demoed a preview...
  • Blog Post: Tools for Apache Cordova Update: Windows Phone 8.1 Debugging Support

    For those of you running Visual Studio 2013, yesterday we released Tools for Apache Cordova CTP 3.1 . This release contains a large number of performance and reliability improvements (many of which you’ve reported) along with support for Windows Phone 8.1 debugging. Note: If you use Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 3 Released

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 3 released today, primarily focuses on bug fixes. The release notes and knowledge base article have the complete list of features and fixes. As always, please give us your feedback, suggestions, thoughts, and ideas on our UserVoice site , through the in-product Send...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 2 Released

    Today we released Visual Studio 2013 Update 5 CTP 2 , adding support for graphics debugging of Unity-based applications on Windows Phone, and making fixes in the IDE, Team Foundation Server, and Git support. The release notes have the complete list of features and fixes. As always, please give us...
  • Blog Post: Azure Virtual Machine Images for Visual Studio

    Over the last year we have been constantly expanding our Visual Studio image offerings for the Microsoft Azure virtual machine gallery. The images have proven to be very popular not only for evaluating new Visual Studio releases but also for using them as developer environments in the cloud. In this...
  • Blog Post: Build and Run using Cordova CLI

    With Apache Cordova, web developers can achieve maximal code re-use by building cross-platform mobile applications using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. For details on how Apache Cordova works, read this blog . In order to build such a cross platform multi device application, Visual Studio uses a Cordova...
  • Blog Post: Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio

    Today we are releasing the RTM version of Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio! To get started, download Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2013 or Bing Developer Assistant for Visual Studio 2012 from the Visual Studio Extension Gallery. This extension provides smart, contextual help to...
  • Blog Post: Office 365 Client APIs for Hybrid Mobile Apps

    The Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova enable developers to build mobile apps for iOS, Android, and Windows using web standards technologies. When used with the Office 365 API Tools for Visual Studio , developers can access Office 365 APIs from their hybrid mobile applications to access to the user’s...
  • Blog Post: iOS Build & Debugging with the Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova

    The Visual Studio Tools for Apache Cordova enables developers to easily build a mobile app that targets iOS, Android, and Windows with web standards technologies. At the Connect() event in mid-November, we added iOS debugging to the existing support for Windows and Android (for both Visual Studio 2013...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC now Available

    Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RC is now available to download. This release has lots of small features and fixes for ASP.NET and web platform, Team Foundation Server, Visual C++, JavaScript Editor, Testing Tools, and some other areas. Specifically for updates to the web development tools checkout this...
  • Blog Post: Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio

    The final release of Python Tools 2.1 for Visual Studio (PTVS) is available for download. PTVS is available for Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2012, and Visual Studio 2013. In addition to the other features listed below, PTVS 2.1 supports the free Visual Studio Express for Web and Express for Windows...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 2 (And More) Available

    We have four releases today. First, Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 2 is available, including a few features (e.g. performance improvements for the Visual C++ browsing experience) and some bug fixes. Second, there’s also a CTP available for Team Foundation Server . The release notes have the complete...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 CTP 1 Ready to Download

    The first CTP for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 is ready to download . Update 4 CTP 1 includes feature enhancements and bug fixes for Team Foundation Server and Visual C++. Checkout this detailed blog post for more info on Team Foundation Server enhancements . To learn about bug fixes check out the release...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 RTM Available

    Today we released Update 3 for Visual Studio 2013 (you can read more on Brian Harry ’s blog and Soma ’s blog). To upgrade you can either download the update or install a full version of Visual Studio 2013 with Update 3 already installed from these links: Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate...
  • Blog Post: Update 3 Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013

    Today we’re announcing the Release Candidate for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 , which is now available for download ; direct links for these downloads are at the bottom of this post. You can read more about the announcement on Brian Harry’s blog , this Channel 9 video , and on the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: New Memory Usage Tool for WPF and Win32 Applications

    In Visual Studio 2013 we added a tool in the performance and diagnostics hub to enable you to analyze memory usage for Windows Store apps built using XAML. Since last fall, we’ve gotten requests to support WPF and Win32 apps. Today we’re happy to share the progress we’ve made on these...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Update to Productivity Power Tools 2013

    Today, we’re releasing an update to Productivity Power Tools 2013 on the Visual Studio Gallery. In this release, we fixed a number of customer-reported bugs and issues, and introduced a new feature called syntactic line compression. Syntactic line compression enables you to make better use of...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is here!

    We’re excited to share that the final release of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is ready to download . If you are already using Visual Studio 2013 then you’ll soon have a notification waiting for you in the notification hub to start the download and install Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013. If...
  • Blog Post: Improving Setup in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2

    A few weeks ago at the Build conference, we released a release candidate of the second update to Visual Studio 2013. This update of Visual Studio contained significant new functionality including being able to create Universal Apps for both Windows and Windows Phone. To be able to target Windows Phone...
  • Blog Post: TypeScript 1.0 Released and Open for Contributions

    Recently, we announced the release of TypeScript 1.0. In addition, we’re excited to say that TypeScript is now taking code contributions from the community. This is a significant milestone for the TypeScript project and team! TypeScript is a superset of JavaScript that adds types to JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Installer Projects Extension

    UPDATE 6/12/2014: We have released the final version of this extension - v1.0.0.0. This release addresses: Warnings when building with Microsoft.bcl.async Error 2727 occuring with more than 1 content file Some cases of the 0x8000000A when using the command line Unfortunately we couldn...
  • Blog Post: Authoring Windows 8.1 Apps in XAML

    At the BUILD conference last week , we announced the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 and Blend for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. We have been busy improving the overall experience of XAML development in Visual Studio and Blend, and this post gives you an overview of some of the cool new features...
  • Blog Post: Using Visual Studio to build Universal XAML Apps

    At the Build conference, we announced the release of the new converged Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 platforms. As a developer, this means you can now build XAML and HTML universal apps that run on both Phone and Tablets by sharing a significant amount of code and content. To enable building universal...
  • Blog Post: Building Windows Phone 8.1 Apps in HTML

    Last week at the BUILD conference, we announced that you can now build apps for Windows Phone 8.1 using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript using much the same techniques you use for building Windows 8.1 Store apps today. To help you build these apps, we’ve made many improvements to Visual Studio 2013 and...
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