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Visual Studio 2022 17.2 Goes GA, Faces Update Issues

Visual Studio 2022 17.2 reached General Availability status this week, but some users outside the U.S. soon encountered download update issues.

Microsoft: Web Forms Is No Silverlight

The death of Web Forms has been greatly exaggerated.

New Previews for .NET 7, EF7, ASP.NET Core and .NET MAUI RC3

Microsoft shipped fourth previews for .NET 7 (including ASP.NET Core) and Entity Framework 7, along with an unusual Release Candidate 3 for .NET MAUI, the evolution of Xamarin.Forms that adds support for building desktop apps.

C# Gains Most in Programming Language Popularity Index

Microsoft's C# programming language posted the largest 12-month gain in popularity, says the TIOBE Index for May 2022

Syncfusion Essential Studio Release Enhances .NET MAUI, WinUI, Blazor and More

The new release of Syncfusion's Essential Studio 2022 Volume 1 enhances controls for .NET MAUI, Microsoft's evolution of Xamarin.Forms, which is expected to soon hit general availability status.

Python in Visual Studio Code Gets 3 New Extensions

Microsoft's Python in Visual Studio Code dev team introduced three new extensions: Black Formatter, isort and Jupyter Powertoys.

VS Code PowerShell Tool Gets Major Feedback-Driven Overhaul

Microsoft's dev team for the PowerShell extension for Visual Studio Code has updated the tool in a major revamp some two years in the making, driven by user feedback submitted via GitHub issues.

Microsoft 'Eats Own Dog Food' with WebView2, .NET 6, WinUI 3 for PowerToys

As Microsoft releases new developer tech, it's "eating its own dog food" by using it to create the company's own commercial products, with PowerToys being the latest example.

Microsoft Touts IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains for Azure Development

It's well-known that Microsoft touts Java for Azure cloud development with its Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code editor, but it also supports developers who want to work in other tools, including the IntelliJ IDE from JetBrains.

AWS Previews Framework for Writing .NET 6 Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services is previewing a new framework for using its recently introduced .NET 6 runtime to create AWS Lambda functions, the foundation of serverless computing in the Amazon cloud.

Community Devs Revive WCF After Microsoft Deprecation

"CoreWCF is intended for customers who have been using WCF on .NET Framework and need WCF support in .NET Core to facilitate modernizing the application."

GitHub Desktop 3.0 Enhances Pull Request Integration

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced GitHub Desktop 3.0, noting that it provides better integration for developer pull requests (PRs).

.NET MAUI Release Candidate 2 Adds Tizen Support

Only two weeks after .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) RC1, Microsoft has shipped RC2, highlighted by new Tizen support.

Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Hits Release Candidate Stage

Huge dev effort entailed complete UI swap, dumping Mono for .NET 6, support of ARM-based M1 chips from Apple and more.

Visual Studio 2022 17.2 Preview 3 Intros All-In-One Search

Visual Studio 2022 v17.2 Preview 3 introduces an All-In-One searching experience for finding symbols in code, IDE features, files and more.

Oracle Cloud Functions Now Supports C#

C# coders can now use the Functions service in the Oracle Cloud to build and deploy functions typically used in serverless, event-driven computing.

Microsoft Dev Tooling Onboard with New Arm-Based Azure VMs

In announcing a preview of Azure virtual machines (VMs) based on Arm-based processors earlier this month, Microsoft noted that much of its development tooling already or soon will support the new scheme.

'Alternative to Blazor' Wisej 3 Ships

Wisej 3 has shipped, described as an "alternative for Blazor developers" for building enterprise-level ASP.NET web applications with specialized Visual Studio templates.

With Microsoft OpenJDK Build, Azure App Service Adds Java 17 and Tomcat 10.0

Microsoft's Azure App Service now supports the company's own build of OpenJDK, bringing new support for Java 17 and Tomcat 10.0 runtimes.

.NET Community Toolkit v8.0 Preview 3 Tweaks MVVM Source Generators

Microsoft shipped .NET Community Toolkit v8.0 Preview 3 as part of its effort to coalesce all of its general .NET libraries into a one-stop-shop resource.