VS Code Dev Intros Open Source Markdown Language Server

A maintainer of JavaScript/TypeScript for the VS Code team has completely changed the way Markdown works in the editor, replacing (and adding to) functionality that was previously baked in and augmented by extensions.

Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ Now Supports Kubernetes, Virtual Machines

The latest monthly update to Java on Azure Tooling adds support for Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) in the IntelliJ toolkit, along with support of Azure virtual machines.

Azure's 'Dev Box' Cloud Workstation Service in Public Preview

Microsoft's managed Dev Box service for developer-oriented, Azure-based cloud workstations is now available in a public preview.

Canonical/Microsoft Partnership Puts .NET 6 into Ubuntu Linux

Microsoft and Canonical announced a months-long partnership has resulted in .NET 6 being included in the latter company's latest Ubuntu distribution of the Linux OS.

Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 1 Furthers Arm64 Support

Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 1 furthers Microsoft's efforts to support the Arm64 architecture in its flagship IDE, adding a new supported workload among other improvements.


Microsoft, AWS Lead Cloud AI Developer Services Evaluations

Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS) led a host of vendors in an evaluation of cloud AI developer services published by research firm Gartner.

Microsoft Furthers Visual Studio Extension Writing Revamp

Microsoft this week announced VisualStudio.Extensibility, its latest effort to revamp the authoring process for Visual Studio extensions.

Microsoft Updates Old .NET Framework for Arm64

Since .NET Framework 4.8.0 shipped in May of last year, dev cycles have focused on fixes and maintenance in "security and quality rollup updates."

GA Release of Visual Studio for Mac 17.3 Intros User Secrets for Sensitive Info

Microsoft this week shipped Visual Studio for Mac 17.3, introducing support for User Secrets among a host of updates.

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Microsoft Announces SynapseML for .NET for Large-Scale Machine Learning

Microsoft announced SynapseML for .NET, building on its open source project for large-scale machine learning that debuted last November.

Entity Framework 7 Preview 7 Adds & Improves Interceptors

Entity Framework 7 Preview 7 is all about Interceptors, used for working with EF Core operations.

What's New for Blazor, ASP.NET Core in Latest .NET 7 Preview

Blazor sports a new WebAssembly loading page and sees improvements to data binding and virtualization in the latest .NET 7 preview.

Visual Studio 2022 17.3, .NET MAUI Now Generally Available

Microsoft on Aug. 9 made Visual Studio 2022 17.3 generally available, along with .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), an evolution of Xamarin.Forms that adds support to create desktop apps in addition to mobile.

VS 2022 for Mac Alternative: Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac & VS Plugin

With Microsoft facing tough challenges in bringing Visual Studio 2022 for Mac up to parity with its Windows cousin, a new alternative just shipped: Parallels Desktop 18 for Mac.

Microsoft Ships Last Preview of .NET 7 Before Release Candidate

Microsoft today (Aug. 9) shipped .NET 7 Preview 7, the final preview before it hits Release Candidate stage in advance of a Nov. 10 debut.

New for PowerShell: 'Get-WhatsNew' Cmdlet, VS Code Tool Update

The idea of the cmdlet is to help inform users who may be unaware of benefits, new features and changes that could impact their automation, performance and security.

Python in Visual Studio Code Improves 'Getting Started' Experience

"The Python extension walkthrough has been improved to more easily guide users to installing Python when needed, and selecting it in VS Code."

.NET Community Toolkit 8.0 Goes GA

After multiple previews, Microsoft shipped .NET Community Toolkit 8.0 almost exactly one year after it released v7.1 of its precursor, Windows Community Toolkit.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.70 (July 2022 Update)

Here's what's new in Visual Studio Code 1.70 as highlighted by the dev team, with links for full information.

New '.NET Data Hub' Is One-Stop-Shop for .NET Data Handling

"A new .NET Data landing page will help .NET developers quickly navigate to the area of interest."