Windows App SDK 1.2 Lets Devs Create Third-Party Windows 11 Widgets

Prior, Windows 11 widgets, those little boxes of text/graphics content that provide users with information generated by installed apps, such as news, weather, traffic, texts and so on, were off limits to Windows developers.

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Keyboardless Coding? GitHub Copilot 'AI Pair Programmer' Gets Voice Commands

The GitHub Copilot "AI pair programmer" coding assistant has introduced voice commands, experimental at first.

What's New for ASP.NET Core & Blazor in .NET 7

New functionality for the ASP.NET Core web-dev component of .NET 7 starts out with several enhancements to Blazor, which lets Microsoft-centric web coders use their favorite programming language, C#, instead of JavaScript.

Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Now Generally Available

Visual Studio 2022 17.4 has shipped, boasting first-time native support for Arm64 and working with the brand-new .NET 7.

.NET 7 Finally Arrives as Unifying Microsoft Development Platform

During this week's Net Conf 2022 event, .NET 7 arrived to finally do what .NET 5 was supposed to do in 2020: crown Microsoft's years-long effort to unify disparate development products with "just one .NET going forward."

VS Code v1.73 (October 2022): Improved Search, New Audio Cues, Dev Container Tweaks

For search, devs can select folders to include or exclude.

Containerized Blazor: Microsoft Ponders New Client-Side Hosting

"If you are doing #Blazor Wasm projects that are NOT aspnet-hosted, how are you hosting them? Would this be useful for you -- comment on the issue and what you might expect in the containerization of a Blazor Wasm project?

Exploring the 'Almost Creepy' AI Engine in Visual Studio 2022

As the GitHub Copilot "AI pair programmer" shakes up the software development space, Microsoft's Mads Kristensen reminds folks that Visual Studio's IntelliCode ain't too shabby, either.

New Azure Visual Studio Images Support Microsoft Dev Box

Microsoft is offering new Visual Studio VM images on its Azure cloud computing platform, some supporting the Dev Box service for cloud-based workstations customized for software development.

Microsoft Previews 'Vision Studio' for Working with Azure Computer Vision API

As if things weren't complicated enough with oft-confused Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code offerings, Microsoft has now announced a preview of Vision Studio, for working with the Computer Vision API in the Azure cloud computing platform.

Visual Studio Dev Requests Code Copying with Proper Indentation, Mads K. Delivers

Microsoft's Visual Studio extension guru Mads Kristensen is at it again, taking a developer request and turning it into a handy tool, which he has put out there for experimentation and feedback.

Windows Dev Kit 2023 ('Project Volterra') Debuts as Arm Device for Developers

Microsoft debuted Windows Dev Kit 2023 to help developers create Windows apps to run on Arm-powered devices.

With Java 19, VS Code Now Does Virtual Threads While Debugging

The latest update to Java on Visual Studio Code improves the debugging experience thanks to support for the newly released Java 19.

Another GitHub Copilot Detractor Emerges, a California Lawyer Eyeing Lawsuit

"The legal­ity of Copi­lot must be tested before the dam­age to open source becomes irrepara­ble."

VS 2022 17.4 Preview 4 Features .NET MAUI with .NET 7 Release Candidate 2

Microsoft yesterday shipped Visual Studio 17.4 Preview 4 with production-ready code for .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) with .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.

Microsoft Power Pages Launches for Low-Code Business Web Sites

"The Design Studio enables makers to easily create modern, data-centric business web sites for desktop or mobile without writing a single line of code."

OpenSilver Gets Closer to Open Source Parity with Long-Dead Microsoft Silverlight

OpenSilver 1.0 arrived a year ago on the same exact date that Microsoft Silverlight's official support life ended, providing an open source alternative to the developer favorite that effectively died years earlier. Now, it has been updated to v1.1, getting closer to feature parity with the framework it was designed to replace.

Ignite 2022: Microsoft Low-Code Power Products Get GitHub Copilot 'AI Pair Programmer' Tech

Users describe what they want to automate, after which AI will build the flow in seconds.

Ignite 2022 Showcases Visual Studio for Cloud, Collaborative Development

The days of a single developer sitting in an office while using desktop Visual Studio to code a monolithic enterprise app are waning. Now it's all about the cloud and collaboration, Microsoft emphasized at the start of its big Ignite 2022 conference.

No Need to Wait for .NET 8 to Try Experimental WebAssembly Multithreading

Multithreading support for client-side Blazor WebAssembly apps is planned for .NET 8 in November 2023, but developers can try it out now for .NET apps thanks to experimental functionality in the brand-new .NET 7 Release Candidate 2.

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