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Microsoft has announced the end of the road for Visual Studio on macOS. The latest release, version 17.6, will remain supported for one more year, after which Microsoft will pull the plug on its IDE.
Microsoft's latest Visual Studio 2022 update, version 17.6.4, which was released last night, brings several changes, improvements, and bug fixes. The new update fixes a high CPU usage bug, and more.
Microsoft has announced several developer tools and solutions today at its Build 2023 event. Leaked previously, the company has unveiled its new Dev Box today which claims to boost VS performance.
Microsoft has announced several developer tools and solutions today at its Build 2023 event. Leaked previously, the company has unveiled its new Dev Box today as it gets a new 2TB SSD option.
At its Build 2023 event today, Microsoft is sharing details on the progress and headway it has made in terms of Arm64 support on Windows. A bunch of applications are getting native Arm support.
Another month—another update for the Windows 11 Development Environment, also known as free Windows 11 virtual machines. Version 2305, with the latest updates, is now available for download.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 17.6 Preview 2. If you install it, it will be installed side-by-side with the stable version of Visual Studio so you won't lose any of your work.
Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows 11 machines available for a free evaluation. The latest update lets you use Microsoft's OS without activation until May 23, 2023.
Join us in the latest edition of Microsoft Weekly as we recap all the important stuff from the world of the Redmond tech giant including Windows updates and some good news for developers.
In the third preview of Visual Studio 17.5, Microsoft added spell-checking functionality for C#, C++, and Markdown files. If you correct any identifiers it will auto-refactor your code.
Microsoft is working on an All-in-One Search functionality in Visual Studio. This will allow developers to search for both code and features in a single interface, along with an editable code preview.
Microsoft has added Sticky Scroll to the latest Visual Studio 2022 preview. Sticky Scroll helps you to identify which part of the code you're working on so you don't have to scroll up to find out.
Microsoft has released a Developer News extension for Visual Studio, restoring similar functionality that was present in older Visual Studio versions. As it's an extension, it's optional.
Microsoft has detailed the performance gains in Visual Studio 2022 17.4. Most Save operations have been moved to a background thread and Find and Replace in Files should be a whopping 3-4x faster.
Microsoft has released version 1.2 of the Windows App SDK with a bunch of new features including support for third-party Widgets in Windows 11, updated media playback controls, and lots more.
Visual Studio 2022 users can now have up to ten Git repositories open at once. This helps when working on projects that are situated across several repositories. This feature was highly requested.
In the latest edition of Microsoft Weekly, we discuss the testing of ads (useful tips?) in Windows 11, updates for developers and Windows power users, and some information about Microsoft 365.
Visual Studio 2022 17.4 now includes a feature that allows you to roll back to a previous version of the IDE. Microsoft recommends you only do this temporarily, as the latest version is most secure.
Visual Studio 2022 version 17.4 is now live. It is the first release of the IDE to have native support for Arm64, and it also packs the latest version of .NET. A preview for version 17.5 is ready too.
Microsoft has announced the availability timeframes for a range of exciting new features for Teams. This includes Mesh avatars, a Microsoft Places app, and a massively improved channels experience.
Microsoft has announced the release of Visual Studio for Mac 17.4 Preview 2.1. The latest release addresses customer feedback; brings shell and editor improvements, no Rosetta requirement, and more.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 17.4 Preview 2. It comes with a host of new features including the ability to roll back Visual Studio updates, Arm64 support for Node.js, and more.
Microsoft has released the Visual Studio 2022 17.3 update. It brings several new features, including support for .NET MAUI, a Teams Toolkit, C++ improvements, and improved Live Unit Testing.
Microsoft has announced the general availability of GitHub Copilot, its AI-powered development assistant. If you're looking for an AI to help you write code, you can give it a go at $10/month.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 2. This is a major release because it is the first version of the IDE to pack native support for ARM64 hardware, but only on Windows 11 for now.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 for Mac 17.0. It brings a native macOS UI, Apple Silicon support, and more. There is also a new preview build for the next version of Visual Studio for Mac.
Microsoft has released Release Candidate 2 for Visual Studio 2022 for Mac. The update moves the IDE to fully native macOS UI, which means the application is now fully optimized for Apple Silicon.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 17.2 and the first preview of 17.3. With this update, the C# and .NET experiences are improved and the performance of Git has been enhanced too.
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Microsoft has rolled out Visual Studio 2022 17.0 Preview 8 for Mac. The release fixes lots of critical issues and is a stepping stone in a "high-quality" general availability build down the road.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 for Mac 17.0 Preview 7. The update contains a native UI for Preferences screens, improved Xamarin support, and the ability to use Azure Functions V4.
Microsoft has finally announced the general availability of the latest Azure Sphere version 22.02 after it canceled Azure Sphere OS version 22.01 in January due to issues in the Retail Eval channel.
Join us as we recap everything important that happened in the Microsoft-verse in the past few days including some significant Windows 11 builds, decent news for developers, and the death of a mascot.
Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 6 fixes top issues, reduces crashes along with addressing top reported feedback. However, Xamarin developers should continue using Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.10.
Microsoft has published a public service announcement, reminding organizations and developers that some older versions of Visual Studio are running out of support soon, so consider upgrading.
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Microsoft has rolled out Visual Studio 2022 17.1 Preview 2, which contains a ton of enhancements related to Git, C++, .NET, and macOS development. Color tabs are finally supported too.
Microsoft has released Visual Studio 2022 for Mac Preview 4. It ports more of the program to the native macOS UI, fixes several issues, and allows for improved dragging and dropping of tool windows.