Heading into the late 1990s, Microsoft sought to consolidate its developer languages and tools into a single, cohesive environment.
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Microsoft's latest and greatest version of Visual Studio is now available to everyone. It brings a ton of new improvements to the IDE.
Visual Studio Code now works better on macOS.
The next major version of Microsoft's flagship software development suite will be named Visual Studio 2019.
According to a report, Microsoft recently held talks to acquire GitHub, which was most recently valued at about $2 billion.
Microsoft brings Fluent Design to a broader range of Windows app developers, new AI-powered code suggestions to Visual Studio, and more.
Understanding developer technologies is key to a deeper understanding of personal computing platforms. So how does Google Flutter change things?
Visual Studio is getting real-time collaboration in 2018, allowing users to collaborate on code in real-time on Visual Studio.
Microsoft continues its push with the release of new tools that help developers build, train, and deploy deep learning models on Visual Studio with the help of Azure.
Microsoft has released .NET Core 2.0, a major new version of its cross-platform, open source, and modular .NET platform.
Microsoft has announced the availability of Windows Template Studio 1.2, the latest version of its UWP builder Visual Studio extension.
Microsoft announced today that it is retiring Windows App Studio, its web-based app development tool.
Today at Build 2017, Microsoft announced a preview version of Xamarin Live Player, which is in some ways the final piece of the mobile development puzzle.
While the general availability of Visual Studio for Mac generated a lot of news today, Microsoft also shipped two other important Visual Studio versions.
During the opening day of Build 2017, Microsoft announced that Visual Studio 2017 for Mac is now generally available. There are several other Visual Studio announcements as well.
I'm excited to announce the Xamarin Challenge, a special promotion aimed at getting developers started with Xamarin's amazing cross-platform mobile app capabilities.
While the audience for this will likely be fairly limited, developers interested in early access to new Visual Studio features now have a new option. It's called Visual Studio Preview.
Microsoft launched Visual Studio 2017 yesterday. But as an added bonus, anyone who downloads the suite will also get a 60-day trial of Xamarin University.
Microsoft today released Visual Studio 2017, the latest version of its world-class software development IDE. This release also marks the 20th anniversary of Visual Studio.
While the first version of Visual InterDev promised to be "Visual Basic for the web," it wasn't until the second release that Microsoft really delivered on that vision.
My first book was about Visual Basic 3, and I later updated it for two other product versions, VB 4 and VB 6. Here's a look back at those early days.
20 years ago, I was heavily invested in Microsoft's developer stack. Here's my 1997 overview of Visual InterDev 1.0, which was included in the first version of Visual Studio.
Here is a behind-the-scenes look at the incredible transformation that has taken place over 20 years of Visual Studio, from the early days to the mobile first, cloud first era.
On March 7, Microsoft will release Visual Studio 2017, the latest and most flexible version of its developer suite. In doing so, the firm will also celebrate Visual Studio's 20th anniversary.
At its Connect(); 2016 event this week in New York, Microsoft announced the release candidate of Visual Studio 2017, plus Visual Studio for Mac and other products.
Announced in pre-release form alongside Visual Studio 2015 last summer,Visual Studio Code---a lightweight, cross-platform code editor---is now available in 1.0 form, Microsoft says.