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.
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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.
Developers interested in getting an early start on Microsoft's next-generation software development initiatives can now install preview versions of Visual Studio "15" and the Windows 10 Anniversary SDK.
Microsoft executive vice president Scott Guthrie announced that Xamarin's cross-platform solutions will be integrated into Visual Studio and will be free, even in the (also free) Community edition.
Signaling that it really is serious about bringing third party developers to other mobile platforms, Microsoft this week announced that it will purchase Xamarin for an undisclosed sum. Xamarin lets developers target Windows, iOS and Android using the same C# program code.
The first major update for Visual Studio 2015, simply called Update 1, is now available, adding a number of improvements and bug fixes to Microsoft's IDE.