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.
Recent Visual Studio Stories
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.
Microsoft has released an update to its web-based Windows App Studio tool that supports Windows 10, letting you build apps with no or minimal code.