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Microsoft officially launches the first preview of Visual Studio for Mac

Given that Microsoft already mistakenly published this announcement earlier this week, the fact that the company is launching Visual Studio for Mac doesn’t come as a major surprise now that it

Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code for Windows, OS X and Linux hits 1.0

Visual Studio Code (VS Code), Microsoft’s cross-platform text editor for developers, hit version 1.0 today after about a year in beta. The company says more than 500,000 developers now actively

Microsoft Updates Its Developer Tools And Services, Introduces Monthly Visual Studio Subscription

Microsoft today announced a large number of updates to its developer and DevOps tools and services at its Connect conference in New York. These range from a new free program for developers who are j

Microsoft Launches Open Source Tool To Help iOS Developers Port Their Apps To Windows

At its Build developer conference earlier this year, Microsoft announced that it would soon release tools that would make it easier for iOS and Android developers to take their existing code and port

Microsoft Launches Visual Studio 2015

After a year of previews and one release candidate, Microsoft today officially launched the latest version of its Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) together with an update to its

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2015 Will Launch On July 20

Microsoft today announced that Visual Studio 2015 (VS 2015), the latest version of the company's integrated development environment, will launch on July 20. This latest version greatly emphasizes c

Microsoft Announces Azure Service Fabric, A New Framework For Building Highly Scalable Cloud Services

Microsoft today announced Azure Service Fabric, a new Azure service that aims to make it easier for developers at startups and ISVs to create highly scalable cloud applications. The idea is to give de

Microsoft’s After-Hours Employee App Project Offers A Slate Of New Software

Microsoft Garage is an initiative at Microsoft that works like an internal accelerator, taking ideas that employees have outside of their ordinary day jobs and turning them into real apps. The first b

Microsoft Launches Free, Unrestricted Version Of Visual Studio For Small Teams

Microsoft today launched the Community 2013 edition of Visual Studio, which essentially replaces the very limited Visual Studio Express version the company has been offering for a few years now. Th

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio With Deeper Git And Azure Integrations, Performance And Diagnostic Tools

There used to be a time when Microsoft would release new versions of its Visual Studio development environment every two years or so, with maybe a service pack in the middle. Since the release of Visu

Microsoft Acquires SyntaxTree To Offer Better Unity Support In Visual Studio

Microsoft today announced that it has acquired SyntaxTree, the France-based company behind UnityVS, a popular Visual Studio plugin for developers that use the cross-platform Unity framework to write t

Microsoft Updates Visual Studio With Support For Universal Projects, TypeScript 1.0 And .NET Native Code Compilation

At its Build developers conference today, Microsoft announced the launch of the first release candidate of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2. While this may sound like a minor update, it's actually a big st

Microsoft Adds Full TypeScript Support To Visual Studio

About a year and a half ago, Microsoft unveiled its TypeScript language to help programmers write large programs in JavaScript. Starting today, with the arrival of the first release candidate of TypeS

Microsoft Launches Node.js Tools For Visual Studio

Node.js has quickly become one of the most popular platforms for writing server-side code. Windows, however, was never quite the right operating system to develop node.js applications on. That may be

Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2013 Launches With New Online Tools, Previews Browser-Based Code Editor

Microsoft today launched the latest version of its <a target="_blank" href="">Visual Studio tools</a> for developers at an event in New York

Microsoft Adds Bootstrap Support To Visual Studio 2013

At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft <a target="_blank" href="">announced</a> that it has a

New Microsoft Visual Studio Features Show Importance Of Windows Azure, Developing For Connected Devices

Microsoft showed the new Visual Studio 2013 at the Build conference today. The new integrated development environment (IDE) features include performance tools for power consumption, asynchronous calls

Microsoft Announces Git Support For Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server And Service

Microsoft just made a <a target="_blank" href="">major announcement</a> that will likely take many developers by surprise. At the <a t

Icenium Cloud For Mobile App Development Seeks To Replace Visual Studio and Eclipse

<a target="_blank" href="">Telerik</a> has developed a service called <a target="_blank" href="">Icenium</a> to automate the otherwise tedious task of us

Microsoft supports niche F# language in Visual Studio 2010

<img src="" />There are so many programming languages that I can't keep track of them all any more. Presumably each has specific strengt