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Visual Studio’s new extensibility model improves, yet frustrates devs with long preview and limited capability

Microsoft’s refreshed out-of-process extensibility model for Visual Studio – still in preview – now supports publication of extensions […]

Developers urge Microsoft to “reconsider” auto-installing recommended components in Visual Studio

A new feature of the Visual Studio installer, the automatic install of “recommended” components even when not specifically […]

Visual Studio 17.8 released with .NET 8, but progress is slow with much-requested features

Microsoft has released Visual Studio 17.8 as part of its .NET 8 release wave, with hundreds of new […]

Focus on full-stack Blazor web framework as .NET 8 RC2 and new Visual Studio preview arrives

Microsoft’s .NET 8 Release Candidate 2 is out, and the last release candidate of what will be a […]

Visual Studio for Mac ‘retired’: From open source, to closed source, to dead

Microsoft is freezing development of Visual Studio for Mac (VS Mac), with support ending on August 31 2024. […]

Is ASP.NET on the right path? Microsoft .NET 8 preview prompts debate and Visual Studio 17.6 rolls out

Ahead of its Build developer event next week, Microsoft has pushed out a new preview of the forthcoming […]

Fluent UI proposal for Visual Studio raises fears about another botched redesign

Microsoft is planning to redesign the Visual Studio user interface to make it conform better to the Fluent […]

Polyglot Notebooks fully released for VS Code, with support for multiple languages – not including Python

Microsoft has declared the Polyglot Notebooks extension to Visual Studio Code ready for business, enabling multiple programming languages […]

Microsoft ships first preview of .NET 8 and ‘Blazor United,’ releases new Visual Studio

Microsoft has delivered a big batch of developer tool updates, including the first preview of .NET 8, which […]

New Visual Studio preview has intent-based suggestions, spell check and Markdown editor but devs push for new designer

Microsoft has released preview 3 of Visual Studio 17.5, with new features including a spell checker for comments, […]