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Last Chance: Visual Studio LIVE! – Las Vegas

Less than 3 weeks to go! Join Us at Visual Studio LIVE! Las Vegas

Are you at the forefront of driving business innovation using Visual Studio? With our room block running low, decide today to secure your spot at Visual Studio LIVE!
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Introducing Visual Studio 17.10 – Preview 1 is Here!

We’re excited to introduce the first preview of Visual Studio 17.10! This is where we get to show you what we’ve been working on and what we’re planning, and with feedback from the most active developer community on the planet, we get to deliver truly compelling products.
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Visual Studio 2022 17.9 Now Available

Welcome to Visual Studio 2022 17.9! This release comes with more capabilities and improvements that enhance productivity for you and your team, such as AI-assistance and better extensibility. Plus, we’re always improving core productivity and performance! We’ve included suggestions from you in the community and are publishing more about our backlogs in our release notes and roadmap.
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A Look Back: Visual Studio’s Profiling Tool Advancements in 2023

In retrospect, the past year our team was on a mission to enhance Profiling tools, making them more efficient and user-friendly. We improved instrumentation and our .NET counter tool, broadened platform support, seamlessly integrated unit test profiling, and boosted overall performance.
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2023’s Top 10 New Features for .NET in Visual Studio

The .NET team has been working hard all through 2023 to create innovative features to enhance the productivity and experience of .NET developers. This blog dives into James Montemagno’s favorite new .NET features in Visual Studio. 

I was particularly interested in Dev Tunnels.
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Developing With Accessibility in Mind at Microsoft  

December 3rd was celebrated as the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, or IDPWD, to bring awareness and understanding of the issues that people with disabilities face around the world. At Microsoft, we are committed to empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more,
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Reflecting on 2023—Azure Storage

2023 was an emblematic year of growth for storage and data services with AI at the top of mind for many customers. Azure customers’ overall data estate continued to grow, powered by the emergence of new workloads and access patterns.
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In the Debugger’s Spotlight: A Year in Review

Reflecting on the past year’s journey, our team was on a mission to enhance debugging tools, ensuring they became more efficient and user-friendly. We dedicated our efforts to boosting inner-loop productivity, making external source debugging more seamless, improving overall performance, and optimizing memory analysis.
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What’s new in Azure Data, AI, and Digital Applications: Are you ready to go from GenAI experimentation to solutions deployed at scale?

We are now in the second year of the era of AI. The first year was full of excitement and experimentation, giving all of us a glimpse into the powerful potential of AI to revolutionize experiences for customers, improve employee productivity, and ignite a sense of wonder.
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Elevate Azure expertise with new AI and optimization video episodes

Organizations of all sizes are embracing cloud computing to enhance their operations, optimize resource utilization, and gain a competitive edge. However, navigating the complexities of cloud adoption and ensuring optimal performance can be a daunting task. This is where the Azure Enablement Show steps in, providing valuable resources for businesses seeking to unlock the full potential of cloud computing.
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A Year of C++ Improvements in Visual Studio

As we enter the new year, it’s a good time to look back at all the features and improvements we made for C++ developers in Visual Studio in 2023. We’ve made advancements across the IDE, toolchain, and the vcpkg package manager in both performance and functionality.
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Achieve generative AI operational excellence with the LLMOps maturity model

In our LLMOps blog series, we’ve explored various dimensions of Large Language Models (LLMs) and their responsible use in AI operations. Elevating our discussion, we now introduce the LLMOps maturity model, a vital compass for business leaders.
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Advancing application reliability with performance testing in Azure

As organizations prepare for peak events and unforeseen challenges, performance testing stands as a beacon, guiding them toward reliable, high-performance systems that can weather the storm of user demands.
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Code Faster and Better with GitHub Copilot’s New Features: Slash Commands and Context Variables

Have you ever wished you had an AI assistant that could help you write code faster and better? That’s what Visual Studio Copilot Chat offers you: an AI-powered pair programmer that can answer your questions, suggest code snippets, explain code logic,
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Microsoft named a Leader in cloud and applications-centric marketplaces: IDC MarketScape

By purchasing third-party solutions through Microsoft Azure, customers can maximize investments while balance costs with fast, click-to-deploy, solutions that are validated for compatibility with Microsoft applications for virtually any cloud scenario.
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Quantifying the impact of developer experience

At the Developer Experience Lab, a joint Microsoft and GitHub research initiative, we saw this play out globally during the pandemic which led us to a revelation: the best way to help developers achieve more is not by expecting more, but by improving their experience.
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Elevate Your Git and GitHub Skills in Visual Studio with the Intermediate and Advanced Series

Git and Version Control skills are essential for development, but they’re often glossed over in coding curriculum and onboarding. We often memorize a few commands without understanding how to recover from sticky situations or leverage Git to the fullest. Are you ready to take your GitHub knowledge to the next level within Visual Studio?
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Visual Studio productivity features in 2023

Over the last year, we’ve invested heavily in new capabilities to help Visual Studio developers code more easily. Let’s look back on some of the additions that aim to make your coding experience more productive.
Feature Name

Release
Spell Checker

17.5
All-In-One Search

17.5
Markdown

17.5
Brace Pair Colorization

17.6
Sticky Scroll

17.6
Compare Files

17.7
Copy and Trim Indentation

17.7
Case-preserving Find and Replace

17.8
Summary Diff

17.8
Rename suggestions

17.9 Preview 1
All-In-One Search plain text support

17.9 Preview 1
Productivity highlights

Here’s a snapshot of some productivity enhancements that shipped in 2023,
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Microsoft named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Container Management

We’re honored to announce that Microsoft has been named a Leader in the 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Container Management*. We believe that this recognition validates our end-to-end approach for developing and deploying enterprise-grade, cloud-native apps that run on Azure, in datacenters, or at the edge.
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Latest updates for C++ Remote Linux Development in Visual Studio: Remote File Explorer, Integrated Terminal, and more…

Visual Studio allows you to target your remote Linux machines so that you can still use Visual Studio’s build and debugging suite for all your remote workflows just like how you would develop locally without having to leave the IDE. To further enhance your ability to develop remotely for C++ from Visual Studio,
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17.9 Preview 3 brings exciting changes to Code Search

With the release of 17.9 Preview 3 dropping today, we are bringing some exciting enhancements to the Code Search (also known as All-In-One Search) experience. Since our last update with the search experience, we’ve been hard at work refining the experience and ideating ways to add to the experience.
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Code, Connect & Learn at Visual Studio LIVE! in Las Vegas.

As an integral part of our Visual Studio community, we’re thrilled to extend a special invitation to Visual Studio LIVE!, from March 3-8, 2024, at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. This event is a hub for developers eager to explore the latest features in the IDE plus additional insights from experts in Visual Studio,
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2023 – a year of community experiments

As we enter a new year, we wanted to catch you up on several experiments your feedback and participation helped us fine tune over the course of 2023.

A community experiment is when we identify features believed to increase user productivity and happiness,
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Visual Studio Performance Highlights Delivered in 2023

As we step into 2024, we’re taking a moment to look back at the significant performance improvements our team delivered in 2023. Your valuable feedback, active collaboration, and unwavering support have been crucial in enhancing Visual Studio. This past year has been focused on optimizing performance,
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A year of making you more productive using Git in Visual Studio

As we reflect on the past year, it’s clear that the journey of enhancing our Git tooling has been exciting! Our team has been dedicated to increasing GitHub integration, boosting productivity, and addressing valuable feedback from Developer Community. Today, we’re thrilled to share the milestones we’ve achieved and the enhancements that are making your Git experience in Visual Studio smoother and more intuitive.
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What’s new in Azure Data, AI, & Digital Applications: Modernize your data estate, build intelligent apps, and apply AI solutions

This month, I’m pleased to expand this blog’s scope and bring in what’s new for digital applications for a holistic look at everything we’re delivering to help customers modernize their data estate, build intelligent applications, and apply AI technologies to help achieve their business goals.
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Microsoft Cost Management—2023 year in review

Microsoft has been at the forefront of this technological revolution, announcing Copilot for Azure, M365, GitHub, and more. We, in Microsoft Cost Management, are also always looking for ways to simplify your FinOps practice so that you can stay focused on your business goals.
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Unlocking the Secrets of Managed Memory: Dive into Event Handler Leak Insights!

Event handler leaks have been around for a long time, and they are one of the peskiest issues WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation) developers regularly deal with. You might be thinking: What makes event handler leaks so important? Event handler leaks are easy to cause,
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Key customer benefits of the Microsoft and MongoDB expanded partnership

Microsoft’s mission is to empower everyone to achieve more, and we know that our customers like using MongoDB to build applications. In year one of our strategic partnership, we collaborated with MongoDB to make it even easier for our joint customers to do more with Microsoft services and MongoDB Atlas on Azure.
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Microsoft is a leader in the 2023 IDC MarketScape for AI Governance Platforms

We are excited to announce that Microsoft Azure is recognized as a leader in the inaugural IDC MarketScape for AI Governance Platforms. IDC looked at AI governance platforms that ensure AI and machine learning lifecycle governance, collaborative risk management, and regulatory excellence for AI.
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Microsoft and Oracle announce that Oracle Database@Azure is now generally available

We are excited to share that Oracle Database@Azure is generally available in the Azure United States East region, with more regions coming in 2024. You can now use Oracle database services running on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) hardware deployed in Azure data centers.
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Visual Studio 17.9 Preview 2 has arrived!

Welcome to the release of Visual Studio 2022 17.9 Preview 2, which wraps up our development efforts for 2023. This update brings new features and enhancements, building on the solid foundation set by Preview 1 in November. 

In this preview, we’ve made some improvements to the C++ and .NET MAUI development experiences.
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Create new ways to serve your mission with Microsoft Azure Space

As customers and partners have adopted and experimented with the Azure Space portfolio, new and interesting use cases are emerging that illustrate what’s possible. Today, we are excited to share some of those customer stories, along with updates for Azure Orbital Ground Station, Azure Orbital’s software development kit, and Microsoft Planetary Computer.
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Infuse responsible AI tools and practices in your LLMOps

We’re dedicated to documenting and sharing our learnings and best practices with the developer community so they can make responsible AI implementation practical for their organizations.
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Microsoft named a Leader in 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Strategic Cloud Platform Services (SCPS)

We are honored to be recognized by Gartner® as a leader in Completeness of Vision in the recently published 2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Strategic Cloud Platform Services (SCPS). In the report, Gartner applauds Microsoft’s investment across all areas of IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS as Azure leads in Completeness of Vision and delivers strong ability to execute.
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Embracing SQL Server 2022 with SSDT 17.8: Unveiling Key Updates

In the dynamic landscape of database development, SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) is a powerful tool for database developers in the Visual Studio ecosystem.  SSDT 17.8 is included in the latest version of Visual Studio 2022 v17.8, which was released on November 14th,
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Optimize your Azure cloud journey with skilling tools from Microsoft

Microsoft “30 Days to Learn It” challenges are dynamic and immersive learning experiences designed to empower individuals with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in their chosen tech career path.
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Scroll to expand document tabs

When you have lots of tabs open in Visual Studio, your horizontal screen resolution determines how many fit in the document tab well. The remaining document tabs are hidden unless you configure Visual Studio to display tabs in multiple rows. Alternatively,
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The seven pillars of modern AI development: Leaning into the era of custom copilots

Although there is much excitement for copilot pattern-based solutions, it’s important for businesses to carefully consider the design elements to guarantee a durable, ever-evolving, and effective approach. How can you ensure your solution does not just capture attention, but also enhances customer engagement? Here are six pillars to think through while building yours.
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Building resilience to your business requirements with Azure

In this blog post, we will discuss some of the design principles and characteristics that we see among the customer leaders we work with closely to enhance their critical workload availability according to their specific business needs.
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How Azure is ensuring the future of GPUs is confidential

In Microsoft Azure, we are continually innovating to enhance security, such as our collaboration with our hardware partners to create a new foundation based on silicon, that enables new levels of data protection through memory encryption using Confidential Computing.
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My favorite features in Visual Studio 17.8

It was a busy week for the Visual Studio team, preparing for both Ignite and .NET Conf. And releasing the latest version of Visual Studio 2022 which is now up to version 17.8. There were lots of announcements of cool new features,
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Democratizing FinOps: Transform your practice with FOCUS and Microsoft Fabric

With new developments like Copilot in Microsoft Cost Management and Microsoft Fabric, there couldn’t be a better time to take a fresh look at how you manage cost within your organization and how you can leverage the FinOps Framework and the FinOps Open Cost and Usage Specification (FOCUS) to accelerate your FinOps efforts.
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Write Your Git Commits with GitHub Copilot

After spending hours on a bug fix or a feature update, often the last thing we developers want to do is carefully explain the contents of the Git commit. The latest Visual Studio preview is here to help. Use the new generated Git commit message feature to help you describe your set of changes.
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Community Feedback Building 17.8 & 17.9 Preview 1

The Visual Studio team depends on community feedback from all users to help create, design, and improve Visual Studio. We’re thrilled to announce that Visual Studio version 17.8 (available here today) utilized more than 360 feedback items from Developer Community. We are currently working hard to build the next version of Visual Studio and just released 17.9 Preview 1,
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Visual Studio 2022 – 17.8 Performance Enhancements

 

Version 17.8 welcomes an array of exhilarating performance enhancements, including Responsive File Opening Experience, Improved Razor/Blazor Responsiveness, Enhanced F5 Speed, Optimized IntelliSense for C++ Unreal Engine and Build Acceleration for Non-SDK style .NET Projects.  At the heart of these changes is our commitment to enhancing performance,
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Visual Studio 2022 v17.8 Brings Increased Productivity, Further Unreal Engine Integration, and Cross-Platform Enhancements to C++

Introducing the latest updates to Visual Studio 2022, designed to make your development experience more productive and efficient than ever before. Our Visual Studio 2022 17.8 release includes powerful C++ productivity features that empowers you to check the size and alignment of classes,
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Create a Pull Request with Summary Difference View Available in GA

You can now create a pull request in the 17.8 release of Visual Studio. With over 280 votes and 60 comments in Developer Community, integrating create a pull request has been a highly suggested feature with community involvement to make it happen.
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The Visual Studio UI Refresh Preview is here!

Back in May, we showed a first look into the UI Refresh that we’ve been working on for Visual Studio. We’ve been working on a refresh for the Visual Studio UI to improve productivity, create a more inclusive environment, and keep up with evolving global accessibility requirements.
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Introducing Visual Studio 17.9 – Preview 1 is Here!

We’re excited to introduce Visual Studio 17.9 Preview 1, another leap forward in our continuous effort to enhance your development experience. This latest iteration is not just an update; it’s a transformation, enriched with features that speak directly to your needs for productivity and flexibility. 
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Microsoft Azure AI, data, and application innovations help turn your AI ambitions into reality

Welcome to Microsoft Ignite 2023! The past year has been one of true transformation. Companies are seeing real benefits today and are eager to explore what’s next—including how they can do more with their data investments, build intelligent applications, and uncover what AI can do for their business.
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Microsoft Azure delivers purpose-built cloud infrastructure in the era of AI

With Azure, you can trust that you are on a secure and well-managed foundation to utilize the latest advancements in AI and cloud-native services. Azure is adaptive and purpose-built for all your workloads, helping you seamlessly unify and manage all your infrastructure, data, analytics, and AI solutions. 
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Visual Studio 17.8 now available!

Unlock New Heights in Developer Productivity: Optimized C++ Support, Enhanced Enterprise Capabilities, and Full .NET 8 Integration

The latest update for Visual Studio 2022 is officially out. Offering a comprehensive suite of enhancements that span productivity, programming languages, and enterprise management,
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Microsoft Cost Management updates—November 2023

We're always looking for ways to learn more about your challenges and how Microsoft Cost Management can help you better understand where you're accruing costs in the cloud, identify and prevent bad spending patterns, and optimize costs to empower you to do more with less.
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