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Team Foundation Server 2015 Now Available

Today, we are making available the final release of Team Foundation Server 2015. Team Foundation...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 08/06/2015

Building Apps for Windows 10 with Visual Studio 2015

Today is an exciting day for Windows users and developers alike with the launch of Windows 10. For...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 07/29/2015

Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 4.6 Available for Download

Today, I am excited to announce that Visual Studio 2015 and .Net 4.6 are available for download!...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 07/20/2015

Save the Date: Visual Studio 2015 RTM on July 20th

Today, I’m happy to share that the final releases of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET Framework 4.6...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 06/29/2015

Introducing Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio 2015 RC, Application Insights Public Preview and .NET Core Preview for Linux and Mac

Developers targeting today’s mobile and cloud platforms require greater levels of choice than...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 04/29/2015

Visual Studio for Game Development: New Partnerships with Unity, Unreal Engine and Cocos2d

Game developers build the apps that hundreds of millions of users play every day across a wide...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 04/17/2015

Visual Studio Tools for Windows 10 Technical Preview

Update: The final release of Visual Studio 2015 and Tools for Universal Windows apps is now...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 03/23/2015

Application Insights, Visual Studio Online and Azure Tools for Java Developers

Today more than ever, the tools and services we are building are targeting a broad array of...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 03/12/2015

TypeScript <3 Angular

Three years ago, we introduced TypeScript, a typed superset of JavaScript for application...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 03/05/2015

Microsoft + GitHub: Free Tools for Student Developers

When we launched the new Visual Studio Community 2013 edition last year, we talked about students...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 01/12/2015

Microsoft acquires HockeyApp, leading mobile crash analytics and beta distribution service for iOS, Android, and Windows Phone

As mobile, cloud, and DevOps continue to transform the application development landscape, we are...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 12/11/2014

Opening up Visual Studio and .NET to Every Developer, Any Application: .NET Server Core open source and cross platform, Visual Studio Community 2013 and preview of Visual Studio 2015 and .NET 2015

Visual Studio and .NET have been two bedrocks of the Microsoft developer ecosystem for over a...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 11/12/2014

Chance to Connect(); on What’s Coming Next, November 12th and 13th

On November 12th, we'll be hosting an online developer event called Connect();. Connect(); will be a...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 10/16/2014

Visual Studio Online - Stakeholder License

As more and more developer scenarios extend from the desktop to the cloud, we announced last year a...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 08/27/2014

Visual Studio 2013 Update 3, Azure SDK 2.4, Windows Phone 8.1 Update and Apache Cordova Tools CTP 2

Today I am excited to announce the release of three important updates for Visual Studio developers....

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 08/04/2014

Project Siena Beta 3: Enabling business users to create custom apps to transform business processes

I am excited to announce the availability of the Beta3 release of Project Siena. This new release...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 07/14/2014

Mobile device testing with Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server and Perfecto Mobile MobileCloud platform

Today's mobile-first development requires testing on the wide variety of devices that are in common...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 07/07/2014

Microsoft acquires SyntaxTree, creator of UnityVS plugin for Visual Studio

Game developers build the apps that hundreds of millions of users play every day across a wide...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 07/02/2014

Enabling Contributions to the Visual F# IDE Tools

Visual Studio offers a variety of choice for developers to use the most effective languages for...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 06/30/2014

Visual Studio "14" CTP

Today, we are making available a first community technology preview of the next version of Visual...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 06/03/2014

Visual Studio Online REST APIs and Service Hooks

Since we launched Visual Studio Online last November, we've seen great adoption and usage across...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 05/12/2014

Mobile-first, Cloud-first Development – Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 released, Visual Studio Apache Cordova Tooling preview and the future of .NET for Cloud and Server

Across the industry, developers are increasingly shifting focus to mobile-first and cloud-first...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 05/12/2014

Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta

Python Tools for Visual Studio 2.1 Beta Python has been a widely used programming language across...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 04/10/2014

Node.js Tools for Visual Studio 1.0 Beta

Over the last few years, Node.js has become a popular JavaScript-based server-side development...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 04/04/2014

The .NET Foundation and .NET Platform Innovation

.NET has been a bedrock of the Microsoft developer ecosystem ever since its initial release more...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 04/03/2014

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC: Windows Phone 8.1 Tools, Shared Projects and Universal Windows Apps

Earlier today we announced the availability of the release candidate of Visual Studio 2013 Update 2....

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 04/02/2014

Project Siena Beta 2: Enabling business users to create apps connected to enterprise services, web and social

Three months ago, we opened up Project Siena to the public. The response from enterprise business...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 03/24/2014

Open Source and Microsoft Developer Tools

Across Microsoft, we've seen a significant increase in our engagement with open source communities...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 03/20/2014

New Office REST APIs and Developer Tools for Visual Studio Update

Today, along with the Office team, we are a releasing a number of significant updates for developers...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 03/03/2014

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2, Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 2 RC and TypeScript 1.0 RC

Today, we have released Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 CTP2, a go-live Team Foundation Server 2013...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 02/25/2014

Visual Studio 2013 Update 1

This morning we made available the final version of Update 1 for Visual Studio 2013. This is a...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 01/20/2014

Curah! - Curate the web and share what you know

Searching for great technical information is tough – and finding the right place to contribute...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 11/20/2013

Visual Studio 2013 Launch: Announcing Visual Studio Online

Today, I’m very excited to launch Visual Studio 2013 and .NET 4.5.1. I am also thrilled to...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 11/13/2013

Visual Studio 2013 available for download

I’m excited to announce that the final releases of Visual Studio 2013, .NET 4.5.1, and Team...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 10/17/2013

Visual Studio, Team Foundation Service and the Enterprise Cloud

This afternoon, Satya Nadella, Microsoft executive vice president for Cloud and Enterprise spoke...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 10/07/2013

Announcing the Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate

I’m excited to announce the Release Candidate of Visual Studio 2013, .NET Framework 4.5.1 and...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 09/09/2013

InRelease for Visual Studio 2013 Preview Now Available

Last month at TechEd 2013, we announced Microsoft’s agreement to acquire InCycle’s...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 07/10/2013

Showcasing the World’s Brightest Students at Imagine Cup 2013

Good education is a critical component in enabling students to be successful in life and to make a...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 07/05/2013

C++ Conformance Roadmap

C++ has long been a mainstay of the computing industry, gaining significant adoption since it came...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 06/28/2013

Business Apps, Cloud Apps, and More at Build 2013

Today is another exciting day at the Build 2013 conference in San Francisco. While I normally...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 06/27/2013

Build 2013 and Visual Studio 2013 Preview

I fundamentally believe that there has never been a better time to be a software developer. In our...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 06/26/2013

TypeScript 0.9 Preview Release

Over the past few years, we’ve seen JavaScript applications for the web, on the server, and on...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 06/18/2013

Visual Studio 2013, ALM, and DevOps

Since launching Visual Studio 2012, we’ve been thrilled with the customer adoption and partner...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 06/03/2013

Enterprise Library 6.0

I’ve written on my blog before about the Microsoft Enterprise Library. Enterprise Library has...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 04/25/2013

Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Now Available

We finished the RTM release of Visual Studio 2012 in August 2012 and launched it in September. At...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 04/04/2013

Now Available: Office Developer Tools for Visual Studio 2012

As I’ve written about previously, we’ve been developing tools for building the...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 03/04/2013

The Evolution of DevLabs

A little over four years ago, we created the DevLabs portal on MSDN. The idea behind this site was...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 02/19/2013

Improving the Modern Application Lifecycle

This week in Redmond, Microsoft is hosting the 3rd annual ALM Summit, a gathering of Application...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 01/30/2013

Visual Studio and Internationalization

Our developer customer base for Visual Studio is truly global. A significant portion of the Visual...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 12/05/2012

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Now Available!

“Firsts” excite me. This excitement isn’t about competition with others, but...

Author: S.Somasegar Date: 11/26/2012

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