Visual studio

  • A XAML C# developer’s guide to Build 2015

    Microsoft has just published the session list for this year’s Build developer conference which starts in just over a day from now at the Moscone Center, San Francisco. The 17 pages of events is extensive as you’d imagine it would be for a company this size with an increasing...
  • Visual Studio plans to ditch version numbers

    There’s some nice new additions coming for developers in Visual Studio 2013. Before we get to what’s news, let’s talk a little bit about Microsoft’s vision for the future releases of the product. During the ‘Visual Studio 2013, the tools for building Modern Apps’ session on Wednesday at Build,...
  • Giveaway: Score yourself a TFS on Azure invite

    Development teams need a solution to manage code to enable multiple contributors to work on a project. One of the more traditional option for those developing with Microsoft’s Visual Studio is Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server. This requires a dedicated server to be setup, configured and managed to ensure your...
  • Visual Studio adds game mechanic to keep devs engaged

    Microsoft developers can now rack up achievements using the development software Visual Studio. Just like your Xbox, achievements are unlocked by performing different activities. Rather than games, these achievements related to development. While some l33t developers like Toub have unlocked 169 points from Visual Studio achievements, there’s some items...
  • Thousands of light switches used to launch VS LightSwitch 2011

    Microsoft’s Visual Studio LightSwitch, is a development tool that enables you to build business applications quickly without needing to be a programmer. As part of the Australian launch, Microsoft used a computer controlled lighting grid to display animations on two skyscrapers in Sydney. The effect is pretty impressive and...
  • Build // Day 2 – Server, Azure, Visual Studio, Ballmer.

    It’s day 2 of Microsoft’s Build Conference and today the focus turns onto Server, Azure and Visual Studio. The first demo of the day showed how a game ‘Tankster’ could write data back to an Azure backend, so PC and Mobile gamers can play against each other cross platform....