IntelliTest for .NET – Test More with Less (effort)

IntelliTest for .NET – Test More with Less (effort)

Writing a suit of unit tests that exhaustively exercise and validate the logic of the code under test is not easy. It can even be considered too expensive to do at all. Fortunately, the IntelliTest feature shipping in the Visual Studio 2015 Enterprise Edition addresses both concerns: it helps you achieve high code coverage at […]

Windows 10 development for absolute beginners

The absolute beginners series is back for Windows 10.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a pro dev or just starting out, there’s valuable content for everyone.  If you’re looking for a faster pace content that dives, the Developer’s Guide to Windows 10 series may be for you.  The only thing that the absolute beginners series […]

Asynchronous code gets easier with ES2016 Async Function support in Chakra and Microsoft Edge

Asynchronous code gets easier with ES2016 Async Function support in Chakra and Microsoft Edge

While we work on rounding out our ES6/ES2015 support, the Chakra team is already looking ahead to ES2016 and, especially, to Async Functions. Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Async Functions in Microsoft Edge as an experimental feature, available to preview starting in Microsoft Edge 13.10547. ES7/ES2016 Async Functions The async and await […]

VS Online Update – Sept 18

Sorry for being so late on this one.  The last couple of weeks have been very hectic for me and I’ve mostly had to ignore my blog. Last week we finished rolling out our sprint 88 work.  You can read about the details in the VS Online release notes. As has become the pattern over […]

Review: TP-Link AC3200 (Archer C3200) Wireless Router

Review: TP-Link AC3200 (Archer C3200) Wireless Router

I’ve always been a Linksys or NetGear router person. I loved the legendary Linksys WRT54G and ran DD-WRT on it for years. A while back I updated my router to the Linksys WRT1900AC. This router was supposed to be the second coming of the WRT54G and promised enthusiastic support for alternate firmware. For about a […]

Lumia Imaging SDK 3.0 now available with UWP support

Lumia Imaging SDK 3.0 now available with UWP support

Lumia Imaging SDK, a popular toolset that Microsoft also internally uses to implement some of its imaging apps, has been updated to version 3.0. Previous versions of the SDK have already powered applications with a total of over 100 million downloads and now has support for Windows 10 UWP (Universal Windows Platform) to target smartphones, […]

Bing Predicts goes 11-5 in Week 3, predicts upsets by Dallas, Pittsburgh and Miami in Week 4

Bing Predicts goes 11-5 in Week 3, predicts upsets by Dallas, Pittsburgh and Miami in Week 4

Each week, Bing Predicts chooses the winners of every professional football game. Every Tuesday for the rest of the season, we’ll update our prior week’s results, share our upcoming week’s predictions which are also available on Bing, and provide some rationale for making our picks. Week 4 Predictions: For Week 4, Bing Predicts has three […]

Debug Visualizers in Visual C++ 2015

When debugging your native applications, it is often useful to view the values of the objects in memory in a specific way, whether that be with custom string formatting, or even performing an operation on the data to make it more meaningful and easy to…(read more) Developer Tools Blogs

Quickstart: Analyzing .NET projects with SonarQube, MSBuild or Visual Studio Online, and third-party analyzers (StyleCop, ReSharper)

Quickstart: Analyzing .NET projects with SonarQube, MSBuild or Visual Studio Online, and third-party analyzers (StyleCop, ReSharper)

[Previous posts]: Build Tasks for SonarQube Analysis, MSBuild.SonarQube.Runner 1.0.1 Released This post provides a quick-start guide to using SonarQube to analyze .NET managed code. It covers installing SonarQube locally, running your first analysis using MSBuild, and using some popular third-party analyzers. It also describes how to use the new Visual Studio Online (VSO) and Team […]

What’s new for .NET and UWP in Win10 Tools 1.1

What’s new for .NET and UWP in Win10 Tools 1.1

This post was written by Lucian Wischik, Program Manager on the Managed Languages team. Last week we updated the Visual Studio tools for Universal Windows Apps. The easiest way to get the update is within Visual Studio, under Tools > Extensions > Updates. (Also read the release notes). As part of this update, we’re including […]