Microsoft has announced the availability of .NET Core 2.0 as a final release. Microsoft has also released ASP.NET Core 2.0 and Entity Framework Core 2.0. .NET Core 2.0 includes performance improvements in the runtime and framework, implements the .NET Standard 2.0 as well as extending supported platforms.
Microsoft has announced the General Availability of Visual Studio 2017. Key features include streamlined cloud development, built-in tools providing integration with .NET Core, Azure applications, microservices and Docker containers. The inclusion of Xamarin facilitates the creation of mobile apps for Android, iOS and Windows using improved debugging and profiling tools
Microsoft has announced the availability of the System Center Management Pack for Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017 (TFS). The pack provides TFS monitoring, which includes components such as application tier servers, data tier servers and team project collections.
Microsoft has announced the release of BizTalk Server 2016. The release features Hybrid connectivity that supports connecting to cloud native applications, web and mobile back end systems as well as custom applications through the Azure Logic Apps adapter. It also provides integration with the latest Microsoft products such as Windows Server 2016, Visual Studio 2015, SQL Server 2016 and Office 2016.
Microsoft has announced the availability of R Tools for Visual Studio 0.5 (RTVS), which integrates with SQL Server to simplify working with SQL data. The release includes integrated support for SQL and SQL Stored Procedures, multiple plot windows, plot history with plot thumbnails for navigation as well as general improvements and bug fixes.
Microsoft has announced the availability of Team Foundation Server 15 Release Candidate 1. It includes almost all of the major new features shipped on VS Team Services and makes them available for on-premises TFS users.
Microsoft has announced the release of the Windows 10 Anniversary Update SDK, along with Visual Studio 2015 Update 3. The new SDK contains enhancements to the Universal Windows Platform and includes updated APIs for Windows Ink, Cortana and Windows Hello as well as improved Tools and Bridges for iOS and Android Developers.
Microsoft has announced the availability of Visual Studio 2015 Update 3 RC and Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 3 RC. The Visual Studio 2015 update focuses on stability and performance, with feature updates including enhancements for Visual Studio IDE, Tools for Apache Cordova and Diagnostics Tool support for applications running on Windows OneCore devices.
The TFS 2015 update is a modest release with a few features and some fixes for top reported issues.
Microsoft has released version 1.0 of Visual Studio Code, which is a cross-platform browser-based code editor for developers. VS Code can be localised and ships in 9 different languages, including French, German, Japanese and Chinese. VS Code provides editing, navigation, debugging and built-in Git support.
Microsoft has announced that it has joined the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member. The foundation delivers open-source tools to Eclipse and Java developers. Microsoft also announced new Azure and Visual Studio Team Services interoperability with Codenvy’s workspace automation tools, built on Eclipse Che.