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Visual Studio 2017 version 15.9 is now available for download. The latest version of Visual Studio 2017 includes a set of new features, enhancements and bug fixes. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, you should upgrade to this latest version.

 

Continue reading to know how to download the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 and the key features, enhancements added to this latest release.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft released Windows 10 SDK Preview build 18272, which you can now download from the Microsoft server. This is the first SDK preview build released for the 19H1 development branch, meaning that it's for the next feature update for the OS.

 

Here you can download the latest preview build of Windows 10 Software Development Kit (SDK). You must be an Windows Insider to access this.

Published by on under News | SDK

It's more than a year, when .NET Standard 2.0 was announced by Microsoft. Now, time is to get an update to it with new features. Microsoft announces the next version of .NET Standard 2.1, which will include around 3K new APIs.

 

Apart from this announcement, Microsoft also announced that, anyone can now submit proposals for API additions and a review team will review those time to time.

Published by on under .Net | .NET Standard

Visual Studio 2019 Preview build (version: 16.0.0 Preview 1) is now available online to download from Microsoft servers. The installer link was found by @WalkingCat, and before Microsoft removes it from the download server, you can now download it.

 

Lucky to grab the build on time. Sharing here few screenshots from Visual Studio 2019 (Early) Preview. Please note that, its not yet released by Microsoft.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2019

Mady Marinescu, from the Windows Defender Engineering team, in an official blog post announced that the Windows Defender Antivirus can now run in a sandbox to provide you extra security layer. With this development, its the first Antivirus solution which can run in a sandbox.

 

To know more about this capability and to learn how to enable this feature in Windows 10, continue reading this post.

Published by on under News | Security

After releasing the Windows 10 October 2018 Update on 2nd October 2018, Microsoft stopped distributing the update over the Windows Update channel as well as via Media Creation tool, due to users reported personal data files missing issues.

 

If you are one of the affected user, STOP using your system immediately and contact Microsoft support as mentioned below to help you recover those lost files.

Published by on under News | Windows

Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version: 1809), which was released by Microsoft on 2nd October, has been pulled from Windows Update and Microsoft site due to some critical issues reported by the first set of users.

 

The rollout has been paused for some time while Microsoft investigates the isolated reports of users missing some files after updating to the latest version.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft released the next major feature update (version: 1809) of Windows 10, which is known as Windows 10 October 2018 Update The key feature list includes: Dark Theme for File Explorer, new snipping experience, cloud clipboard and more.

 

If you haven't receive the upgrade notification, head over to: Settings | Update & security | Windows Update | Check for updates.

Published by on under DZone | News

Office 2019, the next version of Microsoft Office, which was first previewed in April 2018, is now coming out from its preview stage. Microsoft today announced the availability of Office 2019 for Windows and Mac operating systems.

 

Though this has been now released as a volume license, but will be available to all customers, consumers and commercials in the next few weeks.

Published by on under News | Office

Microsoft releases a new update (build version: 15.8.5) to Visual Studio 2017. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, upgrade to version 15.8.5 to get the latest changes/fixes part of this build. If you are a Xamarin developer, this build has something new for you.

 

Using this build, you can now build and debug applications targeted for iOS 12, tvOS 12, watchOS 5. Continue reading to know what are the key fixes part of this build.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft announced rebranding of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) as Azure DevOps, with a new name, new location and new services. Azure DevOps will allow you to plan smarter, collaborate better and ship faster with a set of modern dev services.

 

Let's learn what is Azure DevOps, what are the new Azure DevOps services and whether the Azure DevOps is available to all VSTS users.

Published by on under Azure | Azure DevOps

Microsoft released a new PC build 18234 to the Windows Insiders who have opted for Skip Ahead. The latest Windows 10 insiders preview build contains new improvements to Microsoft To-Do, Sticky Notes and Snip & Sketch apps.

 

The latest preview build also includes a huge list of bug fixes and general improvements for Windows 10 PC. Don't forget to checkout the known issues before upgrading.

Published by on under News | Windows

Recently in an official blog post, Microsoft announced that they are soon going to stop accepting new apps and app updates for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x or earlier. If you have built app packages for these platform, its time to port those to UWP.

 

Here's the important dates, announced by Microsoft, for the apps with Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x packages submitted to Microsoft Store.

Published by on under News | UWPDev

Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build for insiders in the Fast Ring. Thus, marking it as the fifth build of this month from the Redstone 5 (RS5) branch. As its targeted to release globally as next feature update, this build 17741 contains fixes to make it more polished.

 

Here's what's new, improved, fixed and still broken in latest Fast Ring Windows 10 insiders preview build 17741 for PC.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build 18219 (19H1) to the insiders who opted for Skip Ahead. This build focuses on new improvements to Windows Narrator, consists of several bug fixes. As the build is from pre-release branch, it contains few issues too.

 

If you would like to know what's new, improved and still broken in latest Windows 10 insider build, continue reading next.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft today released another Windows 10 preview build to the Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring. This new build no: 17738 is from Redstone 5 branch and Microsoft moving towards the final RTM with more frequent builds after fixing the issues currently present.

 

The new build 17738 does not include any new features, obviously, but includes many improvements and fixes on top of previous build 17735.

Published by on under News | Windows

Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8. The latest version of Visual Studio 2017 focuses with many new features and enhancements. It also includes a list of fixes for the customer-reported issues. If you are using Visual Studio 2017, you should upgrade to this latest version.

 

Check for update notification or launch the Visual Studio Installer to get the updates. Continue reading to know about the new features and enhancements.

Published by on under News | Visual Studio 2017

Another golden day for the Windows Insiders, when we got the second build for the day! The first build (17735) was for the Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring, whereas the second build (18214) is for the Windows Insiders who opted for Skip Ahead.

 

Here's what's new and improved in latest Windows 10 preview build for the Windows Insiders in the Skip Ahead. Don't forget to checkout the known issues.

Published by on under News | Windows