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Microsoft is giving a leg up to Widows developers building apps for iOS and Android using C# and Visual Studio, with dev specialist Xamarin.
In a major expansion of its open source efforts, Microsoft announced today that will open up Visual Studio and .NET to developers on all major platforms. It starts with the open-sourcing of the core .NET server stack, a new free and full-featured Visual Studio edition, and preview versions of the next generation versions of Visual Studio and .NET...
Microsoft showered application developers with new tools on Wednesday, including a preview of the next release of Visual Studio and an all new version of the IDE that offers the full flexibility and extensibility of the flagship Visual Studio product, free of charge.
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Last November, Microsoft launched Visual Studio Online, formerly known as Team Foundation Service, in preview. Today, at its Build developer conference in San Francisco, the company announced the general availability of Visual Studio Online.
There used to be a time when Microsoft would release new versions of its Visual Studio development environment every two years or so, with maybe a service pack in the middle. Since the release of Visual Studio 2013, however, the company has switched to a much faster update cadence and today, it is releasing the third update for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2013.
At its Connect() developer event in New York today, Microsoft announced the latest in its quarterly updates to Visual Studio and showed a preview of Visual Studio’s next major release, which is now available for download. The other important update today, though, is probably the launch of Visual Studio Community 2013, the free version of the IDE for small teams.
On Wednesday, Microsoft Corp. reinforced its commitment to cross-platform developer experiences by open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack and expanding .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms. Microsoft also released Visual Studio Community 2013, a new free edition of Visual Studio that provides easy access to the Visual Studio core toolset.