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Latest Unity 5 Beta Includes Native Support For Visual Studio Debugging

In Microsoft and Unity’s continuing efforts to make life easier for game developer, the latter has finally integrated Visual Studio debugging into its IDE, meaning users will no longer have to separately install the Unity Tools extension — it’ll just work out of the box.

MS Visual Studio 2015 Will Be Released On July 20th

The latest version of Visual Studio, along with Team Foundation Server 2015 and .NET Framework will arrive just before Windows 10 itself on July 20th.

Visual Studio Betas Are Being Aligned With Windows 10 Preview Releases

With Windows 10 due out in just over a month, Microsoft is keen to make sure there are lots of apps available. So it’s not surprising that preview releases for Visual Studio 2015 will now be aligned with the preview updates being sent out via Windows Insider.

Microsoft Announces Visual Studio Partnership with Epic, Unity and Cocos2d

Microsoft may have long-retired XNA, its .NET-based game development framework, but it’s still very much supporting games developers. Last year it released the Community Edition of Visual Studio, essentially a “full version” of its programming IDE for hobbyist and professionals alike, as well as Unity Tools for Visual Studio. Now it’s partnered with Epic, Unity and Chukong Technologies (Cocos2d) to more deeply integrate these technologies into Visual Studio.

Visual Studio Community 2013 ls A Free Version Of Microsoft's Popular Developer Suite

Good news for aspiring developers on tight budgets: Microsoft has launched a free version of Visual Studio.

Visual Studio Gets Official C# Unity Debugging... At The Cost Of Two Other Languages

Microsoft regularly operates in mysterious ways (Windows 8, anyone?) with one of its more intriguing — and recent — manoeuvres being the acquisition of SyntaxTree. The company is best known for UnityVS, a Visual Studio extension that allows developers to debug games created with Unity 3D in Redmond’s popular IDE. A month after SyntaxTree’s integration into the mothership, Microsoft has released an updated version of UnityVS, renaming it to “Visual Studio Tools for Unity” (VSTU), while also removing the $US99+ price tag.

Use The Shift Key To Work Better In Visual Studio

Visual Studio saw a major update this week, but the developer tool has long boasted a rich set of keyboard shortcuts — so many that there are always new ones to learn. Two very handy options you may not have encountered revolve around the Shift key.

Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 Enables Universal Apps

Just as TechEd North America 2014 kicks off, Microsoft has officially released Update 2 for Visual Studio 2013. The big addition here is the ability to work on universal Windows apps, which can use most of their code across Windows, Windows Phone and (eventually) Xbox.

First Alpha Of Node.js For Visual Studio Released By Microsoft

I’m sure there are plenty of developers out there that would love to develop for Javascript and node.js in Visual Studio, but haven’t been able to due to the IDE’s lack of language and debugging support. Well, that’s no longer the case, with Microsoft releasing a freshly-minted alpha of Node.js Tools for Visual Studio.

Microsoft, Why Don't You Want Us To Use Visual Studio Express 2013?

Visual Studio 2013 was released a few days ago and with it, updated Express editions for hobbyists and those who don’t require the full spectrum of features the commercial product provides. Unfortunately, VS Express 2013 for Windows Desktop shares a problem with its 2012 predecessor — the removal of the Exception Assistant.

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