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Visual Studio 2017 Version 15.3 released, focuses on improved accessibility and more

Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft has released a major update to Visual Studio 2017 in the form of version 15.3. Visual Studio 2017 version 15.3 focuses on improving accessibility, particularly using Visual Studio with the most popular screen readers. Microsoft has also made over 1,700 improvements for people using Visual Studio 2017 in a low-vision or

Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16257 and Mobile Emulator Build 15235 Available

Windows 10 SDK

Microsoft has released Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 16257 and Mobile Emulator Build 15235 for people developing on the Universal Windows Platform. The Preview Build of the SDK and the Mobile Emulator are to be used in conjunction with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16257 or greater. The Preview SDK Build 16257 contains

Microsoft Unlocks New Capabilities For Developers Targeting Windows Store

Windows Store

Microsoft is announcing new capabilities for developers targeting the Universal Windows Platform in the Windows Store. Previously available for beta testing, all accounts can now take advantage of new Windows Store capabilities like video trailers, improved Store listings, advanced sales, and other new capabilities. These features are: More ways to promote your

Download & install openSUSE Leap 42 and SLES 12 via the Windows Store


With the recent release of Ubuntu in the Windows Store, Microsoft has announced the release of two new Linux distributions in the Windows Store (officially) — openSUSE Leap 42 and SLES 12. You can download and install one or both distributions right now from the Windows Store, given that you are running

Microsoft releases Windows Template Studio 1.2 (Full Changelog)

Windows Template Studio

Microsoft has released a yet another major update for its wizard-based extension/tool called Windows Template Studio. The latest release 1.2 brings a number of wizard improvements, template improvements as well as the process improvements. For those unfamiliar, Windows Template Studio (launched back in May 2017) is a Visual Studio 2017 Extension that

Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino is now open source

Visual Studio Code

Microsoft is open-sourcing the Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino. In an official announcement, Microsoft shared that Visual Studio Code Extension for Arduino has been open sourced on at This will provide a good development experience for Arduino developers. The extension is currently in preview, and makes it easy