Category Archives: Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2022 now available

Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 in November 2021.    New features include multi-repo support, a new Razor editor for local ASP.NET Core development and Hot Reload of code.  More information can be found at:

Downdetector shows outage information for websites and services

Downdetector shows outage information and status for widely used websites and services such as  mobile and internet service providers, social media sites, banking and financial services, etc.    This includes:

Visual Studio Code for the Web – an online only development environment

GitHub Visual Studio Codespaces – formerly known as Visual Studio Online – allows you to create Visual Studio solutions entirely in the cloud across multiple devices.  This development environment is currently in public preview.

Visual Studio Code for the Web can be accessed at vscode.dev.

Visual Studio Codespaces pricing page and Azure Pricing Calculator are available.

Azure DevOps is the new name for Visual Studio Team Services

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) has been renamed to Azure DevOps as of September 2018. Microsoft offers guidance on conversion from Team Foundation Server (TFS) to Azure DevOps Services.  Features within VSTS have been given new Azure DevOp names as well.

User settings can be changed by logging into app.vsaex.visualstudio.com.

Documentation regarding Azure DevOps is available at docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/.

Visual Studio Live Share

Visual Studio Live Share (VS Live Share or VSLS) is a development project tool to allow team collaborative editing of source code within Microsoft Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code.  VSLS is currently in preview or pre-release mode as a Visual Studio Marketplace extension and may become a paid product in the future.

More information can be found here: