Developer Conference” Build 2021 ” Microsoft laces thick developer package
At the in-house developer conference Build 2021, this time everything revolved purely virtually around the concerns of programmers in the Microsoft universe. From Azure to Visual Studio 2022, the software company fancy shows tools for developers ‘ day-to-day business.
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This time, programmers attended the Microsoft Built 2021 from their home computer.
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At the developer conference Microsoft Build 2021, which focused on tools and solutions from Redmond, important innovations for Visual Studio 2022, GitHub codespaces, graphical user interface software for the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and advanced features for the Microsoft Teams Toolkit were shown.
Update for Visual Studio 2019
Thus, the latest update for Visual Studio 2019 became available for build. According to Microsoft, it includes several optimizations in terms of development with .NET and C++ and improved integrated Git tools . In addition, GitHub action workflow creation is now supported directly from the integrated development environment (IDE). The container technology can now be tilled with advanced tools. And new Azure integrations are designed to make it easier for programmers to develop native, cloud-based applications.
Roadmap for Visual Studio, 2022
But the better is known to be the enemy of the good and so the next version of Visual Studio – at least as an outlook – already played an important role at the build: The organizer presented the roadmap for Visual Studio 2022. A first preview of this new version will be “soon”, says Microsoft. This comes with a new look and a 64-bit architecture, which should deliver more performance and scalability. Setting up development environments that provide everything necessary for the actual programming work plays a big role in practice. Microsoft wants to facilitate the day-to-day business of programming with “GitHub Codespaces”. This means that any GitHub repository can be “migrated to a fully configured development environment hosted in the cloud in seconds.” According to the company, GitHub codespaces are fully configurable and can be individually adapted to individual projects for clarity. Programmers can already get an impression of early access.
Focus on teams
Microsoft Teams should become” a bigger thing than Windows ” over time, it was once said from the Microsoft management. The collaboration platform was also an important topic at Build. Shown extensions for Teams in the developer environment, for example, “Shared Stages” and new options for the “Together”mode.
In a blog article, the company takes a closer look at the upcoming “Shared Stages”. In principle, developers can spice up employee collaboration with show elements and organize it through a self-designed main stage that acts as an organizational staple for meeting apps such as whiteboarding, design features, or project boards.
The” together mode, ” according to the Microsoft blog, allows developers to create custom scenes for teams. So individual virtual rooms, instead of boxes at boxes in video conferences.
In addition, there are new features for the Microsoft Teams Toolkit, which should facilitate the programming of Teams applications.
Linux is becoming more and more important
With WSL, the Windows subsystem for Linux, Linux software can be started directly from Windows without a virtual computer or dual boot. For Build 2021, Microsoft introduces GUI app support on WSL. So now – so the claim-Linux programs with graphical interface can run regularly under Windows.