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Microsoft introduces Visual Studio 2017 to regional developers

The tool aligns with DevOps and offers a range of productivity and compatibility features for developers on all platforms

Microsoft introduces Visual Studio 2017 to regional developers
Microsoft demonstrated the vast range of new features in Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft has unveiled its latest application development tool, Visual Studio 2017, to the region's software professionals.

The Visual Studio's integrated development environment (IDE) suite enables coders to build enterprise-grade solutions for their platform, as well as use the language of their choice.

Michael Mansour, chief innovation officer, Microsoft Gulf, said: "We are committed to provide developers with a versatile toolkit that stands apart in the industry.

"Visual Studio 2017 gives programmers the depth and breadth of capabilities they need to build meaningful solutions for their organisations. This is a cross-device, language-neutral, multi-platform IDE that provides tools spanning the DevOps process, from conception, through every stage of testing, to application deployment."

Visual Studio 2017 features focus on enhanced productivity, refined fundamentals, Azure and mobile development. The enhanced productivity carries code navigation; improved IntelliSense; streamlined refactoring, code-fixing and debugging capabilities; and other time-saving measures on everyday tasks, regardless of language or platform.

Furthermore, it allows coders to install only those tools they require; a faster IDE optimises work, from start-up to shut down; and new ways to view, edit, and debug code without the need for projects or solutions, allows programmers to focus on the big picture.

The suite is also integrated integration with the cross-platform .NET Core, Azure applications, services and Docker Containers. Pus is offers Xamarin, the common-language platform that makes it faster and easier than ever for developers to build, connect, and tune mobile apps for Android, iOS, and Windows.

"Whether you are building for Web, standalone, mobile or cloud; whether you are building for healthcare, manufacturing, education or government - Visual Studio has you covered in every language, on every device and on every platform," Mansour added. 

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