Visual Studio 2019 Launch Event – Live Blog

Visual Studio 2019 launch event provides us the latest updates regarding VS2019. For the first time in TechMeet360, a live blog is gonna happen soon. The live blog of this event starts at 9.30 PM IST.

Stay tuned!!

Fasten your seat belts! The event is going to start within 5 minutes.

Not your average keynote

9.30 PM IST – Scott Hanselman and friends

Scott Hanselman kickstarted the event by giving an overview of today’s show. He mentioned that 1000+ extensions are available in VS2019. Amanda silver and Julia Liuson joins Scott for the keynote. They are discussing the advantages of using Visual Studio 2019.

Amanda mentioning that Live Share extension was the requirement of the many users where we can have a seamless collaboration workspace. It also enables us to share our Visual Studio workspace irrespective of the platform. She also mentioned that Intelli Code extension became very smarter. Julia Liuson mentioned about the development process of Visual Studio.

Scott joined with Pratik Nadagouda to see the VS2019 in action. Pratik mentioned that the recent projects will be asynchronously loaded so the startup time is very faster.

And in VS2019 you can also search based on the project type and the UI looks cleaner when compared to VS2017. The recent project templates will be displayed on the left hand side window.

Scott joins with Edward Thomson, Allison Buchholtz-Au and Jon Chu. They are discussing the Live Share extension and IntelliCode extension. It’s so cool that IntelliCode extension is very much smarter and it is going to make our life easier. Next Scott gonna joins with some people to explore more about Visual Studio 2019.

Leslie Richardson gave a demo about how we can break when an object value is changed. And also she debugged a game called Gears of War 4 using VS2019. The memory varies vastly when compared to Visual Studio 2017.

Oh that’s cool! Now you can travel through debugging.

Kendra Havens mentioning about the updates involved in Live unit testing. As you type, the live unit test will be executed and also the test results will be displayed. She also mentions that you can refactor your code using code cleanup. And also you can export that setting in a .config file and you can use it in any repository.

Maddy Leger mentioning about the VS2019 updates in MAC. And also she mentioned the updates in Xamarin which can be used to develop mobile applications. The emulator, compilation time and debugging made faster of Xamarin application in VS2019. Andrew Hall mentions that how VS2019 helps to develop efficient cloud applications.

Live Q&A with Visual Studio Big Wigs

10.30 PM IST – Amanda Silver and Joseph Hill

We are going to have a Live Q&A session with Amanda Silver and Joseph Hill. Amanda mentioned about the latest features in VS2019 like IntelliCode, Faster Search, etc. The features available in the professional edition is going to be available at community edition.

Joseph mentions about the editor update in VS2019 MAC. It’s going to be cleaner than VS2017. The solution load time and the performance of VS2019 have been vastly improved.

There are some interesting questions coming up from the community on twitter. Ask your questions with #VS2019.

Write beautiful code, faster

11.00 PM IST – Kendra Havens

Kendra Havens going to show us how we can write beautiful code faster. She mentioned about the fuzzy search introduced in VS2019. Damn its really fast. You can also see that it’s more colourful.

Now you can load and unload your project in a specific solution and also you can edit your .csproj in Visual Studio 2019. Below are some of the improvements done in Visual Studio 2019.

IntelliCode is Awesome! The below are some of the .NET Refactoring and Code Fixes done in VS2019.

Streamline your dream dev team

11.30 PM IST – Allison Buchholtz-Au and Jon Chu

Allison Buchholtz-Au and Jon Chu going to walk us through the IntelliCode extension introduced in Visual Studio 2019. The suggestions are proper and smarter.

The startup window of Visual Studio Intelli Code will look something like below,

Allison joined her workspace with Jon using Live Share extension. And they are debugging and having a seamless collaborative session. You can alos have an ready only collaborative session.

Live Share is one of best extension for sharing our workspace. You can have an collaborative extension with around 30 members max.

Squash bugs and improve code quality

12.00 AM IST – Leslie Richardson

Leslie Richardson going to take a session on squash bugs and improve code quality. She started her session by mentioning the improvements done in debugging.

She mentioned some important updates in C++. and also about the data breakpoint introduced in VS2019. Whenever the value of an object is changed, it will hit the corresponding breakpoint.

Taking DevOps to the next level with GitHub and Azure DevOps

12.30 AM IST – Steven Borg and Stanley Goldman

Steven Borg and Stanley Goldman join us for giving an update on Azure DevOps and GitHub. They gave an intro about how strongly the GitHub and Azure DevOps are connected.

Forking and pushing the project from Visual Studio to GitHub made easier in VS2019. You can view the pull request from Visual Studio and also you can code Review and provide necessary comments if there are any. Without going to GitHub you can do all these necessary things.

AI-infused break

01.00 AM IST – Seth Juarez

AI Infused break by Seth Juarez. He is currently showing us a demo how AI helps us to build powerful web, windows or mobile applications.And also he is giving an intro about machine learning.

He has done an application using python which looks very easy to get started with.

Accelerate your C++ development

01.30 AM IST – Erika Sweet and Marian Luparu

Erika Sweet and Marian Luparu going to share us the ideas about how we can accelerate our development in C++. Marian mentioned that upgrading the toolsets in Visual Studio 2019 made easier. He also mentioned about the MSVC toolset for C++.

The build throughput has been vastly improved. And also you can accelerate your build with IncrediBuild. New code analysis for C++, has been introduced.

Erika started with the real-time demo. VS2019 is very much faster for C++ development and also the UI looks cleaner. Below are some of the productivity improvements in C++.

Cross-platform mobile apps made easy using Xamarin

02.00 AM IST – James Montemagno

James Montemagno gonna show us how cross-platform mobile apps made easy using Xamarin. He started to give an introduction to Xamarin.

He also showed us the architecture of Xamarin and also mentioned how C# helps us to develop powerful Xamarin applications. And also he showed us a demo about how we can easily develop and manage our Xamarin applications using Visual Studio 2019.

To the cloud with Visual Studio and Azure

02.30 AM IST – Andrew Hall and Paul Yuknewicz

Andrew Hall and Paul Yuknewicz joins us to show how Visual Studio is very easy to get started with Azure. Offline emulators have been introduced. Andrew jumped onto the demo with ASP.NET application.

They also mentioned about the updates of Azure Monitor.

Build amazing web apps with .NET Core

03.00 AM IST – Dan Roth

Daniel Roth gonna show us how we can efficiently develop web apps with .NET Core. He kickstarted by giving an intro about .NET Core 2.2.

He jumped into the demo by showing us how we can develop ASP.NET Core application in Visual Studio 2019. After creating an ASP.NET Core project and when you run the application the result will look something like below.

It uses Bootstrap 4 and the application is hosted in IIS and it uses IIS in-process hosting. He also explains about the ASP.NET Web API and also he gave an introduction to Blazor.

A tour of Visual Studio for Mac for .NET development

03.30 AM IST – Mikayla Hutchinson

Mikayla Hutchinson gonna walk us through the Visual Studio 2019 on MAC.

Visual Studio in MAC looks completely different when compared to Visual Studio in Windows.

Amazing devs doing amazing things

04.00 AM IST – Jeff Fritz, Ginny Caughey (MVP), and Oren Novotny (MVP)

Jeff Fritz, Ginny Caughey (MVP), and Oren Novotny (MVP) gonna show us how amazing devs do amazing things.

They are just having an general discussion about the improvements done in Visual Studio 2019.

#CodeParty Virtual Attendee Party

04.30 AM IST – Live CodeParty

Live code party happening at twitch. You can ask questions and interact with the respective devs.


That’s a wrap! These are the all the updates about Visual Studio 2019.

You can download Visual Studio 2019 in the below link,

To Watch on-demand videos of this event check out below link,

Stay tuned to TechMeet360 for more interesting updates.

Happy Coding!


Author: Suhas Parameshwara

Suhas Parameshwara is a Full Stack Web Application Developer working with Kovai.Co. He acquired a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Sri Eshwar College of Engineering, Tamil Nadu (Coimbatore). He has around 3+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies such as C#, ASP.NET, .NET Core, SQL, Azure, Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, and UI technologies such as HTML, CSS, JS, and Angular. He is also a Blogger and a Speaker and tries to grab all the opportunities to stay connected with the technical community. For his continuous contribution to the community, he has been recognized as Microsoft MVP for Developer Technologies Category from 2020.

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