Ignite 2022: Visual Studio 2022 hits GA, including Microsoft Teams app support and more

Dave W. Shanahan

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Visual Studio 2022 is now generally available, including a new Microsoft Teams toolkit for building apps, new productivity features performance improvements for C++ development, and tooling for .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI).

Visual Studio 2022 features

visual studio 2022You can download Visual Studio 2022 Community now to get a head start testing the new features on Windows. Visual Studio 2022 GA includes .NET Multi-platform App UI, Microsoft Teams app support, C++ improvements, and more.

.NET Multi-platform App UI

NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI) is now available in Visual Studio on Windows. build quicker and ship your .NET client apps more efficiently to Android, iOS, macOS, and Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Microsoft Teams apps

Build a Microsoft Teams app that can post a notification to a chat or channel from an ASP.NET Web API or Azure Function trigger using a Microsoft Teams App project template.

Post notifications to Microsoft Teams with .NET using Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio, now generally available.

C++ Improvements and more

Microsoft has been working hard to develop performance improvements for C++ developers. Visual Studio indexes and colorizes your C++ faster than ever.

For cross-platform C++ development, your remote SSH target is now available as an integrated terminal in Visual Studio. For C++ developers targeting embedded devices you will find a new serial monitor and Zephyr RTOS support in Visual Studio.

Take a look at what’s new in Visual Studio and what’s next in Visual Studio Preview.

Microsoft Dev Box now in preview

Introduced at Microsoft Build 2022, Microsoft Dev Box provides developers with self-service access to high-performance, cloud-based workstations preconfigured and ready-to-code.

Visual Studio images for Microsoft Dev Box are now generally available on Azure Marketplace. Microsoft hopes that these readymade images will help developers create a Dev Box using existing Visual Studio functionalities and tools.

Connecting job seekers with employment opportunities

Microsoft is creating a new employability program that will seek to connect graduating students, career changers and job changers with employment opportunities within the Microsoft partner and customer ecosystem.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to hone their skills using training learned via Microsoft Learn, gain skills at schools with the Microsoft Learn for Educators program, or learn new tools and capabilities using the instructor-led training courses offered by Microsoft Learning Partners.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to stand out by displaying their newly acquired Microsoft skills on LinkedIn. Another bonus includes and will be accepted into a private LinkedIn group where employers will be able to interact with potential new job hires.

What’s your favorite part of Microsoft Ignite so far? Let us know in the comments!