Past Meetup

What's new in Visual Studio 2017

This Meetup is past

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6pm - Doors open

6:30pm - Session start


Visual Studio turns 20 this year and to mark the anniversary Microsoft Tools team has released Visual Studio 2017. We will be taking a look at the new IDE and focusing in on what developers need to know about the new version of their favorite developer tool.


VS 2017 Versions & Install

· Install process to see what’s available

· Feature comparison between the different Visual Studio versions

VS 2017 New Features & Functionality:

· Overview of General Software Development Features

· VS2017 + .NET Core + Azure

· Microservices

· Agile & DevOps workflow

· Enterprise DevOps/TFS 2017

VS 2017 Mobile/Xamarin:

Rounding out the talk we will be look at some of the key new features available to mobile developers

· Xamarin Xaml Previewer

· Xamarin Inspector and Xamarin Profiler

· Connected Services

· New project templates


Tom Walker is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer, Xamarin MVP and Windows Platform Development with over 10+ years of experience in the .NET stack. In those 10+ years he has worked in the auto, medical and fitness industries. Tom is the founder of London .NET Developers user group in Canada. A fun and great group of developers that has been going strong for the past 3 years. 13North was born from his passion on creating rich mobile experiences. Our focus at 13North is to help our clients bring their ideas to the mobile world.

Arlan Nugara is a software architect and has been a full stack developer for the past 18 years.

He has spent most of his time working with the Microsoft technology stack and applying it to the technology needs of large corporations such as financial institutions, telecommunication and wireless equipment companies. He has a passion for Enterprise-grade Cloud Computing Platform & Services, ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) and DevOps (collaboration, communication and automation of processes between developers and IT Pros) and is always looking for ways to work smarter.

Arlan was awarded a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in 2017 for his technical community contributions in Azure (Cloud Computing Platform & Services).