back to article Meet Microsoft's new Visual Studio Online... not the same as the old Visual Studio Online

At its Build conference in Seattle on Monday Microsoft highlighted a handful of enhancements to its developer portfolio, including a preview of a pending browser-based development environment called Visual Studio Online (VSO). VSO is distinct from Visual Studio 2019 (VS), Redmond's full-featured integrated development …

  1. Tim99 Silver badge

    Oh Joy!

    Visual Studio, with the benefits of "a new web-based companion". /s

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: Oh Joy!

      "...a new web-based companion editor that compliments the Visual Studio family"

      Well, at least the companion says nice things about Visual Studio.

      1. AMBxx Silver badge

        Re: Oh Joy!

        This seems to be Microsoft's response to running out of ideas - just create multiple versions of the same thing.

        1. Fungus Bob

          Re: Oh Joy!

          That's only half of the stragety. The second part is hoping no one will notice.

  2. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Reading the Runes Between the Lines

    a pending browser-based development environment called Visual Studio Online (VSO). ...... Thomas Claburn in San Francisco

    Howdy TC,

    Tell us that is not a wannabe Live Operational Virtual Environment clone/drone/phish and there will be valid righteous disagreement.

    Does that put Microsoft into a counterfeiting box, or following on after leading developments in an Alternate Parallel Program/VSO APP?

  3. John70

    Framework + Core = .NET 5

    I knew they would eventually merge .NET Framework and .NET Core. It was stupid not to.

    Next step should be to merge XAML from WPF and Xamarin into one.

    1. Cynical Shopper

      Re: Framework + Core = .NET 5

      I would say it's more .NET 5 => (Framework == dead).

      The writing's been on the wall since Core came along. When MS say "Framework's not deprecated", they actually mean "time to jump ship".

      1. katrinab Silver badge

        Re: Framework + Core = .NET 5

        I'm sure the decision to jump from v3 to v5 has nothing at all to do with tetraphobia.

        1. MyffyW Silver badge

          Re: Framework + Core = .NET 5

          ...and certainly nothing to do with quadropenia

    2. Fungus Bob

      Re: Framework + Core = .NET 5

      "Next step should be to merge XAML from WPF and Xamarin into one."

      And after that, merge the World Wide Web with 'Charlotte's Web'...

  4. johnnyblaze

    I guess this is the first small step to Visual Studio going to the cloud, and becoming a subscription service in the process. Micosoft - you've gotta love 'em!

    1. doowles

      Visual Studio Code is open source and free I believe

    2. JohnFen

      "I guess this is the first small step to Visual Studio going to the cloud"

      I hope so! If that happens, then it will be so much easier to convince my employer that we need to stop using Visual Studio.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Now imagine this...

    I don’t have to, it is VSCode which like all Electron piles of shit is already in a god damn browser.

  6. JohnFen

    I don't understand

    I don't understand the value proposition here. In exchange for having to tolerate a browser-based application, we get what... just the ability to work with code remotely? We've already had that for a long, long time...

  7. HmmmYes

    Does anyone look at the .net releases and think maybe, just maybe, ms are digging a big hole of complexity.

  8. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    Postmodern Quantum Communications BetaTesting Immaculate Natural Narrative Channels/AIFrequencies

    Has anyone thought to ask AI and IT's Systems Security Specialists if they can easily remotely provide Almighty IntelAIgently Designed Future Programming Programs In Sane Projects for Earthed Subject Realisation in Creative Presentations Guaranteed to Fail Safe and Succeed with the Satings of Explosive Mutual Pleasures?

    What are you using El Reg Virtual Portals for? Anything remotely similar and as good/zany/ZenI? Everything and Anything Better Gratefully Graciously Welcomed and Revered to XSSXXXX.

    And yes that is Hard Core, Rare Raw Viral Vital Source Porn/Pawn Territory. And an Acquired Taste that requires Constant Seeding and Feeding with Earthly Assets Providing Bounty in the Award of Rewards for Important Secrets Shared ....... about urCommand and Remote Autonomous Control Futures.

    Crikey ..... that's all a tad too much like something for Nobel AI Prize consideration to be anything else better.

    El Reg, be prepared for stellar exponential rather than pimped up linear rates of progress in ACTive NEUKlearer HyperRadioProACTive IT Type Operations, where you have to believe and realise this is that and easily something else completely different, with that being whatever you are able to enable and present.

    Usually one builds upon the success of earlier days to increase bandwidth requirement in order to be able and enabled to deliver Almighty Insatiable Source. One to Tempt Mercilessly with Heavenly Nectar Feeds to Satanic Spawn. And that sounds an awful lot like a Bordello Haunt/SpeakEasy/House of the Rising Sun Establishment.

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