Microsoft is bringing Visual Studio too. for writing software, to Apple’s Macs.
The news of this lunch was expected to be announced at Microsoft’s Connect conference later this week, but it was revealed early when the official blog entry went live a few days before. The blog has since been taken down, but a cached version remains via Google.
Visual Studio is how a lot of programmers get work done, particularly those building software for Microsoft Windows or the web.
Bringing Visual Studio to Apple MacOS, the operating system preferred by many programmers, is going to turn a lot of heads. It’s just the latest way Microsoft is reaching across the aisle to former rivals to win over programmers. As Ars Technica points explains in its technical detailed post, Visual Studio for Mac may share a name and aesthetic with its PC counterpart, but it won’t be exactly the same as Visual Studio for Windows.