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Where's My Developer News?
When Visual Studio 2019 was released, many developers were dismayed to find that the Start Page had been completely replaced by the new Start Window (a big modal dialog, which had no room for Developer News).
There was a huge outpouring of disatification on the Developer Community forum that not only had the Start Page been taken away (& Developer News with it), but we were left with no way to get Developer News in Visual Studio 2019 anymore.
After six months Microsoft simply added a watered-down version of the old Developer News to the right-hand column of the Visual Studio installer.
But nobody wants to have to open the installer just to view their morning developer news. They want to see it as soon as they open Visual Studio, as they had done for years. And the installer only displays three news items, with a link to click on to see more online. Except clicking on the link doesn't show you the rest of the developer news feed, instead it opens a browser window to the Visual Studio Blog.
I wrote a post in the Developer Community Forum to announce that "I've decided to write a little extension to add a tool window to display the missing Developer News, either as a stop-gap until MS decide to see sense, or to use instead for the future going forward if they don't".
Developer News Is Back!
The Developer News extension adds a new dockable tool window to display the same developer news feed that VS 2017's Start Page used to provide, without relying on any Microsoft controlled code.
To open the new Developer News window:
The old Developer News feed is just the first developer-focused feed to be added to the new Developer News window, with more feeds to come in the near future (check out the roadmap for more details).
You can read more about Developer News on its website:
Support the Project
If Developer News has saved you time and hassle, please come back and show your support: