Azure Networking Team reaches peak productivity with Visual Studio’s new remote Linux capabilities

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Over the past couple of months, the Microsoft C++ team reached out to a series of customers voting on a suggestion ticket asking for Remote Linux Unit Testing support to better understand their full set of interactions and needs with CMake and Remote Linux scenarios in Visual Studio. After these discussions, we built out a backlog of work items to deliver on any pain points in their experiences.


One of the customers we interviewed and worked closely with during the process was John Schultz, an Azure Virtual Network software engineer. Our team helped John not only to be able to F5 run his CTest unit tests for Linux, improving his productivity on the scale of hours per run, but also improved his gdb debugger performance and overall IntelliSense issues with his configurations. These new improvements can be found in Visual Studio 17.9 Preview 2, so feel free to try out using the Test Explorer for your running and debugging your unit tests in remote Linux scenarios and notice the gdb debugger improvements on first breakpoint hit.


To read more about this experience and interview with John, please read the blog post on the Microsoft C++ Team blog.

The Microsoft C++ team would love to hear from any enterprises that work with our IDE and would like to see improvements with their remote Linux and/or CMake scenarios. Please reach out to us via email at

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