The new real-time collaborative extension, Live Share ( - for both Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code - has been officially released.

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seriously this is gold man i wish we could do that into sublime text

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you are right but i experienced some lag in performance of vscode when i edit remote files with filezhilla it feels like i type before and after some milliseconds the characters appear and that was discusting

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Live Share is very cool. It's a different approach compared to the Cloud IDE "code on the server" approach that others have taken. I like that I don't need to interact with a web app or IDE in the browser and can share code directly between VSCode and Visual Studio.

I'm still wondering what kind of paid plans Microsoft might bring out. Since LiveShare has been released can I get excited knowing that at least what is out now will continue to be free in the future? Their FAQ says they are still evaluating options.

I think it's a smart way for Microsoft to sway people into using Visual Studio, .NET, etc. - and, can be used as an effective advertising vehicle for things they do charge for.

However, they need to tread carefully. Because now they are fully embracing open source developers and the tools used through the acquisition of Github, Atom and Electron.

And, if deceived, this would not only pull those users away from their products, but it will create a cycle of mistrust and destroy what could result in a very positive a proactive model of support for those who are part of the current software community.

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