Cloud Computing


Quick Tip: Switching to SQL Azure

If you're thinking about moving to the cloud, the first step might be the easiest.

LEADTOOLS Imaging Kits Get New .NET Standard, Azure Cloud Libraries

Imaging dev tools specialist LEAD Technologies announced the release of LEADTOOLS Version 20 with new libraries leveraging .NET Standard, Microsoft's effort to unify .NET API usage across different platforms and projects such as .NET Framework, .NET Core and Visual Studio Tools for Xamarin.

Azure Data Factory Takes Visual, Low-Code Route

In response to developer feedback, Microsoft is taking a page from the growing visual, low-code development approach to simplify Big Data analytics in the cloud with Azure Data Factory.

AWS Cloud Adds .NET Core 2.0 Support for C# Coding of Lambda Functions

Amazon Web Services this week said .NET-centric developers using its cloud platform to write AWS Lambda functions can now do so in C# while leveraging .NET Core 2.0 libraries.

VS Code Tool Integrates with Azure Data Lake for Big Data Analytics

Microsoft updated its Visual Studio Code extension for working with the Azure Data Lake for Big Data analytics in the cloud, furthering integration of the extension's data exploration tool among other new features and improvements.

Microsoft Touts New VS Code Extension for IoT Development

Microsoft this week published hands-on guidance for using its new Azure IoT Edge service, just launched as an extension for the Visual Studio Code editor in a public preview program.

Managing Temporal Data in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database

SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database both give you tables that automatically keep track of the history of your data. Here's how to retrieve that historical data.

Application Architecture Guide Published for Microsoft Azure Cloud

Microsoft has published an Azure Application Architecture Guide to help cloud developers keep pace with new styles, approaches and industry trends while planning their projects.

Tracking History in SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database

SQL Server 2016 and Azure SQL Database both give you tables that automatically keep track of changes to your data. Here's how to both create those tables and alter existing tables so they track the history of your data.

Microsoft Tool Optimizes 3D Models for Mixed Reality

Microsoft announced a new tool to speed up the optimization of 3D models for mixed reality applications running on iOS, Android and Windows.

Visual Studio Code Gets Boost for Java, Spring Boot Development

As part of a wide-ranging collaboration with Pivotal Software, Microsoft's VS Code editor is getting improved support for Java and Pivotal's Spring Boot framework in the form of new and enhanced extensions.

Microsoft Previews 'IoT Central' Low-Code Service

Microsoft today unveiled a public preview of IoT Central, its Software-as-a-Service offering that works with the company's Azure cloud computing platform to simplify the development of connected device solutions.

VS Live! Keynote: Optimization and Deployment After Coding an Angular Web App

After coding an Angular JavaScript app, there's still a lot of work to be done to move it to the cloud, and Microsoft's John Papa explained how to use various tools to ease that process at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Orlando.

Azure Functions, App Service Go On-Premises

Two cloud development services -- Azure Functions and Azure App Service -- are now available on Azure Stack, which brings cloud functionality to on-premises, hybrid implementations.

AI-Based Automatic Tuning Is New Default for Azure SQL Database

Automatic tuning assisted by artificial intelligence will be enabled by default for the Azure SQL Database service starting early next year.

Visual Studio Mobile Center Adds React Native Code Signing

In another Microsoft embrace of competitive technologies, the Visual Studio Mobile Center -- serving as "mission control" for mobile apps -- now supports code signing of React Native apps via its new CodePush functionality.

Tool for VS Code Enables Serverless, SQL-Based Big Data Analytics on Azure Cloud

New extension fosters analytics of various types of data stored in the Azure Data Lake using U-SQL, a blend of declarative SQL and imperative C#.

Writing Precompiled Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017

See how the latest version of Visual Studio 2017 can be used to create Azure Functions using familiar development tools and techniques.

SQL Server 2017 Debut Highlights Ignite Conference

SQL Server 2017 will officially hit general availability on Oct. 2, Microsoft announced today at its Ignite conference in Orlando, Fla.

The Evolving Role of the Developer

Jay Schmelzer, director of Program Management for the Visual Studio Team at Microsoft, described the new face of application development in today's keynote presentation at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Chicago, titled "Modern Application Development with Visual Studio, .NET and Azure."

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