Promising a three-step, five-minute process to running code on any Azure cloud service with built-in CI/CD, Azure DevOps Projects has graduated from its public preview into general availability.
A recent Microsoft security update addresses a .NET Core security feature bypass vulnerability, while Visual Studio and ASP.NET also received updates.
Microsoft's TypeScript team just shipped the release candidate for the upcoming TypeScript 3.0, incorporating many new features dealing with project references, a new 'unknown' type and more.
The usual array of new features has been added to the Visual Studio Code editor's latest release -- v1.25, or the June release -- highlighted by a new grid editor layout.
The Lambda service on Amazon Web Services cloud now supports .NET Core 2.1, the company announced this week.
The preview of Dev Spaces for Azure Kubernetes Services simplifies development and debugging of team-oriented projects with many moving parts, including containers and microservices.
Brock Allen, application security architect at Solliance, shares his top tips for securing ASP.NET Core, including his No. 1 top architecture tip and the worst thing any developer can do to make ASP.NET Core insecure.
Microsoft provided an update on new features added to Azure IoT Central, its low-code, software-as-a-service cloud offering for managing Internet of Things assets at scale.
Microsoft's mobile dev team continues to update Xamarin.Essentials, which provides cross-platform APIs for a variety of device-specific features and functionality in iOS and Android apps.
Microsoft announced the end-of-life of last year's .NET Core 2.0 offering has been extended to Oct. 1 because of a flaw that prevents some updates to .NET Core 2.1.
The cloud-based solution for bringing local intelligence to distributed Internet of Things devices is ready for production and open source.
Microsoft shipped the latest preview for Visual Studio 15.8 with the usual bevy of enhancements for productivity and performance, tooling and improvements to cloud and mobile functionality, and more.
Microsoft updated its bleeding-edge Quantum Development Kit with several enhancements, including an improved debugging experience.
Visual Studio-backed programming languages fared well in the latest TIOBE Index popularity report, with Visual Basic and R jumping up in the rankings and TypeScript cracking the top 100 for the first time.
The big news around collaborative coding in the Microsoft ecosystem has lately focused on the impending GitHub acquisition, but work is continuing on improving the existing VSTS platform.
Open source champion Red Hat announced the general availability of .NET Core 2.1 for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift container platforms.
Windows Template Studio, Microsoft's low-code tool for quickly creating Universal Windows Platform apps, is aiming to support more project types, including Xamarin.Forms-based iOS and Android and (possibly) Windows Presentation Foundation apps.
While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella probably won't be working up a sweat jumping around a stage shouting, "containers, containers, containers!" the company is clearly ramping up its focus on the technology.
Microsoft's .NET has come a long way from its origins as a closed-source software framework for Windows to become what James Montemagno describes as "a vast, open, constantly growing, and ever-evolving ecosystem" that millions of modern developers are leveraging to build applications for virtually any platform.
- By John K. Waters