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Semantic Kernel AI SDK Advances to GA in Java and Python

Microsoft announced the general availability of Semantic Kernel for Python and Java, advancing the open source AI integration SDK that is a key component of the company's Copilot stack of AI tools.

Devs Can Now Sign Up for Private Preview of GitHub Copilot for Azure

During this week's Build 2024 developer conference, Microsoft announced a private preview of GitHub Copilot for Azure, which lets developers use the AI pair programming tool in the cloud.

.NET Aspire Cloud Dev Tool Debuts in Visual Studio 2022 v17.10

During this week's Build 2024 developer conference, Microsoft shipped Visual Studio 2022 v17.10, the latest update to its flagship IDE that improves Copilot AI assistance and debuts the new .NET Aspire tool for cloud development.

Visual Studio 2022 v17.11 Preview 1 Targets 'Quality-of-Life' Features

Who doesn't want a better quality of life? Visual Studio 2022 v17.11 Preview 1 is here to help, at least for developers using Microsoft's flagship IDE.

Private Preview of GitHub Copilot Extensions Customizes AI Coding Assistance

GitHub introduced Copilot Extensions, providing customized AI assistance by integrating tools from partners like DataStax, Docker and Microsoft Azure directly into the Copilot interface.

AI Toolkit for Visual Studio Code Debuts at Build 2024

Tying in to the newly generally available Azure AI Studio, it enables developers to explore, try, fine-tune and integrate state-of-the-art AI models into applications.

Azure AI Studio Now Generally Available, Sporting New Models Both Big and Small

Part of Microsoft's overall copilot AI assistant initiative, it's described as a pro-code environment for customizing and configuring generative AI applications with Azure-grade security, privacy and compliance.

When an Outage Keeps You from Reporting Said Outage: GitHub Addresses Vexing Problem

GitHub addressed vexing outages, including recent days-long email delivery problems that had developers raging on social media, blasting the popular Microsoft-owned code repository for not being able to log in to their accounts -- or report the problem.

.NET 7 Support Just Ended, Here's How to Upgrade to .NET 8

Microsoft this week shipped one last minor update for .NET 7, which is no longer supported as of May 14.

How Good Is GitHub Copilot? Depends on Who You Ask

Since leveraging generative AI breakthroughs to introduce the original "AI pair programmer" called GitHub Copilot, the company has been on a mission to publish research to showcase its positive impact on developers and organizations.

Microsoft Devs List Their 'Must See' Build 2024 Sessions

With Microsoft Build 2024 kicking off next week, Microsoft developers have been sharing sessions they're most excited to see.

Microsoft Ships Data API Builder for Azure SQL Databases

Microsoft today announced the general availability of the open source Data API builder (DAB), which provides REST and GraphQL endpoints for Azure databases, some three years in the making.

Microsoft Shares Copilot Prompts in New GitHub Repo (Contributions Welcomed)

Microsoft has taken a step further in democratizing the prompt engineering field by sharing a collection of prompts for its various Copilots in a new GitHub repository. It's community-led and contributions are welcome, though you should be comfortable with your forking, branching, cloning and such.

OpenAI's New GPT-4o Immediately Available in Azure Playground

OpenAI's new GPT-4o, the company's latest/greatest LLM, is immediately available for Azure developers, Microsoft announced today.

C# Dev Kit Update Helps Wrangle NuGet Packages and More in VS Code

Microsoft's C# Dev Kit extension for Visual Studio Code has been updated to more easily wrangle NuGet packages, run/debug .NET Aspire applications, see the active document in Solution Explorer and acquire the .NET SDK within the editor.

.NET MAUI Community Tookit Update Adds TouchBehavior

A new feature in the .NET MAUI Community Toolkit allows developers to interact with any visual element in an app based on touch, mouse clicks and hover events.

What's New for Copilot AI in Visual Studio Code Update

The latest update to Visual Studio Code includes a number of new features and improvements for GitHub Copilot AI, including inline chat in the terminal.

Specialized Coding Copilots? Microsoft Talks 'Copilot for Infrastructure as Code'

Just as the initial influx of do-everything large language models (LLMs) have been advancing along with smaller and more specialized AI constructs, the same could happen to Microsoft's coding-specific GitHub Copilot.

OpenSilver 2.2 Aims to Revive Visual Studio LightSwitch Legacy Apps

OpenSilver 2.2 debuted today with a focus on helping developers revive Visual Studio LightSwitch legacy applications

Natural Language Coding Advances with Technical Preview of GitHub Copilot Workspace

The original "AI pair programmer" GitHub Copilot got a big boost in capabilities with the introduction of the companion Chat tool that allows developers to use natural language to code and interact with advanced AI in new ways.

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