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Q&A with Microsoft's Jerry Nixon: Quantum Computing and the Future of Software Development

Quantum computing is just too far out there for many developers, like something right out of Star Trek. But it's real and it's already happening, so you'd better get ready.

Azure DevOps Projects Emerges from Public Preview

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.

Security Issues Hit .NET Core, Visual Studio

A recent Microsoft security update addresses a .NET Core security feature bypass vulnerability, while Visual Studio and ASP.NET also received updates.

What's New in TypeScript 3.0 Release Candidate

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.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.25 (June Release)

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.

.NET Core 2.1 Support Added to AWS Lambda

The Lambda service on Amazon Web Services cloud now supports .NET Core 2.1, the company announced this week.

Dev Spaces for Azure Kubernetes Services Now in Public Preview

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.

Q&A with Brock Allen: Top Tips for Securing ASP.NET Core

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 Updates Low-Code Azure IoT Central Cloud Service

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.

Xamarin.Essentials Cross-Platform Mobile APIs Get Updates

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.

Flaw Prevents .NET Core 2.1 Updates, Extends Life of .NET Core 2.0

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.

Azure IoT Edge Now Generally Available and Open Source

The cloud-based solution for bringing local intelligence to distributed Internet of Things devices is ready for production and open source.

What's New in Visual Studio 2017 15.8 Preview 3

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.

Q# Debugging Improved in Quantum Development Kit Update

Microsoft updated its bleeding-edge Quantum Development Kit with several enhancements, including an improved debugging experience.

Visual Basic, R, TypeScript Jump in Programming Language Popularity

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.

While GitHub Waits in the Wings, Work on Visual Studio Team Services Continues

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.

Microsoft Boosts Performance of WebAssembly (Used for Blazor) in Edge Browser

Microsoft has boosted the performance of WebAssembly -- and JavaScript -- in Edge's rendering engine, benefitting both developers and users.

Red Hat Announces .NET Core 2.1 for Linux, OpenShift

Open source champion Red Hat announced the general availability of .NET Core 2.1 for its Red Hat Enterprise Linux and OpenShift container platforms.

Xamarin.Forms Mobile Apps Coming to Windows Template Studio

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.

Docker, Kubernetes Updates Show Microsoft's Container Focus

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.

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