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What's New for Azure Cosmos DB SDKs for .NET and Java

Microsoft recently beefed up the .NET and Java SDKs for Azure Cosmos DB, a globally distributed, multi-model database service that helps users and developers elastically and independently scale throughput and storage across Azure regions with a click of a button.

Amid Kids, Pets and Internet Blips, Dev Team Ships Visual Studio 2019 v16.6 Preview 3

Like the rest of us, the Visual Studio dev team is learning the new ropes involved with working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, nevertheless shipping Visual Studio 2019 v16.6 Preview 3.

Debugging Problems Persist in Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 Preview 4

Debugging functionality is a pesky problem for the Blazor WebAssembly team, with many limitations still persisting in the project scheduled for a prime-time debut next month.

Open Source Uno Platform Supports VS Code After Editor Gets WebAssembly Debugging

Uno Platform is previewing support for the Visual Studio Code editor after a recent Blazor WebAssembly 3.2 preview added debugging to the problematic project.

Visual Studio Online Tweak Aids Remote Development Surge

With developers primarily working from home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, preview functionality in Visual Studio Online helps .NET coders connect more easily with home machines during the remote work surge.

GitHub: 'All Core Features Now Free for Everyone'

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced a pricing revision for the development platform/source code repository, making all of its core features free for everyone.

Microsoft Confirms March Azure Outage Due to COVID-19 Strains

Microsoft published a "post mortem" on a March 24 outage of services on its Azure cloud computing platform, confirming it was caused by increased traffic stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft Build 2021 Developer Conference Likely to Be Digital

Microsoft's big Build developer conference is still on for next month, in a digital experience only, and new reports indicate that may be the same format used for next year's event.

Open Source Project Creates ASP.NET Core Apps with VB.NET

"I think we can say that VB.NET finally made it to ASP.NET Core," Egyptian developer Mohammed Hamdy Ghanem told <i>Visual Studio Magazine</i> about his new open-source project.

VS Code Update Adds Python Tutorials

The Visual Studio Code dev team added new Python tutorials as part of the regular monthly update, this one for March 2020, bringing the open-source, cross-platform code editor to version 1.44.

Microsoft Engineer: 'It's Time to Move OData to .NET 5'

Microsoft engineer Sam Xu says "it’s time to move OData to .NET 5" and in a new blog post he shows how to do just that.

Microsoft Goes Virtual with Developer Education in Face of COVID-19

Like many organizations that host developer educational events, Microsoft has gone virtual amid shelter-in-place directives and a surge in remote work stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Microsoft Enhances Low-Code Power Apps

Microsoft's nod to the low-code movement, Power Apps, has been enhanced with a bevy of new features, including mixed reality, canvas/model support in a new mobile app, UX improvements and more.

Microsoft Ships New Preview of .NET 5, Already Handling 50% of .NET Site Traffic

In announcing today's second preview of the big, unifying .NET 5 that's going GA in November, Microsoft revealed the next-gen platform is already handling 50 percent of the traffic to the company's main .NET website.

Amid Pandemic, Richard Lander Updates .NET Team Status: 'We're Doing Well'

In announcing .NET 5 Preview 2 today, dev team program manager Richard Lander offered up a rare personal note on how the developers are holding up under Microsoft's new "work-at-home" scheme.

.NET Team Developer Seeks Help for Easy 'Up-for-Grabs' Issues

Member of the .NET team working on Hardware Intrinsics and Numerics cites 411 issues that need attention, including some that just involve changing simple lines of text.

New Azure Edge Zones Will Offer Ultra-Low-Latency Edge Computing, Development

Microsoft is previewing Azure Edge Zones, providing ultra-low-latency edge computing to enable new scenarios for developers, customers, and partners.

VS Code Developers Help Out with COVID-19 Extensions

With the web providing more and more tools, trackers, guidance and many other resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, some developers are trying to help out with extensions that have begun appearing in the Visual Studio Code Marketplace.

Eclipse Foundation Unveils 'True Open Source' VS Code Alternative, Theia 1.0

The Eclipse Foundation unveiled Eclipse Theia 1.0, described as a "true open source" alternative to Microsoft's wildly popular Visual Studio Code editor.

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Under New Strains, Azure Cloud Prioritizes, Adds Capacity

Microsoft added and prioritized Azure cloud computing capacity as the industry as a whole experiences new strains such as an increase in remote work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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