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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.

Working from Home, Dev Team Ships Visual Studio 2019 v16.6 Preview 2

"The Visual Studio team are all working from home and learning how to navigate the challenges that brings to our day-to-day lives," said program manager Jacqueline Widdis in announcing Visual Studio 2019 version 16.6 Preview 2, which revamps the Git experience, improves debugging, adds ML.NET Model Builder and much more.

Blazor WebAssembly Marches On to GA: Now Debug from Visual Studio, VS Code

Planning for a May 2020 debut of client-side Blazor, Microsoft released preview 3 of Blazor WebAssembly 3.3, which lets developers debug projects from Visual Studio or Visual Studio Code rather than browser-based development tools.

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Remote Development Productivity at Microsoft: 'No Lunchtime Dip'

So what happens to productivity when an enterprise shifts its software development to a remote, work-from-home scheme? Having made the switch a few weeks ago, Microsoft mined its internal data to find out.

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Visual Studio 2019 for Mac v8.5 Ships

Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.5 shipped this week, improving ASP.NET Core authentication and unit testing, adding support for Azure Functions 3.0 and more.

Microsoft Details Low-Code DevOps

The burgeoning low-code application development space should and can do DevOps too, says Microsoft, which has detailed new tooling for its Power Apps and Power Platform.

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Visual Studio Code Gets New Python Debugger

The March 2020 update to Microsoft's wildly popular Python extension for Visual Studio Code focused on improving quality via bug fixes, but it did introduce a new debugger.

F# 5 Preview Focuses on Interactive Analytics

Microsoft is previewing F# 5, the latest iteration of its functional-first programming language, as it moves toward a unifying .NET 5 release in November.

Microsoft Advances Native UI Platform for Windows, WinUI

Microsoft this week launched a new web site for WinUI, its native UI platform for applications running on Windows 10 devices, as a new version 3 is offered in beta.

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Unifying .NET 5 Arrives in Preview 1

Microsoft released .NET 5 Preview 1, the first iteration of what will become one framework to handle all .NET development projects.

'Docker for Visual Studio Code' Tool Generally Available in Version 1.0

Microsoft shipped version 1.0 of the extension for Visual Studio Code used to build applications that use Docker containers, adding support for an experimental Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) engine among a slew of new features.

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