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SQL Server 2019 Preview Bakes In Big Data

Microsoft introduced a preview of the latest edition of its flagship RDBMS, SQL Server 2019, highlighting new Big Data capabilities integrated into the core database engine.

Next-Gen AI, Quantum Computing Updates Highlight Microsoft Ignite Conference

Microsoft is arming developers with next-generation tools and looking to the future at its Ignite conference, which runs through Friday in Orlando.

AWS Lambda Adds PowerShell Core 6.0 Support

Amazon Web Services Inc. added support for PowerShell Core 6.0 running on .NET Core 2.1 to its AWS Lambda service for cloud-based, event-driven, serverless code execution.

Microsoft To Split .NET Patch Rollouts from Windows

An upcoming change to Microsoft's .NET Framework patch delivery model could take effect as early as next month.

Microsoft's VS Team Lead Jay Schmelzer: Changes Inside Microsoft and Dev in the Age of DevOps

Microsoft's Jay Schmelzer shared the story of Microsoft's multi-year transition to DevOps and continuous delivery during his keynote at Visual Studio Live! Chicago. It all started, he told attendees, with a groundswell of discontent within the product engineering teams.

Visual Studio Live! Keynote: Artificial Intelligence Makes Visual Studio Smarter

Microsoft's Visual Studio team has long made each release of the IDE faster, more functional, less buggy and so on, but now, with the help of artificial intelligence and machine learning, it's actually getting smarter.

Microsoft's Open Source Journey: From Calling It a 'Cancer' to Buying GitHub

Microsoft has gone from its CEO calling open source a "cancer" in 2001 to buying the pre-eminent open source development platform GitHub in 2018.

Q&A with Philip Japikse: Top Tips for Moving to ASP.NET Core 2 for Web Apps and RESTful Services

Moving your apps is not going to be a "port" -- find out why and what other advice Japikse has for tranisitioning your apps to the revolutionary new ASP.NET Core 2.

Microsoft Highlights Video Dev Kit as a Top Windows Server 2019 Networking Feature

Microsoft is highlighting its new Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) for Windows as it runs through the top networking features of Windows Server 2019 in a blog series.

Microsoft Is Acquiring Lobe, a No-Code AI Development Firm

The three-year-old startup being bought out by Microsoft provides a drag-and-drop approach for creating AI projects.

What's New in Visual Studio 2017 v15.9 Preview 2

The latest preview release of Visual Studio 2017 v15.9 targets Universal Windows Platform (UWP) development, C++ debugging and more.

New VS Code Extension Adds GitHub Pull Request Functionality

Microsoft announced a new extension for Visual Studio Code that simplifies the process of working with GitHub pull requests, which can now be done completely within the editor.

Microsoft Evolves Visual Studio Team Services into Azure DevOps

VSTS, the familiar DevOps offering that has been incorporated into the Visual Studio IDE for years, has evolved into the new cloud-hosted Azure DevOps, Microsoft announced.

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.27 (August Update)

The latest monthly update of the lightweight, cross-platform and open source Visual Studio Code editor features a number of UI, navigation and other improvements.

Python, Fully Embraced by Visual Studio, Is on the Rise

For the first time, Python has cracked the top three in the TIOBE index of programming language popularity, helping to demonstrate why Microsoft has fully embraced the language in its Visual Studio IDE and Visual Studio Code editor.

Babel 7 JavaScript Compiler Adds TypeScript Support

The popular open source Babel compiler that makes modern JavaScript compatible with older environments has shipped in version 7 and, with help from Microsoft, now supports TypeScript.

Microsoft Embraces Go Programming Language for Azure Cloud Development

Coinciding with the start of the GopherCon show for developers using the Go programming language created by Google, Microsoft today published an extensive series of videos to help Azure cloud developers use Go.

Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Survey Says Data Storage Is No. 1 Use Case

Microsoft today published the results of hybrid cloud survey, with one of the findings indicating that controlling important data storage is the top use case, closely followed by backup/disaster recovery.

Microsoft R Open Update Adds Multi-Processor Performance

Microsoft this month updated its R Open programming language with multi-processor support highlighting new functionality.

New Catch2 Offering for C++ Adds to VS Code Test Explorers

A brand-new C++ offering for Catch2 highlights the growing body of test explorers for the cross-platform, open source Visual Studio Code editor available in its marketplace.

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