GitHub is ending the technical preview of its Copilot Voice tool, today announcing the speech tech originally dubbed "Hey GitHub!" will not become a company product.
Microsoft continued to enhance speech functionality in its Visual Studio Code editor with a new accessibility tool that lets developers dictate directly into the editor.
First, it was problems with moving from the proprietary .NET Framework to the open source, cross-platform .NET (Core). Then, it was problems with Visual Studio 2022 moving to the 64-bit world.
GitHub Copilot Enterprise offers a new way for teams to use the AI-powered code completion tool in a customized experience providing enterprise-grade security, safety and privacy along with nuts-and-bolts coding help.
"Our most important focus areas are cloud-native and intelligent app development," said Microsoft in outlining its vision for .NET 9, which this month shipped in its first preview ahead of reaching general availability in November.
Just as a new extension manager for Visual Studio 2022 was announced in a preview, Microsoft's Mads Kristensen, a principal program manager for the IDE and extension author extraordinaire, floated some new ideas for new tools and functionality.
"Copilot Chat isn't just a chatbot; it's a coding companion that understands your code," the Visual Studio dev team said in announcing Preview 1.
AI assistance and better extensibility mark the new release of Visual Studio 2022 v17.9, which shipped today with many core productivity and performance enhancements.
Microsoft is shaping up its Semantic Kernel SDK for AI development for the company's Build developer conference, which might be coming in late May.
"Tip #1: Don't call yourself an engineer around a real engineer"
PowerShell seems to be one of Microsoft's few software holdouts that doesn't have its own Copilot AI assistant, but that might change this year.
"The integration of F# in OpenSilver 2.1 bridges the gap between functional programming and the development of rich, interactive web UIs."
GitHub revenue accelerated to over 40 percent year-over-year, driven by all-up platform growth and adoption of GitHub Copilot.
A handy list of .NET MAUI "do's and don'ts" was yesterday provided to viewers of the latest .NET MAUI Community Standup video hosted by Microsoft's Maddy Montaquila and David Ortinau.
Leveraging new accessibility functionality, a new voice command feature in Visual Studio Code lets devs initiate a session with GithHub Copilot Chat simply by saying "Hey Code."
Microsoft this week detailed new features for its Java tooling, both in its Visual Studio Code extension and the Azure Toolkit for IntelliJ.
Newly GA Chat tool gets update with slash commands and context variables to help developers get focused answers on code from within the IDE.
"We find disconcerting trends for maintainability."
While the complaints are numerous and vociferous, Microsoft's Mads Kristensen took pains to reply to many, sometimes educating users on how to immediately solve their issues, sometimes pointing out where they can vote on relevant feature requests to solve the peeves, sometimes commiserating.
Despite reaching v1.0, it's described as an early preview with much more work to be done, more than six years after its debut.