StarCoder, a new open-access large language model (LLM) for code generation from ServiceNow and Hugging Face, is now available for Visual Studio Code, positioned as an alternative to GitHub Copilot.
Visual Studio Code v1.78 (April 2023 update) is out with a host of minor improvements, including two that involve colors.
Microsoft added .NET MAUI and Azure Functions support to its .NET Upgrade Assistant, which helps developers upgrade any .NET application to the latest version of .NET from right inside the Visual Studio 2022 IDE.
Microsoft open sourced a Copilot Chat sample app that organizations can use as a blueprint for their own customized chatbots based on advanced generative AI tech.
We often hear about the big new features in .NET or C#. But what about all of those lesser-known but useful new features like collection indices and ranges, date features, pattern matching and records?
Microsoft has improved the code-completion capabilities of Visual Studio's AI-powered development feature, IntelliCode, with a neural network approach.
Developers are in for an AI treat of all the information and guidance they can consume at Microsoft's big developer conference kicking off in Seattle on May 23.
Microsoft researchers published a paper on low-code large language models (LLMs) that could be used for machine learning projects such as ChatGPT, the sentient-sounding chatbot from OpenAI.
Microsoft's ongoing revamp of the Windows Community Toolkit (WCT) is providing multiple benefits, including making it easier for developer to contribute to the project, which is a collection of helpers, extensions and custom controls for building UWP and .NET apps for Windows.
"We at Codeium have removed GPL licensed code from our training data, guaranteeing peace of mind to our users."
It helps developers infuse advanced AI technology into their apps, including wildly popular generative AI systems like ChatGPT and GPT-4 from Microsoft partner OpenAI.
"This is the beginnings of the Blazor unification effort to enable using Blazor components for all your web UI needs, client-side and server-side."
Offering .NET UI controls for mobile, web and desktop development, the release is available in a free trial.
Released last week, .NET MAUI (.NET Multi-platform App UI) in .NET 8 Preview 3 mostly continues the effort to improve the quality of UI controls, layout and memory management, Microsoft said.
In the new .NET 8 Preview 3, Microsoft introduced initial support for native Ahead-of-Time (AOT) compilation in the framework's web-dev component, ASP.NET Core.
A large, engaged community of open source developers is awaiting a milestone release of Avalonia, a cross-platform UI framework for .NET that boasts more than 2.2 million installs.
In-editor chat and a Chat view are available in a waitlisted technical preview.
Since recently introducing the open source Semantic Kernel to help developers use AI large language models (LLMs) in their apps, Microsoft has been busy improving it, publishing new guidance on how to use it and touting its capabilities.
Responding to user requests for a more seamless startup experience, Uno Platform 4.8 introduces a new App Template wizard to do just that.
The new ledger feature in SQL Server 2022 provides blockchain-based security to ensure data isn't tampered with.