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Microsoft Claims 2 of Top 5 Open Source Projects in GitHub

GitHub released its huge yearly Octoverse report on activity in the open source community, revealing that Microsoft claimed two of the top five projects, ranked by the number of contributors.

.NET Core 2.0 Sees End of Life, 2.1.5 Update Released

.NET Core 2.0 in a sense "died" yesterday, Oct. 1, the official "end of life" date for that milestone version of Microsoft's open source, modular and cross-platform modernization of the .NET Framework.

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'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.

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.

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's AI-Driven Dev Tool Turns Whiteboard Sketches into Code

Microsoft introduced a Web tool driven by AI technologies and Azure cloud services that turns whiteboard sketches into HTML code for text boxes, check boxes, buttons and so on.

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 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.

ASP.NET Core: New Preview Out as Survey Says It's Going Mainstream

Things are happening fast for ASP.NET Core, as Microsoft just released a new Version 2.2.0 preview while a recent developer survey indicates the Web dev framework is quickly becoming a mainstream option.

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