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Canonical/Microsoft Partnership Puts .NET 6 into Ubuntu Linux

Microsoft and Canonical announced a months-long partnership has resulted in .NET 6 being included in the latter company's latest Ubuntu distribution of the Linux OS.

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Microsoft Announces SynapseML for .NET for Large-Scale Machine Learning

Microsoft announced SynapseML for .NET, building on its open source project for large-scale machine learning that debuted last November.

How New GitHub Projects 'Connects Your Planning Directly to the Work'

Microsoft-owned GitHub announced the general availability of a revamped Projects that's intended to more fully integrate the project planning and development processes.

Microsoft Pumps Out Weekly VS 2022 Previews, Open Sources SBOM Tool

As July winded down, Microsoft started pumping out weekly previews of Visual Studio 2022 v17.3, along with open sourcing a tool to generate a software bill of materials (SBOM), instrumental to government cybersecurity best practices guidance.

'Visual Studio for Linux?' Tops Microsoft Q&A Site

Thousands of developers have made the ask over the past four years or so.

Another Open Source Group Blasts GitHub Copilot, Advocates Leaving GitHub

"Launching a for-profit product that disrespects the FOSS community in the way Copilot does simply makes the weight of GitHub's bad behavior too much to bear."

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Uno Platform Does WebAssembly Threading Months Ahead of .NET 7

Uno Platform has beaten Microsoft to the punch when it comes to multi-threading in WebAssembly, the tech behind Microsoft's client-side Blazor web-dev framework.

Miguel de Icaza Leads Uproar Over Closed-Source VS Code C# Tool

"An unacceptable abuse of power from the stewards of the platform, and a betrayal of the community."

GitHub Previews Faster Codespaces Creation with Prebuilds

GitHub announced a public beta of Codespaces prebuilds to speed up the creation of the cloud-hosted Visual Studio Code-based development environments.

GitHub Previews Improved Code Search: 'Way More than grep'

GitHub is inviting developers to take part in a technology preview of improved code search, which it describes as "way more than grep," the Linux command-line search utility.

VS Code Snippets Leads Recent Open Source GA Announcements

GitHub's "Release Radar" for November shows a Visual Studio Code snippets project leading a raft of open source offerings that reached general availability in November.

TypeScript Surge Flatlines in New GitHub Octoverse Report

Last year's sprawling GitHub Octoverse report saw Microsoft's TypeScript programming language rise to No. 4 in the popularity ranking -- one step above C# -- after starting out at No. 10 in 2017.

Open Source VS Code Python Language Server Dies, Replaced by Proprietary Pylance

Microsoft officially pounded the last nail into the open source Microsoft Python Language Server coffin, replacing it with the company's proprietary Pylance extension for coding with Python in Visual Studio Code.

Gitpod Unveils Open Source Browser-Based VS Code 'Free from Microsoft's Control'

"Microsoft/VS Code did not open source their server implementation. As a result, developers cannot run the most upstream VS Code in a browser and server context, as the source code that is driving Github Codespaces is not open source."

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New Open Source ONNX Runtime Web Does Machine Learning Modeling in Browser

"It is challenging to make native AI applications portable to multiple platforms given the variations in programming languages and deployment environments."