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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.

.NET Core 2.1 Powers 34 Percent Bing Performance Boost

The modernization of the .NET ecosystem is paying off for Microsoft's Bing.com engineering team, which reports a 34 percent performance boost for the search engine following a shift from .NET Framework to .NET Core 2.1

F# 4.5 Arrives with Span Support, Aligning with .NET Core 2.1

Microsoft shipped an update to its functional programming language, incorporating Span support in the new F# 4.5.

Tool Checks Desktop App Readiness for .NET Core 3.0

Microsoft released a tool to help developers check if their Windows Forms and Windows Presentation Framework applications are ready for the new platform, which it said promises a "drastically better deployment solution."

What's New in Visual Studio Code 1.26 (July Update)

The July 2018 release of Visual Studio Code features new functionality for navigation, applying Quick Fixes to address problems, working with extensions and more.

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