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Open Source, Cross-Platform ML.NET Simplifies Machine Learning

Microsoft's ongoing Build developer conference is all about artificial intelligence, and one new offering met enthusiastically by attendees is ML.NET, an open source, cross-platform machine learning framework.

Microsoft Releases .NET Framework 4.7.2

Microsoft's new .NET Core 2.0 offering may be generating the most buzz among .NET developers these days, but for many use cases the traditional .NET Framework is still the best choice, just released in version 4.7.2.

VS Code Live Share Now Works on Linux, the Most-Requested Feature

Linux support, the most-requested feature for Visual Studio Code Live Share -- which allows real-time collaboration among developers on different machines and platforms -- was announced this week.

Windows Template Studio 2.0 Ships with Improved Visual Studio UI

Windows Template Studio, an open source Visual Studio extension that provides a low-code approach to creating Universal Windows Platform apps, launched in version 2.0 with an improved Visual Studio UI highlighting new features.

Coding WebAssembly? New IDE Offers Alternative to Visual Studio

Mozilla has unveiled an IDE for coding WebAssembly projects that could serve as an alternative to Visual Studio and the Visual Studio Code editor.

What's New in .NET Core 2.1 Previews

Microsoft this week announced the second previews of .NET Core 2.1 and its like-versioned associates, ASP.NET Core and Entity Framework Core.

VS App Center Touts Open Source, API-Driven DevOps for Mobile Development

Microsoft has open sourced several tools in the pursuit of API-Driven Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery for mobile apps with Visual Studio App Center.

.NET Core Is Key Focus of Upcoming Visual Studio Features

.NET Core, the reinvention of the Microsoft .NET Framework as an open source, cross-platform development choice, is a key focus of the upcoming features planned for the Visual Studio IDE.

New VS Code Tool Eases Writing Microsoft Documentation

A couple years ago, Microsoft revamped its developer documentation experience, turning to an open model in which anyone could contribute to the docs.microsoft.com site. Now, a new Visual Studio Code extension has been published to make that easier.

'90s-Era File Manager Open Sourced, Available as Visual Studio Solution

Microsoft's Craig Wittenberg has revived the original File Manager that first came with Windows 3.0 in 1990, getting it to run on Windows 10 and making it available as a Visual Studio solution.

SQL Operations Studio Adopts VS Code Extension Model

The extension model introduced with Visual Studio Code and subsequently tracked by the Visual Studio IDE is proving so popular it has been applied to SQL Operations Studio, Microsoft's cross-platform, open source data management tool.

Popular Python Extension for the Visual Studio Code Editor Boosts Debugging

The Python extension for the open source Visual Studio Code editor -- the most popular offering available in the marketplace -- has been updated with improved debugging functionality.

Microsoft Open Sources Tool to Run More Linux Distros on Windows 10

Microsoft has open sourced a tool that helps official Linux distribution maintainers and other developers run their OS packages on Windows 10, via Windows Store distribution for the former or individual sideloading for the latter.

TypeScript 2.8 Officially Released: Hello Conditional Types

Less than two weeks after publishing the TypeScript 2.8 Release Candidate, Microsoft has officially launched it into general availability, bringing conditional types and more.

Visual Studio IDE Tracks VS Code Extension Model

Microsoft's flagship Visual Studio IDE is continuing to track the extension model introduced with the company's open source Visual Studio Code editor, most recently adding support for debug adapters.

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