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.
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.
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.
Data developers using Microsoft's Azure cloud have several new offerings to work with as database services for MySQL and PostgreSQL, along with Azure Databricks, are now generally available.
Entity Framework is fabulous ... but it does impose some overhead. If you like working with data in an O-O kind of way but feel the "need for speed," then you should be looking at Dapper.
The February 2018 edition of Microsoft's lightweight, cross-platform and open source Visual Studio Code editor has shipped, with new notifications functionality, Integrated Terminal splitting and much more.
Microsoft has gone all in on Python for its cross-platform, open source code editor and is now seeking more dev help after hiring the creator of a popular Python extension (7 million installs) and taking ownership of the project.
Although it was only just released as a beta, the open source Flutter framework for cross-platform mobile app development is drawing comparisons with Microsoft's Xamarin in the developer community.
Windows Template Studio, Microsoft's open source, wizard-driven Visual Studio 2017 extension for coding UWP applications, is out in version 1.7 with new support for Visual Basic and the Prism framework.
Microsoft's Visual Studio Code team has updated the popular, open source Python extension it acquired a few months ago, adding yet more functionality to the tool that has been installed more than 6 million times.
Microsoft yesterday shipped TypeScript 2.7, adding a bunch of new features as usual -- so many that a debate about bloat in the programming language was sparked on a social coding site.
It's been just a couple week since the second preview of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.6, with the latest iteration featuring improvements to Visual Studio Build Tools, Snapshot Debugging and more.
Visual Studio Code, being based on the open source Electron framework, is among applications susceptible to a remote code execution vulnerability just announced and patched by the Electron team this week.
Microsoft has shipped a new release for R Open -- its enhanced distribution of the open source R programming language -- along with a release candidate for its latest TypeScript edition.