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VS Code Tool Targets Alexa Skills Development

A new Visual Studio Code extension from the Amazon Alexa dev team targets the development and deployment of skills, or capabilities the voice-activated virtual assistant can perform in response to verbal commands.

Microsoft Puts VS Code Text Editor Tech into Azure Cloud Shell Command-Line Tool

Microsoft boosted the text editing capabilities of its Azure Cloud Shell command-line interface (CLI) tool with the addition of graphical Visual Studio Code editor technology.

Azure DevOps Projects Emerges from Public Preview

Promising a three-step, five-minute process to running code on any Azure cloud service with built-in CI/CD, Azure DevOps Projects has graduated from its public preview into general availability.

.NET Core 2.1 Support Added to AWS Lambda

The Lambda service on Amazon Web Services cloud now supports .NET Core 2.1, the company announced this week.

Dev Spaces for Azure Kubernetes Services Now in Public Preview

The preview of Dev Spaces for Azure Kubernetes Services simplifies development and debugging of team-oriented projects with many moving parts, including containers and microservices.

Microsoft Updates Low-Code Azure IoT Central Cloud Service

Microsoft provided an update on new features added to Azure IoT Central, its low-code, software-as-a-service cloud offering for managing Internet of Things assets at scale.

Azure IoT Edge Now Generally Available and Open Source

The cloud-based solution for bringing local intelligence to distributed Internet of Things devices is ready for production and open source.

Docker, Kubernetes Updates Show Microsoft's Container Focus

While Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella probably won't be working up a sweat jumping around a stage shouting, "containers, containers, containers!" the company is clearly ramping up its focus on the technology.

VSLive! Keynote on Embracing Constant Change: 'You Owe It to Yourself'

"You owe it to yourself" was a continuing theme in the keynote presentation about embracing constant change at the Visual Studio Live! conference in Boston today, presented by Jasmine Greenaway, a cloud developer advocate at Microsoft.

AWS' Lumberyard Game Engine Beta Adds Visual Studio 2017 Support

Amazon Web Services released a new beta of its Lumberyard game engine with more than 200 new features, including support for Visual Studio 2017.

AWS CodeBuild Now Supports .NET Core 2.0 Builds on Windows

AWS CodeBuild, a fully managed project build service from the Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS) cloud, has added Windows support for .NET Core builds, joining previously available Linux support.

Moving to the Cloud: A Piecemeal Strategy

You can move all your applications to the cloud in one giant migration. You might even live. Peter thinks there's a better, smarter way and it doesn't start with your Web applications.

Microsoft Previews IoT Workbench Extension for Visual Studio Code

Microsoft is previewing a Visual Studio Code extension for working with Internet of Things projects in the Azure cloud, including a DevKit with a customized Arduino-based board.

Azure IoT Hub SDK Opens Up to iOS Devices

iOS devices aren't traditionally used for Internet of Things deployments, but Microsoft is seeking to help change that.

New Azure Sphere Secures IoT Devices

At the RSA security conference, Microsoft announced a preview of Azure Sphere for securely connecting Internet of Things devices.

What's New in Azure Data Development

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.

Testing Precompiled Azure Functions Locally with Storage Emulator

If you're coding Azure Functions in Visual Studio 2017 to work with Azure Storage, one tool that can assist when running functions locally is the Microsoft Azure Storage Emulator, as shown in this hands-on tutorial.

Microsoft Boosts AI-Driven Vision, Search Services in Azure Cloud

Microsoft announced several enhancements and new offerings for its Cognitive Services cloud APIs that help developers leverage artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in mobile and other apps.

VSTS Adding More Programming Languages for 'Azure DevOps Projects'

Azure DevOps Projects, introduced several months ago and powered by Visual Studio Team Services, is getting closer to emerging from its public preview as the VSTS team continues to add functionality, including support for more programming languages.

Quick Tip: Switching to SQL Azure

If you're thinking about moving to the cloud, the first step might be the easiest.

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