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GitHub Copilot Chat Nears GA: 'Today We Are Re-Founded on Copilot'

GitHub announced its "Copilot Chat" offering will reach general availability next month as the company goes all in on AI.

Microsoft Revamping Semantic Kernel AI SDK After 'Unexpected Uses'

Microsoft switched gears on its plan for the initial release of its Semantic Kernel SDK for AI development after finding its API was being used in unexpected ways.

Open Source Codeium Improves AI Chat in VS Code Tool

Codeium, a free and open source alternative to the for-pay GitHub Copilot AI-powered coding assistant, recently received improvements to its chat functionality and various other capabilities.

Community Dev Gives VS Code Python Some YAPF

The latest update to Python in Visual Studio Code includes a new extension for Python formatting that was contributed by a member of the open source community.

Avalonia VS Code Tool Now in Preview for Everyone

"We know you've been waiting for this!" said Avalonia UI in announcing general access to its VS Code extension for working with the popular, open source, cross-platform UI framework for .NET.

Microsoft Previews 'Python in Excel'

Integrating the data science darling programming language with the super-popular spreadsheet program means analysts will no longer have to jump through so many workaround hoops or use third-party add-ins.

Microsoft Open Sources 'ONNX Script' for Python Machine Learning Models

While Python has long been recognized as a go-to programming language for data science and is often used to author machine learning models, the new project focuses on clean, idiomatic Python syntax and composability through ONNX-native functions.

New Microsoft Sandbox Uses Natural Language LLMs for SQL Queries

The open source project lets developers and data pros to use its Semantic Kernel SDK to experiment and test the abilities of LLMs to generate SQL queries based on natural language expressions.

Avalonia UI Offers VS Code Tool in '(Extremely) Early Build'

The tool will package up the most common Avalonia workflows and offer them to VS Code developers, starting out with two oft-used scenarios involving XAML markup: previewing and code completion.

Microsoft Improves Natural Language UI for LLMs with Open Source TypeChat

Microsoft announced an open source project called TypeChat to help developers create better natural language UI for working with the large language models (LLMs) in advanced AI-powered applications.

Microsoft's Semantic Kernel AI SDK Adds Java, Integrates with Azure Cognitive Search

Microsoft has been busy updating its Semantic Kernel open source SDK for creating AI-infused applications, recently adding Java support and integration with Azure Cognitive Search.

Open Source Avalonia .NET UI Framework Finally Hits Milestone v11 GA Release

After a nearly one-year preview and "countless thousands of hours of dedication" driving a years-long development effort, Avalonia v11 has shipped.

Open Source Alternative to Visual Studio Marketplace Avoids Decommission

Open source champion Eclipse Foundation is advancing the Open VSX Registry, a vendor-neutral, community-supported alternative to the Microsoft Visual Studio Marketplace.

Semantic Kernel: Microsoft Answers Your Questions, Updates Docs for AI Integration SDK

Semantic Kernel acts as an AI orchestration layer in Microsoft's stack of AI models and "copilot" assistants, providing interaction services for those constructs to work with underlying foundation models and AI infrastructure.

Microsoft Deep Learning Alternative: On-Device Training for ONNX Runtime

"As opposed to traditional deep learning (DL) model training, On-Device Training requires efficient use of compute and memory resources."

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