• News

    Microsoft Ships 5th Previews of .NET 5, Entity Framework Core 5

    Microsoft today announced the fifth previews of .NET 5.0 and Entity Framework Core 5.0 en route to a November general release date, though not all of the planned functionality will be finalized by then because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 06/10/2020

  • News

    VS Code Go Language Extension Goes from Microsoft to Google

    Citing the need for "more maintenance and support," Microsoft and Google have announced that further development of the Microsoft-led Go programming language extension for Visual Studio Code has been taken over by Google. 06/10/2020

  • News

    VS Code May 2020 Update Features Tips, Remote Development Talks from Build

    While announcing the usual plethora of new and improved features and functionality in the May 2020 update of the open source, cross-platform Visual Studio Code editor, the dev team included a new twist: talks on tips and tricks, remote development, and the history of VS Code presented in the recent Build 2020 developer conference. 06/10/2020

  • News

    .NET Core Update Fixes Denial-of-Service Vulnerability

    Microsoft cranked out June 2020 updates to .NET Core 3.1 (and 2.1) to address a denial-of-service (DoS) vulnerability. 06/09/2020

  • The Data Science Lab

    Getting Started with PyTorch 1.5 on Windows

    Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research uses a complete demo program, samples and screenshots to explains how to install the Python language and the PyTorch library on Windows, and how to create and run a minimal, but complete, neural network classifier. 06/08/2020

  • News

    Vendors Update Controls for .NET Core 3.1, Blazor

    This week saw two third-party vendors of dev tools -- UX and UI toolkits and controls -- release new offerings that include support for two of Microsoft's main open source frameworks, the cross-platform .NET Core 3.1 and Blazor, which allows for creating browser-based web applications with C# instead of JavaScript. 06/05/2020

  • News

    C++ Is Focus of New Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2

    C++ development is a focus point of the new Visual Studio 2019 v16.7 Preview 2, featuring a slew of tweaks and improvements touching upon remote SSH connections, IntelliSense support and more. 06/04/2020

  • The Data Science Lab

    Clustering Non-Numeric Data Using C#

    Clustering non-numeric -- or categorial -- data is surprisingly difficult, but it's explained here by resident data scientist Dr. James McCaffrey of Microsoft Research, who provides all the code you need for a complete system using an algorithm based on a metric called category utility (CU), a measure how much information you gain by clustering. 06/03/2020

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