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Progress open-sources its UI library, Box updates its developer experiences, and the Docker Datacenter updates—SD Times news digest: Feb. 9, 2017

Progress has open-sourced its Progress Telerik UI for Universal Windows Platform, which is a set of native UI controls for building Windows apps. With this announcement, Progress also revealed it is donating to the .NET Foundation to help it with open development in the .NET ecosystem. “With this donation, we are extending our commitment to … continue reading

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Microsoft releases the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC

Microsoft is kicking off the new year with a feature-packed preview of the next Windows 10 update. The company announced the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 15002 for PC to Windows Insiders. The preview includes updates addressing Microsoft Edge, Cortana, Windows Defender and more. In addition, the company is making updates to the update experience … continue reading

William Blum (right) and Cheick Omar Keita (left) discuss the architecture of Springfield. (Photograph by Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

Microsoft takes on next-generation solutions

Microsoft is preparing for the future with announcements this week pertaining to a new chatbot, more details about Project Springfield, and some revelations about Cortana. Cortana is Microsoft’s personal digital assistant currently available on Windows desktop and mobile devices as well as Windows Holographic and Xbox. In a WinHEC presentation by Carla Forester, a principal … continue reading

Microsoft researchers from the Speech & Dialog Research Group (from left): Wayne Xiong, Xuedong Huang, Geoffrey Zweig, Dong Yu, Frank Seide, Mike Seltzer, Jasha Droppo and Andreas Stolcke. Photo by Dan DeLong.

Microsoft’s milestone in speech recognition, Node.js v6.9.0 released, and Google open-sources Nomulus—SD Times news digest: Oct. 19, 2016

Microsoft is making waves with its artificial intelligence research by developing a piece of technology that recognizes words as well as humans do. According to a team of researchers from the company’s AI and Research division, the company’s speech recognition system has a word error rate of 5.9%, which is about equivalent to a human. … continue reading

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Microsoft’s goal: Democratizing artificial intelligence

With all the talk here at Microsoft’s Ignite conference around the cloud, office productivity and collaboration (and all that goes with that), CEO Satya Nadella took the keynote stage yesterday afternoon to discuss what he sees as the next horizon of digital transformation: artificial intelligence. This, to be sure, is not about AI for the … continue reading

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Telerik DevCraft R3 2016 announced, Consul 0.7, and Mozilla’s new debugger—SD Times news digest: Sept. 15, 2016

Progress has announced the latest release of its UI toolbox for web, mobile and desktop development. The latest version of Telerik DevCraft features support for Angular 2, ASP.NET Core 1.0 and Universal Windows Platform. Additional features include new CheckBoxList, RadioButtonList and RichTextBox components; new chart types; the ability to convert legacy WinForms apps to modern … continue reading

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Microsoft rolls out updates to give customers insight from their data

Microsoft customers will be able to use their data in combination with new updates and capabilities, such as the introduction of Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft AppSource, and Power BI Embedded. Announced yesterday, Microsoft Dynamics 365 moves Microsoft’s current CRM and ERP cloud solutions into a single cloud service, including apps that are useful for business … continue reading

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update to arrive Aug. 2

The update to Windows 10 will be coming to all devices for free before the end of the summer. The company announced the Anniversary Update will arrive Aug. 2, and it will be free to those who apply for it before July 29. “When we introduced Windows 10, our vision was not only to deliver … continue reading

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Oculus Kickstarter backers to get a free Rift, and Google’s tips for mobile app success—SD Times news digest: Jan. 6, 2016

Oculus is opening Rift preorders today to put VR in the hands of people around the world, and the company is also going to give a free Kickstarter Edition Oculus Rift to all of the Kickstarter backers who pledged for a Rift development kit. In a letter obtained by Wired, Oculus said those who pledged … continue reading

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Microsoft pulls Android’s ‘Hey Cortana,’ Amazon’s EC2 Container Registry, and Microsoft’s Coding4Fun—SD Times news digest: Dec. 22, 2015

Cortana has been pulled out from the Google Play Store because saying “Hey Cortana” was causing problems for the microphone of several Android devices. The saying was interfering with Google Now’s “Ok Google” feature, according to Android Community. It’s not determined yet if the microphone problems are the sole cause of the removal of the … continue reading

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Atlassian goes public, Cortana for Android, Cyanogen OS and iOS, and Parse has an updated dashboard—SD Times news digest: Dec. 10, 2015

Atlassian has officially set its IPO at US$21 a share, raising $482 million, the New York Times reported. The price is above the previously reported expected range, which was at about $16.50 to $18.50 per share for $370 million. According to the Times, the IPO price values the company at $4.38 billion. “Today is a … continue reading

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Django reveals new features, hackers expose children’s information off VTech, developers gain access to the Forge—SD Times news digest: Dec. 2, 2015

Samsung has announced a new browser designed for its virtual reality device, Gear VR. Internet for Gear VR is designed to enable users to browse the Web in a more immersive atmosphere without having to download VR content. “As a pioneer in the mobile VR industry, Samsung has continually worked to provide our users with … continue reading

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