Microsoft has released version 0.3.0 of Visual Studio Code, its cross-platform code editing tool announced at Build.
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An augmented reality SDK
Developers will soon be able to start building augmented reality software with Magic Leap’s recently announced software development kit. The company announced at an MIT conference in San Francisco that it is ready to make its SDK available for developers.
“We’re about having a wide-open platform for every app and game developer, artist, filmmaker and writer,” said Rony Abovitz, president, founder and CEO of Magic Leap, at the conference, according to Forbes.
Microsoft announces the Project System Extensibility SDK
Microsoft has announced the availability of its Project System Extensibility SDK. With it, developers can define new project types, write extensions to customize their user experience, and add features with just a few lines of code.
The company expects the majority of new project types shipped from Microsoft to be based on the SDK, and will be migrating existing project systems to the SDK in new versions of Visual Studio.
Microsoft to support Secure Shell (SSH)
Microsoft is bringing OpenSSH support to PowerShell, and will also be contributing to the OpenSSH community. SSH provides the ability to interoperate between Linux and Windows, according to the company. Microsoft has not provided exact dates for when SSH support will be available, but it said the PowerShell team will update users on their progress.
This is the third time the PowerShell team is attempting to support SSH.
“The first attempts were during PowerShell V1 and V2 and were rejected,” wrote Angel Calvo, group software engineering manager of the PowerShell team, in a blog post. “Given our changes in leadership and culture, we decided to give it another try, and this time, because we are able to show the clear and compelling customer value, the company is very supportive.”
Facebook adds PGP encryption support
Facebook announced it has added support for the Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) security protocol in its e-mail content.
OpenPGP public encryption keys are now enabled as an experimental profile feature to provide end-to-end encryption for Facebook notification e-mails. The PGP encryption joins HTTPS and TLS encryption as part of Facebook’s overall security scheme.
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