Microsoft announces Azure Databricks, Visual Studio App Center and Azure DevOps projects at Microsoft Connect

Microsoft is unleashing new tools to help developers increase productivity and simplify app development. The company announced Azure DataBricks, the Visual Studio App Center, Visual Studio Live Share, Azure DevOps projects, Azure IoT Edge and Visual Studio Tools for AI at its Microsoft Connect(): 2017 conference. “With today’s intelligent cloud, emerging technologies like AI have … continue reading

Microsoft previews the Azure Container Service

Microsoft is going deeper with Kubernetes with a new managed service. Azure Container Service (AKS) aims to simplify the deployment, management and operations of Kubernetes, the open-source system for container orchestration. “We have seen customers fall in love with our current Kubernetes support on Azure Container Service, currently known as ACS, which has grown 300% … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AngularFire adds Cloud Firestore support, Samsung release Windows Mixed Reality headset, and Azure Functions gets Java support

The Angular team has announced support for Cloud Firestore in AngularFire. Cloud Firestore was released into public beta this week by the Google Firebase team. It features querying; real-time data synchronization; iOS, Android and web SDKs with offline data access; and multi-region data replication. AngularFire is the official Angular library for Firebase. “AngularFire combines the … continue reading

Red Hat, Microsoft collaborate on container adoption

Microsoft and Red Hat have joined forces again to bring their technologies together to ease container adoption for organizations. New initiatives announced today include cross-platform support, for Windows Server containers on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform; for Red Hat OpenShift Dedicated container platform-as-a-service on Microsoft Azure, and SQL Server on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and … continue reading

Tricentis’ exploratory testing add-on for Atlassian JIRA, Slack’s App Directory update, and IBM Watson — SD Times news digest: July 12, 2017

Tricentis announced a exploratory testing tool for Atlassian JIRA. The native add-on aims to simplify planning, documentation and reporting of exploratory testing within the JIRA environment and provides full traceability between exploratory test results and associated JIRA issues. According to Tricentis, with this new add-on, agile teams can rapidly and reliably receive and deliver feedback … continue reading

Microsoft to acquire Cloudyn, Ford’s robotics and AI team, and TestPlant’s eggPlant solution — SD Times news digest: June 30, 2017

Microsoft has confirmed the acquisition of Cloudyn, a cloud management platform provider and cloud cost optimization tool. The company hopes this acquisition will help its Azure customers better manage and optimize their work in the cloud.   “As customers grow their cloud usage across many projects, it can be challenging to gain visibility and understand … continue reading

CoreOS Fest: Microsoft introduces Draft for app development on Kubernetes

Microsoft made its first Deis announcement today at CoreOS Fest. The company announced Draft, a new open-source development tool for cloud-native applications that run on Kubernetes. This is the first release since the company acquired the Kubernetes company Deis back in April.  According to the company, Draft was developed to address the complexity and constraints … continue reading

Microsoft announces new data and cloud solutions at Build

Serverless computing – adding an abstraction layer above cloud infrastructure – promises to let developers write code without worrying about the underlying platform. Microsoft today announced it is augmenting its data and cloud services offering with Azure Cosmos DB, a database service that the company says scales horizontally with guaranteed uptime, throughput and virtually no … continue reading

6 ways platform-as-a-service is giving developers superpowers

We asked developers, CTOs, entrepreneurs and consultants across the country to describe concrete ways in which PaaS has changed their development style. RELATED CONTENT: Three cloud PaaS trends to watch in a serverless world 1. Reducing headcount Rob Reagan, CTO of Text Request At Text Request, we’re able to also reduce headcount using Azure’s PaaS offerings. Without … continue reading

Microsoft announces new solutions for creating intelligent, data-driven apps

Microsoft is empowering customers with its new data-driven intelligence solutions. Microsoft today made several product announcements at its Microsoft Data Amp event, including updates to SQL Server, R Server 9.1, and other solutions aimed at helping businesses create intelligent applications. Starting today, developers can download the SQL Server CTP 2.0, which is available on Windows, … continue reading

Microsoft previews Azure PaaS services

Microsoft is announcing new preview releases of its Azure PaaS services for Azure Stack as well as a “refresh” to its Azure extension, Azure Stack. The third technical preview of Azure Stack was released early last month with hybrid application capabilities and a new pay-as-you-use pricing model. Since then, Microsoft has updated the Azure Stack … continue reading

Microsoft partners with TomTom, announces ASP.NET WebHooks V1, and updates Visual Studio Code

Microsoft is making sure its developers are supplied with the latest set of tools. The company announced it is bringing location-based services to Azure with TomTom, making it easier to send and receive WebHooks with ASP.NET, and improving Visual Studio Code. Microsoft’s new partnership with location and navigation provider TomTom will focus on helping developers … continue reading

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