Topic: azure

Microsoft announces tools at Build for AI, intelligent cloud, edge computing

SEATTLE – Microsoft today doubled down on its efforts regarding AI, the intelligent cloud and the intelligent edge by announcing at its Build conference here a host of new developer tools for building these modern applications and systems. In his opening keynote, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that by 2020, there will be more than … continue reading

Microsoft invests $5 billion in the Internet of Things

Microsoft wants to prove it is dedicated to the success of the Internet of Things with a new $5 billion investment and updates to its IoT portfolio. The company announced it will invest $5 billion into the IoT over the next four years. “The reason we are doing this is simple: Our goal is to … continue reading

Microsoft releases its Azure Service Fabric to open source

Microsoft’s Service Fabric Team announced the open-source release of Azure Service Fabric under the MIT license yesterday. The team behind the distributed systems platform, designed to easily package, deploy and manage scalable and reliable microservices and containers, will be transitioning to a completely open development process on GitHub over the coming months. While the Service … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core 2.1 preview, Intel AI: In Production, and GitHub Marketplace Insights

Microsoft has announced a preview for .NET Core 2.1 Preview 1, which is the first public release of .NET Core 2.1. The release will provide faster build performance, close gaps in ASP.NET Core and EF Core, and improve compatibility with the .NET framework. It will also improve GDPR compliance, security, microservice capabilities, Azure capabilities, and … continue reading

LEADTOOLS version 20 released with .NET and Azure support

LEAD Technologies has announced the release of LEADTOOLS version 20. This is a major version release that includes new libraries for the .NET Standard and Microsoft Azure Services as well as improvements to LEAD’s document, medical and product lines. “One of our biggest goals for LEADTOOLS Version 20 was to make LEADTOOLS available on every … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AI Fund, GitHub co-authors, and Microsoft acquires PlayFab

A new artificial intelligence investment fund has been formed designed to build AI companies from scratch. Andrew Ng, the co-founder of online education platform Coursera and founding lead of Google Brain, has announced the formation of AI Fund with $175 million raised. “As with any societal transformation, the transition toward AI will be jarring for some. … continue reading

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

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