Innovative tools showcased at Microsoft Build conference

Several new and updated tools showcased at Microsoft’s Build developer conference in Seattle revealed how partners are following the trends toward AI, new software architectures and modernization. Here is a look at their news announcements: Progress announces Conversational UI for chatbot apps Progress today announced the May 16 availability Conversational UI, a set of controls … continue reading

TimeXtender Discovery Hub is now Microsoft Azure certified

TimeXtender, a recognized global software company enabling instant access to any type of data in the organization to support advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), today announced that its Discovery Hub solution has been tested, approved and certified for readiness and compatibility to run in  Microsoft Azure environments. With this certification, Discovery Hub is now … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AppOrbit 2.0, Microsoft Azure Databricks, and Google’s developer scholarships in Africa

AppOrbit has announced the release of a new version of its application platform. AppOrbit is a modern app platform designed to automate the management of apps, data and security. Version 2.0 of the platform features additional networking and security capabilities that allow apps to be encapsulated in a secure Application Capsule and operate only at … continue reading

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Microsoft celebrates Cognitive Services milestones with new AI capabilities

Microsoft announced new vision and search AI-based capabilities are now available as part of Microsoft Cognitive Services. Microsoft Cognitive Services is a collection of cloud-hosted APIs that enable developers to add vision, speech, language, knowledge and search capabilities to their iOS, Android and Windows apps. “For years, Microsoft researchers have been pushing the boundaries of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Final VS 2017 15.6 preview, HackerRank funding and New Relic Infrastructure integrations

Microsoft has released the final feature preview of the upcoming Visual Studio 2017 release. VS 2017 15.6 is designed to give users 20 percent faster load times on average in .NET Core.  Those with large solutions of more than 30 projects will see the most gains in performance, according to the company.  This update will … continue reading

SD Times news digest: BlackBerry’s Jarvis, MicroStrategy’s data connectors, and Go support in AWS Lambda

BlackBerry is releasing a new cybersecurity software solution. BlackBerry CEO and Executive Chairman and CEO, John Chen, presented BlackBerry Jarvis in a keynote address at the North American International Automotive Show. Starting off, Jarvis will be marked to the automotive industry, and become applicable to other industry other industry segments such as healthcare, industrial automation, aerospace, and … continue reading

LogicMonitor survey finds digital transformation and AI are driving public cloud adoption

The move towards the public cloud is just beginning. A new survey released by LogicMonitor finds a majority of respondents’ enterprises plan to migrate their IT workloads from the data center to the cloud by 2020. According to LogicMonitor, the key drivers for migrating to the cloud today include digital transformation, IT agility and DevOps. … continue reading

Indeed: React and cloud computing are the fastest growing skills among job seekers

Indeed Hiring Lab has just published a report that analyzes two years of tech job search traffic. It combined job search traffic with resume search traffic to determine how popular certain tech skills are with employers. “Technology is progressing at a breakneck pace these days. Software developers, engineers and other tech workers have to work … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Confluent Cloud, React 16.2 and Advanced Android Development course

Confluent has announced that Confluent Cloud is now available and ready for enterprise production workloads. It offers a 99.95 percent SLA, making it highly reliable. Key features of Confluent Cloud include the latest Apache Kafka version, high throughput streaming rate, optional support for multiple availability zones, full support for clients offered by Confluent, and a … continue reading

The race for the cloud: AWS vs Azure

The cloud computing competition is beginning to heat up with companies adding more tools and services to their infrastructure to draw users in. The online community for developers, Stack Overflow, is taking a deeper look into how cloud platforms compare, and what cloud is evolving the fastest. According to the organization, the two front runners … continue reading

Intel announces new AI effort, CoreOS extends CoreOS Tectonic, and OpenSSL launches new site — SD Times news digest: March 24, 2017

Intel is beginning to square in on AI with the announcement of a single cross-Intel organization: The Artificial Intelligence Products Group (AIPG). According to the company, AIPG strengthens its focus on AI, and will include engineering, labs, software and resources as it continues to work on its AI portfolio: The Intel Nervana platform. In addition, … continue reading

Gemalto’s HSM enables Microsoft Azure Information Protection customers to maintain full control of encryption keys

Amsterdam – March 21, 2017 – Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, today announced that Microsoft Azure Information Protection customers can now take advantage of the new “Hold Your Own Key” (HYOK) functionality using Gemalto’s SafeNet Luna Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). The integration allows organizations in highly regulated scenarios to manage, own and store their … continue reading

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