Topic: microsoft

It’s time to move off of SQL Server 2008

If you are still running Microsoft’s 2008 version of SQL Server, time is running out. The company announced support for SQL Server 2008/2008 R2 will end next month. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer be adding new features or providing security updates. Once support ends, this will leave organizations still using the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core 3.0 Preview 6, Kintone’s new mobile app, and the cost of data breaches in 2018

.NET Core Preview 6 is now available on Windows, macOS and Linux. The preview includes updates for compiling assemblies for improved startup, optimizing applications for size with linker and EventPipe improvements, according to Microsoft. Also, the WPF team explained it has now published most of its WPF codebase to GitHub since the company acquired GitHub … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Free JavaScript UI for Visual Studio Essentials members, WSO2 and Ping Identity partner up, and MongoDB’s security benchmarks

Members of Microsoft Visual Studio Dev Essentials are getting free six-month access to Syncfusion’s JavaScript UI controls in the Essential JS 2 suite. The suite contains over 60 controls that include a grid, chart and scheduler with complete support for Angular, React and Vue frameworks, according to Syncfusion. “We appreciate the inclusion of the Syncfusion … continue reading

Industry Watch: Of open source, data breaches and speed

When IBM CEO Ginni Rometty joined Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst on stage at last month’s Red Hat Summit to declare that IBM would leave Red Hat alone after its acquisition, cheers went up from the developers in the keynote audience. Their fear, of course, was that IBM would somehow change Red Hat and move … continue reading

TypeScript 3.5 now available with speed improvements

The latest release of Microsoft’s typed superset of JavaScript programming language is now available. TypeScript 3.5 features new type-checking and incremental build optimizations designed to improve speed. The type-checking speed-ups addresses a bug in TypeScript 3.4 that introduced a regression and increased the work of the type-checker. “The most-impacted set of users were those using … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft teams up to teach Q#, Zendesk’s new developer capabilities and inNative for WebAssembly

Microsoft is teaming up with Brilliant.org to launch an interactive course focused on quantum computing. The course will teach quantum computing and programming in Q#, Microsoft’s quantum-tuned programming language. Students can implement advanced quantum algorithms in Q# on the web without having to download an IDE. Q# has Python integration within the course, allowing the … continue reading

Microsoft wants the US to follow the EU and establish new data privacy laws

As the European Union’s General Protection Data Regulation celebrates its one year anniversary this weekend, Microsoft is calling out the US and other nations for not passing their own national legislations. According to Microsoft, no matter how many individual companies pass their own privacy laws on how people interact with and use technology every day, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sony and Microsoft collaborate on AI and gaming, Visual Studio Code 1.34, and PDFTron secures $71 million

Sony and Microsoft are teaming up to collaborate on developing semiconductors and AI as well as new cloud-based solutions for gaming and content-streaming on Azure. According to the companies, Sony will integrate its image sensors into Microsoft’s Azure AI technology across cloud and edge, and will also blend Sony’s conductors into Microsoft cloud technology. The … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: SPTAG

Microsoft wants to take traditional search engines to the next level with the open sourcing of SPTAG or Space Partition Tree and Graph. According to the company, search engines and even intelligent assistants are lacking the ability to understand queries because they are focused on keyword search algorithms. “Keyword search algorithms just fail when people … continue reading

Microsoft previews new web-based Visual Studio Online, reveals .NET 5

Microsoft is closer to delivering a long sought-after capability for Visual Studio developers – a web-based version of the IDE. The company demonstrated Visual Studio Online for the first time at this week’s annual Build developer conference in Seattle. Scott Guthrie, executive VP for Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise business, revealed Visual Studio Online in his … continue reading

Microsoft Build: Twilio partners with Microsoft Azure IoT, HERE launches serverless functions for Azure, Azure gets new developer tools and cloud experiences

The Microsoft Build conference is taking place this week in Seattle. Microsoft is using the event to make a lot of announcements regarding its own solutions and a few other companies are also using the event to discuss new solutions and integrations with Azure. Twilio partners with Microsoft Azure IoT Cloud communications platform, Twilio, announced … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft launches Windows Terminal, Hyperledger Iroha 1.0 is available, .Inc domains are now available

Microsoft launched Windows Terminal, a command-line app for Windows that supersedes the company’s original command-line user experience, the Windows console host. Windows Terminal offers support for tabs, rich text, globalization, configurability, theming & styling, and more. The limitations of the original console host, which was aimed at maintaining backward compatibility, led the Microsoft team to … continue reading

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