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Microsoft reveals Visual Studio plans for 2020

Microsoft revealed its plans for Visual Studio through June 2020. The main focus will be on addressing top consumer feedback, improving UI Automation properties for better screen reader experiences, and improving performance.  The developers behind Visual Studio laid out all of the planned adjustments that involve working with various languages and frameworks and added icons … continue reading

Microsoft releases Threat Protection with support for iOS and Android

Microsoft has announced the general availability of its cybersecurity solution. Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP) is designed to provide security checks across users, emails, applications, and endpoints. The solution alerts users and takes action using AI so that security professionals can automatically detect, investigate, and stop coordinated multi-point attacks, Microsoft explained In addition, it weeds out … continue reading

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TypeScript 3.8 is now available

Microsoft has announced the availability of the latest version of TypeScript. TypeScript 3.8 introduces several new features, including new ECMAScript standards features and new syntax for type-only imports and exports. One of the new ECMAScript features is private fields. Rules of private fields include that they start with a “#” character, every private field name … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Swift Playgrounds comes to Mac, Microsoft dual-screen experiences, and DevTool improvements in Firefox 73

Swift Playgrounds is an app for Mac and iPad that uses interactive puzzles and challenges to help users learn the basics of coding. Users will use Swift, the programming language created by Apple that is used to build many of today’s most popular apps, according to Apple. “Swift Playgrounds requires no coding knowledge, so it’s … continue reading

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SD Times news digest: TypeScript 3.8 RC, .NET Interactive and new developer features from Postman

Microsoft announced the release client for TypeScript 3.8, which brings new features including new or upcoming ECMAScript standards features, and new syntax for importing/exporting only types.  New syntax for type-only imports and exports was added to give users more fine-grained control over how things were getting imported/elided.  The new release also introduced ECMAScript Private Fields, … continue reading

FSF calls on Microsoft to open source Windows 7

The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is calling on Microsoft to open source Windows 7 now that it has reached End of Life. Windows 7 reached End of Life on January 14, 2020.  “The end of Windows 7’s lifecycle gives Microsoft the perfect opportunity to undo past wrongs, and to upcycle it instead,” the FSF wrote … continue reading

Microsoft releases source code analyzer Application Inspector

Microsoft announced a source code analyzer called Microsoft Application Inspector that can help developers identify “interesting” features and metadata.  The tool is a cross-platform CLI that can produce output in multiple formats including JSON and interactive HTML.  Application Inspector can help identify high-risk components and unexpected features that require additional scrutiny under the theory that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft previews dual-screen SDKs, CloudVector introduces free API observability tool, and Confluent Platform 5.4

Microsoft announced dual-screen preview SDKs as well as new web standards proposals to enable dual-screen experiences for websites and PWAs on both Android and Windows 10X. The preview SDK for Microsoft Surface Duo includes native Java APIs and an Android Emulator with a preview Surface Duo image that is integrated into Android Studio.  Additionally, Microsoft … continue reading

New Microsoft Edge built on Chromium is out of preview

Microsoft took its new Edge browser out of preview and made it available for download. The company originally unveiled the new browser at Ignite last year.  The new browser is supported on all supported versions of Windows and macOS in more than 90 languages. It’s also available on iOS and Android. “A little over a … continue reading

2019: Microsoft innovates across the board

2019 was Microsoft’s year. After a strong 2018 — a main highlight of which was its acquisition of GitHub — the company kept up that momentum into 2019.  Last year, our yearly review of Microsoft focused heavily on Azure. Microsoft invested heavily into its cloud platform last year, and it paid off. This year, things … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core 2.2 to reach end of life, Certbot 1.0, and Netflix open sources Metaflow

.NET Core 2.2 is set to reach end of life on December 29, 2019, after that patch updates will no longer include updated packages of container images for .NET Core 2.2. The supported upgrade path from .NET Core 2.2 is via .NET Core 3.1. Microsoft has provided documents on how to do this, which are … continue reading

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.NET Core 3.1 and Visual Studio 2019 16.4 now available

Microsoft has announced the release of both .NET Core 3.1 and Visual Studio 2019 16.4 this week.  .NET Core 3.1 includes fixes for .NET Core 3.0, which was released about two months ago. This release is a long-term supported (LTS) release, meaning that it will be supported for three years. According to Microsoft, waiting two … continue reading

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