SD Times news digest: Office 365 updates, Samsung NEXT Q Fund, and Google’s policy changes in Android P

Microsoft wants to provide users with a better experience. The company announced it is redesigning Office 365.   According to the company, the changes were inspired by changes to work culture and are designed to provide a balance between power and simplicity. To guide the updates, Microsoft created a set of “The Three Cs,” which stand … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The Linux Foundation reacts to Microsoft’s GitHub acquisition, Mozilla’s Common Voice project, and Breakthrough Technologies’ Loco platform

The Linux Foundation has released its statement on Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. It stated that the move is probably a good thing for the open-source community as Microsoft has the means to make GitHub better. It also thinks it is a good sign that they brought in Nat Friedman, who has been well-respected in the … continue reading

Visual Studio 2019 announced

Microsoft revealed what’s next for its suite of development tools with the announcement of Visual Studio 2019. VS 2019 will continue with the company’s vision of making VS faster, more reliable, more productive, easier to use, and easier to get started with. The company is just beginning the early planning phases of the release, but … continue reading

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Talking Azure migration with Microsoft’s Corey Sanders

Microsoft has divided the process of moving on-premises workloads and applications to the cloud into three key steps: Assess, migrate and optimize. Once the assessment of existing infrastructure, applications and dependencies is complete, there are four general options for undergoing an application migration to Azure. Those are: re-hosting or lift and shift, refactoring with containers, … continue reading

Migrating to Microsoft Azure

One of the first things cloud architect Bill Zack did after moving from Connecticut to Nashville in 2013 was to form a Microsoft Azure User Group. Launched with just four initial members, the Nashville Azure User Group has a membership well above 800 and growing. “It’s been exploding,” Zack says of the user group in … continue reading

The industry reacts to Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub

Yesterday, after days of speculation, it was confirmed that Microsoft would acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. According to Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, with developers on the forefront of this new digital era, the company wanted to ensure it could help them learn, share and work together to build software solutions. “Developers are the builders of … continue reading

Microsoft confirms GitHub acquisition

Microsoft is confirming the rumors that it is acquiring the software development platform GitHub are true. Microsoft has announced it is acquiring GitHub for $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. “Microsoft is a developer-first company, and by joining forces with GitHub we strengthen our commitment to developer freedom, openness and innovation,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft. … continue reading

Report: Microsoft is acquiring GitHub

Microsoft has reportedly acquired the code repository provider GitHub. Bloomberg reports that the deal could be announced as early as this week. While the details of the acquisition have yet to be disclosed, GitHub was valued at $2 billion in 2015. GitHub is a development platform for open-source communities, developers and businesses to host, review, … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sencha Test 2.2, TypeScript 2.9 and the ASF’s added Oath support

Sencha announced the latest version of its cross-platform testing tool, Sencha Test 2.2. Sencha Test features more than 200 enhancements and bug fixes, making it easier to create tests, manage defects and store results, according to the company. Sencha Test 2.2 is designed to expand beyond Ext JS apps with new testing solutions for React … continue reading

Git discloses and patches security vulnerability

Git has disclosed a security vulnerability that allows for arbitrary code execution in malicious repositories, Microsoft reports. The vulnerability, CVE 2018-11235, was addressed and fixed in Git 2.17.1 and Git for Windows 2.17.1 (2), which were both released today. In addition, the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) team has blocked malicious repositories from being pushed … continue reading

Microsoft acquires conversational AI company Semantic Machines

Microsoft is bolstering its digital assistant, Cortana, efforts and other social chatbot solutions with the acquisition of Semantic Machines. Semantic Machines is a conversational AI company that focuses on natural language processing, speech recognition, speech synthesis, deep learning, semantic understanding, machine learning and linguistics. According to Microsoft, conversational AI is the ability to have a … continue reading

Red Hat Summit reveals new cloud and microservice partnerships

Several new partnerships were announced this week at the annual Red Hat Summit in San Francisco designed to accelerate enterprise adoption of microservices, cloud and containers.    IBM and Red Hat announced a major expansion to their existing relationship designed to accelerate hybrid cloud adoption. This new partnership that will enable IBM and Red Hat … continue reading

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