Topic: microsoft

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio Code updates, McAfee acquires NanoSec, and Datical announces support for Liquibase 3.7

Microsoft announced the latest updates to Visual Studio Code. The updates include include a new modern icons, as well as the ability to edit string arrays in the Settings UI, reveal search results in File Explorer and show whitespace in selection.  It also includes terminal search UX improvements, better SCSS @import navigation, remote development tutorials … continue reading

Microsoft launches new security lab and raises top bounty for Azure vulnerabilities

Microsoft is boosting its efforts to make Azure more secure with the launch of Azure Security Lab, a set of dedicated cloud hosts for security researchers to test attacks against IaaS scenarios. In addition, the cloud giant is doubling the top bounty reward for Azure vulnerabilities to $40,000. “To make it easier for security researchers … continue reading

Azure targets innovation over domination

The Azure development team at Microsoft is working to provide new features to win over more developers, through a heavy investment in tools for migrating legacy platforms to its cloud, pushing machine learning, quantum computing and other innovative features. Microsoft hopes its investments will pay off in growing its cloud market share, which currently sits … continue reading

SD Times news digest: VMware Cloud Foundation comes to Google Cloud, Microsoft acquires BlueTalon, and Kony receives $37 million

Google Cloud announced that it will begin supporting VMware workloads, to offer customers “a wide breadth of choices for how to run their VMware workloads in a hybrid deployment,” according to a blog post.  “With VMware on Google Cloud Platform (GCP), customers will be able to leverage all of the familiarity and investment protection of … continue reading

Microsoft tackles data sharing between organizations

Microsoft wants to tackle a major barrier that organizations have when trying to share data: they often have to spend months or years negotiating and drawing up contracts that dictate data sharing arrangements.To help alleviate the issue, Microsoft is developing three data use agreements and hopes to add more to cover a wide range of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: .NET Core 3.0 preview 7, Progress MOVEit 2019.1, and Test Automation University surpasses 20,000 students

Microsoft announced .NET Core 3.0 Preview 7, reducing the .NET Core SDK size dramatically for Linux and macOS, according to Microsoft. The improvement for Windows is smaller because the team added WPF and Windows Forms as part of .NET Core 3.0.  ASP.NET Core and EF Core are also releasing updates today. “The .NET Core 3.0 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: OpenAI and Microsoft partner on AI, Adobe introduces new way to prototype voice experiences, and TypeScript 3.6 beta released

OpenAI and Microsoft are partnering to accelerate breakthroughs in AI in Azure and help developers build the next generation of AI applications.  The companies said they are focusing on building a computational platform in Azure, which will train and run increasingly advanced AI models, including hardware technologies that build on Microsoft’s supercomputing technology. “AI is … continue reading

Microsoft open sources quantum development kit

Microsoft is looking to open up the quantum ecosystem to experts, development and researchers with the announcement that its quantum development kit (QDK) is now open sourced. Microsoft hopes quantum computing will be used to help global challenges such as clean energy solutions and resource-efficient food production. It is already working with Case Western Reserve … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google’s SDK for smart home integrations, AWS Toolkit expanded to Visual Studio Code and Windows 10 goes passwordless

Google announced a developer preview of local home SDK to enhance smart home integrations. The SDK will enable developers to do this by building on the existing Smart Home platform to create local execution paths via Google smart speakers and Nest smart displays, according to Google.  It introduces two new intents: ‘Identify’ to verify that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Glitch announces Visual Studio Code extension, Azure SQL updates and Google promotes CS learning in schools

Project management software company Glitch announced that it is expanding Glitch to Visual Studio Code enabling developers to develop Glitch apps entirely using Visual Studio Code. Glitch has already been integrated into GitHub and Google Firebase.  The VS extension of Glitch supports key features such as rewind to look back through code history, running commands … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: TensorWatch

Due to the rise of deep learning and therefore its complexity, Microsoft  is open-sourcing TensorWatch, its AI debugging and visualization tool that it calls the “Swiss Army knife of debugging tools.”  The tool works in Jupyter Notebook, which forfeits the need of using a separate script, according to the company. It shows real-time visualization of … continue reading

New machine learning inference benchmarks assess performance of AI-powered apps

Machine learning (ML) implementations in developer tools have been on the rise, prompting a consortium of some of the largest companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft as well as a handful of universities to launch ML inference benchmarks. The MLPerf Inference v0.5 will be used to measure system performance and power efficiency of AI apps.  The … continue reading

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