Microsoft announces Azure Databricks, Visual Studio App Center and Azure DevOps projects at Microsoft Connect

Microsoft is unleashing new tools to help developers increase productivity and simplify app development. The company announced Azure DataBricks, the Visual Studio App Center, Visual Studio Live Share, Azure DevOps projects, Azure IoT Edge and Visual Studio Tools for AI at its Microsoft Connect(): 2017 conference. “With today’s intelligent cloud, emerging technologies like AI have … continue reading

Microsoft uses machine learning to combat security vulnerabilities

Microsoft is applying machine learning and deep neural networks to its software security approach. The company announced a new research project, neural fuzzing, designed to augment traditional fuzzing techniques, discover vulnerabilities, and learn from past software experiences. The research is based on Microsoft’s Security Risk Detection tool that incorporates artificial intelligence to find and detect … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Realm .NET, WebAssembly support, and Dataiku 4.1

Realm has announced Realm .NET, which adds Realm’s mobile data platform to the .NET ecosystem. This will allow developers to create apps on the Microsoft stack. Realm .NET has support for .NET and C# in Realm’s server side framework, and support for the Universal Windows Platform in its synchronization and data encryption technology. It also … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Redgate Software’s new SQL Toolbelt, PRQA enforces AUTOSAR coding guidelines, and VS Code 1.18

Redgate Software has announced the SQL Toolbelt portfolio has been updated to include SQL Server 2017 support. It also updated the SQL Toolbelt installer and user interface to make it easier to install and update SQL Toolbelt. Other updates include SQL Source Control and SQL Compare support for graph databases, which will allow users to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Managed Applications in Azure Marketplace, Google announces Andromeda 2.1, and Security Compass’ SD Elements platform

Microsoft has announced Azure Managed Applications is now available in the Azure Marketplace. Azure Managed Applications allows customers to deploy applications and fully manage them in their customer’s environment. “Whether these solutions are complex applications that are custom-built and maintained by MSPs or packaged applications delivered and serviced by ISVs, you can focus on what … continue reading

Microsoft lays out plans for VS Code in 2018

Microsoft is already planning for Visual Studio Code’s future with a new roadmap and focus areas for 2018. The company plans to tackle VS Code from three perspectives next year: happy coding; Node, JavaScript and TypeScript; and a rich extension ecosystem. For “happy coding,” the team wants to make the code editor more pleasant to … continue reading

Microsoft wants to create the ultimate hybrid data solution

With new advances to its SQL Server 2017 solution and Azure data services, Microsoft says it is forming the ultimate hybrid data platform. The company made new on-premises and cloud announcements at PASS Summit 2017 today. “Microsoft’s guiding principle has been to build the highest performing, most secure, and consistent data platform for all your … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Sonar

Microsoft wants to protect the modern web with the next evolution of its static scan tool. The company announced sonar, a linting tool and site scanner for the modern web. Microsoft first released its static scan tool within its browser in 2013. It was meant to detect optimizations for old versions of IE, missing prefixes … continue reading

Microsoft previews the Azure Container Service

Microsoft is going deeper with Kubernetes with a new managed service. Azure Container Service (AKS) aims to simplify the deployment, management and operations of Kubernetes, the open-source system for container orchestration. “We have seen customers fall in love with our current Kubernetes support on Azure Container Service, currently known as ACS, which has grown 300% … continue reading

Mozilla leads project to consolidate web development documentation across browsers

Mozilla is teaming up with Microsoft, Google, W3C, Samsung and other industry leaders as part of a joint effort to “make web development a little easier” by bringing documentation for multiple browsers to their MDN Web Docs educational platform. The project will be led by a newly formed Product Advisory Board for MDN that will … continue reading

SD Times news digest: AlphaGo Zero, GitHub’s 2017 State of the Octoverse, and Microsoft .NET Framework 4.7.1

DeepMind is introducing the latest version of its computer program AlphaGo. AlphaGo was the first artificial intelligence to defeat a world champion Go player, and the latest version, AlphaGo Zero, is a more powerful version of that, according to the team.  While AlphaGo learned by training on thousands of human games to learn to play Go, … continue reading

SD Times new digest: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, Adobe Flash vulnerability, MapR’s Managed Services, and Talend Integration Cloud

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now available. The update includes several new features such as inking directly on PDFs, a Find my Pen feature, switching between your phone and computer, enhanced security and privacy features, and improvements in accessibility. Microsoft has also introduced the first Windows Mixed Reality headsets. These headsets provide a … continue reading

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