Topic: microsoft

Microsoft joins Open Invention Network, issuing 60,000 patents to the organization

In an effort to help shield the Linux community from patent trolls targeting open-source technologies, Microsoft has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), an organization that amasses patents and provides legal and licensing support for Linux and other open-source projects. With its joining of the OIN, Microsoft has provided 60,000 of its software patents to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Visual Studio’s “Suggest a Feature,” WhiteHat Security’s single-page application scanning, and Quick Base’s new security controls

Microsoft is introducing the “Suggest a Feature” capability in Visual Studio. The new feature will enable developers to submit ideas or feature requests to the Visual Studio Developer Community. Developers will be able to browse suggestions made by others and vote for their favorites, which will help Microsoft understand the impact to the community. “Suggest … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft open sources Minecraft code, Accusoft’s PrizmDoc Editor, and Anaconda Distribution 5.3.0

Microsoft has announced that it will be open sourcing some of the code for the video game Minecraft. The code will be available as libraries, so users will be able to utilize them for things such as improving game modes, creating their own projects, or improving parts of the Minecraft Java engine. Brigadier, the command … continue reading

SD Times news digest: ROS for Windows, Facebook’s security breach, and TimeXtender Azure support

Microsoft is bringing Windows 10 to the Robot Operating System (ROS). The company will be adding advanced features to robotics, such as hardware-accelerated Windows Machine Learning, computer vision, Azure Cognitive Services, Azure IoT cloud services, and other Microsoft technologies. “Today advanced robots are complementing our lives, both at work and at home. Warehouse robots have … continue reading

Adobe, Microsoft and SAP announced the Open Data Initiative at Microsoft Ignite

A new initiative is launching to transform data into digital customer experiences that drive business value. Adobe, Microsoft and SAP announced the Open Data Initiative at Microsoft Ignite in Orlando today. The Open Data Initiative was created out of the need to gather data in real-time and make business decisions based on it. According to … continue reading

Microsoft Ignite themes: Security, AI and data, IoT and edge computing

Microsoft kicked off its Ignite conference this morning with a boatload of announcements primarily around three themes: IT security, AI and data, and IoT and edge computing. With cyberattacks continuing to harm organizations around the world, Microsoft announced Secure Score, a report card for assessing their current state of security as well as making recommendations … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DeployHub SaaS, Salesforce Lightning Platform’s low-code tools, and Microsoft’s acquisition of Lobe

DevOps company DeployHub has announced the release of DeployHub SaaS, which is a hosted solution for application release automation. According to the company, DeployHub SaaS focuses on helping software teams achieve full continuous deployments in legacy and serverless data centers. “Our goal is to allow all software development teams to deploy software like Facebook, Amazon … continue reading

Microsoft releases Azure DevOps

Microsoft announced Azure DevOps today with the introduction of new tools to help software development teams collaborate to deliver high-quality solutions faster. Azure DevOps was first revealed last year during Microsoft’s Connect():2017 conference. The solution includes Azure pipelines, Azure Boards, Azure Artifacts, Azure Repos and Azure Test Plans. “Working with our customers and developers around … continue reading

Python Extension for Visual Studio Code now available

Microsoft has announced the August 2018 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code is now available. This release features version 4.1.1 of Microsoft’s Python debugger, ptvsd. According to the company, this release is a significant improvement over version 3.0 of the debugger. The debugging engine is now built on top of open-source project … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Atomist SDM 1.0.0-M.1, Visual Studio Editor productivity updates and Atlassian and InVision’s partnership

Software delivery automation company Atomist announced version 1.0.0-M.1 of its open-source Software Delivery Machine project. This new release provides fully local mode, which will make software available to developers everywhere, the company explained. According to the company, with local mode developers can leverage the software delivery machine on their laptop, automate locally, create projects for … continue reading

Microsoft contributes to the Go programming community with new projects

Microsoft is giving back to the Go programming community with the announcement of Project Athens and GopherSource. According to the company, this is an important milestone in Microsoft’s efforts to support Go in Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio Team Services and Azure cloud platform. Project Athens is an open-source project designed to create proxy servers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Babel 7, Oculus VR education pilot programs, and Adobe XD

JavaScript compiler Babel version 7 is now available. According to the team, this release was two years, 4k commits, and more than 50 pre-releases in the making. “Babel 7 is a huge release: we’ve made it faster, created an upgrade tool, JS configs, config ‘overrides,’ more options for size/minification, JSX Fragments, TypeScript, new proposals, and … continue reading

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