Topic: microsoft

Microsoft on how open source and software development can improve in 2021

2020 was a big year for open source. Sixty million new repositories were created last year, and more than 56 million developers are now on GitHub, according to GitHub’s Octoverse report. This prompted Microsoft to lay out a few things developers can do to improve their engagement with open source moving forward. The first lesson … continue reading

SD Times news digest: F5 acquires Volterra to create Edge 2.0 for the enterprise, WinUI 3 preview 3 released, and Intel’s RealSense ID Facial Authentication

F5 has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Volterra, a universal edge-as-a-service platform provider, for approximately $440 million in cash. According to F5, it will incorporate Volterra’s technology platform to create its own edge platform built for enterprises and service providers that will focus on security and scalability.  “With Volterra, we advance … continue reading

Microsoft Teams takes off as WFH becomes normal

Microsoft Teams was already the largest collaboration platform before the pandemic hit, but its usage has skyrocketed since people started immediately working from home. Microsoft recently announced that there are 115 million daily active users in Teams. Many of the features now are aimed at combating meeting fatigue and the fact that people are still … continue reading

WFH reveals an ‘I’ in team

The year 2020 has forced the hands of organizations around the world to rely on collaboration tools as their primary means of working and connecting with coworkers and consumers. Now collaboration tool providers are looking towards integrations and new features to draw more users into a unified platform.  The shift to remote working happened at … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Adobe’s final Flash Player update, Visual Studio Code 1.52, and the Apollo Studio Explorer updates

Flash Player 32 and AIR 32 were released as the final scheduled updates of Flash Player.  Adobe will no longer support Flash Player after December 31st this year and will block Flash content from running on it on January 12th, 2021.  “We want to take a moment to thank all of our customers and developers … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Red Hat and GitHub expand partnership, Rails 6.1 released, and Visual Studio 2019 v16.9 preview 2

Red Hat has announced it would be expanding its partnership with GitHub and adding Red Hat GitHub Actions to the GitHub Marketplace. According to the company, this will bring GitHub’s DevOps, CI/CD and developer workflow automation tools to Red Hat OpenShift and enhance developers’ user experience.  “GitHub Actions puts automation directly in the developer path, … continue reading

2020: Microsoft unifies .NET ecosystem, takes on more advanced AI, and addresses remote work

Microsoft this year finally completed its plans to merge .NET Core, .NET Standard and .NET Framework. The company first announced the ambitious effort last year, and was able to complete the task on schedule with the official release of .NET 5.0 — along with ASP.NET Core, EF Core, C#9 and F#5 — at its .NET … continue reading

SD Times news digest: The 2020 State of Octoverse report, Microsoft LAMBDA released, and ML Commons launched

GitHub has announced its annual State of Octoverse report, looking at the company’s growth and usage over the last year. The report found that the number of people on GitHub overall continues to grow, but the proportion of those who identify as developers has decreased. According to the report, this could signal an expanding diversity … continue reading

Microsoft announces new steps to protect data

The new protections Defending Your Data include a contractual commitment to challenge government requests for data as well as a monetary commitment.  These protections come after a ruling earlier this year from the Court of Justice for the European   examining transfers of data from the EU as well as union and draft recommendations issued … continue reading

TypeScript 4.1 comes packed with new features

The latest version of Microsoft’s programming language TypeScript is now available. TypeScript 4.1 introduced a number of new features, such as template literal types, key remapping in mapped types, and recursive conditional types. String literal types allow developers to model functions which expect a specific set of strings. Template literal strings can be used to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Infragistics updates Ignite UI for React and web components, GrapeCity .NET product line, and UiPath Automation Platform

Infragistics announced the release of Ignite UI for React, and Ignite UI for web components. The new releases   include new features to the Ignite UI Data Grid and one new preview component. The component includes cell editing in the data grid, which enables the user to edit the data presented to them in a web … continue reading

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.NET 5.0 now available

Microsoft has announced the release of .NET 5.0, which is the first release of the platform that combines .NET with .NET Framework. .NET 5.0 is a major release, and is also the fifth release since becoming an open-source project.  “Last year, we shared a vision of a unified .NET stack and ecosystem. The value to … continue reading

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