Topic: microsoft

Microsoft releases .NET Framework 4.8

Microsoft released .NET Framework 4.8, updating its software framework with new and improved features. The update is available for Windows 7 Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 as it comes standard on the May 2019 OS update. Version 4.8 includes an improvement of the JIT through bug fixes and code generation-based performance optimization … continue reading

Visual Studio 2019 now available for Windows and Mac with improved code and project management

Visual Studio 2019 is now generally available for Windows and Mac. Microsoft says that updates to the IDE improve on source control, starting up new projects, code navigation, debugging and AI-assisted code completion. “These capabilities work with both your existing project and new projects – from cross-platform C++ applications, to .NET mobile apps for Android … continue reading

TypeScript 3.4 RC now available with incremental compilation

Microsoft has announced the availability of the release candidate (RC) for TypeScript 3.4. TypeScript is Microsoft’s programming language that is a superset of JavaScript. According to Microsoft, TypeScript 3.4 is the first release that has had an iteration plan that outlines the plans for the release. This is intended to align with its 6-month roadmap … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft’s AI Business School, Altibase’s sharding technology, and Kony Quantum

In an effort to help business leaders answer questions related to their AI journeys, Microsoft has launched its AI Business School. The course was designed with the goal of empowering business leaders to confidently lead in the age of AI. The course includes case studies and guides, lectures, perspectives, and talks that can be viewed … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Windows Calculator now open source, Waymo releases Laser Beam Honeycomb sensor, and Android rewarded products in beta

Microsoft is trying to foster community collaboration and participation by open sourcing the Windows Calculator. The source code, build system, unit tests, and product roadmap will now all be available on GitHub. Developers can get involved by participating in discussions, reporting or fixing issues, suggesting new feature ideas, prototyping new features, or designing and building … continue reading

Microsoft tackles enterprise cybersecurity with Azure Sentinel and Threat Experts

Microsoft wants to improve security teams’ ability to detect and respond to threats at scale. The company announced Microsoft Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Threat Experts to reduce noise, false alarms, and time-consuming tasks. “Cybersecurity is about people. The frontline defenders who stand between the promise of digital transformation and the daily reality of cyber-attacks need … continue reading

MWC: Microsoft’s HoloLens 2, Qualcomm’s robotics platform and McAfee’s IoT vulnerabilities

MWC Barcelona, formerly known as Mobile World Congress, is in full swing this week with new innovations and announcements for the mobile space. Microsoft used the event to showcase its latest mixed reality device. The Microsoft HoloLens 2 has been improved for immersion, comfort and time-to-value. “We are entering a new era of computing, one … continue reading

TypeScript 3.3 released with improved calling for union types

Microsoft has released the latest version of its typed superset of the JavaScript programming language, TypeScript 3.3. This updated release is a smaller release and contains no breaking changes. Features include improved behavior for calling union types, incremental file watching for composite projects, and JavaScript editing in Sublime Text. According to the company, when dealing … continue reading

.NET Core 3 Preview 2 brings support for C# 8

Microsoft is updating its product lines to take advantage of the latest major release of the C# programming language. The company announced C# 8 is included in the release of Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2, and today in the open-source development platform .NET Core 3 Preview 2. C# 8 features pattern matching for recursive patterns … continue reading

Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2 released

Microsoft’s latest release of Visual Studio 2019 is one step closer to being ready. The company announced the second preview of the suite of development tools is now available. This second preview focuses on improvements as well as developer productivity additions. RELATED CONTENT: Microsoft previews changes coming in Visual Studio 2019 The solution’s core IDE … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Microsoft acquires Citus Data, JFrog partners with Risk Based Security, and SmartBear TestComplete 14.0

Microsoft has announced that it has acquired Citus Data. Microsoft launched a community-based database service for PostgreSQL in March of last year, and Citus is an open source extension to PostgreSQL. According to Microsoft, this acquisition builds on Azure’s commitment to open source and will allow it to provide scalability and improved performance. “Together, Microsoft … continue reading

10 technology trends you should be worried about this year

While businesses are looking for the latest and greatest technology trends to hop on this year, Microsoft is trying to look at the bigger picture. The company’s president and chief legal officer Brad Smith released his top 10 technology developments for 2019 as well as the societal impact the developments will have. “It was a … continue reading

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