Topic: microsoft

Microsoft shares info on developing for Surface Duo 2

Microsoft yesterday announced its new Microsoft Surface Duo and is now inviting developers to start building or enhancing apps for dual-screen devices. The best way to start is by using Jetpack Window Manager, according to Guy Merin, the senior director of engineering at Microsoft, in a blog post. It has a FoldingFeature class providing device-specific … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Azure SDK September release, Puppet shares future plans for its developer kit, and F5 acquires Threat Stack

Microsoft announced the September release of its new Azure SDKs including one for C++, Go, and the Python Conda version, as well as Resource Management Libraries for .NET, JavaScript, and Go. Also, CloudNative Cloud Events for .NET version 1.0 has released a new stable version.  Additional details on all of the highlights, stable releases, and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Package Source Mapping in Visual Studio Code, Ruby on Rails 7.0 alpha 1, and Matillion Series E

Microsoft announced the first preview release of Package Source Mapping with Visual Studio 2022 preview 4.  Package Source Mapping gives users fine-grained control of where their packages come from by mapping every package in their solution to target a package source.  Package Source Mappings will apply to all project types – including .NET Framework – … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries, Domo Sandbox, and new Sentry capabilities

Android recently announced the delivery of the first five stable Jetpack Wear OS libraries. These include: wear, wear-input, wear-ongoing, wear-phone-interactions, and wear-remote-interactions. The wear library allows users to lay out elements in an arch and write curved text in order to support the curvature of round watches. In addition, wear-input identifies and interacts with hardware … continue reading

Microsoft consumers can now completely remove passwords from their accounts

Microsoft today announced that users of Outlook, OneDrive, Family Safety, and more can now opt out of using passwords and choose alternative authentication methods, predicting that “the future is passwordless.” This comes after the company announced that ​​passwordless sign-in was generally available for commercial users, bringing the feature to enterprise organizations around the world.    Some of the … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Python in Visual Studio Code – September 2021 release, Elastic completes acquisition of Build.Security, Micro Focus LoadRunner Cloud 2021.08

Microsoft announced the September 2021 release of the Python Extension for Visual Studio Code, which includes a rich Python editing experience in the browser, a revamped testing experience, and a new button for running and debugging files on the editor. The new version also includes an update regarding the Microsoft Python Language Server’s end of … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Tableau announces new analytics capabilities, Microsoft releases two .NET MAUI-compatible versions of Xamarin Community Toolkit, Amazon Managed Grafana now generally available

Tableau unveiled its new data and analytics platform capabilities that include new capabilities to make data challenges easier to manage and to ensure that analytics scales with enterprise demand.  Tableau Prep now makes it easier for customers to reduce loads and costs of server resources automatically, and new capabilities help by alerting users of potential … continue reading

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TypeScript 4.4 brings control flow analysis

Microsoft has announced the general availability of TypeScript 4.4.  This latest release introduces control flow analysis for aliased conditions and discriminants, which checks to see if a type guard has been used before a particular piece of code.  Another new feature is index signatures for symbol and template string patterns. Index signatures are used to … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Flexible theming in Visual Studio 2022, SolarWinds DBA xPress now free, GrammaTech announces latest version of SAST platform CodeSonar

Microsoft introduced updates to allow for more customizable workflows, including the ability to sync one’s Visual Studio theme with their Windows theme so that reading can become easier depending on background light.  Moving forward, Microsoft said it is looking to increase flexibility for managing tabs and documents through color coding and customizing tabs. The company … continue reading

SD Times news digest: TypeScript 4.4 RC, AWS announces cross-account data sharing for Amazon Redshift, JetBrains releases GoLand 2021.3 roadmap

Microsoft announced the release candidate of TypeScript 4.4, and said it expects no further changes apart from critical bug fixes for the stable release.  Major highlights of the release candidate include control flow analysis of aliased conditions and discriminants, symbol and template string pattern index signatures, defaulting to the ‘unknown’ type in catch variables, and … continue reading

SD Times news digest: No-code platform Betty Blocks raises $33 million, Microsoft introduces feature support in Direct3D 12, Android announced Jetpack Tiles API alpha release

Betty Blocks announced that it raised $33 million in funding, led by European Private Equity and SmartFin Capital.   The platform enables fusion teams from the business side and IT to quickly build software, and Betty Blocks stated that it is planning to make the platform easier to use, enhance the citizen development governance features, introduce … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Java on Visual Studio Code update, Applitools ties in to e-learning platforms, Next Pathway cloud migration tool update

The newest Java update includes a user experience for Visual Studio Code’s testing, Maven dependency management, and project management features. Developers can now access a new layout of buttons in the left area of the editor that enables easy access to run and debug test cases.  Also, the Test Explorer has been completely revamped to … continue reading

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