Topic: microsoft

Split brings feature experimentation to Microsoft Azure

The feature experimentation company Split Software has partnered with Microsoft to help its customers implement feature experimentation within Microsoft Azure.  According to Split, this aligns with the needs of today’s product developers because feature experimentation is considered crucial for successful digital experiences, but many developers believe they are not successful at it. With this integration, … continue reading

People on the Move in Tech in October

Several major technology companies have undergone personnel changes over the course of the last month. Here is a roundup of what we consider to be some of the biggest role changes in the month of October:  Chris Meserole appointed first director of the Frontier Model Forum Earlier this year, Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI formed … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Radius

The Microsoft Azure Incubations Team has launched Radius, a new open application platform for the cloud.  Radius is designed to facilitate collaboration between developers and platform engineers in delivering and managing cloud-native applications while adhering to corporate best practices for cost, operations, and security.  It addresses several cloud-related challenges in development and operations.  It can … continue reading

Microsoft introduces Windows Terminal Canary channel with nightly feature updates

Microsoft is introducing a way for developers to get new features in their Windows Terminal installation before they are released.  Windows Terminal is on a quarterly release cycle, meaning that an update is published every three months. To get new features faster, you can now install the Windows Terminal Canary channel. This new channel ships … continue reading

Windows Terminal Preview 1.19 released, Terminal brought up to version 1.18

Microsoft is releasing the preview version of Windows Terminal 1.19, and updating the terminal to version 1.18, adding all the features that were initially promised when it was first announced.  One of the features in Windows Terminal 1.19 is Broadcast Input, which allows developers to broadcast the contents of a terminal pane to all other … continue reading

Microsoft Copilot will embed AI assistance across entire Windows 11 ecosystem

Microsoft is announcing Microsoft Copilot, a general AI copilot that will work across the entire Windows platform. Previously the company has released other AI copilots, such as the new AI-powered search in Bing, and Microsoft 365 Copilot, which works across Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams. “Today we take the next … continue reading

Microsoft reveals major rework of Windows Community Toolkit in v8.0

Microsoft has announced the release of the latest version of Windows Community Toolkit, which is a collection of functions, controls, and app services that demonstrate common developer tasks for building apps in Windows 10 and 11.  According to the company, this Windows Community Toolkit v8.0 is a complete rework of the toolkit. Previously, there were … continue reading

Microsoft to end support for the Visual Studio for Mac IDE

Microsoft has announced it is ending support for the Visual Studio for Mac IDE. Instead, the company will focus its efforts on improving the main Visual Studio application, which can be accessed on Mac, and any operating system, through Microsoft Dev Box.  “While the decision has been made to retire Visual Studio for Mac, we … continue reading

Microsoft previews first features of Visual Studio 17.8

A few days after Microsoft announced the general availability of Visual Studio 17.7, the company is releasing the first preview for version 17.8.  According to Microsoft, Visual Studio 17.8 will include features to “ significantly improve your day-to-day tasks.” One new feature is that you will now be able to add reviewers to pull requests … continue reading

Microsoft is adding an official Unity extension in Visual Studio Code

Unity is a popular game engine, which has now expanded beyond video games to technologies related to virtual reality, automotive, and architecture. For now the Unity extension is available in preview.  According to Microsoft, the extension builds on the C# Dev Kit that was released earlier this year, and other C# extensions. “With this extension, … continue reading

Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI form group dedicated to safe development of frontier AI models

Last week, seven companies convened at the White House and committed to developing AI technology in a way that is safe, secure, and transparent.  Now, four of those companies — Anthropic, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI — have announced that they have teamed up to launch the Frontier Model Forum, an industry organization dedicated to safely … continue reading

Microsoft reveals Copilot pricing at Microsoft Inspire

At Microsoft Inspire, Microsoft’s annual event where it highlights what it has achieved with different partners, the company made several announcements related to AI.  First, it announced pricing for its upcoming Microsoft 365 Copilot offering. The feature will cost $30 per user per month, on top of normal Microsoft 365 pricing.  “While some generative AI … continue reading Protection Status