Topic: microsoft

Microsoft unveils new technology to bridge leader/employee disconnect

Microsoft announced new capabilities in its employee experience platform Viva to help empower employees in times of economic uncertainty. The new Viva capabilities will start rolling out to customers in early 2023.  “The data makes clear that hybrid work has created a growing disconnect between employees and leaders. They’re at odds about what constitutes productivity, … continue reading

Microsoft updates Surface Duo Design Kit

Microsoft has announced the latest release of the Surface Duo Design Kit, which is a collection of design patterns, guidelines, components, and more for developing dual screen apps.  Version 2.2 of the kit includes an update to the device frame dimension and new component variations. According to Microsoft, device frames are useful for prototyping and … continue reading

Microsoft Dev Box preview allows developers to create on-demand workstations

Microsoft today announced that the preview of Microsoft Dev Box is now publicly available. The managed service enables developers to create “on-demand, high-performance, secure, ready-to-code, project-specific workstations in the cloud,” the company said. Users can sign into the Azure portal and search for dev box to begin creating dev boxes for their organization.  “With Microsoft … continue reading

Microsoft introduces Windows Community Toolkit Labs

The team at Microsoft recently announced that the Windows Community Toolkit Labs is now the primary way that the company will be developing new features for Windows Community Toolkit. It is intended to act as a safe space for collaboration and engineering solutions from the prototyping stage all the way through polished and finalized component. … continue reading

Microsoft adds built-in support for Lombok in Java for Visual Studio Code update

Microsoft has made its monthly update for Java in Visual Studio Code. This update includes built-in support for the Lombok library, drag and drop support, an exclusion list for inlay hints, and more.  Some Visual Studio Code users had been reporting to Microsoft that when they have Lombok dependencies in their projects, some extensions wouldn’t … continue reading

SD Times Open-Source Project of the Week: Salus

This week, Microsoft announced Salus, an open-source software bill of materials (SBOM) tool, following the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity which made SBOMs a key requirement.  The tool generates SBOMs across Windows, Linux, and Mac, and uses the standard Software Package Data Exchange (SPDX) format. Salus can be integrated into build workflows and … continue reading

Microsoft improves Git branch switching, C++ experience in Visual Studio update

Microsoft has announced that it made several performance improvements in Visual Studio 2022 in the 17.3 release. Mainly these enhancements relate to Git branch switching and C++.  Some users may have previously experienced delays when switching branches, or had to wait for projects to reload after switching branches.  According to Microsoft, the process of switching … continue reading

Microsoft releases Windows Terminal 1.14 and Windows Terminal 1.15 preview

Microsoft recently announced the release of Windows Terminal 1.14 as well as Windows Terminal Preview 1.15. Both of these releases can be installed from the Windows Store or from the Github releases page.  Windows Terminal 1.14 contains the features from the preview release, while the 1.15 preview contains a number of new features to explore.  … continue reading

Microsoft Build: Windows Terminal Preview 1.14, Microsoft Graph updates, and Dev Box

A few major announcements were made at Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference, which runs through May 26.  “Today, developers solve problems, big and small, across every industry and organization on the planet. That’s why this year’s Microsoft Build, the company’s flagship event for developers, so clearly reflects our roots. Of course, the future is exciting … continue reading

Long-awaited .NET MAUI is now available

Microsoft has announced the general availability of .NET MAUI, which was first introduced in 2020 as a step in unifying .NET development across devices and platforms. MAUI stands for “Multi-platform App UI,” and enables developers to build cross-platform applications from a single C# codebase.  “The thin and decoupled UI and layout architecture of .NET MAUI … continue reading

Microsoft launches new lab for building inclusive tech, unveils new adaptive accessories

Microsoft has been putting a lot of effort into building more inclusive solutions for all of its users over the past few years, and at its Microsoft Ability Summit, it announced new updates on that front.  It has launched the Inclusive Tech Lab, which is a successor to a lab that was created by the … continue reading

Apple, Google, and Microsoft commit to expanding their support for FIDO Alliance

Apple, Google, and Microsoft today announced plans to expand support for a common passwordless sign-in standard created by the FIDO Alliance and the World Wide Web Consortium.  Whereas previous implementations of passwordless verification required users to sign in to each website or app with each device before they can use passwordless functionality, now users will … continue reading Protection Status
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