Topic: microsoft

Snowflake and Microsoft expand their partnership to AI, low-code, data governance

Snowflake revealed an expanded partnership with Microsoft. The collaboration will facilitate the integration of new products in areas such as AI, low code/no code application development, and data governance.  The partnership aims to enhance joint go-to-market strategies and improve field collaboration, enabling both companies to offer their joint solutions directly to customers. As part of … continue reading

Microsoft releases Fluent 2 to enable more creativity in design

Microsoft has unveiled the latest evolution of its design system, Fluent. Fluent 2 includes changes that aim to enable better collaboration and creativity.  “We improved on the solid foundations from Fluent 1 and injected innovative additions. All to empower makers at every angle of the system to drive toward a single purpose. That purpose? One … continue reading

SD Times Open Source Project of the week: Microsoft Dev Home

Microsoft Dev Home is a new control center for Windows that offers users a way to monitor projects in their dashboard using customizable widgets. It enables customers to track all of their workflows and coding tasks in one location.  Dev Home also allows customers to set up their dev environment by downloading apps, packages, or … continue reading

Microsoft Build: Windows Terminal Preview 1.18, Azure Developer CLI, new Azure Cosmos DB features, and more.

Microsoft’s annual developer conference, Microsoft Build, kicked off yesterday, and as a result, the company has been making a lot of updates to its developer offerings.  Windows Terminal Preview 1.18 was released, which means Windows Terminal has now been updated to version 1.17. This release includes the addition of Tab Tearout, which allows you to … continue reading

Microsoft Build 2023 brings expansions to the AI ecosystem, new plugin capabilities with Microsoft’s Copilot ecosystem, and more

Microsoft Build 2023, the annual conference aimed at engineers and developers using Windows, Microsoft Azure, and other Microsoft technologies, kicked off this morning and there have been several announcements made. An expansion of the AI plugin ecosystem Microsoft’s Copilot ecosystem has been expanded to include Copilot in Power BI and Copilot in Power Pages in … continue reading

Microsoft shares release candidate for TypeScript 5.1

Microsoft is nearing the release of TypeScript 5.1, and before the final release has launched the release candidate. The company says that no new features or changes will be made between this and the final release.  In TypeScript 5.1 functions that return “undefined” will no longer be required to have a return statement. Previously the … continue reading

Microsoft delivers several developer experience enhancements in Visual Studio 2022 17.6

Microsoft has announced the availability of the latest release of Visual Studio 2022. Version 17.6 includes updates aimed at developer productivity, developer experience, and tailors to both experienced and new developers.  “This latest release delivers a range of powerful tools and features designed to empower you in crafting cutting-edge applications and experiences. The user-friendly environment, … continue reading

Microsoft Bing AI moves to Open Preview, eliminating waitlist

Microsoft announced that it is opening Bing’s new AI chat feature to more people by moving from limited preview to open preview and eliminating the waitlist for trial as part of its initiative for the next generation of AI-powered Bing and Edge. Users can simply sign into Bing with their Microsoft account. Microsoft also announced … continue reading

Microsoft’s .NET Upgrade Assistant now offers support for .NET MAUI and Azure functions

Microsoft recently announced a new version of .NET Upgrade Assistant in Visual Studio. This release adds support for new scenarios for different platforms and frameworks, and includes enhancements such as support for .NET 8, upgrades from Xamarin.Forms to .NET MAUI, and upgrades for Azure Functions. This version also brings multiple other enhancements, including improvements to … continue reading

Microsoft’s new open-source project makes it easy to build generative AI into your applications

Over the past several months, companies have been feeling the pressure to incorporate generative AI into their applications, as users come to expect this sort of functionality in their tools.  Now, Microsoft is making it easier for companies to do so with the release of Semantic Kernel’s Copilot Chat sample app. Developers can use the … continue reading

CMake Tools 1.14 in VS Code adds Test Explorer for CTest

In CMake Tools 1.14 in VS Code, Microsoft provided a new Test Explorer for using CTest with CMake projects.  In CMake projects, users can simply click the “Run CTest” icon along the bottom status bar or the “Testing” side panel icon to launch the test explorer. When the project is configured, the tests in your … continue reading

Getting ready for the generative AI wave

Even as late as December of last year, few were aware of generative AI. Then ChatGPT popped up, and Microsoft started putting it in everything including its developer tools. Now it’s currently the hottest thing in the market. It is also still immature, but it is working well enough that people are finding it surprisingly … continue reading Protection Status