Topic: windows

SD Times news digest: Microsoft launches Windows Terminal, Hyperledger Iroha 1.0 is available, .Inc domains are now available

Microsoft launched Windows Terminal, a command-line app for Windows that supersedes the company’s original command-line user experience, the Windows console host. Windows Terminal offers support for tabs, rich text, globalization, configurability, theming & styling, and more. The limitations of the original console host, which was aimed at maintaining backward compatibility, led the Microsoft team to … continue reading

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

Microsoft to stop accepting Windows 8 apps

If you are still creating Windows 8 applications, you might want to turn your focus to Windows 10. In an effort to get more developers to start building for Windows 10, Microsoft has announced plans to stop accepting apps developed for Windows 8. “As a part of our Windows device life cycle, Microsoft Store will … continue reading

Microsoft open sources new framework for Windows driver development

Windows driver developers are getting a new tool to share code between drivers and developers with the release of the Driver Module Framework (DMF). It is an open-source framework designed to improve and speed up the development of Windows Driver Frameworks. “Over the years Surface organization developed many products such as Pro, Studio, Laptop, Book … continue reading

Microsoft’s C++ library manager now available for Linux and macOS

Microsoft has announced developers can now access its C++ libraries on two new platforms. Vcpkg is now available for Linux and macOS, joining its existing support for Windows and UWP. “At Microsoft, the core of our vision is ‘Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform’ and we are committed to bringing you the most productive development … continue reading

RSA 2018: AI-powered threat management from IBM, container support for McAfee Cloud Workload, and Yubico’s new passwordless solution

Security matters now. That is the theme at this year’s RSA Conference taking place in San Francisco this week. “There is an urgency and pressure being felt now more than at any time over the last few years. Whether you are looking at national or local politics or the pressures of your company’s board room … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: WinFile

Microsoft has brought Windows File Manager (WinFile) out of retirement. First developed in May 1990 and available Windows 3.0, WinFile it is a simple file management utility that replaced the command-line interface of DOS applications to manage files from previous Windows versions. In the late 1990’s, it was replaced by Windows Explorer and retired… until … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Flutter beta 2, Ruby on Rails 5.2 now available and OpenAI’s charter

Google has announced the second beta release of its mobile UI framework Flutter. Updates in Flutter beta 2 include an easier installation (new Flutter Console for Windows users), improved developer tools, an improved asset system which launches apps faster, and making new and const keywords optional. “We’ve been working hard to continue to support Flutter’s … continue reading

SD Times GitHub Project of the Week: Cutelyst

Cutelyst, a QT web framework, is on a mission to help developers to share code between their desktop and mobile apps. The open source project was released in October 2013 by Daniel Nicoletti. It is designed to enable the sharing of C++ code for web applications including Windows, Linux, OSX, Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. “Why have … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firebase Crashlytics leaves beta, BlackBerry partners with Microsoft, and Windows 10 Insider preview

Google has announced that it is graduating Firebase Crashlytics out of beta. Firebase Crashlytics is a mobile app that assists users in tracking, prioritizing, and fixing stability issues in real-time. Google first acquired Crashlytics in January of last year. The company also announced new feature integration with Analytics events, crash insights, ability to pin important … continue reading

Windows 10 update introduces machine learning component

Microsoft today announced Windows ML, an artificial intelligence runtime that brings high-quality machine learning to Windows devices. At its Windows Developer Days event this morning, the company explained the addition completes CEO Satya Nadella’s vision of widespread adoption of machine learning, providing a platform for developers to use AI within their applications. “At its core, … continue reading

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