Microsoft expands its footprint

It’s funny to think that Microsoft was once just known for its personal computer operating system Windows and its office suite Microsoft Office. Since 1975 when it was first founded, the company has expanded to gaming, the cloud, virtual reality, mobile devices, artificial intelligence holograms and more. 2017 was another year of advancements and innovation … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Red Hat Ceph Storage 3, Android Architecture Components 1.0 stable, and Resonance Audio SDK

Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 was announced at the OpenStack Summit in Sydney yesterday. This new release is a major upgrade to the existing object storage platform, according to the company. It includes support for block storage via iSCSI and file storage via CephFS. Other highlights are that it will enable more of a variety … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Apollo Client 2.0, Windows Application Driver, and ITI’s AI policy principles

Apollo Client 2.0 has been released. The Apollo Client is a GraphQL client for JavaScript platforms, allowing users to describe data requirements using a GraphQL query, and have the client find and manage the data. Apollo’s vision for the future is to eventually be able to manage all of an application’s data using GraphQL. The … continue reading

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Windows Subsystem for Linux, Android O shortcuts, and the Common Voice Project — SD Times news digest: July 31, 2017

When the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update ships later this fall, Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will leave beta. The company announced WSL will be a fully supported Windows feature in the upcoming update. “This will be great news for those who’ve held-back from employing WSL as a mainline toolset: You’ll now be able to … continue reading

Android Testing Support Library 1.0, Node-ChakraCore, and MapR and Talend’s GDPR data lake solution — SD Times news digest: July 28, 2017

Google announced the Android Testing Support Library 1.0. The library is an extensive framework for testing Android apps. According to the company, the latest version is a major update to existing testing APIs and features new capabilities, enhances performance stability, and addresses bugs. Features include: Espresso improvements, ProviderTestRule, Grant Permission Rule, Android Test Orchestrator, and … continue reading

Apollo Server 1.0, GitHub’s Internet Bug Bounty donation, and the Google Cloud Platform — SD Times news digest: July 21, 2017

A new GraphQL server is now available for all Node.js frameworks. Apollo Server is a open-source GraphQL server that is community-maintained and works across: Express, Connect, Hapi, Joa, AWS Lambda, Restify and Micro. The Apollo team announced version 1.0 of the server this week. It is built for the community, for simplicity and for performance. … continue reading

Microsoft’s SQL Server 2017 RC1 now available

Microsoft is gearing up for the release of SQL Server 2017 with its first release candidate. SQL Server 2017 RC1 indicates the development work for the upcoming version is complete and almost ready to come to market. The latest version of the relational database management system will bring SQL Server performance and security to Windows, … continue reading

Google Research open sources Facets, Lambda@Edge, and Revulytics Usage Intelligence 5 — SD Times news digest: July 18, 2017

Google Research wants to help researchers get the most out of their machine learning models and data. With the PAIR initiative, the company is releasing Facets, an open source visualization tool to aid researchers in understanding and analyzing machine learning datasets. In addition to the open source code, Google Research created a Facets demo website … continue reading

.NET Core 2.0 Preview 2 now available

The latest preview of Microsoft’s .NET Core 2.0 and SDK 2.0 release are now available for download and testing. .NET Core is Microsoft’s modular platform for web apps and services, and it supports Windows, Linux and Mac. “Today, we are announcing .NET Core 2.0 Preview 2. We have made improvements that we want to share … continue reading

Adaptiva: Unexpected acceleration of Windows 10 adoption in the enterprise

Despite lengthy planning cycles, enterprises may have reached a tipping point in their migration to Windows 10. This comes from Adaptiva’s latest survey on Windows 10 enterprise impact, which also revealed a significant number of IT leaders expect to leverage automation tools to migrate all systems to Windows 10. This year’s survey found that 99 … continue reading

Qoppa Software releases PDF Studio version 12

Qoppa Software announced version 12 of PDF Studio, the company’s PDF editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. With this new version, users have access to new features like PDF Imposition, Scanning Configuration, Excel to PDF conversion, page resize, and 4K display support. According to the company, professionals in the prepress and print industry can use … continue reading

Angular 4.2, Talend Summer ’17 release, and TypeScript 2.4 RC — SD Times news digest: June 13, 2017

A minor release to Angular has been announced. The 4.2 release contains no breaking changes and is designed to be a drop-in replacement for 4.x.x. Features include: validators in Angular Forms, ability to bootstrap a component, improved i18n tooling, and a new compiler flag. Angular’s animation features were also update with new capabilities. In addition, … continue reading

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