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Microsoft Joins Open Invention Network with the Aim to Protect Linux and Open Source

by Andrew Morgan Follow 3 Followers on  Oct 15, 2018

Erich Andersen, corporate vice president and chief IP counsel at Microsoft, has announced that Microsoft is joining the Open Invention Network (OIN). This brings it over 60,000 issued patents from Microsoft, aiming to help make its license network even stronger for the benefit of the open source community.

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Microsoft Announces Several Updates to Azure Cosmos DB Features

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Oct 09, 2018 1

Microsoft has announced multiple updates to Azure Cosmos DB, their globally distributed, massively scalable, multi-model database service. The announcements include features around support for globally scaled multi-master, the addition of a Cassandra API, and price-lowering options with reserved capacity.

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C# 8 Small Features

by Jonathan Allen Follow 615 Followers on  Sep 19, 2018 6

While most of the attention is on big ticket items such as default interface methods and nullable references, many small features are also be considered for C# 8. Here is a sampling of things that may make it into future version of C#.

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Update on C# and F#’s Default Interface Methods

by Jonathan Allen Follow 615 Followers on  Sep 18, 2018

The hotly contested Default Interface Methods feature is also being considered for F#. But this feature may be limited to only .NET Core, putting the whole proposal into jeopardy.

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Microsoft Announces Azure Pipelines with Unlimited CI/CD Minutes for Open Source

by Eldert Grootenboer Follow 4 Followers on  Sep 18, 2018

Microsoft has announced Azure Pipelines, their new CI/CD service which is part of the Azure DevOps offering. Azure Pipelines allows to build, test, and deploy workloads and works together with a diverse range of languages, project types, and platforms.

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Visual Studio 2017 15.9 Previews Expanded C++ Debugging

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Sep 15, 2018

Microsoft has released the second preview of Visual Studio 2017 15.9; this release highlights improvements to C++ debugging and additional features benefiting Universal Windows Application (UWP) developers.

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Microsoft Pushes New Azure Offerings into the High-Performance Computing Market

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 14, 2018

Microsoft is entering the high-performance computing (HPC) market with their announcement of the general availability of Azure CycleCloud, a tool for creating, managing, operating, and optimizing HPC clusters of any scale in Azure. Furthermore, Microsoft announced it would support NVIDIA GPU Cloud (NGC).

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure IoT Hub’s Integration with Azure Event Grid

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 8 Followers on  Sep 07, 2018

Microsoft announced the general availability of the integration of IoT Hub with Azure Event Grid after a public preview period of six months. With the combination of IoT Hub and Event Grid, customers can enhance the support of device events to automate actions like database updates, ticket creation, and billing management.

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ASP.NET 2.2 Preview 1 Debuts Java SignalR Client

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Sep 06, 2018

Microsoft has begun releasing details about the new features coming in ASP.NET Core 2.2. Among these is a new Java-based client that supports SignalR, broadening the reach of this technology.

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Ionic Announced Ionic Framework 4 Beta

by Dylan Schiemann Follow 9 Followers on  Sep 06, 2018

Ionic recently announced a beta release of version 4 of their framework for building mobile applications. Ionic 4 focuses on improvements to performance and a more framework-agnostic approach by focusing on support for the web components standard.

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What’s inside Visual Studio 2017 15.8

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Aug 29, 2018

Visual Studio 2017 15.8 is now available, bringing a large collection of bug fixes and usability enhancements to the editor. Notably, this includes support for F# 4.5 and TypeScript 3.0.

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Auth0's Move to a Single-Cloud Architecture on AWS

by Hrishikesh Barua Follow 16 Followers on  Aug 25, 2018

Auth0, a provider of authentication, authorization and single sign on services, moved their infrastructure from multiple cloud providers (AWS, Azure and Google Cloud) to just AWS. An increasing dependency on AWS services necessitated this, and today their systems are spread across four AWS regions, with services replicated across zones.

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Microsoft Bing Gets Performance Boost from .NET Core 2.1

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Aug 22, 2018

After moving Microsoft search engine Bing to .NET Core 2.1, internal server latency dropped by 34%, writes Microsoft engineer Mukul Sabharwal, mostly thanks to improvements contributed by the .NET community.

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Microsoft Driver Module Framework Aims to Ease Windows Driver Development

by Sergio De Simone Follow 19 Followers on  Aug 20, 2018

Windows driver developers should now have an easier way to create simple and structured drivers, as well as to share code amongst drivers, using the new Microsoft Driver Module Framework (DMF), which has been recently open sourced.

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.NET Core 2.1 Previews Tiered Compilation

by Jeff Martin Follow 17 Followers on  Aug 18, 2018 1

The .NET Core team has been looking to solve the dilemma of how to best optimize runtime application performance without sacrificing startup responsiveness. A preview of their solution, tiered compilation, is now available for .NET Core 2.1 developers.

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