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  • Microsoft Releases Azure Firewall Premium in Public Preview

    Microsoft Azure Firewall is a managed, cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. The company recently announced a preview release of a premium version of the cloud-based network security service.

  • Azure .NET SDK: Q&A with Jeffrey Richter

    Recently Microsoft released a new version of its Azure .NET SDKs, available as a series of NuGet packages designed to provide a consistent and familiar interface to access Azure services from your .NET applications. InfoQ interviewed Jeffrey Richter, a software architect on the Azure SDK team who worked on the design of the SDKs for various languages and many Azure services.

  • Microsoft Releases .NET 6 Preview 1

    Last week, Microsoft released the first preview of .NET 6. The new version of the framework represents the final steps of the .NET unification plan that started with .NET 5, providing a cross-platform open-source platform for all things .NET. This first preview brings performance improvements and features such as WPF support for ARM64, support for Apple Silicon, and a redesigned thread pool.

  • Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) v1.0 Announced

    The Distributed Application Runtime (Dapr) team announced today that Dapr v1.0 is now available and is considered production-ready. Dapr is an open-source runtime that allows developers to build resilient, microservices-based applications that run on the cloud and edge. With the v1.0 release, developers can deploy Dapr applications to Kubernetes clusters in production scenarios.

  • Azure Functions Updates Include Moving .NET outside the Runtime

    Azure Functions is moving to an out-of-process model that runs a .NET worker process alongside the runtime. The Azure Functions team also announced public preview support for Node.js 14, general availability of custom handlers and Java based functions running on Linux in its January update.

  • What's New in Xamarin.Forms 5.0

    Xamarin.Forms is an open-source mobile UI framework from Microsoft for building iOS, Android, and Windows apps with .NET and Visual Studio. The new Xamarin.Forms 5.0 release introduces hundreds of quality improvements and brings to stable release several new controls and features including App Themes (Dark Mode), Brushes, CarouselView, RadioButton, Shapes and Paths, and SwipeView.

  • Microsoft Releases New Version of Durable Functions

    The release 2.4.0 of Durable Functions brings native support for distributed tracing, ability to use Durable Functions in other .NET Core applications using dependency injection, and a new API to restart orchestrations. Durable Functions is an extension that helps developers build reliable, stateful apps on the Azure Functions platform.

  • Microsoft Using Metadata to Enable Idiomatic Win32 Interop from Rust and Other Languages

    In a move to make it easier to use Win32 APIs from any language, Microsoft has launched its Win32 Metadata project with the aim of generating complete Win32 language bindings through automated, idiomatic projections. The project includes initial projections for C#, C++, and Rust.

  • Cockroach Labs 2021 Cloud Report: GCP Outpaces Azure and AWS

    Cockroach Labs recently released their annual cloud report identifying Google Cloud Platform as the best overall provider. The 2021 Cloud Report compares AWS, Azure, and GCP on benchmarks that reflect critical applications and workloads.

  • Microsoft Introduces Azure Health Bot

    Microsoft recently introduced Azure Health Bot, an evolution of Microsoft Healthcare Bot that is becoming an Azure service with added functionalities. Built for developing virtual health care assistants, Azure Health Bot combines medical databases with natural language capabilities.

  • New Features for Windows Forms 5.0

    For the first time since .NET 2.0, Windows Forms, a.k.a. WinForms, has received new features that are not High DPI-related.

  • Infer# Brings Facebook's Infer Static Analyzer to C# and .NET

    With Infer#, Microsoft extends the choice of static analyzers available within the .NET ecosystem by bringing Facebook Infer's inter-procedural static analysis capabilities to it.

  • .NET 5 Breaking Changes for WPF/Windows Forms

    The final topic in our .NET 5 Breaking Changes series is WPF and Windows Forms. These desktop technologies were unavailable before .NET Core 3.0, as earlier versions of .NET Core focused on web-based applications via ASP.NET Core.

  • Deploy Salesforce on Major Public Clouds with Hyperforce

    In a recent press release, Salesforce announced Hyperforce, a new capability allowing customers to deploy Salesforce on major public cloud platforms Azure, AWS, Google, and Alibaba. With Hyperforce, the company redesigned the Salesforce architecture to provide a more scalable platform for its global customer base.

  • Microsoft Launches New Data Governance Service Azure Purview in Public Preview

    Recently Microsoft announced a new data governance solution in public preview on its cloud platform called Azure Purview. This new service automates the discovery of data and cataloging while minimizing compliance risk and helps customers map all their data, no matter where it resides, to provide an end-to-end view of their data estate.

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