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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Jan 05, 2018

Microsoft recently announced that the Azure Bot Service and Language Understanding has become generally available. Both had previously been in public preview for months, and the release increases availability in nine more regions including Ireland, Hong Kong and Sao Paulo, Brazil, and new capabilities to aid developers in achieving more.

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Visual Studio Code 1.19 Completes 2017 Release Schedule, Team Preps for 2018

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 29, 2017

Microsoft has released Visual Studio Code 1.19, capping off a year of monthly releases. The editor has come a long way in the past year with huge gains in features, speed, and popularity. The team is gearing up for a jam-packed release schedule in 2018.

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Using C# to Target GPUs

by Jeff Martin Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

The new Hybridizer technology provides C# developers with a way to target the CUDA platform and take advantage of GPUs for increased performance. Thanks to Hybridizer, developers are not forced to use C or C++ to write high-performance GPU code.

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F# 2017 Retrospective

by Sergio De Simone Follow 7 Followers on  Dec 28, 2017

During 2017 F# reached version 4.1 and grew its user community, mostly in coincidence with the release of .NET Core 2.0, while getting stronger tooling and wider conference presence, writes Microsoft program manager Phillip Carter.

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Devirtualization in .NET Core

by Jonathan Allen Follow 395 Followers on  Dec 19, 2017 2

Devirtualization, a technique for improving performance when working with abstract classes and interfaces, is slowly making its way into .NET Core.

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Microsoft Updates Cosmos DB with Cassandra Support and Provides Better Availability Guarantees

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Dec 15, 2017

Last month at Microsoft Connect 2017, Azure Cosmos DB received several new updates, including support for using the Cassandra NoSQL database API and increased guarantees for availability. With the Cassandra NoSQL database API, customers can run operations inside Cosmos DB on a data model. The availability guarantee moves from 99.99 percent to 99.999 percent.

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Rust in Visual Studio and VS Code

by Jonathan Allen Follow 395 Followers on  Dec 15, 2017

Daniel Griffen has released a preview version of a Rust language service for Visual Studio. This plugin requires Visual Studio 2017 Preview, an experimental release stream for testing new VS features.

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Language Server Protocol Support for Visual Studio

by Jonathan Allen Follow 395 Followers on  Dec 13, 2017

Like Visual Studio Code and a variety of editors, Visual Studio is adding support for the Language Server Protocol. This will allow new programming languages to be added to Visual Studio with a fraction of the effort currently required.

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Easing into .NET Core with the Windows Compatibility Pack

by Jonathan Allen Follow 395 Followers on  Dec 12, 2017

Microsoft is making it easier to migrate applications onto .NET Core and Linux with the Windows Compatibility Pack for .NET Core.

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Improving .NET Performance by Reducing Memory Usage

by Jonathan Allen Follow 395 Followers on  Dec 11, 2017 5

A persistent myth in .NET is that memory allocations don’t affect performance. In this report we take a look at the source of that myth and offer advice on how to reduce memory usage.

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Microsoft Announces Public Preview of IoT Edge

by Martin Abbott Follow 1 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017 2

During the recent Connect(); conference, Microsoft announced a new version of the IoT Gateway Software Development Kit (SDK) called IoT Edge to provide edge computing in IoT scenarios.

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5th Update to Visual Studio 2017 Expands Debugging Tools

by Jeff Martin Follow 8 Followers on  Dec 07, 2017

The fifth update to Visual Studio 2017 has reached general availability and brings another batch of improvements to Microsoft's popular developer tool. Version 15.5 focuses on improvements to the debugger tools, faster C#/VB solution loading times, and expanded C++17 support.

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.NET WebAssembly Support an Ongoing Experiment

by David Iffland Follow 3 Followers on  Dec 05, 2017

WebAssembly now ships on by default in the four major browsers and the .NET community continues to push forward to provide .NET developers the ability to compile their to WebAssembly and run it in the browser.

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ORMs for .NET Core

by Jonathan Allen Follow 395 Followers on  Dec 04, 2017 13

With EF Core struggling to accommodate basic database features such as views and stored procedures, developers are looking elsewhere for their data access needs. Here are some of the more popular options.

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Microsoft Announces the General Availability of Azure Time Series Insight

by Steef-Jan Wiggers Follow 2 Followers on  Nov 23, 2017

Microsoft made Azure Time Series Insights (TSI) generally available. The service is part of Microsoft's Internet of Things (IoT) platform and has emerged earlier this year in April as a preview. Later in August, it received several updates including root cause analysis.

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