GitHub has released GitHub Enterprise Server 2.20—and Microsoft for Startups now includes free access to the enterprise service. The latest release of GitHub Enterprise Server provides new options for converting public repositories into internal ones, expanded branch protection rules and more.
The official Python extension for Visual Studio Code is provided with monthly updates by Microsoft. The February 2020 update increases the startup speed of the Jupyter Notebook editor, follows a popular user request, and closes 66 issues. Let’s take a look and see what’s new.
Microsoft has announced its deep learning language model Turing-NLG, and its impressive 17 billion parameters make it the largest language model to date. While it is not publicly available, a demo version has been released to a small group for testing purposes. Let’s see if more parameters mean better results, compared to OpenAI’s GPT-2 and NVIDIA’s Megatron-LM.
At this week’s Microsoft Ignite developer conference, the first public preview of Visual Studio Online was introduced. The new cloud-based service allows users to create and access development environments from anywhere to encourage remote work and collaboration.
Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week six new JEPs were proposed to target JDK 14, Microsoft announced it’s ready to contribute to OpenJDK, the Apache Software Foundation celebrated its 20th birthday, and we looked at the most in-demand roles in IT.
The collaboration between Microsoft and Oracle has now been formalized, and Microsoft’s Bruno Borges has posted a message in the OpenJDK mailing list about what happens next and how Microsoft will start to integrate its team into the OpenJDK community. Let’s take a closer look.
What did we learn at JAX London 2019? The answer is obviously different for each visitor, as many paths lead through the JAX programme. We summarised some of OUR personal highlights from the big Java conference – of course without claiming to be complete.
Microsoft has announced that it is now joining the Eclipse Foundation as a Solutions Member. “Joining the Eclipse Foundation enables us to collaborate more closely with the Eclipse community, deliver a great set of tools and services for all development teams, and continuously improve our cloud services, SDKs and tools,” the company said.
Jay Schmelzer, Director of Program Management for .NET at Microsoft, explains in this interview the idea behind the componentization of .NET Core 5, and its consequences.
Microsoft and Red Hat have joined forces in the world of hybrid cloud computing, announcing greater flexibility for deploying Red Hat solutions on Microsoft Azure. The deal also shines a light on .NET Core technology, sharing even more of the open source love.
Microsoft’s new and improved Visual Studio 2015 has landed, with arms open wide for development that targets all popular platforms. Microsoft wants their offering to be known as a cross-platform toolset and have the features to show for it.
Microsoft has officially started classifying older versions of the Java update’s infamous Ask Toolbar as malware, and has now begun blocking installation attempts. The latest version of the world’s most hated add-on is still working fine, but there’s hope that its end is nigh.
Microsoft is spreading its cloud to the Internet of Things with an IoT Suite for Azure, while Windows 10 is scheduled to get its own IoT version.