Microsoft

Microsoft | News, how-tos, features, reviews, and videos

ballerina graceful dancer agile flexible
RIP - grave - tombstone - cemetery - death [Image by Rob van der Meijden - CC0 via Pixabay]

Java / coffee / beans

Review: Visual Studio Code shines for Java

With the Extension Pack for Java, VS Code makes a highly capable Java IDE and formidable competitor to Eclipse, NetBeans, and IntelliJ IDEA.

10 most powerful network companies primary muscle flex strong

Introducing Microsoft’s Power Pages

Microsoft’s Power Platform low-code tools now build web apps and turn pictures into code.

Microsoft launches Azure VMs powered by new Ampere Altra Arm-based chips

The new virtual machines can deliver up to 50% better price-performance than comparable x86 processors, according to Microsoft.

wood block type

Microsoft pushes optional type annotations for JavaScript

Standards proposal would allow annotations to be checked by external type checkers like TypeScript but treated as comments by the JavaScript engine.

HTTP Internet website

Google, Microsoft, Apple, Mozilla address browser pain points

Interop 2022 is a cross-browser initiative and public benchmark to find and fix interoperability issues on the web platform.

Do More With R [video hero/video series] - R Programming Guide - Tips & Tricks

How to create PowerPoint slides from R

Learn how to generate PowerPoint slides straight from an R Markdown document. Plus, create interactive HTML slides in R with the xaringan package.

teams chat video call

Getting started with the Teams JavaScript SDK v2.0

Microsoft is bringing the Teams app host to the rest of Office, starting with Outlook.

update upgrade blackboard

Visual Studio feedback upgrade snubs older versions

New feedback system will increase responsiveness to issues and improve the developer experience, Microsoft says, but some users will need to update their IDEs.

Microsoft > Office 365 > Excel logo

Build on Excel using the Microsoft Graph API

Excel apps are everywhere. Thanks to Microsoft Graph, we can build them into our web and mobile applications.

Illuminated network diagram in the shape of a brain

Review: Document parsing in AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud

Amazon Textract, Azure Form Recognizer, and Google Document AI can parse your unstructured documents and produce structured information for all kinds of digital transformation use cases.

ON-OFF  >  Pressing a power switch.

Power Apps review: Sweeter than Honeycode

Much more than a no-code builder, Power Apps lets you add functionality with Excel-like formulas, easily connects to external data sources, and integrates with Power Automate for flow editing and Power BI for data analysis.

Java / coffee / beans

Microsoft joins Java Community Process

Newfound commitment to the Java platform includes releases of Microsoft Build for OpenJDK in May and Language Support for Java on Visual Studio Code in October.

red wheel barrow pile of money high paying salary

Cloud costs a lot of money

Recent capital expenditure reports show that the hyperscalers’ spending brings new meaning to ‘pay to play.’

coding / programming / development / binary code

Microsoft Visual Studio 2022 is due November 8

Microsoft has made a version 17.0 release candidate and Preview 5 of the newly 64-bit IDE available with a go-live license for production use.

windows 11 laptop

Microsoft lets Windows 11 loose on the world

PCs running Windows 10 that meet Microsoft's hardware requirements are immediately eligible for the free Windows 11 download. And new devices with Windows 11 factory installed are now on sale.

Microsoft surface duo 2 folded on desk

Microsoft weighs in on Surface Duo apps

Microsoft unveils guidance and tools for adapting applications for dual-screen, foldable, and large-screen devices, especially the Surface Duo 2.

3 do you share credit stingy selfish man holding pile of money cash

Open source is selfish

Companies don't support open source for purely altruistic reasons. They expect a return on their investment.

garbage collection trash truck

Microsoft open-sources Java garbage collection analyzer

GCToolkit parses log files into discrete events and has an API for aggregating data from those events, allowing complex analyses of the state of managed memory in the JVM.

Load More