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Review: 6 top videoconferencing services put to the test

We compared Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex, Google Meet, BlueJeans, and GoToMeeting in real-world tests to see which videoconferencing platforms perform best for business users. Here’s how they stack up.

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Power Platform becomes the new Visual Basic

Low-code tools enter the application development life cycle as Power Platform’s fusion bridges enterprise development models.

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Microsoft’s Java build turns GA

After an April preview, Microsoft Build for OpenJDK is now generally available for production deployment.

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Get moving with Microsoft’s FAST web components

Use FAST to build out well-designed websites with a Windows look and feel or even design your own web controls.

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Microsoft fleshes out Power Apps

Cloud-hosted low-code development platform adds custom pages, organization-wide app sharing, and an app designer for building model-driven apps from tables, charts, forms, and other components.

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Build more secure software with Rust for Windows

Microsoft has released an early version of its Rust tool for Windows development. It’s well worth a look.

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Microsoft returns to Java with Azure-focused OpenJDK release

It’s been a long time since Microsoft brewed its own Java. But now it’s back, with the Microsoft Build of OpenJDK, fit and finished for running in the Azure cloud.

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Microsoft open sources C# standards work

Work on the ECMA standard for C# 6 and later versions will take place in a public working space on GitHub.

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Microsoft unveils its own Java distribution

Microsoft Build of OpenJDK could set up the company to compete with Oracle in the Java distribution space.

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Microsoft, Google address browser compatibility issues

The companies have partnered to improve browser compatibility across five CSS features to address developer pain points.

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Why migrating to .Net 5 is worth the effort

It might be painful but the long-term gains of migrating to .Net 5 are worth the disruption, Microsoft says.

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What Microsoft Mesh means for developers

Microsoft has unveiled a new framework for building collaborative, mixed-reality applications. What is Microsoft weaving into the Mesh toolchain and what will it mean for application development?

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Microsoft’s Power Fx low-code language channels Excel

The no-code, low-code language already leveraged in Power Apps will be extended across the entire Power Platform.

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2021’s Ignite shows off new Cosmos DB features

Microsoft’s second virtual Ignite conference is promoting new Azure data services, including major upgrades to its planet-scale distributed database.

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Introducing Microsoft .NET 6

Microsoft is unveiling its road map for the next major release of .NET, along with a first preview download.

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Why Microsoft Azure wins with enterprise customers

In the cloud wars, Microsoft often comes off as second best to Amazon Web Services. But when it comes to established enterprises Azure wins more often than not. Here’s why.

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Use DirectML to add machine learning to C code

Microsoft provides new tools for working with machine learning in GPUs.

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Review: Microsoft Azure AI and Machine Learning aims for the enterprise

Microsoft Azure combines a wide range of cognitive services and a solid platform for machine learning that supports automated ML, no-code/low-code ML, and Python-based notebooks.

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