Tag: Microsoft

Computing, Data Management

EF Core: Unifying SQL and NoSQL Databases

March 13, 2018

Via: InfoQ

One of the original goals of EF Core was to develop a model wherein both SQL and NoSQL style databases could be used with little or no change to the code. Microsoft is taking the first steps towards that goal […]

Mobile, Tablets

Microsoft’s Foldable Tablet Patent Feels Like an ASUS Transformer Pad

March 6, 2018

Via: Tablet News

Every two or three days we get to see a brand new Microsoft or Samsung patent that explores yet another way to make a laptop, tablet or phone fold and expand with a bigger screen estate. Today we run into […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft Opens its Quantum Development Kit to macOS and Linux

February 27, 2018

Via: InfoQ

After making its Quantum Development Kit available to developers last December, Microsoft is now announcing its first major update, including support for macOS and Linux, interoperability with Python, and more. As Microsoft quantum software manager Jeff Henshaw writes, support for […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Microsoft removes document showing limitations of Windows 10 on ARM

February 23, 2018

Via: TechSpot

It was way back in December 2016 when Microsoft announced its plans for Windows 10 on ARM devices. A year later, Asus, HP, and Lenovo unveiled the first of these laptops, and while they may boast an “all-day” battery life, […]

Computing, Hardware

Are Microsoft’s Surface devices starting to pose a real threat to MacBooks?

February 12, 2018

Via: Techradar

Microsoft has always been keen to promote its Surface range when it comes to comparisons with Apple’s MacBooks, for obvious reasons, but now it appears that users may be coming round to hold this opinion in some measure, as well […]

Computing, Operating Systems, Software & Applications

Microsoft Announces Plans to Bring Progressive Web Apps to Windows 10

February 8, 2018

Via: WebPro

It was over a year ago when Microsoft outlined its plans to bring Progressive Web Apps (PWA) to Windows 10. Now that plan is becoming a reality, with Microsoft giving users a preview of PWAs and breaking down its strategy […]

Computing, Operating Systems

Next Version of Windows 10 Could End Up Being Called Spring Creators Update

February 5, 2018

Via: Tablet News

Microsoft usually announces codenames for its future Windows versions months in advance before their release. The Fall Creators Update was unveiled name-wise in May and it was released in September, while the Creators Update was announced in October 2016 and […]

Cybersecurity, Security

Windows Defender will soon detect, remove cleaner scareware

February 1, 2018

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft is taking action against applications that use scare tactics to swindle money out of consumers. From March 1, Windows Defender and other Microsoft security products will classify programs that display “coercive messages” as unwanted software. Upon detection, such programs […]

Computing, Software & Applications

The Challenge of UWP Apps in the Enterprise

January 25, 2018

Via: InfoQ

Since the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft has positioned the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) as the platform of the future for all Windows-based applications. Expanding on the touch-centric design of Windows 8, UWP provides a common application package that can […]

Computing, Software & Applications

Visual Studio 15.4 Released, Increasing Multiplatform Support

January 9, 2018

Via: InfoQ

The 4th update to Visual Studio 2017 has been released by Microsoft, and continues the company’s commitment to supporting .NET Standard 2.0 and Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps.  .NET Standard 2.0 support is an important part of Microsoft’s strategy for […]