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How to visualize Semantic Kernel & Azure OpenAI plans using Mermaid

Jordan Bean explores how to visualize Semantic Kernel & Azure OpenAI plans using Mermaid. Using the function calling ability of Semantic Kernel/OpenAI is very exciting from an application development point of view. Instead of hard-coding paths though the system, Semantic Kernel & OpenAI can decide for themselves what plugins to ...


Azure DevOps Pipelines: Discovering the Ideal Service Connection Strategy

John Folberth explores various configurations, decisions, and pros/cons that should be evaluated when deciding how your DevOps environment will deploy code into Azure. About This post is part of an overall series on Azure DevOps YAML Pipelines. The series will cover any and all topics that fall into the scope of Azure DevOps Pipelines...


A Year of C++ Game Development Improvements in Visual Studio

Game development is evolving rapidly and keeping up with the latest trends is crucial. I’m thrilled that David Li took the time to highlight all the improvements added to Visual Studio for game developers during 2023. Check out his blog here.  The Unreal Engine integrations are where my eyes jumped to first. There is now an Unreal Engine...


Using Copilot Chat with C++ in Visual Studio: Generate code, fix functions, and more..

GitHub Copilot Chat is now available in Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code for users with an active subscription. Copilot Chat is an AI pair-programmer that allows you to speak in natural language through the chat interface to accomplish programming tasks such as understanding sections of code, generating test cases, and generating code. We ...


Announcing TypeScript 5.4 RC

Today we're excited to announce our Release Candidate of TypeScript 5.4! Between now and the stable release of TypeScript 5.4, we expect no further changes apart from critical bug fixes. To get started using the RC, you can get it through NuGet, or through npm with the following command: Here's a quick list of what's new in TypeScript 5.4...


MongoDB to Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL Migration - Learnings from Java SDK V4 Micro-Optimizations

The authors wish to thank Govind Kanshi (Principal PM Manager), Abinav Rameesh (Principal PM Manager), Kushagra Thapar (Principal Engineering Manager), Annie Liang (Sr. Software Engineer) and Faiz Chachiya (Sr. Cloud Solution Architect, CSU) for their valuable insights, and contributions during the Proof-of-Concept (PoC). Introduction  ...