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Shorter quantum circuits

To solve some of the world’s most challenging problems in chemistry and materials science will require scaling up a quantum computer to a million qubits and beyond [BMTS+ 2022]. Microsoft has taken a more challenging, but what we believe to be a more promising path towards scaled quantum computing and designed our machine using ...


Customers using Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 should upgrade the OS on Self-hosted agents

RHEL 6 & .NET Core 3.1 The current versions of the Azure Pipelines agent across all OSes depend on .NET Core 3.1. .NET Core 3.1 no longer ships updates for RHEL 6, including security related patches. We will be updating the .NET Core 3.1 (minor) version to keep it up-to-date for other operating systems. As part of this update we will drop...


Python in Visual Studio Code - February 2023 Release

The February 2023 release of the Python and Jupyter extensions for Visual Studio Code are now available. This release includes automatic environment selection, improvements to the Create Environment command, improved Intellisense support for pytest in preview, and improvements to the Jupyter kernel picker. Keep reading to learn more!


On-device machine learning with ONNX

Hello Android developers, This week we’re going to get started with on-device machine learning using the ONNX Runtime and check out an Android sample that identifies the objects using the camera video stream. What is ONNX? ONNX stands for Open Neural Network eXchange and is an open-source format for AI models. ONNX supports...


Remote Native Unit Test Support in Visual Studio

Remote C++ unit testing enables developers to connect Visual Studio 2022 to remote windows environments for running and debugging C++ desktop application tests. This functionality is useful for developers who deploy code to different Windows target environments such as different Windows architectures. With this feature, you can run tests on ...