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droidcon webinar recap

Hello Android developers! Last week, Hakon and I talked about building dual-screen experiences as part of the droidcon webinar series. We were joined by Andras Nemeth from Atlassian, to talk about enhancing the Jira mobile app for dual-screen devices. You can watch the recording online: Top questions and answers ...


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Using GitHub Codespaces with .NET Core

We've updated our support for developing .NET Core applications in GitHub Codespaces using Visual Studio. Read about the added support we have for editors, testing, debugging, and Azure. Sign up to be invited to the preview for GitHub Codespaces and Visual Studio support!


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What's new in the Windows Subsystem for Linux - September 2020

This blog post highlights the WSL updates being made over the past few months, in addition to some sneak previews of our upcoming features and future plans. WSL 2 support is now available in Windows 10 version 1903 and 1909 We've heard feedback on how many users have enjoyed using WSL 2 and have made WSL 2 available to more Windows ...


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Using GitHub Actions in Visual Studio is as easy as right-click and Publish

Download the latest preview version of Visual Studio and try out the new ability to setup CI/CD to Azure for projects that use GitHub to host your source repository.  With VS 16.8 Preview 3.1, for this feature to show up in Publish dialog, you need to go to Tools-Options-Environment-Preview Features and check the “GitHub ...


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Windows Terminal Preview 1.4 Release

Welcome to another release of Windows Terminal Preview and Windows Terminal! Windows Terminal Preview is now on version 1.4 and will have the new features listed below. Windows Terminal has moved to version 1.3 and will have all the features from our previous preview release. You can download both of these builds from the Microsoft Store as ...


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Windows Package Manager Preview (v0.2.2521)

We have been humbled by all the positive support for the Windows Package Manager. You have taken us from zero to over one thousand packages in six months. This is an amazing start to the beginning of an open Windows catalog. Thank you! Our newest feature is support for installing Apps from the Microsoft Store. Yes, you read that correctly. ...


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Azure DevOps Services to end support for Internet Explorer 11 and legacy version of Microsoft Edge

Beginning December 31, 2020, Azure DevOps Services will no longer support Internet Explorer 11 and the legacy version of Microsoft Edge. After the above date, customers may have degraded experience when using Internet Explorer 11 and the legacy version of Microsoft Edge. While we understand that this change may be difficult, customers will ...


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Ignite 2020: New serverless and analytics capabilities announced

Today, at Microsoft Ignite 2020, we announced new ways to run serverless workloads and bring the power of Azure Synapse Analytics to operational data in Azure Cosmos DB. These capabilities offer new possibilities for NoSQL developers and data analysts to power applications at any size or scale – from dev/test to production. You can explore ...