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Microsoft Dev Box is leveling up to support your development needs

It’s hard to believe Microsoft Dev Box has already been generally available for almost a year. Since its inception, we’ve seen Dev Box as a fundamental shift in the way we think about developer workstations—moving from static, physical dev machines to ready-to-code, cloud-based workstations. The response to Dev Box—and the feedback we...


Introducing vector database capabilities in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL (Public Preview)

 We are excited to announce that native vector indexing and search in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL is now available in preview! Azure Cosmos DB is the world’s first full-featured serverless database with vector search and features multiple vector index options from flat (exact), quantized flat, and a new DiskANN-based index. DiskANN is...


Visual Studio 2022 17.10 and GitHub Copilot: Your Coding Partner for Faster and Smarter Development

Today, as we kick off the //BUILD 2024 conference, we're thrilled to share the general availability of Visual Studio 2022 17.10! This release features a new, single GitHub Copilot extension, marking a significant leap forward in AI-assisted development by embedding the power of advanced AI directly into strategic parts of your Integrated ...


Boost dev team agility with customized, project-specific templates in Azure Deployment Environments

Have you heard the latest news about Azure Deployment Environments? Last month, we released an extensibility model that’s set to transform how platform engineers tailor deployments to their organization’s unique needs. This new model empowers you to customize deployments using any infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) framework you prefer—whether...


Cross-region replication in vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB

(image) A modern managed database service such as Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB has a growing list of requirements in today’s world. Prompt recovery of the database availability when its region becomes unavailable is one of such critical functions. When a region is experiencing outage, there’re two primary methods for restoring access...


General Availability: Computed Properties in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL

We’re thrilled to share that Computed Properties have now hit General Availability in Azure Cosmos DB for NoSQL! Computed properties are a Cosmos DB developer’s dream come true! They allow you to write your query logic just once and then reuse it across multiple queries, saving you time and effort in your database operations. Computed ...


What’s New in vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB

We are excited to share some significant enhancements and new features in our vCore-based Azure Cosmos DB for MongoDB. keeping with our commitment to continually improve Azure Cosmos DB. Let’s dive into the details: We are excited to share that we will soon be expanding our support for MongoDB to include Version 7.0! While we ...


Simplifying your Azure Cosmos DB migration: From Serverless to Provisioned throughput (preview)

Azure Cosmos DB offers a range of options to fit the diverse needs of cloud applications, including the choice between serverless and provisioned throughput accounts. The serverless option is ideal for workloads with unpredictable patterns, but there are instances when transitioning to a provisioned throughput account is advantageous for ...