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GitHub Copilot AI Coding Assistant Launches with a $10/Month Subscription Fee

GitHub has announced that its Copilot AI coding assistance tool is now generally available for all developers. GitHub Copilot launched in technical preview in June 2021, and it’s designed to help software developers write code faster through autocompletion. With GitHub Copilot, software developers can use inline comments within their editor to get code suggestions for…

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Microsoft Releases First ARM64 Preview of Visual Studio for Windows 11

Microsoft has finally launched the first native ARM64 version of Visual Studio for Windows 11 devices. The Visual Studio 2022 17.3 Preview 2 release prioritizes the most popular workloads for developers who want to test their apps on Arm64 devices. Microsoft first unveiled its plans to launch an Arm native version of Visual Studio 2022…

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GitHub to Discontinue Atom Text Editor on December 15

Microsoft-owned GitHub is getting ready to retire Atom, an open-source text editor that debuted in 2011. The company detailed in a blog post that it’s planning to archive the Atom repository and all other relevant repositories on December 15, 2022, in favor of the new Visual Studio Code. For those unfamiliar, Atom is a cross-platform…

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Build 2022: Windows 11 to Add Support for Third-Party Widgets Later This Year

Last Update: May 25, 2022

Microsoft kicks off its Build 2022 developer conference today, and Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer Panos Panay announced several new features and developer-themed updates coming to Windows 11. Following some recent leaks, the company is finally planning to add support for third-party widgets to Windows 11 later this year. Currently, Windows 11 does not support third-party…

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Build 2022: GitHub Copilot will be Free for Open Source Contributors & Students This Summer

GitHub Copilot, an AI-powered coding assistant that launched in preview last year, will become generally available for all developers this summer. Microsoft has announced that the service will be free for Build 2022 attendees, students, and verified open-source contributors. GitHub Copilot is a pair programming tool developed by Microsoft-owned GitHub in collaboration with OpenAI. The…

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GitHub to Require All Code Contributors to Enable 2FA by Late 2023

Microsoft is planning to make some changes to the existing authentication policies on its GitHub platform. The company has announced that it will require all developers contributing code to the service to enroll in at least one form of two-factor authentication (2FA) by the end of 2023. GitHub is a popular cloud-based service that allows…

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Microsoft Releases .NET 7 Preview 1 with Cloud-Native and Container Improvements

Last week, Microsoft announced the first preview release of .NET 7, alongside ASP.NET Core 7 Preview 1 and Entity Framework 7 Preview 1. The Redmond giant highlighted that this version of its .NET software development platform brings improved support for cloud-native applications and containers. “Today, we are excited to announce the next milestone in the…

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GitHub Rolls Out New AI-Powered Code Scanning Security Alerts

GitHub is getting new AI-powered code scanning analysis capabilities that should enable developers to identify the most common security flaws in their code. The company has launched this new experimental security feature in public beta for all GitHub users, and it supports JavaScript and TypeScript repositories. With this new code scanning analysis tool, developers can…

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Microsoft Mesh: The Next Big Bet for Mixed Reality

Microsoft is hosting its Ignite conference today and the company has announced a new mixed reality platform that they are calling Microsoft Mesh. I got a small look at a description of the service prior to Ignite and now during his keynote, Satya Nadella made the official Microsoft Mesh announcement. In the keynote, Satya makes…

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Microsoft’s Game Stack Live Developer Conference Takes Place April 20-21st

Microsoft’s Game Stack Live developer event is taking place in late April and it will be a virtual event.

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