A Late Synopsis of The Angular NG-Conf Day 1

April 5-7th 2017 marks the 4th year of the Angular conference ng-conf. This year’s ng-conf marks my first year attending, w00t w00t to that.  From the first day’s rapid-fire talks, the tone of the conference, and I think for Angular in general, is set for the year.  Some of the major takeaways from the first…

Build 2017 Conference Is Now Open for Registration

Tickets went on sale for Microsoft’s yearly Build developer conference Tuesday, and the registration website was immediately flooded with takers–so much so, that users trying to sign up experienced technical problems throughout the morning. Though many devs reported on Twitter that they had successfully registered, some posted complaints that they experienced long waits or needed…

A More Secure Microsoft Edge, and Other News from Ignite 2016

In the wake of highly publicized cyberattacks on big companies, Microsoft on Monday rolled out new security features for its Edge browser. Windows Defender Application Guard, developed for the company’s enterprise customers, will use Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology to isolate potential security threats. “The threat landscape has changed significantly in recent years,” reads a Microsoft…

From Muggles to Holograms: What’s On Tap for This Year’s DevIntersection Conference

DevIntersection, a cross-discipline conference for Microsoft developers, has been growing in size, and this year’s event will include keynote speeches from Microsoft execs Scott Guthrie and Steve Guggenheimer as well as presentations from journalists covering Redmond like Paul Thurrott and Mary Jo Foley. But of course, the highlight of the event, which takes place Oct.…

App Dev on Xbox Event Set for August 30

Microsoft will host a virtual event on Tuesday, August 30 for developers interested in developing apps for Xbox One. According to a Microsoft announcement, the event starts at 9:00 Pacific Time and will cover: What’s new in the Anniversary Update SDK and how to get started with app development for Xbox One How to get…

The Future Is Here, and It’s Chatty

Among the most-talked-about news at Google’s I/O conference this week were the announcements of two AI-related projects: Google Assistant, an upgraded digital assistant capable of conducting two-way conversations and performing tasks like ordering movie tickets, and Google Home, a competitor to Amazon’s Echo that would combine home automation with virtual assistance. Meanwhile, ZDNet leaked that Microsoft…

The Future of Angular2, and More Updates From NG-Conf 2016

Some highlights of day two of ng-conf 2016: Day two started with a focus on the future of Angular2. No, they didn’t announce Angular3, but they did focus on the work they are finishing up and looking towards the future. For example, work is in progress to build an offline compiler for Angular2 applications. This…

Highlights From Angular’s NG-Conf 2016

I just finished up the first day of ng-conf 2016 and as usual, it has been a great informative conference. Thanks to the organizers, sponsors, and Angular team members for all your efforts. Here are some highlights from today: Brad Green’s keynote address, of course, covered the big picture of the Angular development work. The…

Microsoft Open-Sources Xamarin SDK, Adds New Developer Tools

Microsoft today announced that it has open-sourced the Xamarin SDK for iOS, Android and Mac, making good on a promise it made during Build 2016. The source code released to the .NET Foundation under the MIT license includes native API bindings for all three platforms, command line tools and Xamarin.Forms, the company’s cross-platform UI framework.…

Free Xamarin, and Other Goodies for Developers From Build 2016

On Day Two of Build 2016, Microsoft made the announcement that developers have been hoping for since the company acquired Xamarin in February: Xamarin tools will now be free for all Visual Studio users. Subscribers to both paid and free tiers of Visual Studio will have access, which lowers considerably the cost of developing native apps…

HoloLens Makes Strides, But May Not Be Available to Consumers Anytime Soon

In a jaw-dropping moment at this week’s TED conference in Vancouver, HoloLens creator Alex Kipman placed a holographic phone call to NASA scientist Jeffrey Norris, who was stationed at a HoloLens across the street. A life-size version of Norris appeared onstage with Kipman, who was wearing the Microsoft augmented reality headset. The two held a conversation…
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