Visual Studio Live Share: Coming soon to a pair of programmers near you. New collaboration service coming in early 2018: VS Live Share. New Visual Studio Tools for AI extension. MariaDB as an Azure service; Databricks (Spark) as a service; and Cassandra as a service. VS App Center is now GA.
Microsoft v. perception: how can Microsoft make itself part of the conversation? Related: Microsoft half-asses another phone.
Windows (7, 8.1 and 10) news: Paul is starting a Redstone 4 features deep-dive series, starting with Fluent Design System. Some Windows 10 1511 users get a 6-month support extension. Some apps are coming back from the dead. SteamVR is coming to Windows Mixed Reality today.
Surface: two big releases this week. Surface Book 2 and Surface Precision Mouse are out tomorrow.
Xbox controversy of the week: What's a launch title?
- Tip of the week: You can now gift games on Xbox
- Tip #2: Get the Invoke for just $99! Or an Xbox One S for $175!
- App pick of the week: Groupy
- Plus: Firefox Quantum
- Enterprise pick of the week: New Skype Professional service integrates productivity tools with Skype
- Skype Professional preview coming soon (US only at first).
- Beer pick of the week: Prairie Birthday Bomb!
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- Microsoft's Visual Studio Live Share to improve developer collaboration
- Microsoft to integrate Visual Studio with AI services
- MariaDB coming to Azure as Microsoft joins the MariaDB Foundation
- Microsoft gets data-fabulous at NYC event
- Visual Studio App Center
- Microsoft’s Problem? It’s Not Technology
- Microsoft Finds a New Way to Mail it in with a Phone
- Mining Redstone 4: Fluent Design System
- Enterprise, Education users get six more months of support for Windows 10 1511
- Fall Creators Update Patch Brings Apps Back from the Dead
- SteamVR Support Lands on Windows Mixed Reality Today
- You Can Now Pre-Order Surface Book 2
- You Can Now Pre-Order Surface Precision Mouse Too
- The Most Launch Titles Ever? That Depends
- Game Gifting Comes to All Xbox One Users
- Hey, Cortana, $99 is the Right Price
- Microsoft Drops Xbox One S to its Lowest Price Ever, Brings Invoke Down to $99
- Stardock introduces Groupy windows-management tool for Windows 7, 8.1, 10
- Firefox 57: Come for the Speed, Stay for the Text Rendering
- Microsoft readies preview of Skype Professional tool for online-centric small businesses
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