Microsoft launched today a shiny new code editor for Windows, OS X, and Linux: Visual Studio Code. It's a smart looking text editor with IntelliSense support, git integration, and a few other bits and pieces that developers will enjoy.
What Microsoft didn't say when announcing the new editor was how it built Visual Studio Code. In a move that might seem a little surprising, given the regular animosity between the two companies, the editor is built on top of Chromium, the open source version of Google's Chrome browser.
In the conference call AMD hosted last week to discuss its first quarter results, CEO Lisa Su let slip with a piece of information that wasn't immediately caught: she said that Windows 10 would be released in late July.
Microsoft has previously said only that the operating system would be released in summer, giving it until September 23, the autumnal equinox, to launch the operating system. AMD's statement, which naturally Microsoft has not corroborated, is rather more specific.
Everyone’s used to receiving a few updates on Patch Tuesday, but today will be a bit different as Microsoft seems poised to push out an impressive number of patches in an unscheduled release.
Microsoft will deliver a developer preview of its new Azure Service Fabric -- its platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology for building microservices -- during the company's Build 2015 conference next week in San Francisco.
Service Fabric initially will be available for Microsoft's public cloud customers, but ultimately also will work on private and hosted clouds, too, said Mike Schutz, General Manager of Microsoft's Cloud Platform Product Marketing. The first target audience for the technology are startups and independent software vendors, he said.
Last week, Marissa Mayer took a big step toward undoing one of her predecessor's business deals by renegotiating Yahoo's search contract with Microsoft.
On Monday, the company filed a document with the SEC that gives some new details. It looks like Mayer drove a pretty hard bargain, and it could set Yahoo up to make more money from the search results it delivers.