Microsoft Announces General Availability Of SQL Server 2016


Microsoft announces the general availability of SQL Server 2016, the world’s fastest and most price-performant database for HTAP (Hybrid Transactional and Analytical Processing) with updatable, in-memory columnstores and advanced analytics through deep integration with R Services. Software applications can now easily deploy sophisticated analytics and machine learning models in the database resulting in 100x or […]

Microsoft Live Writer Is Open Source Now


Recently, Microsoft announced an open sourced and forked Windows Live Writer. This fork is known as Open Live Writers. It is also known as OLW. The Open Live Writer is under .NET Foundation and is managed by a group of volunteers. You can now easily Download Open Live Writer.  A tweet by Scott Hanselman, the […]

Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition Announced


Microsoft announced the availability of HoloLens development kit at the Windows 10 devices event. The device first introduced in January this year. The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella hinted previously that a Development Edition would be available within the next year. As per the announcement, HoloLens development kit will be available within the first quarter […]

Microsoft launches a new query language, U-SQL


Microsoft announced a new query language called U-SQL to work with big data. The language was announced as a part of Microsoft’s new Azure Data Lake service. Azure Data Lake service is a new analytics service built on YARN that allows data scientists to analyze data. It works with Microsoft’s Azure HDInsight, a fully managed […]

What’s new in Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6?


When you install .NET 4.6 Preview it will actually be installed as .NET, partly to maintain (in-place) compatibility with previous versions (4, 4.5, 4.5.1 and 4.5.2). This means that if you have one of the above mentioned frameworks installed on your computer, this installer will upgrade them to 4.6 while if you have older frameworks installed like 3.5, […]

Microsoft Office 2016 launch date rumours


For those users who are waiting for Microsoft Office 2016, this news may excite you. The product may launch on September 22 according to a rumour from German tech website WinFuture.de. Previously, Microsoft announced the official release month of Office 2016 would be September. Here’s a screenshot published on WinFutur.de’s website (translated web page in English […]

Microsoft SQL Server 2016 – New features and enhancements


This version of SQL Server is going to be a major release with new features and will also overcome some limitations of SQL Server 2014. SQL Server 2016 delivers breakthrough mission-critical capabilities with in-memory performance and operational analytics built-in. Comprehensive security features like new Always Encrypted technology help protect your data at rest and in […]

Registration Open for Microsoft Imagine Cup


Imagine Cup is a global student technology program and competition that provides opportunities for students across all disciplines to team up and use their creativity, passion and knowledge of technology to create applications, games and integrates solutions that can change the way we live, work and play. If you have an wonderful idea about applications, […]

Top 13 Microsoft Visual Studio Keyboard Shortcuts


Master the following Microsoft Visual Studio shortcuts and your colleagues might stare at you with amazement. F5: Start your project in debug mode F7 & Shift-F7: Show the code windows & Show the designer window Alt-Enter: Show the properties panel for a selected object (this is general Windows shortcut that can be used on files […]

Microsoft challenges Google with its own translator app


Microsoft released its Translator app for iOS and Android to translate one language to another. Microsoft’s Skype team has also provided the Skype Translator app that allows Skype users to communicate with people using different languages. The Apple Watch app is also available. The Microsoft Translator app is powered by cutting edge technology that’s also […]