The privacy-focused DuckDuckGo browser purposely allows Microsoft trackers on third-party sites due to an agreement in their syndicated search content contract between the two companies. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that prides itself on its privacy by not tracking your searches or your behavior while performing searches.
Link: DuckDuckGo browser allows Microsoft trackers due to search agreement
If you’ve been holding off Windows 11, version 21H2, Microsoft says it’s now safe for everyone to install if their hardware is up to it. Here are ZDNet’s top picks for a variety of use cases. The milestone comes about seven months after Windows 11’s official release on October 2021 and Microsoft’s shift to annual feature releases.
Link: Microsoft says Windows 11 has hit this major milestone
Google’s Street View can take you back in time, just like the DeLorean. Image: GoogleAfter 15 years, Google Street View has become the defacto destination for people trying to get a feel for where they’re going. If not for Street View, I would have spent countless days and nights wandering around…
Link: Google Brings Historical Photos to Street View Apps, Apple Music to Waze
Microsoft is building on its Azure Virtual Desktop service with a new, developer-target variant called Microsoft Dev Box. Microsoft took the wraps off the new service on May 24, which is Day 1 of its virtual Build 2022 developers conference. Microsoft Dev Box will allow developers to spin up a virtual machine that will be preconfigured automatically in the cloud without first setting up physical workstations before working on a project.
Link: Microsoft is making virtual developer workstations available in the cloud via Dev Box
Developers are essential to the world we live in today, and the work you do is critical to powering organizations in every industry. Every developer and development team brings new ideas and innovation. Our ambition with the Microsoft Cloud and Azure is to be the platform for all of this…
Link: Scale your cloud-native apps and accelerate app modernization with Azure, the best cloud for your apps
We are moving to a world where every application needs to be intelligent and adaptive to real-time model learning. As businesses build modern data capabilities, they must make decisions at the speed of human thought. Developers are challenged by this, given the huge silos that exist between…
Link: Introducing the Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform
Welcome to Microsoft Build, the event that’s all about celebrating the developer community! The work you do has the power to transform entire industries and keep critical businesses and services running through innovative solutions and applications. I couldn’t be more honored to champion this…
Link: Code, test, and ship your next app quickly and securely with Microsoft developer tools
What’s cooler than just sharing your screen with colleagues? Sharing live projects that everyone can edit at the same time. That’s at the heart of Microsoft’s new Live Share feature, which make it easier for Teams apps to enable real-time collaboration. If this sounds familiar, it’s because…
Link: Microsoft Teams goes beyond screen sharing for real-time collaboration
Microsoft is working on native Arm64 versions of Visual Studio 2022 and VS Code. A preview version of an Arm native version of Visual Studio 2022 will be available “in the next few weeks” and is expected to ship fully later this year alongside Arm64 .NET support.
While Arm devices like the…
Link: Microsoft is making native Arm versions of Visual Studio 2022 and VS Code
“We’ve noticed in our use of Teams and other sorts of collaboration tools that what people do is static, non-interactive screen sharing,” says Jeff Teper, corporate VP of Microsoft 365 collaboration. “And that means people can’t really collaborate on the data.” At its Build conference, Microsoft is unveiling plans to change that for Teams’ 250 million-plus users.
Link: Microsoft Teams’ new feature goes way beyond passive screen sharing
Today at Build 2022, Microsoft unveiled Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform that’s designed to let developers explore “AI scenarios” via Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (SNPE) for Windows toolkit. The hardware arrives alongside support in Windows for neural processing units (NPUs), or dedicated chips tailored for AI- and machine learning-specific workloads.
Link: Microsoft brings support for Arm-based AI chips to Windows
Showcasing its investments in AI, Microsoft today announced Power Apps Express Design, a new feature in the company’s no-code/low-code Power Apps service that can convert an uploaded PDF, PowerPoint, Figma design files, screenshots, or hand-drawn sketch into a working app (after some fiddling). Unveiled at Build 2022, Microsoft said that Express Design employs “industry-leading” AI to scan inputs and produce working app controls backed with data storage.
Link: Microsoft’s new Power Apps feature turns sketches into apps