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Microsoft board of directors announces role changes and quarterly dividend

REDMOND, Wash. — June 16, 2021 — Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that the board’s independent directors unanimously elected Satya Nadella to the role of board chair, and unanimously elected John W. Thompson as lead independent director, a role he held previously from 2012 to 2014. In this role, Nadella will lead the work to set […]
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Dark Mode for HTML Form Controls

If you build a web application, chances are good that you’ve received user requests for dark mode support in the past couple of years. While some users may simply prefer the aesthetics of dark UI, others may find that dark mode helps ease eye strai
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Conversation about networking

Pretty much every app is network-connected and depends on fast and reliable networking to provide its intended experience. This includes both client- and server-side networking, and even both within the same app. There is also a lot of new development and diversity of requirements across networking protocols and systems.
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.NET Framework June 2021 Cumulative Update Preview

Today, we are releasing the June 2021 Cumulative Update Preview for .NET Framework for Windows 10, version 1809, Windows Server 2019, and Windows 10, version 1909.

Quality and Reliability

This release contains the following quality and reliability improvements.

ClickOnce
Addresses a regression introduced in previous updates.
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Migration of Bing’s Workflow Engine to .NET 5

Bing runs one of the world’s largest, most complex, highly performant, and reliable .NET applications. This post discusses the journey and the work required to upgrade to .NET 5, including the significant performance gains we achieved.

This application sits in the middle of the Bing architecture stack and is responsible for much of the coordination among thousands of other components that provide results for all queries.
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Improving contrast in Microsoft Edge DevTools: A bugfix case study

Creating accessible products means most of all being aware of the usability issues your designs and code can cause. When creating new products, Microsoft follows a strict workflow of accessibility reviews of designs, code reviews and mandatory audits
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Compact gaming powerhouse Razer Blade 14 returns, powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX

After a three-year hiatus, the Razer Blade 14 is back, highlighting a new partnership with AMD. The Windows 10 laptop becomes the first Razer Blade ever to have an AMD processor.
The AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-core processor features a base clock of 3.3GH
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Conversation about diagnostics

Diagnostics has always been a fundamental part of the .NET development experience. It enables developers to understand the runtime behavior of their programs, at both a high- and low-level. It’s also the set of tools that developers reach for to root-cause a failure and resolve it.
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Save on games, gaming PCs and accessories with Deals Unlocked sale June 11-17

Right now is a great time to get set for gaming this summer. Xbox’s Deals Unlocked sale offers savings on everything from epic exclusive games to gaming PCs to accessories through June 17.
Of course you’ll find discounts on Xbox Game Studios tit
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Show dotnet: Running my .NET nanoFramework for 8 years on a battery

Today, I’d like to show dotnet how to run your own .NET application on a Micro Controller Unit (MCU) on a simple battery for multiple years. I’ll build an application that will read the temperature and pressure on a BMP280 sensor connected to an ESP32.
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ML.NET Survey: Model Explainability

Model Explainability ensures you can debug or audit your machine learning models. By understanding how and why your model reacts in certain situations, you can ensure reliability and robustness, while avoiding bias.

Tell us about how you want to interpret your models and assess bias in ML.NET by taking this ~10 minute survey.
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Static Analysis Fixes, Improvements, and Updates in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.10

The C++ static analysis team is committed to making your C++ coding experience as safe as possible. We are adding richer code safety checks and addressing high impact customer feedback bugs posted on the  C++ Developer Community page. Thank you for engaging with us and giving us great feedback on the past releases and early previews leading to this point.
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<format> in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.10

C++20 adds a new text formatting facility to the standard library, designed primarily to replace snprintf and friends with a fast and type safe interface. The standardized library is based on the existing {fmt} library, so users of that library will feel at home.
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.NET Framework June 2021 Security and Quality Rollup Updates

Today, we are releasing the June 2021 Security and Quality Rollup Updates for .NET Framework.

Security

The June Security and Quality Rollup Update does not contain any new security fixes. See February 2021 Security and Quality Rollup for the latest security updates.
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.NET June 2021 Updates – 5.0.7 and 3.1.16

Today, we are releasing the .NET June 2021 Updates. These updates contains reliability and security improvements. See the individual release notes for details on updated packages.

You can download 5.0.7 , 3.1.16 versions for Windows, macOS, and Linux, for x86, x64,
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Conversation about containers

Containers have becomes the most popular way to deploy cloud-based apps. It’s also one of the most common topics that web developers ask us about. We’ve been spending more and more effort on improving .NET for containers with each release. It’s now just assumed as the primary deployment model for new features and scenarios.
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Date, Time, and Time Zone Enhancements in .NET 6

I’m excited to share with you some of the improvements that have been made to .NET that are coming in .NET 6 in the area of dates, times, and time zones. You can try out all of the following, starting with .NET 6 Preview 4.
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Gaming your way to relaxation

Feeling stressed? Take a break, and consider playing a video game, which research has shown can have a positive impact on mental and emotional health. Plus, games help bring people together and make very real social connections, which bring even more
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