Microsoft builds tools for any developer, any app, any platform.
This was the simple message that Scott Guthrie, Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise Executive Vice President, kicked off his keynote with at the annual Connect(); developer event.
Guthrie detailed significant steps Microsoft is taking to empower the ecosystem by giving developers greater choice in the tools they use — including joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member to better collaborate with the open source community, welcoming Google to the independent .NET Foundation, and working with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to enable .NET developers to build apps for more than 50 million Samsung devices worldwide.
“We want to help developers achieve more and capitalise on the industry’s shift toward cloud-first and mobile-first experiences using the tools and platforms of their choice“ Guthrie said. “By collaborating with the community to provide open, flexible and intelligent tools and cloud services, we’re helping every developer deliver unprecedented levels of innovation.”
There were several .NET announcements made yesterday, including the RTM of .NET Core 1.1 and the availability of Entity Framework Core 1.1. Catch up on all of the news here on the .NET Blog.Source: .NET Blog.
Microsoft has released the SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1 (SP1). Making the announcement on the SQL Server Releases Blog, Parikshit Savjani said:
“With SQL Server 2016 SP1, we are making key improvements allowing a consistent programmability surface area for developers and organizations across SQL Server editions. This will enable you to build advanced applications that scale across editions and cloud as you grow. Developers and application partners can now build to a single programming surface when creating or upgrading intelligent applications, and use the edition which scales to the application’s needs.”