The company wants to help customers and partners to adopt the upcoming version of its SQL Server on Windows or Linux in production before general availability
The new app has been released to the Windows Store and offers users the ability to create 3D scenes using just a HoloLens.
With ‘Clean Up Space’ users of OneDrive for Android can enable the app to remove backed up photos from the native storage. The feature is currently available in the beta version of the app.
Customers in the West Central region can now use Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft’s cloud-based solution for creating analytic solutions. The availability brings the number of supported Azure ML regions to seven.
The company says that it has no plans to continue the Service Bus for Windows Server 1.1 platform, favouring a move into hybrid solutions. Current support for the service will come to an end in 2018.
A recent firmware update brings more reliability to the Surface Studio, with increased game performance, more accurate speech recognition, and faster wake times. Meanwhile, the Surface Pro 4 has received keyboard tweaks, cover improvements, and better storage performance.
Beam 2.0 features a fivefold increase in performance, 1400p 60fps video, a homepage redesign and Xbox Live account integration. The functionality is now out of beta as part of a global release.
A government motion to dismiss Microsoft’s complaint comes up for oral arguments Monday. In the lawsuit, the Redmond giant is fighting on behalf of its customers against unreasonable US government requests for user data.
The Autumn Update for Bing Maps V8 also adds Cardinal Splines and US Census Data. Microsoft has been developing the feature set of the service over the last year, giving developers more tools for implementing maps into their apps.
Cache was launched in August to sync content from iPhone to Windows. Microsoft Garage has decided to end the service. This is not abnormal for the division, which creates experimental apps across platforms.
The updates bring several bug fixes to Android and iOS, as well as improved Learning tools integration, the ability to take Office Lens pictures from Word and Powerpoint, and an iPad app.
Microsoft is ending support of the original Windows 10 version for Current Branch for Business customers. The company says there will be a 60-day grace period starting once Updated Media files are posted later this month.