MXChip IoT DevKit board package v1.0.0 is now available

After a month work of stabilizing the code, fixing bugs and adding more samples, we are happy to release the v1.0.0 for our IoT DevKit. You can download the latest package by following the get started guide or from direct link here. And soon we will open source the stacks including firmware, toolchain and all…

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Announcing new REST APIs in beta for rooms, time zones, and languages

Today we're pleased to announce some new APIs that are available on the beta endpoint for the Outlook REST API. These are currently only available via the Outlook endpoint (https://outlook.office.com/api/beta) and not the Microsoft Graph API endpoint. Try these new APIs out today, either in your code, or on the Outlook OAuth Sandbox. Leave feedback…


DirectXMath 3.11

DirectXMath version 3.11 is now available on NuGet and GitHub. It will be included in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update SDK, the Windows 10 April 2018 Update SDK, and the Xbox One XDK (June 2017 or later). AVX optimization of XMMatrixMultiply and XMMatrixMultiplyTranspose AVX2 optimization for XMVectorSplatX FMA3 optimization of XMVectorMultiplyAdd and XMVectorNegativeMultiplySubtract Conformance fixes to support…


Security Features in MSVC

Shareable link: https://aka.ms/cpp/security 点这里看中文版 Every developer makes mistakes. No matter how careful you are when writing code, you will introduce bugs. And any bug can become a security vulnerability when software that runs in a connected environment or is used long past its initially planned lifespan. Code that isn’t correct is insecure code. The Microsoft…


Indirect Checkpoint and tempdb – the good, the bad and the non-yielding scheduler

Indirect checkpoint was first introduced in SQL Server 2012 to provide predictable database recovery governed by target_recovery_time option set at the database level. In SQL Server 2016, indirect checkpoint is ON by default with target_recovery_time set to 60 seconds for model database. The conventional or automatic checkpoint algorithm assumes fixed time interval to recover each…


C++ Tutorial: Hello World

Welcome to the C++ Tutorial. In this first C++ tutorial, you will learn how to write (and run!) your first C++ program, “Hello, World!”. Along the way you will learn a little C++ history, see how to configure a C++ console application in Visual Studio 2017, walk through code structure, and see how code is…


Choose the right sign-in option to connect to Azure AD & Office 365

Howdy folks! Azure AD connects organization of all sizes to Office 365 and other SaaS applications in a seamless and secure manner. A good deal of our customers synchronize their identities from an on-premises Active Directory. For these customers, signing in with their existing work credentials is the recommended and most common approach. In this…


Upcoming change to Event schema in the Outlook REST API beta endpoint

We wanted to give you a heads-up on upcoming changes to how locations are exposed for events in the Outlook REST API. Outlook recently introduced the option to use multiple locations to schedule meetings and appointments. The feature is designed for meetings scheduled for persons and teams spanning different regions, for example, some people attending…