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Azure Developers – Python Day

If you are a developer in the realm of technical and scientific applications, Python is likely your trusty companion. However, what you might not be aware of is how seamlessly Python integrates with Microsoft Azure, the dynamic cloud computing platform from Microsoft. Azure offers an extensive array of services, enabling you to rapidly build, deploy, and manage applications across a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers. And the best part? You can access all these Azure services with Python. That’s

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Build 2023

Microsoft Build 2023, the event for innovators, developers and technology enthusiasts. This event has the power to transform the way we think and build. Whether you are a professional or a passionate newcomer, Microsoft Build 2023 is the place where boundaries are pushed, new ideas emerge and technologies are unveiled. Microsoft Build, known for its immersive experiences and cutting-edge insights, is a flagship event that showcases the vast array of possibilities offered by Microsoft’s technologies and tools. This event serves

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The transition from Xamarin to .NET MAUI

Discover the power of .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI) and how we can assist businesses in smoothly transitioning from Xamarin to .NET MAUI. Gain insights into the benefits of this next-generation framework and leverage our expertise to ensure a successful migration. As technology evolves, so do the frameworks that empower cross-platform app development. With the introduction of .NET MAUI, businesses now have an opportunity to enhance their app development capabilities. We specialise in assisting companies in transitioning from Xamarin to

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.NET MAUI, Xamarin Support Ends

Change is inevitable in the world of technology, and as IT professionals, we must adapt to the evolving landscape. One such change that is fast approaching is the end of support for Xamarin, the popular cross-platform development framework. Starting from May 1, 2024, Microsoft will no longer provide fixes, updates, or online technical assistance for Xamarin. It’s time for developers to prepare for the transition to .NET Multi-platform App UI (MAUI), the successor to Xamarin. What is .NET MAUI? .NET

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Brewing Beer in the Cloud: Embedded Systems

On the 10th of May, we held a workshop titled “Brewing Beer in the Cloud: Embedded Systems Workshop”. The event was a success, with atten dees learning about the process of brewing beer and how it can be optimized using embedded systems and cloud computing. The workshop started with a brief introduction to the basics of brewing beer, including the ingredients and equipment needed. We then delved into the role of embedded systems in beer brewing, discussing how sensors and

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Agile Cooperation between Business & IT

Agile Cooperation is a critical aspect of the Agile software development process, emphasizing the importance of close collaboration and communication between different departments, such as business stakeholders, developers, and operations. This principle, often ignored in practice, aims to break down silos and facilitate effective teamwork to deliver value to the customer in a predictable and repeatable way. To start small with Agile Cooperation, technical and business teams should come together to define their shared vision and goals, and regular meetings can help build trust and facilitate teamwork.

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The Importance of Communication and Collaboration for Successful Software Development

Breaking down organizational silos and promoting cross-team collaboration is essential for the success of any business. In this blog post, we explore key strategies for addressing silo mentality in leadership, centralizing cross-team collaboration, balancing extrinsic and intrinsic incentives, and aligning team goals with company goals. Discover practical tips for fostering a culture of communication, collaboration, and accountability, and learn how to ensure your teams are working together towards a common goal.

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GPT AI aligned with human values and follow human intent

Building Responsible AI: Microsoft and OpenAI’s Approaches to Alignment

As artificial intelligence (AI) becomes more integrated into our daily lives, the need for responsible and trustworthy AI systems becomes increasingly important. In their quest to develop such systems, both Microsoft and OpenAI have outlined their approaches to responsible AI development. Microsoft recently shared its Responsible AI Standard, a framework to guide the development of AI systems, while OpenAI takes an empirical and iterative approach to aligning AI with human values. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at both companies’ approaches and how they can serve as valuable resources for software teams looking to implement responsible AI in their own work.

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The Netherlands’ Most Popular App, DigiD, Goes Open-Source

On January 16th, 2023, Logius, the Dutch government organization responsible for the DigiD app, released the source code of the app to the public. The DigiD app is a widely used authentication app in the Netherlands, with over 15 million active users. The release of the source code is in line with government policy to promote transparency in government-developed software. The source code is available on Github under the EUPL license, with certain exceptions for security and privacy concerns. As the open-sourcing of the DigiD app is a major development in the software development industry, it will be interesting to see how the community will respond to it and how it will be used.

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