My Top Microsoft Ignite 2022 News
Microsoft Ignite is a classic IT conference, but it also has news for us developers regarding innovations in our ecosystem.
Enclosed are the news that I personally find above average interesting for developers.
Defender for DevOps
Azure DevOps no longer had any security scanning for a long time; it was removed. Those who wanted to continue using it had to switch to GitHub, which was or is not an option for many.
Now the GitHub Advanced Security features are also (finally) available in Azure DevOps!
Microsoft Dev Box
I'm not a big fan of Dev Containers (I think they fit in very few development environments where they work well), but Microsoft Dev Box is definitely one of the better products.
Azure CosmosDB supports PostgreSQL
Azure CosmosDB now supports the extremely popular PostgreSQL database! This is based on the Hyperscale Engine Citus.
Furthermore, Azure Database for PostgreSQL now also supports full data-level encryption with custom encryption keys, as known from MSSQL/Azure SQL.
Microsoft Places is a new app that is supposed to improve the new work relationships regarding remote and on-site work. So it exactly meets my work style.
Microsft Edge Workspaces
Microsoft Edge has not been rewarded with positive news lately, but has often caught a shit storm regarding questionable features. Therefore, I have unfortunately also left Edge.
Unfortunately, these questionable things have not been removed until today, but now a feature has been added that is finally really good again: Workspaces for Edge.
It is now possible to share whole instances or browser tabs with others; not just screen sharing, but real sharing, as you know it from other office applications or Google Docs.
Many millions of documents are created or stored in Office 365 every day. With the new Microsoft Syntex service, AI-based tools are to be used to better manage these documents, search for them, or even provide them with digital signatures on a broad scale.
All Ignite announcements summarized in the Book of News