Microsoft to developers: Now VS Code gets this new Edge tools extension

Microsoft has announced general availability of its new Microsoft Edge Tools for VS Code extension, which lets developers embed Edge’s browser developer tools into Microsoft’s popular cross-platform code editor. 

The new extension allows developers to use Edge’s built-in Elements and Network tool from within Microsoft’s Visual Studio Code (VS Code) to fix styling, layout, and CSS issues with a site.   

The idea is to bring Edge’s tools to VS Code so developers don’t need to switch between the editor and browser when moving from development to debugging tasks. 

SEE: 10 ways to prevent developer burnout (free PDF) (TechRepublic)

Microsoft says the new extension simplifies developers’ workflow by changing the way users can launch an instance of Edge to debug. Users can now connect to an existing browser instance, start a new one or a headless browser that lacks a browser window and has no icon in the task bar. 

“Continuously

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Windows 10: Microsoft’s new 2004 update fixes bug that stopped WSL 2 working

Microsoft has released an optional preview update for Windows 10 version 2004 that addresses Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 issues that emerged after September’s Patch Tuesday update

The preview update KB4577063 for Windows 10 version 2004, aka the May 2020 Update, bumps up this version to build number 19041.546.

This preview update brings many of the same fixes Microsoft released in last week’s 20H2 Beta preview for Insiders on the Release Preview Channels. Microsoft is expected to release 20H2, or the Windows 10 October 2020 Update, either this month or in November.

SEE: Windows 10 Start menu hacks (TechRepublic Premium)

Two key issues addressed in this optional update for Windows 10 2004 are the WSL 2 bugs and a lingering connectivity issue with WWAN LTE modems.

The update addresses an issue in WSL that generates an ‘Element not found’ error when users try to start WSL. 

The other

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Uber Freight raises $500M from private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group at a post-money valuation of $3.3B (Ayanti Bera/Reuters)


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Uber Freight raises $500M from private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group at a post-money valuation of $3.3B  —  (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc UBER.N said on Friday New York-based private equity firm Greenbriar Equity Group would invest $500 million in its logistics arm, Uber Freight … … Read More

Internet of things vital for post-Covid business success, says report

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced almost all businesses to change their working practices and priorities in a matter of weeks, with more than three-quarters of adopters increasing the pace of internet of things (IoT) projects, according to Vodafone’s 2020 IoT spotlight research.

The global study aims to understand the ongoing impact of IoT as it is adopted and deployed by businesses of all sizes worldwide, and investigates the relationship between IoT, business strategy, resiliency and success.

It features responses from 1,639 businesses globally, exploring how they are using IoT and how it is helping them prepare for the future. The 13 markets covered include the US, Brazil, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, China, Ireland, India, Japan, Singapore and South Korea.

Fundamentally, adopters believed IoT was vital to keep them going, with 84% indicating that the technology was key to maintaining business continuity during the pandemic. As a result,

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