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Microsoft: Office 365 for Mac subscribers must run newer editions of macOS

Microsoft has warned Mac subscribers of Office 365 that they must be running either macOS Sierra or macOS High Sierra next month when the company updates the productivity applications.
“As of the Office 365 for Mac September 2018 update, macOS 10.12 or later is required to update to the new version of the Office client apps for Mac and receive new feature updates,” Microsoft announced in a support document.
Microsoft will probably deliver the Office 365 September update around September 11 or 12 if it sticks to the usual monthly refresh schedule.
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Microsoft: Office 365 for Mac subscribers must run newer editions of macOS

Microsoft has warned Mac subscribers of Office 365 that they must be running either macOS Sierra or macOS High Sierra next month when the company updates the productivity applications.
“As of the Office 365 for Mac September 2018 update, macOS 10.12 or later is required to update to the new version of the Office client apps for Mac and receive new feature updates,” Microsoft announced in a support document.
Microsoft will probably deliver the Office 365 September update around September 11 or 12 if it sticks to the usual monthly refresh schedule.
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Microsoft adds Python support to Power BI

Power BI, Microsoft’s business analytics and data reporting suite, now integrates with the Python programming language by way of a feature preview in the August 2018 release of Power BI.
As described in a blog post summarizing the release, Python scripts may be run directly inside the Power BI Desktop application, and can be leveraged for “data cleansing, analysis, and visualization.”
[ The essentials from InfoWorld: Get started with Anaconda, the Python distribution for data science. • What’s new in the Anaconda distribution for Python. • 5 essential Python tools for data science—now improved. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] By selecting “Python” in the “Get Data” dialog, the user can paste a Python script into a supplied window and use a script’s dataframe output as a source. Python scripting can also be used to create visuals in a report. The visuals update automatically whenever data changes, although “the visual itself is not..

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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac

Microsoft has released Visual Studio for Mac Version 7.6, focused on reliability, particularly in code editing.
Improvements also have been made in performance and support for Azure cloud functions. New templates enable publishing of a function to Azure. But Microsoft emphasized code editing with the Version 7.6 release.
[ Get started with Visual Studio Code, Microsoft’s lightweight editor for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. • Learn what’s new in the latest version of Visual Studio Code. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Improvements in the code editing include:
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What’s new in Microsoft Visual Studio for Mac

Microsoft has released Visual Studio for Mac Version 7.6, focused on reliability, particularly in code editing.
Improvements also have been made in performance and support for Azure cloud functions. New templates enable publishing of a function to Azure. But Microsoft emphasized code editing with the Version 7.6 release.
[ Get started with Visual Studio Code, Microsoft’s lightweight editor for Windows, MacOS, and Linux. • Learn what’s new in the latest version of Visual Studio Code. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorld’s App Dev Report newsletter. ] Improvements in the code editing include:
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Laser breakthrough has physicists close to cooling down antimatter

For the first time, physicists at CERN have observed a benchmark atomic energy transition in anithydrogen, a major step toward cooling and manipulating the basic form of antimatter. Antimatter, annihilated on impact with matter, is notoriously tricky to capture and work with. But its study is key to solving one of the great mysteries of the universe: why anti-matter, which should have existed in equal amounts to matter at the time of the Big Bang, has all but disappeared.

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