Microsoft announced the release of Visual Studio 2022 and .NET 6 in November 2021. New features include multi-repo support, a new Razor editor for local ASP.NET Core development and Hot Reload of code. More information can be found at:
Apple has announced a new Self Service Repair for customers who want to repair their Apple devices with genuine Apple parts. This program will be available in the U.S. starting in early 2022 and will first include iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 parts, with additional devices and service areas to be added later.
Robinhood has reported that some of its financial app’s customer data was leaked in November 2021. This includes at least two million full names and 5 million email addresses. A much smaller amount of customers had additional data leaked. Social security numbers and bank account numbers were not affected.
PASS Data Community Summit 2021 is a free online event for Microsoft data platform professionals that runs November 8 – 12, 2021. Register online at passdatacommunitysummit.com.
Intuit is hosting its QuickBooks Connect free online two day online event starting November 3rd 2021. Register for this event at quickbooksconnect.com
Microsoft is set to release the desktop version of Office 2021 as well as Windows 11 on October 5, 2021. The list of new features includes new Excel functions and support for OpenDocument format (ODF) 1.3 (file extensions .odt, .ods, and .odp).
A list of the differences between Microsoft 365 and Office 2021 may be found here.
The state of Colorado has passed the Colorado Privacy Act (CPA) in 2021, and it is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2023. This act (SB21-190) is designed to protect the data privacy of Colorado residents.