Microsoft Build 2018: Developing Around Windows

Microsoft Build 2018: Developing Around Windows

Windows developers will be able to use DJI drones alongside Azure's extensive cloud and IoT toolset to build AI solutions that are trained in the cloud and deployed down to drones in the field in real-time, allowing businesses to quickly take advantage of learnings at one individual site and rapidly apply them across the organization.

Microsoft is also partnering with Qualcomm to create a developer kit for Vision AI running on Azure IoT Edge, to make it easier to develop IoT products which rely on the camera. There's a new Speech Devices SDK which builds on what you'd see in Cortana for speech recognition, and they are showing off a preview to Project Brainwave, which is an architecture for deep neural net processing which is now available on Azure and on the edge. Apart from Timeline and Microsoft Graph, the Redmond-based software major might also shed some more light on the recently spotted Windows 10 Lean operating system.

At the opening keynote for the 2018 edition of Build developer conference, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has announced a new long-term program that aims to help people with disabilities throughout the world.

What follows are five key announcements from Microsoft in connection with its Build 2018 developers conference. At Build 2018, Microsoft will detail how it using AI and machine learning to solve mission-critical problems and how the technology is being baked into core Microsoft products including Windows, Office 365 and Dynamics.

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Microsoft is also releasing an update for Visual Studio App Center (via TechCrunch). It's Microsoft's attempt to integrate high-tech hand tracking and spatial mapping technologies with Azure's machine learning, cognitive services, and IoT Edge. Companies can also publish custom apps to the Teams app store.

Meanwhile, the Android version of the Microsoft Launcher app will include support for discovery of line-of-business apps, as well as IT advisement on configuration, for enterprise users.

This "Your Phone" experience, according to Belfiore, will let you do things like view and drag photos from the phone window on the computer to another folder, and to view text messages and notifications.

Nadella also pointed to Microsoft's internal efforts to establish an ethics board for artificial intelligence technology.

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