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#MSBuild 2017 Day 1 Keynote Event and announcements, Cloud, AI and Productivity

Day 1

Check out the experiences from Day 1 of Microsoft’s Developer Conference. Check out announcements on new and evolving technologies coming from Microsoft.


Day 1 of Microsoft Build 2017 began with Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO opening the event with the Keynote session. He shared on Microsoft’s vision for it’s technologies and how they see them impacting the world. Harry Shum, EVP Microsoft AI and Research spoke about how AI has the potential to disrupt every industry. Microsoft’s EVP Cloud & Enterprise, Scott Guthrie followed to share on the cloud and new Azure services.
Microsoft aims to empower every developer for a new era of intelligent 
cloud and intelligent edge.

“Digital technology and its impact on every corner of our lives is profound today. Every part of our economies and our society, whether it’s precision agriculture or precision medicine, is being shaped by the advances in digital technology.
The opportunity for developers to have broad, deep impact on all parts of society has never been greater — and with all this opportunity comes enormous responsibility.- Satya Nadella

Here below is the keynote session and read more on the intelligent cloud and edge shared by Satya.

Watching Microsoft Senior Product Marketing, Laura Jones demo Cortana in a car(not a real car) on stage and how it was integrated in other services was a sight.

Microsoft’s EVP Cloud & Enterprise, Scott Guthrie came to share on how developers can leverage emerging tech to achieve more. He announced new Azure data and cloud services for developers to modernize existing apps.  There was also news on new AI and Azure services to build intelligent apps with understanding and natural user interaction capabilities.

From Day 1 Keynote, developers here are some updates : 

day 1

  • Azure Batch AI Training is a new Azure offering
  • Microsoft has the industry’s broadest offering of cognitive services with 29 of them now, and with unique customization options

  • New Microsoft Graph APIs were made available to developers, including APIs from SharePoint and Planner
  • Any developer can now publish for Microsoft Teams
  • Visual Studio 2017 for Mac, out of preview and now generally available

  • New MySQL- and PostgreSQL-managed services are joining Azure SQL Database to give developers expanded choice and flexibility
  • Azure Cosmos DB was announced
  • Azure IoT Edge
  • Cortana Skills Kit is now in public preview


We look forward to bringing you more from the day 2 keynote and event. Day 2 is going to have a lot of Windows talk and Mixed reality. Can’t wait!
Did you watch the event what from Microsoft got your attention tell us?   
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