Microsoft Build Conference 2016-Day2
Yesterday at Microsoft Build Conference 2016 keynote was long and the Day 2 was quite enough also long.If you not attended the Conference you miss a lot.
In Today’s keynote they give a brief about Azure.
What is Azure?
Azure is a cloud computing platform for the developer to write codes in Ubuntu which is integrated in windows 10
Many demos for developers were demonstrate to show how developers can utilize Microsoft services.The company said that they are creating a massive data center to support its growing user base, with “85 percent of Fortune 500 companies” using Azure, such as NBC, Ford, 3M, Heineken, Samsung and more.
It is also soon going to launch an Azure Tool Kit which come with an Adafriut board so you can code some lights into clothing.
They also spoked briefly about the Xamarin aquistion to boost cross-platform development (probably for ios,android) and showcased how it works in practice alongside Visual Studio.It also got an emulator of the device to check wheter how the app looks and work on the Respected devicfe you are building the software.Xamarin Test cloud also available to test the app on 1,000 devices and use HockeyApp to monitor performance for all your users.
Xamarin which can be used in Visual Studio will be available to the user free of cost,even free community edition users and they also announced it Open Source.
They are also going to include some Digital Services for BMW they also given a demo video envisioning the future with a car that you can have
In the below video you are able too see that the smart car is able to tell you of upcoming pot holes to avoid too.
Microsoft also announced that they will will also soon launch an Azure IoT kit that comes with an Adafruit board so you can code some lights into clothing.
After going up by all this discussion they moved on Office they revealed that the office has nearly 1.2 billion users using all Office products.They also said that they are adding add-ins for mac user, adding to the support lineup for Windows, iOS, and iPad. Microsoft even had Starbucks join them on stage to show how to add an add-in to Outlook so you can purchase a gift card and send it straight to your recipient right from your mail client.Yo are able to send it to multiple people so you gift a bunch of people together their individual or branded cards through single email address.
They also said about the app overload and how there are too many single-purpose apps crowding their devices. It wants to resolve this with “conversation interfaces” that provide tools like checking train time or order items from things like Office, Skype and Cortana
Specifically, it’s announced Office 365 Group Connectors and Skype for Business SDK so developers can integrate these features natively to Microsoft tools. The same concept which Facebook is using with Messenger to consolidate apps into one place via chatbots.
Now,developers are able to create their own “connectors” and submit it to be part of Microsoft’s directory.
Also read: Microsoft Build Conference 2016-Day1