Microsoft Build Developer Conference 2018: This is what to expect

Image Courtesy Microsoft

Image Courtesy Microsoft

That's one of the takeaways from Nadella's opening talk on Monday from Microsoft's annual Build conference for developers in Seattle, Wash. Now customers will be able to access Timeline on an iPhone with Microsoft Edge. The project is a package of sensors and cognitive services with "onboard compute" to improve insights and operations.The company also announced updates to Azure Cognitive Services, Azure Cosmos DB, the Bot Framework and previewed Project Brainwave for deep neural network processing on Azure and the edge.

Microsoft will collaborate with drone company DJI to develop commercial drone solutions for sectors including agriculture, construction and public safety, seeking to extend Windows 10 and the Microsoft Azure platform to new devices and industrial applications.

In fact, last year's Build conference was strictly for developers with CEO, Satya Nadella jumping right into Azure from the beginning of his keynote. Office 365 has been a monumental success for the company and they would like Microsoft 365 to follow that same path but the road ahead has many more bumps and fewer monetization options when compared to Office.

China's Xiaomi submits HK filing, with big IPO expected
Each Class A share will entitle the holder to exercise 10 votes, while each Class B share will give the holder one vote. Yunfeng Capital Management, the private equity fund of Alibaba's co-founder Jack Ma Yun, is an investor in Xiaomi .

At Build 2018, Microsoft might announce new mixed reality devices from its OEM partners at around $200 price tag. Moreover, Microsoft will also live stream the Day 1 and Day 2 speeches from the event at Channel 9 Website. The conference this year is emphasizing the company's cloud computing technology and its focus on enabling Microsoft software to be used across devices, not just on Microsoft-created hardware and services. There will also be a livestream available through dedicated Build 2018 website. Your Phone also lets you see and respond to your phone's notifications from your computer, though Microsoft said the name of the feature is not final and could still change. The new deal will come to developers later this year with a new developer agreement.

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.

DJI's new SDK for Windows empowers developers to build native Windows applications that can remotely control DJI drones including autonomous flight and real-time data streaming.

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