Being held annually from May 7 to May 9 at the Washington State Convention Center, the Microsoft Build Developer Conference is the place for the company’s developers for the most part. Besides, Microsoft will also unveil some of its work in both software and hardware. We’ll see the new update of Windows 10, Office 2019, Surface and Xbox and many more.
Redstone 5 Update Of Windows 10
Microsoft has just rolled out the April 2018 update for Windows 10 computers, but it’s expected the company will be releasing the Redstone 5 update by the end of this year. The update is rumored to come with some cool new features such as ‘Drag and Drop’ support for app tabs, new shortcuts with File Explorer tabs, and several other changes. So it is interesting to see if Microsoft has some new announcement about what users can expect in the upcoming update.
Microsoft Office 2019
A preview build of Microsoft Office 2019 has recently been released for commercial customers with a few key features at its Build conference. However, it seems that there is not be anything new on the Office 365 front. The Office productivity suite will still remain one of the strongest performers year after year, so in case the company spends a bit of time on the product, nobody gets surprised.
If you’re a fan of Xbox and can’t wait to hear details about the plans for the console, you should wait for a few more weeks, since the company will roll out a slew of announcements next month.
AI and Cortana
If you haven’t been ignorant of what happens in the outside world for a couple of years, you might already know how successful AI has become. Although in terms of AI compatibilities, Microsoft still ranks below its rivals like Google, Apple, and Amazon, the company will detail its Windows Machine Learning API, which allows developers to integrate machine learning models into their apps. Microsoft also emphasizes on its AI-based voice assistant, Cortana, but if there is anything new announced, it’s still a secret.
For years, Microsoft’s cloud computing service, Azure, has always had a noticeable position at Build conferences, and 2018 isn’t going to be different, especially after the company has recently unveiled that the cloud computation and Azure are currently two of the best-performing businesses. The revenues from the segment double in the last year’s final quarter. However, the company is expected to need more time at Build to make Azure work better for developers.
The first keynote will be starting at 8:30 am PST (9 pm IST) today, while the second one will be scheduled to begin on the following day at the same time. You can watch live this event on the company’s website.
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