Microsoft Build Here's everything you need to know about tech giant's biggest dev conference

If you are a developer in Nigeria, you would want to keep abreast of events like this so we have taken time out to curate the Microsoft Build conference.

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Abolade Gbadegesin, Project Rome architect, Microsoft, at Build 2017

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Microsoft’s Build conference, where the tech giant typically announces various upgrades to its software and services products, as well as launch new developer tools, has come to an end in Seattle, US.

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Satya Nadella, chief executive officer on stage at Microsoft Build 2017

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If you are a developer in Nigeria, you would want to keep abreast of events like this so we have taken time out to curate the Microsoft Build conference, so you don’t need to worry about the unnecessary stuff. Here are the most important announcements and news from the conference: 

  • A preview of Azure IoT Edge, a technology that extends the intelligence and other benefits of cloud computing to Edge devices. 

  • New extensions have been made to Microsoft Graph to combine insights from from the world of work with device insights and contextual awareness of the physical world. 

  • The newly built from the ground up Azure Cosmos DB, the globally distributed, multi-model database service to deliver horizontal scale with guaranteed uptime, throughput, consistency and single-digit millisecond latency at the 99th percentile, was launched. 

  • New MySQL- and PostgreSQL-managed services are available to give developers developers expanded choice and flexibility on a service platform that delivers high availability and scalability, with minimal downtime, and data retention and recovery.

  • Developers can now work seamlessly across Microsoft and Mac environments with the general availability of Vision Studio 2017 for Mac with full support for mobile, web and cloud workloads, and previews of Docker tools, Azure Functions and Xamarin.IoT support.

  • Any developer can now publish for Microsoft Teams, the new chat-based workspace in Office 365.

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  • Microsoft Graph APIs are now available to developers including APIs fro SharePoint and Planner

  • A new PowerPoint add-in called Presentation Translator, which leverages Microsoft’s Translation APIs, was announced, allowing real-time translation to multiple languages during any presentation.

  • A new design system called Microsoft Fluent Design to help developers create more expressive and engaging apps that work across a wide range of device and input diversity.

  • Microsoft Graph, an intelligent fabric that helps connect dots between people, conversations, projects, and content within the Microsoft Cloud — ensuring experiences flow seamlessly between Windows, iOS, and Android devices, has been launched and is now available to developers. 

  • OneDrive Files on Demand is a new feature allows access to all files in the cloud without having to download them and use storage space on a specific device.

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  • Windows Story Remix is a new feature that uses AI and deep learning to organize and transform photos and videos into stories. It will use the Microsoft Graph to connect users across devices.

  • Apps like Apple’s iTunes, Autodesk’s Sketchbook, and SAP’s Digital Boardroom will now be available on the Windows Store. The app was submitted to the Windows Store as a Progressive Web App which allows SAP to reuse their web content and investments to target multiple platforms.

There you have it. If there are any tools or features and announcements that we may have missed, please let us know in the comments section below. Hit them keyboards!

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