Microsoft Build 2018: How to watch, livestream and what to expect

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He said the Azure service is a natural for Jabil because the company has always been a Microsoft customer, from Windows to Office. Microsoft FarmBeats integrates DJI's PC Ground Station Pro software and mapping algorithm to create real-time heatmaps on Azure IoT Edge.

This year's developer conference is expected to be bigger than ever as Microsoft could make a new announcement regarding the Artifical Intelligence, Intelligent Cloud and much more.

A year ago at Build, Microsoft officials talked up the edge-computing piece of the company's evolving "intelligent cloud/intelligent edge" strategy. "DJI is the leader in commercial drone technology, and Microsoft Azure is the preferred cloud for commercial businesses". The company says it'll be sharing more on Timeline for Android and iOS in its day two keynote tomorrow at Build, which we'll be watching. The new Kinect won't be sold to consumers, but developers can sign on to receive a Kinect hardware kit that they can use to build their own tracking devices.

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Microsoft is also releasing an update for Visual Studio App Center (via TechCrunch).

The initiative is being led by Microsoft Chief Accessibility Officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie but as GeekWire highlights, it also hits home for CEO Satya Nadella as his son Zain has cerebral palsy. There will be also be support for deeper SharePoint integration in Teams and the ability to view Power BI Visualizations in Excel. It is slowly closing in on the gap with Amazon Web Services and at Build 2018, we are likely to see new support for developer ecosystems built on top of Azure Cloud. Microsoft is developing a "Your Phone" experience which will allow you to access data on your phone from your PC, so you'll be able to access your text messages, or quickly drag a photo from your phone to your PC as well. And finally, a new Windows feature called Sets will provide "an easier way to organize your stuff and get back to what you were doing"; developers will see their Universal Windows Platform work with Sets "from the start", as a way to help keep customers engaged, Microsoft said.

This will also be coming in a more limited form to iOS if you use Microsoft Edge on iOS, which I would assume is a pretty small percentage of iOS users.