Big Takeaways from Satya Nadella's Talk at Microsoft Build

Conference goers check out the demo floor of the Microsoft Build 2017 show at the Washington State Convention Center. This week’s Build 2018 will be held in Seattle for the second year in a row

Conference goers check out the demo floor of the Microsoft Build 2017 show at the Washington State Convention Center. This week’s Build 2018 will be held in Seattle for the second year in a row

The Azure Kubernetes Service will also be offered for Azure IoT Edge, the company said. The service can identify issues through visual imagery, making it possible for drone photography or images from industrial equipment to be analyzed on the edge for quick response to critical issues. In addition to the new Project Kinect for Azure, Microsoft is opening up its other applications for edge devices.

But more importantly, the company is branding it as a "comprehensive development platform", this is a notable change from previous years when the company would say this about Windows. The Windows Machine Learning platform will help developers develop machine learning models in the Intelligent Cloud and deploy them offline and in high performance to the PC platform, Microsoft said.

Microsoft unveiled new tools that enable mobile users to access the Windows experience on the smartphones at its annual Build developer conference.Even though Microsoft stopped Windows 10 Mobile development, the company is expanding support for smartphone users on Apple's iOS and Google's Android operating systems.

DJI has also selected Microsoft Azure as its preferred cloud computing partner, taking advantage of Azure's industry leading AI and machine learning capabilities to help turn vast quantities of aerial imagery and video data into actionable insights for thousands of businesses across the globe.

Haye's career left in tatters after Bellew TKO
Will this be the last time we see Bellew celebrating in the ring? That would be grand folly. "I am not stopping now". He is a legend, a credit to the sport and I'm just happy I've got the win against the odds".

It is expected that Microsoft might announce its plans for the upcoming Surface device at Build 2018. 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.

For developers, Microsoft announced it is open sourcing its Azure IoT Edge runtime, and that the Custom Vision Azure Cognitive Service will run on Azure IoT edge. Mashable's Raymond Wong will be sharing live updates before and during the event. The new deal will come to developers later this year with a new developer agreement.

As part of its cross-platform strategy, Microsoft announced support for Timeline in the Microsoft Launcher.

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.

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