The five biggest announcements at Microsoft Build 2018


Microsoft Launcher on Android is also receiving the Timeline feature which means that users with Office apps will be able to take advantage and explore the option to continue working on their Office documents directly from their smartphone. The Azure Kubernetes Service will also be offered for Azure IoT Edge, the company said. "Using our new SDK, Windows developers will soon be able to employ drones, AI and machine learning technologies to create intelligent flying robots that will save businesses time and money, and help make drone technology a mainstay in the workplace".

In addition to the above, Microsoft is also looking to bring the power of Azure DevOps services to Github customers.

IoT Edge is also getting a number of other updates that don't directly involve machine learning. Microsoft's Azure IoT Edge service uses AI, Azure services and custom logic to deliver cloud intelligence locally on cross-platform IoT devices.

Project Kinect for Azure, the technology used in HoloLens will help develop insights and operations.

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Microsoft Remote Assist will enable users to communicate remotely via hands-free video calling, image sharing and mixed-reality annotations. This new software development kit will enable developers to utilize Microsoft's speech recognition tech on their products, which will allow for improved speech recognition thanks to its noise cancellation and far-field voice tech. The package is based on the company's "next generation" depth camera, and it packs onboard computing capabilities built to run Azure AI services.

Visual Studio Live Share lets developers collaborate and debug in real-time. IoT Edge is a collection of tools that brings AI, Azure services and custom apps to IoT devices.

Announced at the company's Build 2018 conference in Seattle, Microsoft plans on launching "Your Phone" - a Windows 10 feature that will allow users to access text messages, photos and notifications stored on their mobile devices directly from their Windows computers.