Windows 10 Now Powers Nearly 700 Million Devices

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 software giant described its mission at the conference this way: "to help every developer be an AI developer". The company also revealed during today's event that Office 365 now touts more than 135 million active commercial users.

For those that use Power BI, there is new support coming for visualizations in Excel; it is now possible to extend custom visuals created for Power BI to be used in Excel.

The recently launched Timeline experience on Windows 10will also support Microsoft Edge browser users on iOS. This will allow devices such as drones to take important actions without connecting to the cloud. "Today, we released the integration of Visual Studio App Center and GitHub, which provides GitHub developers building mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows, and macOS devices to seamlessly automate DevOps processes right from within the GitHub experience", explained Microsoft. This builds on the company's commitment to developers and open source.

Microsoft announced Project Kinect for Azure, a package of sensors, including our next-generation depth camera, with onboard compute designed for AI on the Edge.

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In terms of cognitive developments, Microsoft showed a preview of Project Brainwave now available on Azure IoT Edge.

With Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), developers can drastically simplify how they build and run container-based solutions without deep Kubernetes experience. The Azure Kubernetes Service will also be offered for Azure IoT Edge, the company said.

At its Build developer conference this week, Microsoft is putting a lot of emphasis on artificial intelligence and edge computing. "As developers, your UWP will work with Sets from the start, helping to keep your customers engaged", said Microsoft in a statement.

Following the AI trend, Microsoft also announced a new effort called AI for Accessibility. In addition, the new Windows Machine Learning platform will let developers create machine-learning models in the cloud, and deploy them offline to Windows.

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