Microsoft Build 2020 – Highlights

Find my notes on Microsoft 2020 Build – virtual event, held on 19,20 & 21st May 2020.

Build Home – https://mybuild.microsoft.com/

Microsoft 365

  • Fluid Framework – A new framework to build distributed web applications. (in preview) [Link]
  • Project Cortex – Classify organization content using AI to topics. Knowledge base to improve employees’ organizational intelligence and productivity (in preview). Microsoft Graph based APIs will be available.[Link]
  • Microsoft Lists – Will have templates for quick lists, color formatting, and the ability to create alerts, track issues, assets, routines, contacts, and inventory for companies [Link]
  • Office Scripting [Link]
  • Outlook – Compose email messages with text prediction
  • Excel – New features – new capabilities, contextual experiences [Link]
  • Misc. – Office Add-In debugger Extension for VS Code

Teams

  • Teams to get customizable templates
  • Easily create Chatbots
  • Power Platform Integration
  • Developers can build and publish Teams app using Visual Studio and VS Code
  • Easy integration of custom apps and Power Apps using single click
  • Share Power BI reports in Teams
  • Schedule virtual appoints in Teams
  • Broadcast events and create studio productions from virtual stage

Reference: [Link]

Power Platform

  • Trying to bring in low-code RPA into Power Automate with the acquisition of Softomotive [Link]
  • New “Add to Teams” experience

Azure

  • Azure Synapse Link
    • Bringing database services and analytics together in real time [Link]
  • Azure ML
    • New “responsible machine learning” tools in AML. This will help developers understand, protect and control their models throughout the machine learning lifecycle. [Link][Link]
  • AI Supercomputer
    • New infrastructure available in Azure to train extremely large AI models [Link]
  • Azure Arc & Azure Stack Hub (updates)
    • Azure Arc – For customers who want to simplify complex and distributed environments across on-premises, edge and multicloud, Azure Arc enables deployment of Azure services anywhere and extends Azure management to any infrastructure [Link]
    • Azure Stack Hub – Azure Stack Hub broadens Azure to let you run apps in an on-premises environment and deliver Azure services in your datacenter [Link]
  • Azure SQL Edge (in preview)
    • Combines new capabilities such as data streaming and time series with in-database machine learning and graph features [Link]
  • Azure Quantum
    • One-stop-shop in Azure that gives you the freedom to create your own path to scalable quantum computing. [Link]

Developers

  • Visual Studio Codespaces (formerly Visual Studio Online) [Link]
    • Cloud-hosted, managed dev environments accessible from anywhere
  • Project Reunion
    • Unifying app development across the billion windows 10 devices [Link]
    • Breaking the barrier between Win32 and UWP APIs.
  • WSL / Windows Subsystem for Linux [Link]
    • Support for Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 distros
    • Run all Linux apps in WSL
    • GPU support
  • .NET
    • C# 9 – preview is available [Link]
  • Blazor
    • WebAssembly is out of preview
  • Microsoft Graph Services
    • productivity-focused services powered by Microsoft 365 and Azure, that are designed specifically for developers who are building high-value applications [Link]
  • Windows Package Manager
    • Native Package Manager for Windows 10 (in preview) [Link]

Certifications

  • Azure IoT Developer Specialty Certification

Misc.

  • Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare
    • Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare brings together trusted and integrated
      capabilities for customers and partners that enrich patient engagement and
      connects health teams to help improve collaboration, decision-making, and
      operational efficiencies [Link]
  • New Microsoft Edge

Blockchain event in Kochi on 10th Nov 2018

Blockchain is the next big thing in this… oops, I mean the current BIG thing in the industry. Want to know more about what is Blockchain, how is it implemented and, would you love to hear about the experiences of professionals already in Blockchain space? Come to Orion Business Innovation, Kochi Infopark this Saturday, 10th November 2018 at 3:00PM and let us have a Coffee. You can show your interest directly in this meetup page.

We will be planning for a series of sessions on Blockchain so do not left behind.

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100-day Azure Trainings at Orion

I have started an Azure training series under the brand ‘Tech Hour’ at the company I work for – Orion. Plan is to deliver short sessions of 30 to 45 minutes which spans 100 days. Below are the azure topics planned to cover:

  • Day 001 Azure: Cloud Computing
  • Day 002 Azure: Portal
  • Day 003 Azure: XaaS
  • Day 004 Azure: Web Apps
  • Day 005 Azure: App Service
  • Day 006 Azure: Virtual Machines
  • Day 007 Azure: Linux
  • Day 008 Azure: Functions – Part I
  • Day 009 Azure: Functions – Part II
  • Day 010 Azure: SQL Database – Part I
  • Day 011 Azure: SQL Database – Part II
  • Day 012 Azure: Storage – Part I
  • Day 013 Azure: Storage – Part II
  • Day 014 Azure: Storage – Part II
  • Day 015 Azure: Logic Apps – Part I
  • Day 016 Azure: Logic Apps – Part II
  • Day 017 Azure: Logic Apps – Part III
  • Day 018 Azure: Service Fabric
  • Day 019 Azure: Cloud Services
  • Day 020 Azure: Cognitive Services – Part I
  • Day 021 Azure: Cognitive Services – Part II
  • Day 022 Azure: Cognitive Services – Part III
  • Day 023 Azure: Cognitive Services – Part IV
  • Day 024 Azure: Key Vault
  • Day 025 Azure: Data and BigData
  • Day 026 Azure: Data Factory – Part I
  • Day 027 Azure: Data Factory – Part II
  • Day 028 Azure: HDInsight
  • Day 029 Azure: API Management
  • Day 030 Azure: Machine Learning – Part I
  • Day 031 Azure: Machine Learning – Part II
  • Day 032 Azure: Application Insights
  • Day 033 Azure: Unstructured Data
  • Day 034 Azure: Cosmos DB
  • Day 035 Azure: Spark for HDInsight
  • Day 036 Azure: Storm for HDInsight
  • Day 037 Azure: R Server for HDInsight
  • Day 038 Azure: IoT Suite
  • Day 039 Azure: Active Directory
  • Day 040 Azure: Mobile Services
  • Day 041 Azure: CDN
  • Day 042 Azure: SQL Data Warehouse
  • Day 043 Azure: Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Day 044 Azure: Media Services
  • Day 045 Azure: Stream Analytics
  • Day 046 Azure: Event Hubs
  • Day 047 Azure: Service Bus
  • Day 048 Azure: Scheduler
  • Day 049 Azure: Notification Hub
  • Day 050 Azure: Automation
  • Day 051 Azure: Log Analytics
  • Day 052 Azure: Redis Cache
  • Day 053 Azure: Search
  • Day 054 Azure: Application Gateway
  • Day 055 Azure: Data Catalog
  • Day 056 Azure: Data Lake Store
  • Day 057 Azure: Data Lake Analytics
  • Day 058 Azure: Bot Service
  • Day 059 Azure: Containers
  • Day 060 Azure: Container Service
  • Day 061 Azure: SQL Server Stretch Database
  • Day 062 Azure: Media Player
  • Day 063 Azure: Monitor
  • Day 064 Azure: Insight & Analytics
  • Day 065 Azure: Analysis Services
  • Day 066 Azure: Time Series Insights
  • Day 067 Azure: MySQL
  • Day 068 Azure: PostgreSQL
  • Day 069 Azure: Virtual Machine Scale Sets
  • Day 070 Azure: Bing integration
  • Day 071 Azure: PowerShell – Part I
  • Day 072 Azure: PowerShell – Part II
  • Day 073 Azure: Cloud Shell
  • Day 074 Azure: Service Bus
  • Day 075 Azure: Serverless computing
  • Day 076 Azure: High Availability
  • Day 077 Azure: DevOps
  • Day 078 Azure: Load Balancer
  • Day 079 Azure: Virtual Private Networks
  • Day 080 Azure: Web App for Containers
  • Day 081 Azure: SQL Elastic database pool
  • Day 082 Azure: DaaS for MongoDB
  • Day 083 Azure: Developer Tools
  • Day 084 Azure: Design of applications
  • Day 085 Azure: ASP.NET Core – Part I
  • Day 086 Azure: ASP.NET Core – Part II
  • Day 087 Azure: Securing your Apps
  • Day 088 Azure: Event Grid
  • Day 089 Azure: Stack
  • Day 090 Azure: Cost Consciousness
  • Day 091 Azure: vs Amazon Web Services
  • Day 092 Azure: with PowerBI
  • Day 093 Azure: Flow vs LA vs Functions
  • Day 094 Azure: Best Practices
  • Day 095 Azure: Resouce Manager
  • Day 096 Azure: Deep Learning with CNTK
  • Day 097 Azure: Case Study – Part I
  • Day 098 Azure: Case Study – Part II
  • Day 099 Azure: Case Study – Part III
  • Day 100 Azure: Learning Roadmap