Build 2017: Microsoft updates Cortana, introduces AI-based workplace security, Teams collaboration and more

May, 10 2017 IST

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    Thank You for joining us. You can head to our home page ( http://tech.firstpost.com/ ) for all the updates on Microsoft's Build 2017 conference for the coming days.

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    Real time translation capabilities demoed using PowerPoint translator. The system uses AI to bring Office to life.

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    Microsoft Cognitive Services powers the backend of Starship Commander.

  • 22:36 (IST)

    Adobe talks about how Azure helps with Adobe Creative Cloud.

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    Alaska Airlines uses Microsoft's Azure to scale up when necessary and provide non-interrupted services for its customers.

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    Azure Cosmos DB is officially available today.

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    Azure Cosmos DB announced!

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    Microsoft will launch a new Azure Database Migration Service. The new service will works with existing SQL Database services and requires no changes.

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    Visual Studio now comes to Mac!

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    Say hello to the Azure mobile app for Android and iOS!

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    Scott Guthrie, Executive Vice President of the Cloud and Enterprise, takes to the stage.

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    Microsoft's Intelligent Cloud works with multiple devices, Artificial Intelligence and are server less.

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    Project Roam SDK will allow devs to bridge the gaps between people and devices.

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    Cortana is aware of the device and will "automagically" connect the user to the device.

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    Wow Cortana is able to change your auto reply message! Cortana can work and remember things across devices and meetings.

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    Hello Cortana-enabled Harman Kardon speaker!

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    Nadella gives the simple example of a meeting. How people want to access every single part of a meeting (before, during and after). Intelligent meetings are Microsoft's answer

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    Nadella says that it's not just people, but the objects and technologies that they use that make for a smarter cloud.

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    We wonder what happens to privacy with such a system in place.

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    Using a smartphone, policies can be controlled and entered into the system to alert managers about hazards.

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    It can even detect if a particular piece of equipment  (or tool) is placed incorrectly. It is processing 27 millions calculations per second!

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    Microsoft's technology can recognize both people and hardware using standard cameras. Impressive!

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    Using existing cameras and the power of AI, workplace accidents can be prevented thanks to Microsoft's cloud services.

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    "Accidents at the workplace can be prevented if we could detect anomalies before they happened" says Nadella.

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    Response time is now in the range of 103 ms for Sandvik thanks to Azure IoT cloud.

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    George showcases an operational dashboard using the cloud. Each machine can be monitored from the cloud using Azure IoT edge.

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    Sam George takes to the stage to demonstrate how Sandvik Coromant is using Azure to check machine maintenance.

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    First is demo is from Sandvik a company that uses metal cutting machinery.

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    Let the demos begin!

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    Nadella discusses Microsoft's plans for an 'intelligent cloud' that helps personal assistants get smarter and works across devices.

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    "We are moving from a mobile first cloud first world to a new world that is made up of an intelligent cloud an intelligent edge"

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    "Over 90 percent of the Fortune 500 is using our cloud today" says Satya Nadella

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    Nadella talks about the Cortana Skills SDK. How developers can use the same to develop better apps and products.

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    There's going to be a focus on the Windows Store today for sure!

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    Not hard to notice those Cortana-enabled Harman Kardon speakers on the demo table up on stage!

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    "Building trust in technology is crucial" says Microsoft's Satya Nadella.

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    Satya Nadella praises how important developers are in solving the world's problems.

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    Welcome to the Microsoft's Build 2017. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella takes to stage to discuss the company's progress so far.

Microsoft's annual developer event 'BUILD' is scheduled to start 8.30 PM IST.

Like last year, the 2017 edition of ‘Build’ is expected to be an event for developers and users alike where Microsoft will give its vision for the future.  Some of the rumored and speculated announcements include the demo and unveiling of the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker which will be powered by Cortana. This also means that Microsoft will announce the next big set of functionalities that will be coming to their virtual assistant including the availability of the Cortana Skills Set SDK.

The biggest announcement that is expected is Project Neon. This will be Microsoft’s new design language which should come with the Redstone 3 update that is said to drastically improve the look and feel of Windows 10. Project Neon is said to accomplish this by adding translucency delivering some visual depth.

Apart from that the conference is expected to have update announcement around bots, Windows 10 Mobile and universal Windows platform.

You can live stream the event over here and follow the instructions. Also, make sure you follow our live liveblog to get all the action from the conference itself.


Published Date: May 10, 2017 08:32 pm | Updated Date: May 10, 2017 08:32 pm