During his speech at Microsoft’s Build 2021 conference, Satya Nadella, the company’s CEO, shared that the upcoming changes would be the most prominent since Windows 10’s debut in 2015. Users should expect over 100 updates and new services.
He also announced a new Power Platform, Azure public cloud, and developer Team tools. The signal is clear – Windows is back and is offering a top OS user experience.
Nadella went on to say that he was super excited about the new innovative platforms, which he had self-hosted for several months. The CEO said that the move would unlock better money-making opportunities for developers looking to build and monetize applications.
The company stated that:
- Microsoft cloud is the go-to solution for more than 95% of top organizations around the globe
- Microsoft Teams already has 145 million users, so developers could build collaboration applications.
The company also released a “Book of News” highlighting the updates.
Microsoft will start selling pocket-friendly Windows computers running on Arm this summer. They will give developers a stress-free experience with 64-bit gadgets instead of just the usual AMD and Intel.
Users will also be able to store sensitive data in the Azure Confidential Ledger. It will be tamper-protected, immutable, and append-only. No one will be able to erase or edit the data.
Due to the rising need for remote working, the organization has announced a revamp of Microsoft Teams, too. It’ll make Azure Communications Services for calls and chats available to developers. In addition, it will start previewing video and audio call formats.
Microsoft will use OpenAI’s GPT-3 artificial intelligence model to make it easier for non-techies to develop code. All users will need to type the functions they want, and the tool will do the rest. Developers will choose whatever formula they want, depending on the suggestions.
Developers will be able to run cloud services from a variety of environments. Solutions like Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Services will offer easier data management through Azure. This will include Azure Functions, Azure App Services, Azure API Management, and Azure App Logic.