In the last seven days we had the Build conference, a reveal of the Xbox and Bethesda E3 event date, and some needed improvements to shared calendars on Windows. Be sure to catch up via our overview.
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Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella said during today's keynote that the firm will soon share more about the "most significant update" to Windows in a decade, teasing it as the "next generation" of the OS.
Microsoft is releasing Edge 91 later this week, and it will include improvements to sleeping tabs and startup boost that will make it the most performant browser on Windows 10, according to Microsoft.
Microsoft has partnered with various organizations including Accenture, GitHub, and ThoughtWorks to form the Green Software Foundation which aims to promote sustainable and green software development.
Microsoft boasts that Azure Confidential Ledger is the only ledger on the market which utilizes confidential computing to secure data in use through a Trusted Execution Environment (TEE).
Preview 4 of .NET 6 is live with support for new device targets such as Apple Silicon and WPF on ARM64. Microsoft has also announced a research initiative focused on developer well-being.
Customers looking to migrate their Java workloads to the cloud will be happy to see Java-centric announcements at Build 2021 including the general availability of Microsoft's Build of OpenJDK.
Developers utilizing Azure Synapse, Cognitive Services, AI, Cosmos DB, Database for PostgreSQL and MySQL, and SQL Database have a lot to be excited today for what Microsoft has in store for them.
The premium version of Microsoft's data analytics platform is receiving real-time analytics and big data improvements, while Power BI Embedded now offers integration with Jupyter Notebooks.
A new process mining capability for Power Automate enables paves the path for automation insights, while new professional development tools lead the way for Power Apps in the Power Platform.
At this year's Build, Microsoft announced a ton of new features for Teams, including together mode extensibility, shared stage integration, and fluid components in chats in private preview.
Microsoft has announced a handful of search improvements in organizations, thanks to the power of Microsoft Graph. Windows Search will be able to surface new results from Dynamics 365 and more.
Microsoft has announced that it's now possible to run graphical Linux apps in Windows 10 using the Windows Subsystem for Linux. This feature was first released to Windows Insiders.
Microsoft has opened the registrations for its annual developer conference, Build. The virtual event is slated to be held from May 25 through May 27, 2021. The registration for the event is free.
In a leaked video from WalkingCat, Microsoft showed off its upcoming show dates, including for Build 2021 and even for its fall Ignite event, teasing a likelihood of digital events for all of 2021.
As was reported last week, Microsoft has now confirmed that it won't be holding any in-person events through July 2021, meaning that next year's Build, MVP Summit, and more are all-digital.
Microsoft's Ignite 2020 event is going all-digital, as the company has already done with Build and Inspire. But it seems that the company is doing this with all events over the next year.