Top announcements from Microsoft Build 2019
Microsoft's annual developers conference, Build 2019, took place from 6 May to 8 May in Seattle. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella took the stage, followed by other Microsoft executives, each of whom outlined new updates to Azure cloud, Microsoft 365 and other key products and services and the future of Microsoft's product. You can watch the Vision keynote here:
Here are some of our favorite features you could check out:
Edge on Chromium
- Based on Google Chromium
- Better connecting employees with resources - customizable tab page with most recent activities and organizational resources.
- With MS Search (Enterprise) using Bing technology and MS Graph, Edge can now show contextually search results from the organization.
- Edge has now IE mode - a build-in Internet Explorer integration directly via a tab, thus addressing more than 60% of the businesses that are still running legacy IE-based applications.
- A new privacy feature control sees what the customers are browsing and allows the users to choose from three privacy levels: Strict, Balanced and Unrestricted. This gives the customers more transparency and choices for a more personalized browsing experience by adjusting how third parties can track them across the web.
- A new Collection feature - helps customers collect, organize, share and export content efficiently and offers Office integration.
- New component framework - allows model-driven app development, also for Dynamics 365 applications. Now reusable custom components can be build and plugged into low-code PowerApps applications.
- Embedding SDK provides the ability to embed pre-built PowerApps into existing user experience.
- PowerApps App Checker - checks for errors, performance issues and accessibility guidance.
- PowerApps Solution Checker - analyzes all related components in a solution and shows performance issues and stability risks + explains how to fix them.
- New set of technologies that developers can use to build experiences for any browser, they brake down barriers between people and barriers between apps.
- Allows people to work in fundamentally new way using Microsoft 365 apps like Word, Teams and Outlook - hyper fast co-authoring, room for AI agents and bots for collaboration alongside with humans and components that make it easy to reuse content across tools.
- Microsoft partnered with JP Morgan to develop Quorum, enterprise version of Etherium.
- In another partnership with Starbucks the two companies launched an Azure-based recommendation system where customers can track coffee beans from farm to storage through Microsoft's new Azure Blockchain service.
Windows Terminal app
- New command line app for Windows, Called Windows Terminal, will serve up the access to environments like PowerShell, Cmd, and the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).
- It will support multiple tabs, themes, and customisation, and will even support emoji and GPU-based text rendering.