Computer giant, Microsoft has announced new collaboration and productivity services across apps and the web as well as artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities in Microsoft 365 to meet the ever-changing demands of its customers. Microsoft is also delivering new open source technologies and developer tools in Azure and Windows.
The company’s trusted, extensible cloud platforms, spanning infrastructure, data, AI and mixed reality, productivity and collaboration, business applications and gaming bring together a global collective of developers and technology capabilities toward creating breakthrough new experiences for organizations and individuals. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella outlined the company’s vision and developer opportunity across Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Dynamics 365 and Power Platform, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Gaming. As computing becomes embedded in every aspect of our lives, Nadella says the choices developers make will define the world we live in. “Microsoft is committed to providing developers with trusted tools and platforms spanning every layer of the modern technology stack to build magical experiences that create new opportunity for everyone.”
Microsoft is creating new opportunities for developers to build on Microsoft Graph with the general availability of Microsoft Graph data connect. The Microsoft Graph data connect is a service that helps organizations bring together productivity data from the Microsoft Graph with their own business data securely and at scale using Azure Data Factory. This, the company says balances customers’ demands for a new class of insight-powered applications, those driven at-scale data sets with IT administrators’ needs to consider the challenges inherent to moving and managing significant amounts of organizational data.
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Microsoft also announces Fluid Framework, which is a new web-based platform and componentized document model for shared interactive experiences. Fluid will break down the barriers of the traditional document as we know it and usher in the beginning of the free-flowing canvas. This will be available to developers later this year. Microsoft believes that technology can play a critical role in securing elections and technology companies have a responsibility to support them. And with this, it introduces ElectionGuard and Microsoft 365 for Campaigners. These two tools are aimed at addressing the security of voting systems around the world.