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Microsoft Build called build is an annual conference event held by Microsoft, aimed at software engineers,web developers using Microsoft Azure and other not only Microsoft and technologies. Started in 2011, it serves as a successor for Microsoft’s previous developer events, the Professional Developers Conference. Starting from year 2020, the virtual event was free of charge. The 2022 was held on May 24 to 26. Event is great place to catch all new amazing




Azure News from Build Book 2022

  • 1. Azure
    • 1.1. Azure AI
      • 1.1.1 Azure Cognitive Services updates provide model, language assistance
      • 1.1.2. New machine learning capabilities help developers accelerate deployment of AI models
      • 1.1.3. Updates to Applied AI increase value for developers
      • 1.1.4. Azure teams with industry leaders to help accelerate and scale AI for developers
    • 1.2. Azure Cloud Native & App Platform
      • 1.2.1. Azure Container Apps now generally available
      • 1.2.2. Azure Communication Services updates
      • 1.2.3. Azure Spring Cloud is now Azure Spring Apps
      • 1.2.4. Enhancements to the developer experience on Azure Kubernetes Service
      • 1.2.5. Service Bus Explorer support in Azure portal now available
      • 1.2.6. Updates to Azure API Management
      • 1.2.7. Updates to Azure App Service
    • 1.3. Azure Data
      • 1.3.1. New Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform unifies databases, analytics and governance
      • 1.3.2. SQL Server 2022 now in preview
      • 1.3.3. Azure Cosmos DB brings new enterprise-grade features and capabilities to all apps
      • 1.3.4. New features in Azure SQL Database streamline development, improve flexibility
      • 1.3.5. Azure Synapse Analytics updates
      • 1.3.6. MySQL Flexible Server Business Critical service tier now available
      • 1.3.7. Updates to Microsoft Purview Data
      • 1.3.8. Expansion of Microsoft Purview multicloud and extensibility capabilities
    • 1.4. Azure Hybrid
      • 1.4.1. New accelerator and data services offerings for Azure Arc
      • 1.4.2. Single-node Azure Stack HCI now generally available
    • 1.5. Azure Infrastructure
      • 1.5.1. Microsoft and F5 launch NGINX for Azure
      • 1.5.2. Microsoft Azure DCsv3 virtual machines with Intel Software Guard Extensions now generally available
      • 1.5.3. Microsoft and Dynatrace partner to launch Dynatrace for Azure
      • 1.5.4. New feature in Azure Monitor
    • 1.6. Azure Migration & Modernization
      • 1.6.1. New features available to simplify and streamline cloud migration
    • 1.7. Developer Tools and Dev Ops
      • 1.7.1. Microsoft Dev Box and Azure Deployment Environments coming soon
      • 1.7.2. GitHub OpenID Connect with Azure AD workload identity federation now available
      • 1.7.3. .NET Multi-platform App UI now generally available
      • 1.7.4. Updates to GitHub Copilot and preview of next generation AI tools 2. Developer Community
    • 2. Developer Community
      • 2.1. Microsoft Learn
        • 2.1.1. New additions and updates to the Microsoft Learn portfolio 3. Microsoft 365
      • 3.1. Microsoft Loop
        • 3.1.1. Developers can create Loop components by updating existing Adaptive Cards in preview soon
    • 3. Microsoft 365
      • 3.2. Microsoft Teams
        • 3.2.1. New tools for developers to build richer collaborative apps with Teams
        • 3.2.2. New tools for developers to embed Teams collaboration features like chat and meetings
        • 3.2.3. Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code is generally available and in preview for Visual Studio
        • 3.2.4. Teams App Store updates offer new ways for developers to grow user engagement in Teams
        • 3.2.5. App Compliance Automation Tool for Microsoft 365 in preview
        • 3.2.6. New and updated Teams collaborative apps from ISV partners
    • 4. Power Platform
      • 4.1. Power Platform
        • 4.1.1. Low code business website builder Power Pages now in preview
        • 4.1.2. Express design capability added to Power Apps enables quick conversions
        • 4.1.3. Power Virtual Agent features new intelligent bot authoring experience
        • 4.1.4. Datamart in Power BI now in preview
        • 4.1.5. Cloud scale automation in Power Automate now in preview
        • 4.1.6. Microsoft releases results of Low Code Trend Index survey
    • 5. Windows & Edge
      • 5.1. Microsoft Edge
        • 5.1.1. Microsoft Edge WebView2 to aid developers after Internet Explorer 11 retirement
      • 5.2. Microsoft Windows
        • 5.2.1. Updates to Windows 11 across web, mobile and native development
        • 5.2.2. Updates to ads and waitlist for the Microsoft Store on Windows and expansion of the Amazon Appstore preview on Windows

    There is a lot great staff coming, so that take my most interest:

    1.2.1. Azure Container Apps now generally available Azure Container Apps, now generally available, enables customers to run microservices and containerized apps on a serverless platform. Azure Container Apps is built on the foundation of powerful open-source technology in the Kubernetes ecosystem.

    1.3.5. Azure Synapse Analytics updates Azure Synapse Link for SQL enables near real-time insights by eliminating barriers between operational data stores and Azure Synapse Analytics. Customers can remove data movement barriers and replace manual extract, transform and load (ETL) cycles with more impactful innovation. For both SQL Server 2022 and Azure SQL Database, Azure Synapse Link serves as a seamless data pipeline to Azure Synapse Analytics, so customers do not need to manage ETL logic. This makes it easier to do business intelligence (BI) reporting on operational data in near real-time, without impacting the operational store.

    1.7.1. Microsoft Dev Box and Azure Deployment Environments coming soon Microsoft Dev Box will give developers self-service access to high performance, cloud-based workstations that are preconfigured and ready-to-code for specific projects. Azure Deployment Environments will make it easy for developer teams to quickly spin up app infrastructure with project-based templates that establish consistency and best practices.

    1.7.3. .NET Multi-platform App UI now generally available .NET Multi-platform App UI (.NET MAUI), now generally available, is a new framework for building modern, multi-platform, natively compiled apps for iOS, Android, macOS and Windows using C# and XAML in a single codebase. The framework solves the challenges developers face when building native apps across many operating systems. Instead of having to learn multiple technology stacks, .NET MAUI abstracts them into one common framework built on .NET 6

    2.1.1. New additions and updates to the Microsoft Learn portfolio The Microsoft Learn training and certifications portfolio has been enhanced with new and updated training and certifications to offer a wide range of benefits for users, ranging from exam prep to cybersecurity training to data analytics to role-playing real-world tech issues.

    4.1.4. Datamart in Power BI now in preview Datamart in Power BI, now in preview, is a new Power BI Premium self-service capability that enables users to uncover actionable insights through their own independent and dependent data sets. For the first time ever, Microsoft is empowering everyone with the ability to build datamarts that can be centrally governed and managed for workloads up to a terabyte.

    Check Book of news for more details and content.

    Also see great staff as continuation of preview build 2021, so this is not only about news but also about continues improvement.

    1.6.1. AZURE BICEP V0.4, AVAILABLE JUNE 2021, WITH NEW FEATURES TO IMPROVE WORKFLOW AND VALIDATE CODE Azure Bicep, now available, is an open-source language for declaratively deploying Azure resources as code that simplifies the authoring experience. It provides concise syntax, better support for code reuse and improved type safety. Azure Bicep v0.4 features make it possible to easily maintain code bases with the new bicep linter, simplify code structures and validate code to reduce errors.