Microsoft is doubling down on its efforts to engage with developers by announcing a wide array of new offerings at its Build 2019 developers conference. The offerings span the Azure cloud platform and the Microsoft 365 productivity suite (which includes Office 365, Windows 10 and device management). It's the first Build conference since Microsoft acquired open-source code repository GitHub for US$7.5 billion, which has served as a launchpad for Microsoft to promote its tools and services to developers. Build 2019 is another such opportunity for Microsoft, and Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and company are looking to make the most of it.
"As computing becomes embedded in every aspect of our lives, the choices developers make will define the world we live in," Nadella said in a news release on the Build 2019 product announcements. "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."
What follows is our roundup of the 10 biggest announcements in Azure and Microsoft 365 at Build 2019.