Microsoft Build 2020: Nadella says “The role of developers has never been more important”

This year’s Build held Virtually, All-Digital format for 24 hours a day, in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said “2 years worth of digital transformation in just 2 months” in the kick off keynote for Build 2020, its annual developer conference.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella kicks off Microsoft Build 2020

“Our industry has been called upon to help address the world’s most acute needs through this crisis,” said Nadella. “I’m proud of how all of you have raised the game and being there when the world needed you the most.”

Build 2020: CEO Satya Nadella’s opening remarks

At Build 2020, Microsoft previewed the open-sourced “Windows Package Manager,” a command line tool which allows you to install applications on Windows 10 and also the open-sourced “Fluid Framework” to bring real-time collaboration to the Office.

Additionally, the company announced that it has built one of the top five supercomputers in the world, Azure-hosted, to help accelerate AI development and launched Cloud for Healthcare, industry-specific cloud solutions which extend the value of Microsoft Dynamics 365 Marketing, Dynamics 365 Customer Service.

Build 2020: AI Supercomputer

The tech giant brings new search experience to its Bing, Yes/No answer for certain queries, by implementing many GPU optimizations and running on state-of-the-art Azure GPU Virtual Machines.

Another highlight from the conference, Microsoft unveiled new features and capabilities in Microsoft Teams, Project Cortex, Outlook and Edge and introduced the new Microsoft Lists app designed for Microsoft 365. You can follow all the news from its Build right here.

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