5 Key Microsoft Announcements At Build 2018


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Microsoft 365 Tools

Microsoft is aiming to open up new opportunities for developers in the Microsoft 365 platform, with a handful of announcements at Build 2018. To start, the company is aiming to make it easier for developers to customize experiences in Microsoft Teams with new and updated Teams APIs in the Microsoft Graph, as well as the ability to publish custom apps to the Teams app store. Microsoft also announced that SharePoint is being integrated to a deeper level with Teams--so that users can pin a SharePoint page into channels, for instance. 

Other reveals at Build 2018 include capabilities for developers to now use the latest version of .NET for running their app in a stand-alone .NET environment (using .NET Core 3.0); extend Power BI visualizations into Excel; create new formulas for Excel's catalog (using new Azure Machine Learning and JavaScript custom functions);  and convert large catalogs of applications using the MSIX containerizations solution. In addition, the new Windows Machine Learning platform will let developers create machine-learning models in the cloud, and deploy them offline to Windows.



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