tools become even more widely available to an even larger audience by truly becoming what we call no code, adds Charles Lamanna, vice president of Microsoft’s low-code application platform.Find the summary of Microsoft Build 2021 announcements for Microsoft 365 (Teams, Outlook, Graph), as well as for Power Platform and Windows.During the Build 2021 conference, Serbia Microsoft Serbia Consumer Email List announced many new features for its services. © dvoevnore – stock.adobe.comMicrosoft Build is Microsoft’s annual developer event. It is during this conference that Microsoft presents its new software updates as well as the best practices to adopt to code new applications and services for Windows, Azure, Microsoft 365 and Xbox more simply.New features for Microsoft 365, Power Platform and
Windows were notably announced during this conference.Microsoft 365Microsoft is announcing upcoming changes to its brand, which includes the Office pack, cloud services and the Microsoft Teams videoconferencing platform. The services concerned are as follows.Microsoft TeamsWith the explosion of telecommuting and video conferencing in recent years, Teams is a constantly evolving platform (145 million active users every day), and it’s no wonder it benefits from new development features.Ability to integrate Teams into web applications, with access to real-time Teams audio and video stream.Extensible Together Mode , to allow developers to create custom scenes in Teams meetings, using AI to segment the face and shoulders, to place participants in a virtual setting.New meeting event APIs, to automate workflows linked to meetings via events (such as start or end).Integration of new features of the Microsoft Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.Permission for developers to sell their own
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subscriptions in their Teams-based apps (opening Teams to in-app purchases).Microsoft GraphMicrosoft’s development platform, which connects multiple services and devices to Microsoft products such as Windows, 365 or Azure using Microsoft 365 APIs, also benefits from updates.Upgraded Graph connectors to allow businesses to add information to employee profiles from more sources (better view of people’s experience).Arrival of data from Graph connectors in Azure, Teams and Windows.New Jira and Confluence connectors arrive later this year.Microsoft OutlookOn the Microsoft messaging side, some new features have been announced.Support for message extensions in Outlook on the web.New search-based message extensions menu.Support for adaptive maps, which allow developers to create maps for Teams and Outlook, without having to create 2 separate integrations.Power
PlatformMicrosoft’s suite of Business Intelligence software applications are also part of Microsoft’s updated services, and the following new features were introduced in Microsoft Build 2021.Improvement of Power FX, Microsoft’s open-source low-codeprogramming language: the natural language becomes transformable into Power FX code and viceversa (all powered by GPT-3 , and running on Azure Machine Learning).Added a feature of Process Advisor, which makes it possible to help users new to code to automate repetitive tasks more easily.
Provision of more professional development tools for Power Platform (integration into the Microsoft 365 development plan, new standalone Power Apps development plan and new Power Platform FusionDevelopment learning path).Possibility of integrating Microsoft Power BI analysis reports into a
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Jupyter Notebook (an open source data visualization and development tool).Power BI improvement (continuous data flow, and automatic aggregation) announced for June 2021.WindowsMicrosoft’s PC operating system should soon evolve, and the company has presented some new features during this Microsoft Build 2021, while hinting that a next generation of Windows is fast approaching. As for the updates announced, we find the following changes:Improved performance for the latest version of Microsoft Edge (Edge 91) on Windows.Possibility of integrating web experiences into native application development using Microsoft Edge WebView2 in Windows UI Library (WinUI) 3.The Snapdragon SDK (a miniature Windows PC that natively supports ARM64) will go on sale in Microsoft Store this summer.Support for Linux GUI applications in the Windows Subsystem for Linux, for
developers to run their Linux software and applications.Arrival of Quake Mode for Windows Terminal 1.9, which allows you to quickly open a new terminal window at any time in Windows with a simple keyboard shortcut.Microsoft has also announced many new features on Azure: we will publish an article dedicated to these developments during the day.A major breakthrough in the development of low-code applicationsIf Microsoft already offers solutions to translate natural language into a formula, like Excel, Power BI or even Google Sheets, the implementation of GPT-3, which is capable of understanding more complex queries, constitutes a major advance in the development of low-code applications.This discovery of the vast capabilities of GPT-3 has exploded the