“We’ve noticed in our use of Teams and other sorts of collaboration tools that what people do is static, non-interactive screen sharing,” says Jeff Teper, corporate VP of Microsoft 365 collaboration. “And that means people can’t really collaborate on the data.” At its Build conference, Microsoft is unveiling plans to change that for Teams’ 250 million-plus users.
Link: Microsoft Teams’ new feature goes way beyond passive screen sharing
Today at Build 2022, Microsoft unveiled Project Volterra, a device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon platform that’s designed to let developers explore “AI scenarios” via Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine (SNPE) for Windows toolkit. The hardware arrives alongside support in Windows for neural processing units (NPUs), or dedicated chips tailored for AI- and machine learning-specific workloads.
Link: Microsoft brings support for Arm-based AI chips to Windows
Showcasing its investments in AI, Microsoft today announced Power Apps Express Design, a new feature in the company’s no-code/low-code Power Apps service that can convert an uploaded PDF, PowerPoint, Figma design files, screenshots, or hand-drawn sketch into a working app (after some fiddling). Unveiled at Build 2022, Microsoft said that Express Design employs “industry-leading” AI to scan inputs and produce working app controls backed with data storage.
Link: Microsoft’s new Power Apps feature turns sketches into apps
Another year around the sun, and we’re back at Build to talk about—you guessed it—what’s new for developers with Microsoft Edge. We started this journey 2.5 years ago when we released the latest version of Microsoft Edge built on the Chromium open-source engine and we can’t wait to talk about…
Link: What’s new for Microsoft Edge at Build 2022
At its virtual Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced the private preview launch of the Microsoft Dev Box, a new virtual developer workstation in the cloud. It’s no secret that it can often be quite a bit of a process for developers to set up a new physical machine according to their needs.
Link: Microsoft’s new Dev Box is a developer workstation in the cloud
At its Build developer conference, Microsoft today announced what it calls its “Microsoft Intelligent Data Platform.” That’s not so much a new platform but an effort to bring the company’s existing database, analytics and governance services closer together. As Rohan Kumar, Microsoft’s Corporate VP for Azure Data told me, the shift towards this platform approach started a few years ago.
Link: Microsoft launches deeper integrations between its data products
Vultr, the cloud platform that specializes in providing access to basic infrastructure services at a relatively low cost, today announced the launch of Vultr Talon, a new service that will offer developers access to virtualized GPUs, starting with Nvidia’s A100 Tensor Core GPU, with prices as low as $0.134/hour (or $90/month) for access to a twentieth of the compute power of an A100.
Link: Vultr will now let you rent a share of Nvidia’s A100 GPUs in its cloud
Link: Microsoft: Credit card skimmers are switching techniques to hide their attacks
The Google Threat Analysis Group (TAG) has revealed that of the nine zero-day vulnerabilities affecting Chrome, Android, Apple and Microsoft that it reported in 2021, five were in use by a single commercial surveillance company. Did I hear someone say Pegasus? An educated guess, but wrong in this case.
Link: Zero-day vulnerabilities in Chrome and Android exploited by commercial spyware
As the industry continues to grow, it seems that another mobile event pops up each week. To make sure you’re not wasting your time (and money), it’s helpful to take these steps ahead of the event.
Define your goals
Plan your conference itinerary with that goal in mind
If your main goal is to…
Link: 2022’s Top 10 Mobile Events For Monetization Professionals
Linus Torvalds announced the release of Linux Kernel 5.18 right on schedule. The release also means that the merge window for 5.19 is open one day after the release. Linux Kernel 5.18 was released after seven release candidates allowing developers to fix bugs and improve its functionality.
Link: Linux Kernel 5.18 released
After concerns were raised over the new cyber-security directives by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In), industry experts said on Sunday that if the new guidelines are strictly enforced, corporate and enterprise virtual private networks (VPNs) will have to compulsory report…
Link: Why India needs strong cyber security norms to curb misuse of VPNs