What to expect from Microsoft Build 2023 | Spice Works - Spice Works (2023)

  • Microsoft Build 2023 is a three-day event that begins on May 23 at 9:00 AM PT (12:00 PM EST) and runs until May 25, 2023.
  • The event is hybrid this year, i.e. H. it takes place both in person and virtually.
  • This year, Microsoft Build is preceded by an in-person pre-day workshop held the day before, May 22.
  • Microsoft is expected to make waves with AI-related product upgrades, partnerships and more.

Microsoft's annual developer conference, Microsoft Build, is just around the corner. It's now in its 13th year and the first since the company integrated artificial intelligence (AI) into Bing, the company's web search engine, which has always lagged far behind Google.

And that's exactly what Microsoft Build 2023 promises to showcase: among other things, the AI ​​advances of the Redmond-based IT giant. It follows Google I/O, Google's annual developer conference, where the company pulled out all the stops to stay relevant.

However, Microsoft was the one who consciously or unconsciously started the race for AI-integrated consumer products. For example, according to a blog post by Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's head of consumer marketing, Microsoft is already using GPT-4, the successor to GPT-3.5, that supports ChatGPT in Bing. We can expect to see more at Microsoft Build 2023.

Microsoft is also expected to roll out updates to several products including Windows, productivity apps, etc. Although Microsoft has not confirmed this, it would not be an exaggeration to expect the company to bring AI to its flagship computer operating system and other products as well.

In addition, participants can expect to leverage API-driven capabilities across enterprise products and services, as well as advancements in the Azure cloud product portfolio.

When and where will Microsoft be built this year?

Microsoft Build 2023 is a three-day event that begins on May 23 at 9:00 AM PT (12:00 PM EST) and will run until May 25, 2023. The event will be held at The Summit, 900 Pine Street, Seattle, WA.

This year, Microsoft Build will be preceded by an in-person pre-day workshop that will take place on May 22, the day before the event begins.

The previous three editions of Microsoft Build were virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Microsoft has decided to continue Build as a virtual event, although this year the event will also return as an in-person gala with an expected attendance of around 5,000.

The hybrid event is free for those who attend virtually and costs $1,525 if you choose to attend in person. Participants must pay an additional $225 for the pre-day workshop.

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What can you expect with Microsoft Build 2023?

1. Keynote address

The Microsoft Build keynote offers a glimpse of where the chips lie and where they stack up in terms of AI. Expected to be opened by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, the keynote will also include:

  • Sarah Bird, AI Lead, Azure AI
  • Scott Guthrie, EVP, Cloud & KI
  • Yina Arenas, Produktleiterin, Microsoft Graph
  • Kevin Scott, CTO and EVP of Technology and Research, Microsoft

Perhaps the most important addition to the Microsoft Build keynote, however, is Greg Brockman, president and co-founder of OpenAI. Brockman's inclusion sends an important message: we will continue to disrupt web search and potentially other areas of business.

Microsoft Teams, for example, is a prime candidate for AI integration, according to Archana Saseetharan, product manager for the Microsoft Teams platform, who took the stage during the keynote.

Additional speakers during the Microsoft Build keynote include:

  • Panos Panay, Microsofts EVP og Chief Product Officer
  • Mark Russinovich, Azure CTO and technical staff
  • Rajesh Jha, Microsoft EVP for Experiences + Devices
  • Scott Hanselman, Microsoft Partner Program Manager and others.

2. Microsoft Build-sessioner

Microsoft Build plans to host several sessions on AI, cloud, data and other technologies. The event is held:

  • 77 sessions on AI
  • 66 cloud development sessions
  • 58 sessions on data platforms
  • 57 sessions on development tools
  • 39 sessions on DevSecOps
  • 38 sessions on collaboration apps
  • 37 sessions on Windows
  • 27 sessions on .NET
  • 26 sessions on low-code technology

Note that the number of sessions on different topics may overlap.

Here are Spiceworks' tips for AI sessions to attend at Microsoft Build this year:

  • The era of the AI ​​copilot

Microsoft CTO Kevin Scott and OpenAI President Greg Brockman will take the stage to discuss how the Azure-based, full-stack AI platform can help developers build the next generation of applications.

This 40-minute session begins on May 23 at 9:25 a.m. PT (12:25 a.m. ET).

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  • How to build next-generation AI services with NVIDIA AI on Azure Cloud

During the last twoNVIDIA-AGBAt conferences, the US semiconductor company announced a range of AI development products and services available through Azure. Whether it's software, AI models or computers, NVIDIA AI over Azure promises to "accelerate their data science pipeline and streamline the development and delivery of production AI."

The session will be moderated by:

  • Damian Hasak, director of Azure HPC and AI Solutions at Microsoft
  • Jon Coons, Azure AI Global Black Belt hos Microsoft
  • Adel El Hallak, Senior Director for Enterprise AI Software Product Management hos NVIDIA

The session is scheduled for May 23 at 11:30 a.m. PT (2:30 p.m. ET).

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  • Get started with generative artificial intelligence using Azure OpenAI Service

This session will explore how the power of large language models (LLMs) can be harnessed in application development, including "personalizing marketing text and images, summarizing long reports, and creating entirely new experiences with customer service chatbots."

The session will introduce the Azure OpenAI Service, a sign of the stronger relationship between Microsoft and OpenAI (Microsoft has invested $11 billion in OpenAI to date). It displays advanced AI models from OpenAI, including Dall-E 2, GPT-3.5, GPT-4, Codex, and ChatGPT, on the Azure OpenAI Service.

Renowned Microsoft Engineer Pablo Castro and Dom Divakaruni, Product Manager - Azure OpenAI will speak in this session.

This session begins on May 23 at 11:30 a.m. PT (2:30 p.m. ET).

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  • Optimize your apps for Arm, Q&A

Windows has been optimized for Intel's x86 architecture. However, the company is increasingly opening up to the ARM architecture, as evidenced by some models in its Surface laptop lineup featuring ARM processors. In 2021, the company also introduced Windows 11Support for ARM64EC,a new binary application interfaceThis enables interoperability between x64 and x86 CPUs.

The Optimizing Your Apps for ARM Q&A session attempts to understand and answer some of the questions developers may have faced when developing ARM-native Windows applications. The session will be moderated by Jamshed Damkewala, Principal PM Manager; Marcus Perryman, senior software engineer; Paul Lange, Chief Product Officer; and Phani Krishna Maringanti, senior product manager at Microsoft.

This 45-minute session is scheduled to begin on May 24 at 1:30 p.m. PT (4:30 p.m. ET).

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3. Bing, Fluent 2 and new app experiences for collaboration

Bing has already made strides in AI-powered web search, potentially changing the way users extract information from the web. Next up for the web-based product is integration with existing Microsoft services (Microsoft 365, Teams, etc.) and third-party products and services.

Microsoft may consider improving productivity and user interactions. E.g,Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio CodeOpens a new windowallows developers to "build a bot that can send proactive messages to Microsoft Teams and create a new app for Teams". This toolkit also enablesDevelopment of Teams appsOpens a new windowwhich can be deployed on Azure.

As a developer conference, Microsoft Build can focus on the underlying technologies that make these changes possible, rather than what they feel like as an experience. But if you're interested in the experience part, Microsoft also runs oneFluent 2 sessionOpens a new window(on-demand), the successive iteration of the company's internal design language.

What sessions are you planning to attend at this year's Microsoft Build?Let us knowLinkedInOpens a new window,TwitterOpens a new window, orFacebookOpens a new window. We would love to hear from you!

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