Other IoT Edge updates include the planned launch of a marketplace that will allow Microsoft partners and developers to share and monetize their edge modules, as well as a new certification program for hardware manufacturers to ensure that their devices are compatible with Microsoft's platform.
Microsoft is seeking to advance its big push around the "intelligent edge" with a rollout of new capabilities and technologies for developers. The Windows Machine Learning platform will help developers develop machine learning models in the Intelligent Cloud and deploy them offline and in high performance to the PC platform, Microsoft said. Kubernetes support is an obvious one and a smart addition, given that it will allow developers to build Kubernetes clusters that can span both the edge and a more centralized cloud.
A preview of Project Brainwave, an architecture for deep neural net processing, is now available on Azure and on the edge.
Building on our shared commitment to developers and open source, Microsoft announced a new partnership with GitHub that brings the power of Azure DevOps services to GitHub customers.
Another edge initiative announced at Build was Custom Vision being able to run on Azure IoT Edge.
Visual Studio IntelliCode uses AI to improve code quality for everyday development.
There has been no time frame given as to when the Timeline feature will be made accessible to Android users but it should not be too long.
There's a Time of Flight Sensor, IR sensors and Microsoft's next-generation depth camera with a resolution of 1024×1024 (up from 640×480) on board.
Microsoft is also releasing an update for Visual Studio App Center (via TechCrunch).
Following the AI trend, Microsoft also announced a new effort called AI for Accessibility.
Microsoft on Monday kicked off its annual developer's conference, Build 2018 in Seattle. The company unveiled a new app, Your Phone, which will provide "a window into a user's phone right from their PC for seamless transition of content like messages, photos and notifications".
On Android, the Timeline feature will be integrated within the Microsoft Launcher app to support cross-device app launching.