Microsoft Connect(); 2017 Day 1 – Event Recap

|  Posted: November 16, 2017  |  Categories: Events General

Microsoft Connect() is a virtual conference that is meant to Inspire developers to build the apps for the future. There are lots of feature announcements and other great content and highlights included in Connect() in addition to the inspiration given by Scott and others.  This blog provides a compilation of all the Microsoft Connect(); 2017 announcements from the Day 1 event.

Day 1 Highlights:

Span in C# is a new language feature that significantly improves performance. Learn about Span and how you can benefit from improvements we’ve made up and down the stack.

To get more info on Span in C# please click here or check out the video on channel9.


Visual Studio Live Share allows developers to seamlessly and securely share projects with collaborators who can edit and debug within their own IDE or code editors.

To get more info on Visual Studio Live Share please click here or check out the video on channel9.


Visual Studio App Center is a new cloud service for developers to ship higher-quality applications more frequently. Objective-C, Swift, Android Java, Xamarin and React Native developers can use App Center to increase productivity and accelerate application lifecycle, freeing them to spend more time on new features and better user experiences.

To get more info on Visual Studio App Center please click here


The Visual Studio Tools for AI Preview is bringing AI productivity tools to Visual Studio along with Microsoft Azure that can be used to Create, Train, Manage, and Deploy AI models.

To get more info on Visual Studio Tools for AI Preview please click here.


SQL Operations Studio is a data management tool that enables you to work with SQL Server, Azure SQL DB and SQL DW from Windows, macOS and Linux.

To get more info on SQL Operations Studio please click here.


Microsoft Azure includes a new Azure DevOps Projects guided experience that enables customers to easily explore many Azure platform services, as well as configure a full CI/CD DevOps pipeline powered by Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services.

To get more info on Azure DevOps Projects please click here.


The Azure Databricks Preview is a fast, easy, and collaborative Apache Spark based analytics platform that is optimized for Microsoft Azure.

To get more info on Azure Databricks Preview please click here.

Azure Databricks

The new Apache Cassandra API for Azure Cosmos DB is being released in Preview. This enables Cassandra developers to utilize the benefits of Azure Cosmos DB along with the familiarity of the Cassandra SDKs and tools while requiring zero code changes to their applications.

To get more info on Apache Cassandra API for Azure Cosmos DB please click here.

Azure Cassandra

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