Microsoft Inspire 2019 – Corenote Recap

Microsoft Inspire which is also known as Microsoft Worldwide partner conference happens on every year held by Microsoft Community for its partner community. In this catchup, they’ll mention the roadmaps of upcoming developments and also what they have achieved from the past year.

Microsoft Inspire 2019 happened at Las Vegas, Nevada for the duration of four between 14th July – 18th July. There were a lot of interesting updates related to AI and Database stuff. In this blog, we’ll see the recap of the Corenote given by Satya Nadella – CEO, Microsoft.

Satya Nadella – Corenote

Satya started his keynote by showing his gratitude towards the community people who helped Microsoft for their successful growth over the year. The mission of Microsoft is very simple,

Empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more

Currently, 5% of global GDP from Tech people and it will be doubled by 10% of global GDP from Tech by 2030. And also the intelligent cloud era will lead to 90% of global GDP from non-tech by 2030. The Tech intensity formula given by Microsoft is,

Tech intensity = (Tech adoption x Tech capability) ^ Trust

As days move on, people will adapt themselves to technology and they’ll start building software of their own to solve their real-time problems. Trust plays a major role in Tech intensity. Satya going to walk us through the updates around all these tech intensities.

Tech Intensity across GitHub, Azure, Power Platform, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365

GitHub

These numbers are interesting. The hiring of software engineers growing 11% faster in the non-tech industry than the tech industry and also the number of software engineers growing 3X rate of mechanical engineers in the auto industry. All these made possible with OctaCat(GitHub).

Slide showing the GitHub logo, Octocat, on a black background

There are 36 million developers who call this as home. And many of them have all their source codes, docs and all their important information in GitHub. Ford – The best example company for GitHub. An average car has 150 million lines of code. That’s very less! They have 8000 developers in GitHub and also with 4500 repositories of code.

It’s not just about GitHub. Microsoft provides us the complete toolchain for development. Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio are two best tools where you can develop your applications at ease. And also Azure DevOps where it is very helpful for Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment. To increase your productivity these tools can be of great use.

Azure playfab – new tool introduced by the gaming team of Microsoft. To explore more about playfab visit this link.

Azure

The next magic numbers are 50 Billion and 90%. There will be around 50 billion devices connected together by 2030 and 90% of data created in the last two years. The computations are increased in Azure such that it is called as “The world’s computer

Globe image on the left and text indicating 54 Azure regions worldwide on the right

The Middle East and Africa are the two latest regions for Microsoft Azure. Microsoft takes the cloud to the edge.

  • Airbus has azure stack powering many of their critical operations.
  • Kroger has azure databox edge both at the end caps and powering their smart shelves with computer vision.
  • Shell makes use of commodity cameras in every gas station with again containers with computer vision to drive safely.
  • Occuwear is a startup that takes azure to connect and ensures the safety of patients in hospitals.
  • Starbucks makes use of Azure Sphere – a microcontroller that’s connected to azure. And it is also known as the smallest compute node of Azure. There are 9 billion microcontrollers that are shipped every year.

Azure HyperScale

Here come’s the biggest announcement. Microsoft was trying to build a limitless data estate for the last 7 years. And here comes, Microsoft Azure SQL Hyperscale. It brings limitless scale capabilities to SQL Server with full compatibility to all your applications. In the future, this hyperscale capability will also support other relational databases.

Rohan Kumar – CVP, Azure Data jumped into the core note to give a demo about Azure Hyperscale.

Wow! Hyperscale is mind-blowing. Auto-scaling of the database can be easily done using hyperscale. And also it takes care of Auto-scaling whenever it’s necessary.

Azure Cognitive Services

Next, come’s up Azure Cognitive services where you can make use of speech, vision, etc. Julia White – CVP, Azure Marketing jumps up to show a demo on those Azure Speech API’s.

That was really cool! The same hologram of her was at the stage and azure speech API translates the English language to Japanese.

Hell Yeah! The Future is here!

HealthCare in Africa is very challenging and also they have to travel long distances if they want to consult doctors for their needs. Dr. Raymond Campbell, Phulukisa Health Solutions built a cloud-enabled backpack which can solve most of the diseases. And also Check out the below video to see the real experience of this backpack.

A detailed discussion went on with Satya and Raymond about these backpacks. And also Raymond briefly explained about AI and SQL used in these backpacks.

Power Platform & Dynamic 365

The next two magic numbers are 500 Million and 73%. 500 Million apps will be created in the next five years and 73% of data is not being analyzed. From now onwards, Dynamic 365 & Power Platform can be called as “The world’s connected business cloud“.

We cannot fully depend on the developers to build these 500 Million apps. We need Citizen developers. The main motive of the Power platform is to empower citizen developers. Power BI, Flows and Power Apps plays a major role in power platform.

Eric Mckinney – G&J Pepsi and Ryan Cunninghan – Principal Program Manager Director, PowerApps joined to show us a demo regarding the Power Apps. The demo consists of some AI stuff and also it includes a mobile app to recognize the image and it’ll just give us the proper result. This can be done with 0 lines of code. I repeat! 0 lines! Oh God! That’s amazing.

Dynamic 365

Dynamic 365 now have these modular modern modules for all of the functions. And also it includes Sales, Marketing, Operations, Talent, Finance and Customer Service. In these respective areas, there are a lot of interesting modules introduced.

  • Crane Worldwide Logistics is a startup where they use Customer insights and sales insights of Dynamic365.

91% of fortune 500 companies are using Dynamic365. Here is Akiyoshi Shinobu who uses Power Apps and Dynamic to solve her real-time problems.

Microsoft unlocked a new commercial process called “Mixed Reality Cloud”. It bridges the gaps between physical and virtual worlds. It has a combination of Azure, Dynamic 365 and HoloLens2.

Neena Kamath, Principal Program Manager, and Saxs Persson, Partner Studio Manager – Minecraft joined with Satya to show us something about Azure Spatial anchor. It helps us to create mixed-reality apps that map, designate and recall precise points of interest that are accessible across HoloLens, iOS, and Android devices. It also enables us of wayfinding across spaces to help users to collaborate more efficiently.

Microsoft 365

The last set of magic numbers are 2 Billion and 77%. 2 Billion first line, workers worldwide and 77% don’t have tech needed to be productive. The world’s leading brands are more productive and secure with Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Teams has been very successful from the beginning. It is also known as “The hub for teamwork.”. And also it mainly focuses on Chat, Meetings, Collaboration with the power of Office apps and Business Process Workflows.

Raanah Amjadi, Senior Product Marketing Manager joined us to show a demo on how Microsoft 365 has become more powerful. That’s cool! She just took a pic with her camera and it was easily converted into a table format that can be used in Microsoft Excel.

Microsoft PowerPoint now helps to rehearse out ppts where it analyses our grammatical errors and also the pace of your speech.

And then regarding teams, it can now recognize the whiteboard and it can make the content to be very much focused. It also detects people and makes them transparent such that literally, you can see through them.

David Kellermann, UNSW Sydney joined us to explain how to teams helped him to educate students effectively. That’s great he has used teams in an awesome way where he communicates with students all around the world.

Conclusion

Wow! It’s very interesting to see how these citizens use Microsoft technologies to solve their real-time problems. And also Azure, Dynamic 365 and Microsoft 365 with AI make it more powerful.

Hell Yeah! The Future is here!

Hail Microsoft!

Author: Suhas Parameshwara

I'm a passionate junior software developer working at BizTalk360. I like to explore about new technologies and also to enhance the knowledge of other developers by writing blogs.

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