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Microsoft Build 2021 presents new tools to accelerate business modernization

Microsoft has presented this Tuesday in the framework of the Build 2021 developer conference the novelties in software, focused on improving business processes with the new Azure tools and accelerating the publication of applications in the cloud.

Microsoft’s annual developer conference has once again embraced a digital format to present its latest software and developer tools. In concert, the focus has been on developments in Azure, Microsoft 365, Power Platform, Windows and security aimed at accelerating the transformation of organizations.

According to data provided by Microsoft, more than 95 percent of the world’s largest companies use the Microsoft Cloud to run their businesses. To accelerate the modernization of their processes, developers have available Azure Metrics Advisor, a service that ingests time series data and uses machine learning technology to find anomalies in sensor-monitored processes, products or business metrics to provide high value insights to the business.

For bots developed with Azure Bot Service, the company now allows adding voice and telephony capabilities and testing, debugging, and publishing bots across multiple channels with minimal code changes. And in Azure Cognitive Services, the Translator document translation feature is available in Azure Cognitive Services.

MS Identity App Sync is a new Visual Studio 2019.10 tool, available as a preview, that simplifies the developer experience for registering and configuring ASP.NET Core apps. The tool can also be used to update the code of an existing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) or Azure AD Business to Consumer (B2C) application.

Microsoft Graph Data Connect is now available in a pay-as-you-go model on Microsoft Azure, while the Excel-based programming language Microsoft Power Fx adds new capabilities that allow you to create natural language applications powered by GPT-3.

The Visual Studio extension on Power Platform now allows developers to publish APIs to Azure API Management while deploying a Power Platform connector, simplifying the process and removing barriers.

Microsoft has also referred to its Edge browser, which will incorporate Sleeping Tabs and Startup boost as exclusive features, which will allow it to be the browser with the best performance in Windows 10 (with version 91).

As part of Build, Microsoft, along with Accenture, GitHub, and ThoughtWorks, has launched the Green Software Foundation, a non-profit organization affiliated with the Linux Foundation that seeks to help the technology industry meet its sustainability responsibilities. Specifically, they have set a goal to reduce software emissions by 45 percent by 2030.

Microsoft has highlighted that data centers around the world account for 1 percent of global electricity demand, and are projected to consume between 3 and 8 percent in the next decade.

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