Behold, Microsoft's future
Developers, developers, developers. Steve Ballmer may be long gone, but new CEO Satya Nadella is just as keen to appeal to Microsoft’s favorite crowd as his predecessor was. The first half of the opening Build conference keynote on Wednesday was devoted to deep-level code and Azure cloud talk that would fly waaaay over the head of regular users. We’re talking command lines and Docker containers here.
But once the nuts-and-bolts were out of the way, Microsoft turned to why developers should target Windows: Users. Lots of users. And technology with potential to change the world of computing. Here’s a recap of the biggest consumer news out of Microsoft’s Build keynote, with links to additional coverage if you thirst for more nitty-gritty details.