Microsoft’s annual developer event Build mixes education with new product announcements across its three main developer platforms: .NET and Windows, Azure, and the Power Platform. There’s always a lot of other news, too, with previews going into general availability and new features being added to existing platforms and services. Then there’s the bigger picture, with a snapshot of its developer strategy and its product road map.
What were the key announcements at Build this year? I’ve already looked at the Azure data platform updates, so it’s worth a quick dive into what I think are the most important pieces of news for anyone building applications on Microsoft platforms, whether they’re experienced coders or someone picking up a low-code development tool for the first time.