Microsoft Build 2017 Announcement Predictions

Microsoft Build 2017 is scheduled for May 10-12. This is Redmond’s big developer conference, and it’s also where Microsoft tends to make major announcements about its technology stacks.

(The other “big announcement” event is Microsoft Ignite, scheduled in the fall. Linux Academy will be in attendance, and hopefully so will I.)

For example, at Build 2016 Microsoft announced Azure Functions, its serverless offering; Service Fabric, which is basically a container technology for microservices;  the free availability of Xamarin, a cross-platform mobile development toolset; native support in Windows 10 for bash scripting over Ubuntu; significant improvements to IoT Hub; the Bot Framework, which is designed to host automated chat responses; and more.

So what will be announced at Build 2017? I’m not sure, but I have some guesses: (more…)