What is new with Microsoft Build 2020?

By May 19, 2020News

The biggest event for developers in the Microsoft ecosystem is here! The Microsoft Build 2020 is taking place digitally from May 19 to 21 (CEST time) and these are some of the greatest and most important news we got from this year’s round:


Azure Developer Tools

Preview 4 for .NET 5 is now available, and general availability is planned for November. Microsoft is continuing on the path of offering a uniform .NET platform for mobile, web, desktop, machine learning, big data and IoT workloads.  


App Service 

With the Static Web Apps hosting option, Microsoft provides a simple hosting option on Azure for JavaScript developers who implement a static website or a Single Page Application (SPA). The service is available as public preview. 


Azure Cosmos DB serverless 

Azure Cosmos DB is a NoSQL database, which is available worldwide and scales very well. With Azure Cosmos DB serverless, Microsoft offers a more cost-effective way for small projects to take advantage of Azure Cosmos DB. 


Apps in Microsoft Teams 

New Team Extensions in Visual Studio and Visual Studio code enable developers to build Team applications in tools they are already familiar with. Includes Single Sign-On and Team Activity Feed API. Apps can be published directly to App Source or the Organization App Catalog. 

PowerApps can also be used to create model-driven apps for Microsoft teams. In July, new Power Automate triggers and actions will be available that are designed specifically for teams.

This will improve the user experience with Power Automate/Flow and Teams. Extensions for custom messages and the automatic @-Mention as well as a custom Bots are planned. 


Azure Mixed Reality

Microsoft HoloLens 2 will be available in Spain and Switzerland, as in other countries, from autumn 2020. 


Project Cortex  

Project Cortex uses AI to analyze the content, creating a knowledge network and expertise automatically organized across systems and teams. Project Cortex will be available in a first version in summer 2020 and will be offered as part of Microsoft 365. 



Many more announcements can be found in the Book of News of the Build Conference: https://aka.ms/Build2020BookOfNews