Welcome to Microsoft Construct, the occasion that’s all about celebrating the developer neighborhood! The work you do has the facility to rework whole industries and maintain essential companies and providers working by means of revolutionary options and purposes. I couldn’t be extra honored to champion this complete dev neighborhood as you create the long run.
Microsoft was based as a developer firm and nearly 50 years later, nothing has modified in that regard. From our earliest merchandise to the highly effective developer instruments out there now by means of Visible Studio, GitHub, and Azure, we maintain improvement groups high of thoughts. At this time our full Microsoft Cloud stack brings an unimaginable platform for builders to make use of and construct apps and options. I prefer to say, we’re the platform and also you convey the innovation.
I take nice inspiration from the revolutionary belongings you’re already constructing with our platform and instruments. Growth groups at corporations huge and small are selecting Microsoft to code and modernize. Gjensidige, the biggest insurance coverage firm in Norway, is only one nice instance—they selected Azure and the mixed capabilities of GitHub to modernize purposes at enterprise scale. And I’m at all times amazed by the creativity and ingenuity that pupil builders are bringing to the platform.
The developer expertise in the present day
At any time when I discuss to prospects and my colleagues who code, just a few themes emerge about what improvement groups have to be profitable and the way it’s advanced—particularly within the final couple of years.
Safety shifts left. The world’s reliance on know-how continues to develop and so does the significance of safety. With cyberattacks on the rise, we wish to equip builders with the instruments to shift safety left, into code, so issues and issues might be recognized and glued earlier than a safety breach even occurs.
Collaboration, anyplace. Within the age of hybrid work, it issues much less the place you sit and work. It could possibly be in a house or conventional workplace setting and even in your native espresso store. With dispersed improvement groups utilizing completely different languages, units, and networks, builders have to work together and join with their groups—and trust they’ll ship their greatest work from anyplace and that will probably be safe.
Agility and productiveness. With a hybrid work setting, groups want to remain agile and onboard new workforce members shortly and effectively. Ideally, builders can give attention to code as a substitute of spending time establishing dev environments and managing infrastructure.
At this time, I’m proud to share some information and updates designed to deal with these wants and enhance the general developer expertise even additional with our beloved instruments and the Microsoft Cloud platform—all designed that can assist you shortly code and ship from anyplace with confidence.
Trendy options and apps for hybrid groups
By GitHub, we’re already delivering the developer setting of the long run. GitHub Copilot is an AI programmer that empowers you to write down code sooner and with much less work. One other method the event expertise is altering is figure shifting to the cloud. GitHub Codespaces is a cloud improvement setting that works nice for net app, cloud-native purposes, APIs, or backend improvement. However what should you’re engaged on a special workload, like desktop, cell, embedded, or sport improvement? Or should you’re utilizing a special model management system apart from GitHub?
Enter Microsoft Dev Field. Microsoft Dev Field is a cloud answer that gives builders with self-service entry to high-performance workstations preconfigured and ready-to-code for particular initiatives. Builders can get began coding shortly, with out worrying about safety, compliance, or price management. It’s tailor-made to fulfill the wants of in the present day’s builders and built-in with Home windows 365 so IT directors can handle Dev Packing containers and Cloud PCs collectively in Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Endpoint Supervisor. Microsoft Dev Field will quickly be in preview.
With Microsoft Dev Field, leads can shortly create initiatives, configure photos, and assign workforce members to allow them to get straight to code in seconds, from anyplace. Regardless of the place on the planet you’re working, the onboarding course of for a brand new workforce has by no means been simpler.
Begin safe, keep safe
How all of us work has perpetually modified after the final a number of years. Safety is important in a world of accelerating cyberattacks, world uncertainty, and with distributed groups sitting in several places utilizing completely different platforms, languages, and units.
As I discussed, I’ve heard from a lot of my developer colleagues about the necessity to establish and repair issues earlier than they end in a safety breach. The push safety characteristic in GitHub Superior Safety proactively protects in opposition to secret leaks. For one more layer of safety and added peace of thoughts, in the present day we’re asserting the final availability of GitHub OpenID Join (OIDC) with Azure AD workload identification federation to reduce the necessity for storing and accessing secrets and techniques. With this integration, builders can handle all cloud useful resource entry securely in Azure.
Enhance your app resilience
As you construct apps, it’s essential to know the app can deal with site visitors and scale earlier than it launches. We lately launched a preview of Azure Load Testing, an Azure service to assist groups check and meet scale and efficiency objectives with confidence. And since launch, we’ve seen prospects of all sizes utilizing the service to simulate high-scale load for apps working anyplace and catch efficiency bottlenecks early. We’ve heard you loud and clear about some further options you’d prefer to see—testing non-public endpoints, utilizing customized plugins, and extra Azure areas. These options and extra will likely be coming quickly so you should definitely go to Azure Updates incessantly.
Begin with Microsoft for a really perfect developer expertise
Once you’re able to take your subsequent concept from code to the cloud, we wish you to begin with us. The session Quickly code, check, and ship from safe cloud improvement environments is the place you’ll be able to be taught extra about these bulletins and the way we’re delivering a fantastic developer expertise to you—irrespective of the place you’re working from or what you’re utilizing to construct. I additionally encourage you to view the session about Scaling cloud-native apps and accelerating app modernization to find out about what’s new that can assist you construct cloud-native apps.
There’s no scarcity of nice content material all through the Microsoft Construct expertise this week; new improvements, technical demos, studying alternatives, and loads of enjoyable with our After Hours periods. I encourage you to take all of it in and maintain sharing with us so we will ship a fair higher expertise for you.
On behalf of the Azure workforce right here at Microsoft, thanks for uplifting us with what you construct.
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