You only need two simple letters to accurately convey the massive changes in tech this year:one and me.However, beyond these letters lies a complex, ever-evolving and exciting way in which we work, communicate and collaborate. As you'll see, artificial intelligence was a common thread when we started working with Microsoft Build,Our annual flagship event for developers.
It has been a landmark year for the industry since January, when we announced the extension of our partnership with OpenAI to accelerate the advancement of AI and ensure those benefits are shared broadly with the world. In February, Microsoft announced the launch of the new AI-powered Bing search engine and Edge browser to transform the world's largest software category: search.
Since then, development has accelerated rapidly, with several key milestones along the way, including:
- greater availabilityAzure Open AI ServicesAdditional support for ChatGPT and OpenAI's innovative GPT-4 model.
- co-pilotWide range of users, including Dynamics 365 Copilot, Microsoft 365 Copilot, and Copilot for Power Platform.
- Expand new AI-powered Bingto the Windows 11, Mobile, and Skype taskbars; Bing Image Creator for chat; and a fully open platform preview with no waiting list required.
This is just the beginning of a new era of artificial intelligence. that's whymicrosoft buildSo Important At this event, we'll showcase how AI is redefining what and how developers build, and how AI is changing the way work will be done in the future.
Before we get into the news, let's talk about two concepts that we discuss extensively during Microsoft Build:co-pilotyescomplementary.
Copilot is an application that uses modern artificial intelligence and extensive language models (LLMs) such as GPT-4 to help people complete complex tasks. Microsoft first introduced the concept of Copilot about two years ago through GitHub Copilot, an AI peer programmer that helps developers write code, and we continue to ship Copilot across many of the company's core businesses.
We believe that Copilot represents a new paradigm for AI software and a profound change in the way software is built: from imagining new product scenarios to user experience, architecture, the services you use, and your thinking about security and protection.
Plug-ins, first introduced for ChatGPT and more recently for Bing tools, enhance the capabilities of AI systems, enabling them to interact with application programming interfaces (APIs) of other software and services to retrieve information. Integrate corporate and other business data in real time. Perform novel calculations and securely take measurements on behalf of users. Think of plugins as connections between your co-pilot and the rest of your digital world.
With that said, let's take a look at the news and announcements we'll be making during Microsoft Build.
Grow AI plugin ecosystem
Microsoft isadvertiseWe will adopt the same open plug-in standard that OpenAI introduced for ChatGPT, enabling interoperability across ChatGPT and the breadth of Microsoft Copilot products.
Developers can now useonePlatform for building plugins for retail and consumer surfaces, including ChatGPT, Bing, Dynamics 365 Copilot, and Microsoft 365 Copilot.
If you want to develop your own plugins and use them with AI applications built on Azure OpenAI Service, by default it will interoperate with the same plugin standards. This means developers can create experiences that allow people to interact with their applications using the most natural user interface: human language.
As part of this shared plugin platform,Bing is adding support for plugins.In addition to the previously announced OpenTable and Wolfram Alpha plugins, we will also offer plugins for Expedia, Instacart, Kayak, Klarna, Redfin, Zillow, and many others in the Bing ecosystem.
In addition to the general plugin platform, Microsoft also announced that Bing will be joining ChatGPT as the default search experience. ChatGPT will now have a world-class search engine built in to provide more up-to-date answers accessible from the web. Replies are now based on search and web data and include quotes so users can learn more from the chat. Starting today, the new experience will be available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers, and free users will soon be able to use it simply by enabling the plugin.
Developers can now extend Microsoft 365 Copilot with plugins
So are weadvertiseDevelopers can now use plugins to integrate their apps and services into Microsoft 365 Copilot.
Add-ons for Microsoft 365 Copilot include ChatGPT and Bing plugins, as well as Teams messaging extensions and Power Platform connectors, allowing developers to leverage their existing investments. Developers will be able to easily create new plugins for Microsoft 365 Copilot using the Microsoft Teams Toolkit for Visual Studio Code and Visual Studio. Developers can also extend Microsoft 365 Copilot by bringing their data into Microsoft Graph, putting relevant and actionable insights into the context of the recently announcedCopilot Semantic Index.
More than 50 partner add-ons, including Atlassian, Adobe, ServiceNow, Thomson Reuters, Moveworks, and Mural, will be made available to customers as part of the early access program, with thousands more available through general availability for Microsoft 365 Copilot.
New Azure AI tools help developers build, run and deploy their own next-generation AI applications
from our new beginningAzure AI Studio.yeskeep it simpleIntegrate external data sources into the Azure OpenAI service. Additionally, we are pleased to introduceAzure Machine Learning message flowMake it easier for developers to create ads while leveraging popular open source ad orchestration solutions like Semantic Kernel.
existAzure Open AI Services, which brings together advanced models including ChatGPT and GPT-4, and enterprise capabilities from Azure, we announcerenewAllows developers to implement state-of-the-art AI models using their own data; provisioned throughput SKUs that provide dedicated capacity; and plugins that simplify the integration of other external data sources into customers' use of the Azure OpenAI service. We now have over 4,500 customers using the Azure OpenAI service.
Building together responsibly
At Microsoft, we're committed to building AI technologies that have beneficial impact and build trust, while sharing our own lessons learned and building new tools and innovations that help developers and businesses implement responsible AI technologies in their own lives, jobs, and organizations. AI in practice. On Build, we introduced several new updates, includingAzure AI Content Security,New Azure AI serviceHelping businesses create safer online communities and environments. As part of Microsoft's commitment to building responsible AI systems, content security for Azure AI will be integrated into all Microsoft products, including Azure OpenAI service and Azure Machine Learning.
We also introduced new tools for Azure Machine Learning, including the extensionResponsible AI panel supports text and image data,In preview, allows users to evaluate large models built with unstructured data during the model building, training, and/or evaluation phases. This helps users identify model errors, fairness issues, and model interpretations before deploying models for more efficient and fair computer vision and natural language processing (NLP) models. andfast flow, coming to preview soon, provides a simplified experience for requesting, evaluating, and tuning large language models. Users can quickly create express workflows that connect to various language models and data sources, and evaluate the quality of their workflowsGrounding and other measurementsChoose the best ad for your use case.Prompt Flow also integrates with Azure AI Content Security to help users detect and remove harmful content in their workflows.
Additionally, Microsoft announcedNew Media Source AbilityIn the coming months, Microsoft Designer and Bing Image Creator will allow users to check whether an image or video was generated by AI. The technology uses cryptographic methods to tag and sign AI-generated content with metadata about its origin.
introduce Microsoft Fabric, a new unified analytics platform
Today's world is awash with data, constantly flowing from the devices we use, the apps we create, and the interactions we have. And now, as we enter a new era defined by AI, that data is even more important. AI experiences require a constant supply of clean data from well-managed and highly integrated analytics systems. But most organizations' analytics systems are a maze of specialized and disconnected services.
Tela de Microsoftis a unified analytics platform that includes data engineering, data integration, data warehousing, data science, real-time analytics, application observability, and business intelligence, all connected to a single data repository called OneLake.
It enables customers of all skill levels to experience a variety of capabilities in a single, unified experience. It infuses Azure OpenAI services at every layer to help customers unlock the full potential of their data and enable developers to harness the power of generative AI to find insights in their data.
shortcomingMicrosoft Fabric co-pilotIn every data experience, customers can use the conversational language to create data flows and data pipelines, generate code and full functionality, build machine learning models, or visualize results. Customers can even create their own conversational language experiences that combine Azure OpenAI service models with their data and publish them as plugins.
Accelerating an AI-driven future through partnerships
Our customers benefit from working with partners like NVIDIA, enabling organizations to design, develop, deploy, and manage applications with the scale and security of Azure. NVIDIA will accelerate enterprise-ready generative AI with NVIDIA AI Enterprise Integration with Azure Machine Learning. Available only on Azure, Omniverse Cloud enables organizations to aggregate data into high-performance, large-scale models, connect their domain-specific software tools, and enable real-time multi-user collaboration at factory locations. NVIDIA GPUs leveraging ONNX Runtime and the Olive toolchain will enable accelerated implementation of AI models without deep knowledge of the hardware.
What's new in Microsoft Dev Box
Microsoft Dev Box is an Azure service that gives developers access to pre-configured and centrally managed ready-to-code project-specific development boxes,Introduce several new featuresTo improve the developer experience and increase productivity. During the preview period, we saw many customers experiment with Dev Box and have already migrated over 9,000 internal developers to the service for day-to-day software development.
Now, we've added additional features and functionality, includingPersonalize by setting as codeand newBeginner Developer ImageOn Azure Marketplace, provide development teams with out-of-the-box images that can be further customized to their specific needs. Additionally, developers can now manage custom environments from a singleProfessional Portal for Developers, Azure Deployment Environment. Dev Box will be generally available in July.
Introducing a new home for developers in Windows 11 with Dev Home
the beginning of developmentIt will be released in Microsoft Build as a preview, as a new Windows experience that developers can get from the Microsoft Store.
Dev Home makes it easy to connect to GitHub and set up cloud development environments such as Microsoft Dev Box and GitHub Codespaces. Dev Home is open source and fully extensible, allowing developers to enhance their experience with customizable dashboards and the tools they need to succeed.
Introducing Windows Copilot for Windows 11
Last fall, when we launched Windows and Surface, Product Manager Panos Panay talked about the power of AI to unlock new interaction models on the PC using Windows Studio Effects and DALL-E 2 in Microsoft Designer, and at CES he talked about how AI Will reshape the way people do things on Windows.
this leads towindows copilot.
Windows will be the first PC platform to centrally support AIwindows copilot.With Bing Chat and first-party and third-party plugins, users can focus on bringing ideas to life, completing complex projects and collaborating, rather than wasting energy finding, launching and working across multiple applications.
This builds on the integration we announced in Windows 11 in February, which brought the new AI-powered Bing to the taskbar.
A preview of Windows Copilot will be available for Windows 11 starting in June.
As you can see, this is going to be a very busy time for Microsoft Build. Gives you an idea of what developers will experienceevent, we expect approximately 200,000 registered attendees, 350 sessions and over 125 hours of content over two days. In total we will be announcing over 50 new products and features.
For more, be sure to check out the on-demand keynote from the chairman and CEO of MicrosoftSatya Nadella,Kevin ScottyesScott Guthrieon day 1. On Day 2, watch theRajesh Jha 和 Panos Panay.Also, you can use thenews bookAnd read more stories and news about Microsoft Build products here:
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