What did you think of Build Keynote


So I thought it was a bit flat. Satya at least refrained from his usual vision gobblygook speak, and got into a racy stride on Microsoft Azure services. Lots and Lots of partners. But no real compelling Demos or API announcements to raise the developers interests. They will all come in the sessions and other keynotes.

So Microsoft are doing well, doing lots of good things, partnering and contributing to open source. But as a developer not really (yet) inspiring.

Comments (5)

5 responses to “What did you think of Build Keynote”

  1. will

    I would like to hear what Paul hears from some developers at Build. As with any keynotes you have to take a step back and see what was talked about and what masses think.

    I for one was excited to hear about Edge getting IE support, even if IE just needs to die but that is a separate issue. Plus this new fluid framework looks interesting for Office. I think we will see more of this at Ignite and this maybe a move to move away from traditional desktop apps into a new wave of PWA's for Office. But that is just a guess.

  2. skane2600

    It feels like "Anything but Windows" is Microsoft's approach these days. WSL, the probable dumbing-down of .NET to make it kinda-sorta cross-platform etc.

    • curtisspendlove

      In reply to skane2600:


      As a developer, I love the focus on development tools...Microsoft has always been great with Windows centric tools, and they are bringing their creativity and expertise to more generalized tools too. I love it.

      But yes...Windows and consumer services... I’m afraid it is looking like a downhill path.

      That said, I really can’t say there is too much in Windows that isn’t ok enough to work for a good long time if it’s being led out to pasture. Windows 10 is a solid OS. Sure it would be great to see a bunch of fit and finish and a huge spit-shine over a few years. :: shrug ::

  3. BlackForestHam

    Loved the spectacular failure of the HoloLens 2 demo.