Build 2016: Microsoft focuses on IoT and machine learning apps as BMW taps into Azure

News: Developer conference was shown a number of tools and services for Outlook and the cloud platform. Microsoft has been demonstrating how its Azure service and Office platform can be put to use by developers to use advanced analytics, machine learning and the Internet of Things to build intelligent apps. During the second day of the company’s Build 2016 conference the company revealed free development tools that are designed to help scale applications across platforms. The inclusion of Xmararin’s capabilities in Visual Studio Community and the decision to make the Xamarin Studio for OS X free as a community edition will help increase the flexibility of Microsoft’s offerings across platforms and devices. What this means is that developers will be able to create native cross-platform mobile applications to all major…


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