Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda

May 7, 2018
Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda
This Nov. 29, 2017, file photo shows Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaking at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Wash. Microsoft's annual Build conference for software development kicks off on Monday, May 7, 2018, giving the company an opportunity to make announcements about its computing platforms or services. The three-day event features sessions on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices and virtual reality. Nadella will speak to more than 6,000 people who've registered to attend. Most are developers who build apps for Microsoft's products.(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Microsoft's annual Build conference for software developers kicks off on Monday, giving the company an opportunity to offer updates on its computing platforms and services.

The three-day event in Seattle features sessions on , artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices and . It comes as Microsoft faces off with Amazon and Google to offer internet-connected services to businesses and organizations.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will speak Monday to more than 6,000 people, mostly developers who build apps for Microsoft's products.

Facebook had its F8 developers' gathering last week. Google's I/O conference begins Tuesday. Apple's takes place in early June.

This is the second year in a row that Microsoft has held its conference in Seattle, not far from its Redmond, Washington headquarters.

Cloud computing, artificial intelligence on Microsoft agenda
This Nov. 7, 2017, file photo shows Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, speaking with former Indian cricketer, Anil Kumble, during their conversation about Satya's book, "Hit Refresh" at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft's annual Build conference for software development kicks off on Monday, May 7, 2018, giving the company an opportunity to make announcements about its computing platforms or services. The three-day event features sessions on cloud computing, artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices and virtual reality. Nadella will speak to more than 6,000 people who've registered to attend. Most are developers who build apps for Microsoft's products. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)

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