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FREMONT, CA: Microsoft unveils a series of products and announces partnerships to strengthen its Azure cloud platform for building intelligent cross-platform apps and services to capitalize on the industry's shift toward cloud-first and mobile-first experiences innovation.
Microsoft is joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member, welcoming Google to the independent .NET Foundation, and working with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. to give developers better choice in the tools they use. The company will be demonstrating a preview of Visual Studio for Mac to enable developers write cloud, mobile and macOS apps on Apple's Mac operating system. The company is conducting apreview of the next version of the company's flagship SQL Server database with support for Linux, Linux-based Docker containers and Windows-based environments.
To improve the end-to-end developer experience, Microsoft introduces Visual Studio Mobile Center. It brings together the cloud and life-cycle services that help developers build, test, distribute and monitor apps built in Objective-C, Swift, Java, Xamarin and React Native for Android-, iOS- and Windows-based devices. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2017 and Azure Application Insights offers an enhanced collaboration and DevOps platform for cloud- first, mobile-first scenarios, while the Visual Studio 2017 is capable to help any developer be more productive .
"By becoming a Linux Foundation Platinum member, Microsoft is better able to collaborate with the open source community to deliver transformative mobile and cloud experiences to more people," says, Jim Zemlin, Executive Director, The Linux Foundation. "Microsoft has been a key contributor to many projects, and we see the company intensifying its involvement and commitment to open development."