Every year, Microsoft devotees trek to Seattle for the company's Build conference. During the two-day event, which overlaps with Google's own developer conference (held 840 miles south in Mountain View, California, and ), Microsoft typically give updates about projects like its Cortana voice assistant, its Azure "cloud" internet server rental business and, of course, its Windows software.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spent a majority of his speech this year talking about how his company's technology works with pretty much everything.
Microsoft's already been doing that, making its Office suite of popular productivity apps like Word, Excel and PowerPointand other devices powered by Google's Android software. Now, Microsoft plans to bring its new Edge browser, based on similar code that powers Google's Chrome, .
"Computing is getting embedded in the world," Nadella said during his keynote speech. "Every place -- whether it's our homes, our offices, factories, stadiums; every industry, from oil and gas to retail to agriculture, to financial services; everything from connected cars to connected refrigerators to smart surgical tools to smart copy machines -- are all being driven by software."
And increasingly, Microsoft wants to make sure that software is powered by its technology.
That's been Nadella's goal since becoming CEO in 2014. In effect, he's tried to turn Microsoft from a hated competitor.
So far, that approach is paying off big time. It's helped make Microsoft one of the few companies ever to be valued at more. "You join here not to be cool, but to make others cool," he told CNET last year. "You want to be cool by doing that empowerment. It's the result that matters."
While Nadella spent his 90-minute address talking up Microsoft's tech, he didn't speak much about larger political issues, like privacy and diversity.
Like last year, he touched on his belief that privacy is a "published Monday that he saw the problem as a cultural one: "In this industry we've had for far too long, I would say, role models of the talented jerk. That's done.")," but he didn't talk much about Microsoft's work culture. That's despite how the company's come under scrutiny for what some women say is a " " culture within the company. (He told Wired in an interview
Here's everything that happened at the company's Build developer conference Monday:
Originally published May 3, 2:12 p.m. PT.
Update, May 6, 11:40 a.m. PT: Adds details from conference.