We are going to use the same platform we want you to target to create apps for our platform, he says. We're going to bet on that platform ourselves.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:13:45 PM
2nd question: Any plans to ensure that apps developed on one platform can be ported elsewhere?
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:14:11 PM
Nadella: We want every developers to use their code and apply it across not only our family, but other platforms.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:14:25 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:14:43 PM
If you look at the platform itself, we're the only platforms with APIs with language binding across both native, managed, and Web, he says. You can build in the language of your choice.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:15:05 PM
Working with Phone Gap, Xamarin, and Unity to take apps cross platform, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:15:46 PM
3rd question: I have a Surface Pro, but notice most people use iPads or Android tablets. What is Microsoft doing to compete in tablets?
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:16:10 PM
Nadella: When it comes to tablets. It starts with great devices and great software. You need apps and good price points. Those are the big points.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:16:22 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:16:34 PM
The Windows 8.1 update allows for tablets at full price range. They'll be able to really ensure tablets that anyone can use, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:16:48 PM
We will continue to innovate on Surface. It's the most productive tablet out there, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:17:02 PM
We will continue to strive to make Surface the most productive tablet in the market, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:17:19 PM
What is the role of the tablet in the family of devices? That's what we obsess about, he says.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:17:37 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:17:41 PM
We want our users to think of Windows family of devices and consistency of user experience. That's how we get competitive.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:18:02 PM
4th question: How do you see the approach of UX design inside Microsoft in five years?
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:18:25 PM
Nadella: When it comes to design and user experience, we've come a long way. We have a fantastic team of people.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:18:35 PM
You see it with the live tiles, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:19:00 PM
You can expect us to continue to push the envelope. The natural interface is the frontier, he says. Today shows what we're thinking about gestures, speech, etc.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:19:11 PM
It's a broad agenda when it comes to natural user interface, he says.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:19:41 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:19:59 PM
We're the ones with broadest range of input modes, really innovating across the Windows family, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:20:34 PM
5th Question: How will Microsoft help with the migration to the cloud?
James Martin4/2/2014 6:20:50 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:20:52 PM
Nadella: Teases a keynote for tomorrow.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:21:46 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:22:03 PM
Nadella talks about understanding the platform to build cloud native apps.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:22:31 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:22:37 PM
Question: Is there something Microsoft can do to simplify APIs?
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:23:02 PM
Nadella: Absolutely. Some of the keynotes this morning addressed that. Touts the similar code for Windows Phone and Windows.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:23:15 PM
Nadella touts the consistency Microsoft is pushing.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:23:24 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:23:50 PM
Question: As we move more resources to the cloud, what's the plan to deal with latency?
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:23:59 PM
Latency is an industrywide issue, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:24:08 PM
There is the Internet, the edge, that can slow things down, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:24:42 PM
You need to build a platform that is robust, and has the best latency capabilities. We've invested to make sure our cloud and servers are ready. We have 1B users using Microsoft services all over the globe, he says.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:24:58 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:25:11 PM
We're making sure we're doing things in the edge, and cache storage. Once we get to data center, we're putting in the right networking infrastructure, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:25:27 PM
Focused on making sure apps work great around the world, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:26:11 PM
Question: Your thoughts on Microsoft supporting startups?
James Martin4/2/2014 6:26:25 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:26:52 PM
Nadella: Startups are important to Microsoft. Touts BizSpark program Microsoft runs. We have over 75,000 startups that have taken advantage. Started Microsoft Ventures. It's small today, but he plans to accelerate it
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:27:15 PM
He touts accelerators all over the world right at the seed round. We'll continue to push this, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:27:43 PM
Question: Vision for Microsoft going forward?
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:27:57 PM
Our vision is to thrive in this mobile-first and cloud-first world, he says.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:28:07 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:28:31 PM
There will be more new form factors with smaller chips. Everything we do will get more digitized. Human-to-human or machine interaction will be digitized, he says
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:28:41 PM
Our goal will be to build platform for that, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:28:59 PM
Hopefully, you got a glimpse of that in this morning's keynote, he says.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:29:16 PM
Last question from Cortana: Do you have any plans to be a master chief executive officer?
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:29:34 PM
Nadella: Remind me to be master chief executive in 500 years? Cortana sets the reminder.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:29:45 PM
Nadella plugs Scott Guthrie's keynote tomorrow morning.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:30:03 PM
Nadella wraps up by telling Cortana to play "It's Time" by Imagine Dragons.
Tim Stevens4/2/2014 6:30:10 PM
Phew, we all made it! Congratulations to you! Congratulations to us all. Thank you for joining, and stay tuned at CNET for more coverage from Build 2014!
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:30:17 PM
Okay, with that the keynote is wrapped up.
James Martin4/2/2014 6:30:39 PM
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:30:45 PM
Wow, that was a marathon. Thanks to everyone who stuck around for the full three hours.
Roger Cheng4/2/2014 6:31:08 PM
As Tim said, we've got more coverage on Build and all of the announcements from this morning. So check in with CNET for all the details!