Microsoft's Big Plans For Quantum Computing, Wants Windows-Like Dominion

Microsoft's Big Plans For Quantum Computing, Wants Windows-Like Dominion

The Redmond company has been working on quantum computing for more than a decade, but the initiative has seen a new push under CEO Satya Nadella, who sees quantum computing as one of the key drivers for the future of technology, along with mixed reality and artificial intelligence. "Even today, experts use terms like "magic state" to describe some elements of quantum computing theory and practice".

"It's created to work at a higher level of abstraction, so that developers without quantum expertise can actually call quantum subroutines, or write sequences of programming instructions, working up to writing a complete quantum program", said Microsoft. Nadella, flanked by a couple of physicists and mathematicians, on Monday announced a new programming language created to help programmers craft algorithms to run on a quantum computer and plans to integrate that language into Visual Studio, Microsoft's bundle of languages and related tools.

Companies including IBM and Google have built and tested small assemblies of qubits, and IBM has made prototype quantum chips available via the cloud, along with a software development kit programmers can use to experiment with it. Startup Rigetti Computing also offers a set of quantum programming tools called Forest.

Microsoft also made Updates to Microsoft Cognitive Services, a collection of intelligent APIs that allows developers to easily add AI capabilities to their applications. New intelligent search capabilities, a vision for intelligent communications centering on Microsoft Teams, and security and IT management enhancements to help customers stay secure and compliant, including meeting the General Data Protection Regulation.

The tech giant also expanded Microsoft 365 - Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security - to provide a complete, intelligent solution for empowering its customers.

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Microsoft 365 F1, aimed at over two billion people, features Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility and Security.

The push comes as Microsoft doubles down on Windows 10 S, a stripped version of regular Windows 10, and Microsoft 365, its newly found subscription service model. Designed for cloud-based identity and management, these devices are ideal for firstline workers, students and educators.

"Microsoft is infusing AI into our business applications to transform customer care and equip customer support agents with intelligence to best serve their customers' needs", Nadella added. The tools will be available for free by year's end. This new experience, rolling out now for first release customers enhances the way users collaborate and build relationships by providing insights about the people you're working with, inside and outside your organisation, right from within Office 365.

Deeper integration between PowerApps, Microsoft Flow and Office 365 and Dynamics 365. Any business user familiar with InfoPath forms, Access databases or SharePoint will be able to build apps that extend and automate their business processes with PowerApps and Microsoft Flow. New experiences include Bing for business private preview, which provides a unified view of personalized, contextual search results from inside and outside your organization. To remedy that, his Cloud AI group has launched the new Azure Machine Learning Experimentation Service, available in now public preview. While one version will run locally, the other version will be powered by Azure.

There are improvements to the Azure cloud platform including the availability of SQL Server in Windows, Linux and Docker containers. Don't expect them to be open source, though.

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