Microsoft is working on a project to make Kubernetes suitable for lightweight, Windows-based edge devices. The so-called Project Haven will be presented at the tech giant’s virtual Build 2022 event.

Microsoft wants to improve the efficiency of machine learning and data analytics at the network edge. For this purpose, Project Haven sets out to facilitate containers on edge devices. The project will be presented at a session during Build 2022, Microsoft’s annual developer conference.

More Kubernetes

Aside from Project Haven, Microsoft is shedding light on multiple Kubernetes-related topics during the upcoming event. One of the sessions provides a how-to on using Microsoft Azure Arc to manage Kubernetes on-premises, in hybrid configurations and in the public cloud.

Another session focuses on the observability and security of Kubernetes. This session will cover how .NET containers, the Azure Kubernetes Service and Azure Arc-enabled Kubernetes can be used for this purpose.

Other topics

In addition to the focus on Kubernetes, Microsoft is expected to reveal more about version 2 of its Synapse analytics platform, the ‘Trident’ release. There are notably few Windows-focused sessions planned this year.

Other interesting topics include various sessions on low-code and the Power Platform. AI tooling, IoT solutions and applications and hybrid/connected applications will be covered as well. For example, Microsoft Graph — the central API with which developers can easily merge data from Teams, Outlook, Exchange, SharePoint and OneDrive — is receiving Intune and Windows services such as Universal Print.

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