Microsoft launched a series of solutions for developers at its annual Ignite conference. In addition, the tech giant announced that anyone interested can now register for Power Up, a free low-code training program for individuals without programming experience.

Microsoft Ignite takes place from October 12 through October 14. Techzine is reporting on the various product announcements made. Stay up to date with the most important news through this overview. The tech giant presented a series of solutions for developers on day one.

DevOps

First, the public preview of Azure Deployment Environments is now available. The solution allows Microsoft Dev Box projects to be deployed to production environments on the fly.

Microsoft Dev Box was introduced earlier this year. The solution allows organizations to configure off-the-shelf cloud workstations for developers. As a result, developers have anywhere, anytime access to a Windows environment for application development, including IDEs, SDKs and libraries of their choice.

Microsoft Dev Box and Azure Deployment Environments complement each other. After developing an application in Dev Box, Azure Deployment Environments makes it possible to deploy the application to a production environment.

Low-code

In addition, Microsoft announced the general availability of Managed Environments for Power Platform. Power Platform is an existing low-code solution for application development. Managed Environments allows organizations to manage Power Platform applications at scale. Administrators can change privacy settings to comply with an organization’s policies.

Furthermore, Microsoft announced that Power Pages is now generally available. Power Pages makes it possible to develop websites without programming. Power Platform users can integrate Power Pages with pre-built connectors to develop full-stack solutions.

Training program

Finally, Microsoft shed light on Power Up, a low-code training program. The program was introduced earlier this year. Registrations are now welcome. Anyone who wants to learn to develop in Power Platform can sign up for the free training. Participants don’t need any programming or IT experience to join.

Over a three-month period, trainees spend about 8 to 10 hours a week on reading material, webinars and assignments. The training is assembled and provided by instructors from Microsoft. The tech giant wants to guide people toward careers as low-code developers.

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