Watch Microsoft's Build keynote in under 14 minutes

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    Thousands of analysts, journalists and developers came to the Washington State Conference Center in Seattle today to see what Microsoft had to unveil at its three-hour-long Build conference. As it turns out, there wasn't a lot of interesting news for non-developers. In other words, if you had played a drinking game with the trigger words being "Azure," "Microsoft Graph" and "Visual Studio," you would have needed two kegs of liquor. To be fair though, Build is an event for developers.

    Gallery: Microsoft Build 2017, day-two keynote | 27 Photos

    Still, there were updates around new Cortana skills, artificial intelligence for the workplace and a PowerPoint translator tool that may have useful applications for consumers. We've distilled the highlights for you in the 13-and-a-half-minute video above, so you don't have to sit through an excruciatingly long recap. Be sure to come back tomorrow for our coverage of the second-day keynote, which we're expecting to be far more exciting for consumers.

    Click here to catch up on the latest news from Microsoft Build 2017.

    Cherlynn is reviews editor of Engadget. She led a mostly unexciting life in Singapore, her home country, until she came to New York in 2012. Since then, she's earned her master's in journalism from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and covered smartphones and wearables for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide. Life is now like a Hollywood movie, with almost as many lights and much more Instagram. And also more selfies.

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