Drone Deal: Microsoft Partners with DJI

  • Microsoft will collaborate with drone company DJI to develop commercial drone solutions for sectors including agriculture, construction and public safety, seeking to extend Windows 10 and the Microsoft Azure platform to new devices and industrial applications.
  • The partnership, announced by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella at the company’s Build developer conference in Seattle moments ago.
  • Microsoft is also announcing a partnership with Qualcomm to create an artificial intelligence developer kit for computer vision in cameras.


  • The company showed several of these new capabilities in a demonstration with DJI, Rockwell International and Qualcomm, flying a drone over pipes.

With the demo, the company is also seeking to show that Windows 10 PCs can work as Internet of Things (IoT) devices.





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