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Microsoft Build Conference 2016: Keynote announcements

Wanted to share across the Microsoft’s Build conference Keynote announcements that was done on March 30 2016.

Windows 10: Usage
Out for 8 months

  • 810M users world-wide
  • 270M users in US
    • 5B visitis to the Windows Store
    • 60% growth in the “last few months alone”
    • Coming soon Universal Windows Platform Apps: includes new Facebook app + audience network

Windows 10: Update
Anniversary update of Windows 10 coming this summer (FREE)

  • Update For – New Pcs, 5-year old Pcs or a Brand New Macs
  • Insider version available today along with Update of Visual Studio 2
  • Windows Hello, Ink, Gaming, Hololens, and Cortanna updates

Desktop App Converter:
Takes a modern Win32/.Net app/Game installer and runs it though Centennial tool

  • Sage example – run it through centennial and submit to the Windows 10 app store.
  • Visual studio – Win32 code with no modifications
  • Added in Live Tile code
  • Game examples with Age of Empires 2 HD

HoloLens:

  • Starts to ship to developers and enterprise partners today (exclusive to Windows 10)
  • Code example on github are available today on the Windows Store (“Galaxy Explorer”)

“Bash” shell:
Coming to Windows (native Ubuntu windows)

  • Power of command-line tools
  • example using JavaScript, ssh, Ruby and emacs

Windows Ecosystem:

  • Cortanna as a “boundary-less” offering across all devices and user actions/history

To me, in order to have Win10 capture more market, one of the most interesting support to look forward would be: Support for Win32 Desktop apps to the Windows 10 store (coming in June)

 
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Posted by on April 4, 2016 in Events, General, Microsoft, Mobile, Visual Studio

 

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