Saturday, 27 May, 2017

500M Windows 10 devices, half of 2018 goal

Microsoft Reveals Motion Controllers for Mixed Reality Headsets Coming This Holiday Microsoft brings your hands into mixed reality with surprisingly affordable controllers
Lucas Bell | 12 May, 2017, 03:56

Their new Cortana Skills Kit will enable third-party developers to create new skills for Microsoft's forthcoming smart speakers, Windows 10 PCs and the Cortana mobile app.

The policy notes that apps must "not jeopardize or compromise user security", naturally, but go on to state that "apps that browse the web must use the appropriate HTML and JavaScript engines provided by the Windows Platform".

At Build on Thursday, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of the Windows and Devices Group, said Apple's iTunes will come to the Windows Store by the end of the year. This new feature, by almost all accounts, has been a huge success for Microsoft and today, the company is expanding the Linux flavors that can be run on the Windows 10 subsystem for Linux.

Apple's iTunes is coming to the Windows Store.

Microsoft upped its claim of Windows 10 devices to 500 million Wednesday, the first milestone refresh from the company more than seven months. With Cortana, one can pick now up where they left off across Windows, iOS and Android devices, he said.

"Imagine logging off your PC and having the doc you were editing pop up on your phone".

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The March trade deficit expanded, while construction and production results all added further disappointment by missing forecasts. The Resolution Foundation think tank noted that 40 percent of the British workforce have been affected by falling wages so far.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk on Jessica Andrade and Aiming for UFC Flyweight Title
But while she certainly respects what Andrade brings to the fight, Jedrzejczyk also learned a few things about her from sparring. Many are calling the fight as Joanna's toughest ever. "I have seen is so many times and can see that my opponents are scared".

And yes, before you ask, the Live Player team has talked with Apple, and Live Player has been approved for distribution in the App Store.

Just copy the URL of the store link on the website here.

Other changes include tweaks to OneDrive for on-demand file access and a new clipboard that allows you to copy content on one device and paste it on another.

During the first day of its annual Build developer conference yesterday, Microsoft unveiled a number of new artificial intelligence capabilities that can be integrated into everything from online presentations to business database management. "See also the new XAML Controls Gallery in the Windows Universal Samples collection".

The company basically gave developers the ability to create skills - or even port existing Amazon Alexa skills - over to Microsoft's platform.

A customer who pairs a Windows Mixed Reality headset with motion controllers will have a rich and immersive experience across creativity tools, productivity, games and entertainment, he added.

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