Microsoft Build 2017 Day 2 highlights

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That development will be particularly helpful for students using a streamlined version of Windows designed for classrooms.

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was announced at Build 2017, Microsoft's big developers' conference, and the update will include plenty for that market too.

This feature was launched with the Creators Update, but with the upcoming Windows 10 Fall Creators Update it will work across numerous devices: Windows, iOS and Android. Microsoft said, it is bullish on AI that could tap into services in the internet "cloud" and even take advantage of computing power in nearby machines.

VR compatibility: The update will bring compatibility with Microsoft's new Windows Mixed Reality headset and motion controllers.

When writing apps, programmers can detect the type of inputs that are available - be it camera, touchscreen, keyboard or mice. It is a novel design language for Windows 10, and the main focus is to give developers access to a single design language that will work across a different set of platforms. Among the key new aspects of the update we heard about the Microsoft Fluent Design System, the Windows activity visual timeline, improved platform interoperability, an enhanced Cloud clipboard, and OneDrive Files On-Demand. The Story Remix app has been described as Windows Movie Maker on steroids. Developers can also download a software developer kit for Microsoft's new Project Rome, allowing them incorporate their apps into Microsoft Graph so they will appear in the Timeline feature when the Fall Creators Update is released. "Story Remix uses AI and deep learning to organize and transform your photos and videos into stories", Myerson said. You can now add special effects, soundtracks, transitions, annotations as well as 3-dimensional objects to your videos and photos in mixed reality.

Microsoft and Google are the largest competitors in the world of computer and smartphones. Essentially, the translator plugin will offer real-time translation of powerpoint presentations without removing the original formatting. Indeed, it's also meant to embrace devices that might have no screen at all, such as wearables or Cortana-powered smart speakers. Microsoft executives believe that the tech titan is taking a unique approach by letting developers customize gesture commands, voice recognition and more instead of making them conform to settings in "off-the- shelf" AI. While Google and Amazon make their own hardware, Microsoft is leaving it to hardware partners. Earlier this week, Microsoft and Harman Kardon announced the "Invoke" Cortana-powered speaker, which will hit the market later this year. There's a glut of news to digest, so read on to find all the relevant announcements from the second-day of Microsoft Build developers conference. Considering that Microsoft is using the same name for this update, it might seem the update isn't significant. It will be compatible with computers running OS X El Capitan 10.11 or higher. ITunes, Apple Inc.'s music app, also is going to be available in the Windows App Store, Microsoft said.

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