Microsoft Build Conference 2016 Starts Today: What To Expect
Microsoft build 2016 conference is starting today at San Francisco at 11:30 a.n. ET / 8:30 a.m. PT. Not much is revealed about what to expect at the conference, but the tech giant is expected to announce a lot of software and hardware news along with new surprises.Advertisement
A few hours still remain before the conference starts, but the media is already buzzing with rumors about the following products that are likely to be unveiled:
- Windows 10 Redstone
- Windows phone
- Windows Platform apps
- Xbox One apps
- Xamarin news, etc.
The Verge notes that the Redmond tech company is keen on focusing on Windows 10, which was released last July. The Build will serve as a significant platform for attracting developers to the latest Windows software and any updates planned.
Here we give you a brief idea about the features and functions of the products to be expected at the conference:
Windows 10 Redstone – The new software is expected to appear shortly in today’s conference, which will be packed with boastful features. To name a few, they include extensions for Edge browser, smarter Cortana, an updated native app suite, radial menus, etc.
Windows phone – It is still not clear what the company has in store for the future of mobile. However, the Build is indeed the best time to explain its plans for Windows phones with universal apps running in it.
Windows platform app – It is the right time for Microsoft to encourage development of UWP for Windows 10. The move will help revitalize Windows 10 mobile and bring impetus to its mobile offerings, according to The Next Web.
Xbox One apps – A couple of weeks ago, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One apps will soon be able to run Windows 10 apps. This will help create cross-platform games that can run on both Xbox and smartphones.
HoloLens – Since HoloLens development kits are starting to ship today, consumers can expect to hear a lot about it at the Build. There are higher chances we might see real HoloLens apps and games.
Xamarin news – Microsoft recently bought Xamarin, a company that builds apps for both Android and iOS. You can expect to hear more news related to it at the Microsoft Build 2016.
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