The Build 2016 conference started on March 30 and on its first day, Microsoft made a few notable announcements. Many of these changes will help users improve their experience on Windows 10, and developers to create applications on the Universal Window platform. Here we bring you 5 of the best products:
- The next major update to Windows 10 is on its way, according to Microsoft. It is a free update and will release around July 29 on all Windows devices- tablets, phones, PCs, Microsoft HoloLens, Xbox One and IOT.
The update will be available to Microsoft insiders before it rolls out to the masses. Reports suggest that the new update will comprise of improved Cortana, Hello biometric login and pen support among others.
- Bash shell is the next big thing introduced to Windows 10 by Microsoft. Developers can work effectively on .sh Bash scripts on Windows 10 and not through virtualization. What’s interesting is that Microsoft will work with Canonical to create Ubuntu environment on Windows. The Redmond-based giant promises more shells in future.
- The software giant made it clear at the Build conference that it will make Cortana available on all platforms across 13 countries, including Android, iOS, Xbox, Windows, etc. The best part is that Cortana will be available on locked systems too. It will be available on PowerPoint, Outlook and Skype.
- HoloLens Dev kit, announced at the Build is exclusively available to enterprises and developers in the US and Canada only. Developers can use the Universal Windows Platform to create mixed reality, reports Times of India.
- Windows Ink is the new feature in Windows 10. It will help to add pen support across all apps in Windows 10. This new pen support will empower Map apps, intelligent sticky notes and others. In other words, when you press the topmost button on your pen, the Windows Ink will appear as a pane on the right side of the screen. As a result of this, Windows Ink offers a list of Ink-savvy apps and tools, according to Thurrot.
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