Technology is supposed to make our lives easier,it gives us power that we can instantly communicate across the world.
Like it or not, but the fact is Microsoft is everywhere. Microsoft has done well in the global market. Microsoft is an American multinational technology company that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services.
With “Microsoft’s Build 2016” conference just around the corner. Microsoft’s annual Build developer conference kicks off on 30th March to 1st April at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, and will be streamed online to the rest of the world. The software giant is expected to make important announcements for Windows 10, Universal Windows Platform, Azure and HoloLens among others.
Build 2016 will also have something exciting for the open source community. Here are some key points to expect from Build 2016.
#1. More for Open Source community
With Microsoft eyeing more at the open source community, it is expected that the software giant will have some surprises for developers looking at apps on Azure, .NET among other APIs. There is a session dedicated to guide developers on how to build Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, and Windows applications with .NET all in Open Source. It will run through some of the new innovations including the .NET Framework updates, .NET Standard, Universal Windows Platform updates, .NET Core, managed languages and more.
#2. Universal Windows Platform
UWP will be one of the key highlights of Build 2016, with the developer community expecting more guidance from Microsoft on the same. The conference has enough sessions on it focusing especially on Action Center, interactive live title and notification center. Also, on gaming front, it would be interesting to see how easy Microsoft has actually made it for developers to make cross platform games.
#3. iOS and Android
Build feels like a good time for Microsoft to explain why you might really want a Windows 10 PC, but still use an iPhone or Android handset to connect to it closely without needing to opt for a Windows phone straight away. It’s all part of getting consumers using Microsoft’s services across every device, and we expect to hear some announcements around this core idea at Build.
#4. HoloLens development
Microsoft’s virtual reality ambitions with HoloLens needs more push from developers. It goes without saying that Microsoft will hold sessions on building UWP apps for it as well. Also, developer will get more guidance on HoloLens development kits. From app design patterns to Unity, Microsoft is poised to take HoloLens to more and more developers and introduce new use cases.
#5. The future of Windows devices
Microsoft is investing heavily in Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and that will be demonstrated at Build. A free version of Windows 10 will be available for Raspberry Pi 2 devices, but we haven’t yet seen how this will look and work. If a Raspberry Pi 2 can run universal Windows Apps, then that could open up Microsoft’s platform to millions of devices in future. Microsoft promised more information on its Windows 10 IoT plans “in the coming months” back in February, so it’s definitely time to hear about the future of Windows
#6. Shaping Windows 10
Microsoft will have enough to talk about its achievements with Windows 10 and is expected to share major announcements around it. Build 2016 will shape the way ahead for the latest unified operating system. Microsoft will reportedly introduce interactive live tiles on Windows 10. This will change the way users respond to notifications within apps. It has already teased live tiles with “two highly-requested surprises.”
#7. More on Continuum
Microsoft’s vision of having a unified platform cannot be complete without the mention of Continuum. There are sessions dedicated for it on the first day itself. It would be interesting to see how Microsoft plans to take Continuum forward from here.